White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
AXIS Software Development Tools

Software developers for mission-critical applications need special tools. Often, they are forced to use tools that aren’t necessarily designed to work together. Abaco’s AXIS is a full suite of integrated...

Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Should Cities be More Strategic with Reflective Surfaces?

Cities around the world are adjusting – and in some cases overhauling – their infrastructure in an effort to cool temperatures in their areas. Los Angeles and New York City, for example, have adopted “grey infrastructure” efforts, like applying coatings to roofs and roads so that...

Special Reports: Connectivity
Machine Vision/Camera Advances - July 2021

Advances in cameras and image sensors are transforming the factory floor, while also enabling exciting new applications in space robotics, medicine, and more. Read all about it in this compendium of...

Special Reports: Software
Vehicle Electrification - July 2021

GM electrifies the new Corvette...a French nanomaterials company aims for a 5-minute EV recharge...Triumph unveils a radical new electric sportbike design. These are just a few of the innovations you'll...

Briefs: Aerospace
Early flutter detection will help in the development of safer and more eco-friendly aircraft turbines.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This could lead to the commercial development of smart glass, with applications ranging from imaging to advanced robotics.
Briefs: Wearables
The smart ring shows it’s possible to detect fever before you feel it.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects for picking and sorting or tool use.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
A novel method was developed to produce an alkaline hydrogel that could improve wound healing.
Briefs: Wearables
The app detects fluid behind the eardrum using a piece of paper and a smartphone’s microphone and speaker.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A production-based X-ray solution performs product quality evaluation directly on the manufacturing line.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This portable method could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Microspheres are used in wind tunnel experiments to monitor airflow, to stain biological samples, and in time-delayed drug release.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The carbon fiber serves as the electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The soft material demonstrates autonomous, heartbeat-like oscillating properties.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Flywheels offer an environmentally and financially sound choice for protecting critical operations.
5 Ws: Green Design & Manufacturing
A new enzyme-activated compostable material could diminish microplastics pollution.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Terrestrial uses include physical therapy, clinical diagnosis, athletic training and performance, and robust exercise equipment.
Briefs: Wearables
This wearable device is placed on the skin to measure a variety of body responses, from electrical to biomechanical signals.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system uses infrasonic acoustics for weather monitoring and for drone or UAV activity.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Dangerous “butterfly” landmines can be detected using low-cost drones and infrared cameras.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The size and shape of the nanostructure can be controlled as it is assembled piece by piece.
Briefs: Materials
The material could be used in security, health, industrial, and safety applications.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The new metal lattice material can be used to create models that regain shape after being crushed.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These tiny aerial robots can operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
Briefs: Materials
The new material could provide efficient and reusable protection from shock, vibration, and explosion.
Briefs: Materials
The gel works even at freezing temperatures and contains natural antimicrobial compounds derived from durian husk.
Briefs: Motion Control
Servo motion control delivers powerful, fast, and precise movement onboard robots and for associated equipment.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This could make possible embedded devices like a spinal cord-stimulating unit with a battery-powered magnetic transmitter on a wearable belt.

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