Photos: Harmons helps brighten Thanksgiving for 3,700 families

Jay Jones, 7, helps pass boxes of food for the needy at the Give a Gobble Thanksgiving donation drive at the Urban Indian Center in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. Now in its 20th year, Harmons teamed up with the Crossroads Urban Center to provide Thanksgiving meals to thousands of Utah families thanks to donations by the grocery chain and its customers. This year, 3,700 families will be served through the event, and additional funds raised through the program will help the Utah Food Bank purchase items throughout the holiday season.

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Uber wants to end motion sickness in cars. Here’s how

Uber hopes to soon end one of the biggest problems facing drivers today: motion sickness.

The company filed a new patent earlier this year that introduces the “Sensory Stimulation System,” which effectively synergizes what you see and feel in a car.

“With the advent of autonomous vehicle technology, rider attention may be focused on alternative activities, such as work, socializing, reading, writing, task-based activities and the like,” Uber said in the patent. “As the autonomous vehicle travels along an inputted route, kinetosis (motion sickness) can result from the perception of motion by a rider not corresponding to the rider’s vestibular (balance and spatial orientation) senses.”

According to Mashable, the system is “something we could see implemented in autonomous vehicles in the future.”

The system would trick your body into thinking the movement of your body is the same as what you see with your eyes.

The patent also includes calls for moveable seats, as well as an airflow system that will “target specific parts of the rider’s body,” according to Mashable.

There’s also a call for a light bar, which will also help mimic a direction change.

As The Guardian reported, the seats inside the car could even vibrate, or motors can control how the car moves during sharp turns, which can all affect how someone feels during the ride.

“There’s no telling whether these patents will actually be commercialized and put into action — most are unlikely to ever see the light of day. But what it does show is that Uber’s really trying to perfect the driverless experience,” according to Mashable.

It’s been a busy week for Uber. The company recently bought 24,000 autonomous cars for a driverless fleet, according to TechCrunch.

Uber specifically purchased the XC90 SUV model.

The new agreement between Volvo and Uber is …read more

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Uber wants to end motion sickness in cars. Here’s how

Uber hopes to soon end one of the biggest problems facing drivers today: motion sickness.

The company filed a new patent earlier this year that introduces the “Sensory Stimulation System,” which effectively synergizes what you see and feel in a car.

“With the advent of autonomous vehicle technology, rider attention may be focused on alternative activities, such as work, socializing, reading, writing, task-based activities and the like,” Uber said in the patent. “As the autonomous vehicle travels along an inputted route, kinetosis (motion sickness) can result from the perception of motion by a rider not corresponding to the rider’s vestibular (balance and spatial orientation) senses.”

According to Mashable, the system is “something we could see implemented in autonomous vehicles in the future.”

The system would trick your body into thinking the movement of your body is the same as what you see with your eyes.

The patent also includes calls for moveable seats, as well as an airflow system that will “target specific parts of the rider’s body,” according to Mashable.

There’s also a call for a light bar, which will also help mimic a direction change.

As The Guardian reported, the seats inside the car could even vibrate, or motors can control how the car moves during sharp turns, which can all affect how someone feels during the ride.

“There’s no telling whether these patents will actually be commercialized and put into action — most are unlikely to ever see the light of day. But what it does show is that Uber’s really trying to perfect the driverless experience,” according to Mashable.

It’s been a busy week for Uber. The company recently bought 24,000 autonomous cars for a driverless fleet, according to TechCrunch.

Uber specifically purchased the XC90 SUV model.

The new agreement between Volvo and Uber is …read more

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New medical school coming to Utah County in 2021

PROVO — Citing a need to improve the physician to patient ratio in the state, educators on Tuesday announced plans for a new medical school in Utah County, to be called the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine, beginning in 2021.

The school is named for the Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation, the namesake charitable organization for the Novell founder and his wife that recently committed to pay $50 million toward launching the school.

The owner of Provo’s Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, a corporation called Wasatch Educational, will be the owner and operator of the new school.

Richard Nielsen, vice president of the company, says it would prefer to build the campus in south Provo on existing East Bay Golf Course property, but that approval is still needed from the city to make that happen. Other locations throughout Utah County are also being considered. The city is likely to make a decision in two to three months, Nielsen said.

The plan is to enroll 150 students per year at Noorda College for the first four years, then 175 per year after that. Students will graduate as fully licensed general practice physicians, which is critically important for Utah’s health care system that ranks second to last in the ratio of primary care physicians to residents, Nielsen said.

“We are here because we have identified this state needs 375 additional physicians every year to meet the state’s growing medical needs,” he said.

Because of a lack of enrollment slots in the state, an estimated 400 students seeking to attend medical school leave Utah each year, Nielsen said. He added that 63 percent of the physicians working in Utah were recruited from out of state.

Val Hale, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, was on hand to congratulate Wasatch Educational on its announcement at a press …read more

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