5 most popular innovation stories in Houston this week
Editor's note:Another week has come and gone, and it's time to round up the top headlines from the past few days. Trending Houston tech and startup news on InnovationMap included innovators to know, events not to miss, and more.
This week's roundup of Houston innovators includes Amanda Ducach of ema, Bobby Bryant of DOSS, and Abbey Donnell of Work & Mother. Photos courtesy
In this week's roundup of Houston innovators to know, I'm introducing you to three local innovators across industries — from femtech to real estate — recently making headlines in Houston innovation. Read more.
Work life in H-Town is hard. Photo by Elisa Ventur on Unsplash
Feeling totally stressed about work? Fellow Houstonians feel the pain.
In a new report from LLC.org, Houston was designated the most stressful city to work in. In fact, not one — but five — Texas cities made the top 10 most stressful cities for workers. Ouch.
LLC.org’s analysis looked at eight different categories such as average commute time, average weekly hours worked, income growth rate, and more. Each of the 170-plus cities researched in the report have a population of at least 150,000 people – which adds up to a lot of stressed out folks nationwide.
Houston earned its most stressful city ranking due to its nearly 53-minute average round trip daily commute, not to mention that one in three people in the city are on the road before 7 am every morning. To top it off, Houston’s percentage of workers without health insurance is 30.4 percent, which is significantly higher than the national average of 10.5 percent.Read more.
AI and automation are coming for Texas jobs, according to ChatGPT. Image via Getty Images
ChatGPT seems to have its eyes set on at least 200,000 Texas jobs, according to a new study.
The report by UK-based affiliate marketing site NetVoucherCodes compiled data on nearly 200 U.S. job types and then asked ChatGPT for each job’s relative risk from AI, automation, and also the likelihood of AI increasing that job’s productivity.
The query found that 237,000 jobs in Texas have a high risk of being replaced by AI, and 1.07 million jobs are considered at a medium risk of being replaced by AI. Read more.
Here's your one-stop shop for innovation events in Houston for March. Photo via Getty Images
It's time to look at what's on the agenda for Houston innovators for the month of March — a busy one, from the end of Tech Rodeo and the start of CERAWeek, plus many more things to add to your calendars. Read more.
Insight Surgery is opening its first international location, and the UK company chose Houston for it. Photo via 3dlifeprints.com
An innovative health tech company headquartered in the United Kingdom has made its entrance into the United States — and Houston's Texas Medical Center is where it's setting up shop.
The company, newly renamed to Insight Surgery — neé 3D LifePrints — was originally established in 2011 by Paul Fotheringham as a social enterprise to create 3D printed prosthetics for amputees in Kenya. While the company still provides this care to developing countries, Fotheringham, who serves as CTO, evolved his mission into a business in 2015. The company is gearing up for its next evolution — starting with its first international expansion.
“We’re pivoting away from being a 3D printing company toward a company that personalizes surgery,” Fotheringham tells InnovationMap.
Insight Surgery's focus now is to provide digital planning for surgeons and create personalized medical devices. All the technology the company is working with is FDA approved, but will be customized for patients and surgeons. Previously, this type of customized care could take weeks or months, Fotheringham says, but with Insight Surgery's technology, they can accomplish this in a matter of days. Read more.