TechKnow 129: Farm robots & making movie magic

March 22, 2014 3:00PM ET

Innovative farm tech, how movies are digitally recreating actors, and high-tech PTSD treatments


Join our "TechKnow" contributors Phil Torres, Marita Davison, Cara Santa Maria and Lindsay Moran as they explore scientific innovations and their impact on our lives. Marita meets the first robot strawberry picker, Cara reports on high-tech Hollywood studios that can digital recreate an actor, and Lindsay explores new treatments for PTSD.

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USC Institute for Creative Technologies

The Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California unites film and game artists with computer and social scientists to create innovative media technology. Their light stages have been used for motion capture and CGI in many blockbuster films and their virtual reality exposure therapy is breaking ground in helping to treat PTSD in former soldiers.

Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital

The Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC has been testing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as a means of treating PTSD in returning soldiers. For 40 sessions over a 12-week period, soldiers are enclosed in a pressurized chamber and exposed to 100 percent oxygen to stimulate the body's red blood cells and aid in the healing process.

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