Keyword: Medical equipment and supplies

Briefs: Data Acquisition
Scientists have taken the first step to creating the next generation of wearable health monitors.
NASA Spinoff: Photonics/Optics
Eye surgery patients on Earth are benefiting from early research on the NASA’s James Webb Telescope’s enormous mirrors.
Briefs: Medical
Additional applications include defogging/defrosting, wearable devices, industrial heat systems, sensors, thermochromic displays, and microfluidic chips.
Briefs: AR/AI
The piezoelectric “meta-bot” is capable of propulsion, movement, sensing, and decision-making.
Briefs: Wearables
These micro LEDs can be folded, twisted, cut, and stuck to different surfaces.
Articles: Design
This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow.
Q&A: Robotics, Automation & Control

A team of engineers from the University of Glasgow led by Professor Ravinder Dahiya developed an artificial skin with a new type of processing system based on...

Articles: Medical
A life-saving device developed by Vascular Perfusion Solutions uses compressed oxygen to extend the life of organs for transplants.
Articles: Materials
With its instant repellency and its ability to repel rather than kill or deactivate pathogens, RepelWrap presents an effective alternative to current technologies.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Inhalers are among the most commonly used devices for treating respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). With each inhalation through the inhaler, the...

Facility Focus: Materials

The University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, more commonly known as Penn Engineering or SEAS, offers programs that emphasize hands-on study of engineering...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

MIT engineers have developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Georgia Tech researchers have shown that robots about the size of a particle of dust are capable of precise bidirectional control. By harnessing the power of a magnetic field generated...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Engineers have created a highly effective way to paint complex 3D-printed objects, such as lightweight frames for aircraft and biomedical stents, that could save manufacturers time and money and provide new...

Briefs: Materials

Researchers have developed a new kind of bandage that helps blood to clot and doesn’t stick to the wound. They tested various superhydrophobic materials — which are, like...

Briefs: Wearables

A new device from Lincoln Laboratory can now alert trainees when they are heading toward injury. The device continuously estimates a person’s core body temperature to determine their risk level...

Briefs: Medical

A technique to grow 3D tissue constructs, similar to human bone, in a laboratory environment has been developed by bioengineers at NASA Johnson Space Center. Problems arise when...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists develop a new approach for miniaturization of soft ultra-compact and highly integrated sensor units for directional tactile sensitivity in e-skin systems.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Through the use of magnetic fields, scientists have developed an electronic sensor that can simultaneously process both touchless and tactile stimuli. Prior attempts have so far failed to combine these functions...

Briefs: Wearables

Engineers have created a flexible electronic sensing patch that can be sewn into clothing to analyze sweat for multiple markers. The patch could be used to diagnose and monitor...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Foodborne illness hits about one in six people in the United States every year from more than 31 recognized pathogens including E. coli O157:H7, a particularly harsh strain of E. coli. Researchers...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Soft pressure sensors have received significant research attention in a variety of fields including soft robotics, electronic skin, and wearable electronics. Researchers have developed a highly sensitive...

Briefs: Power

Researchers have developed electronic skin (e-skin) that is applied directly on top of real skin. Made from soft, flexible rubber, it can be embedded with sensors that...

Briefs: Materials

Scientists have developed a ceramic-based ink made of calcium phosphate to 3D print bone parts complete with living cells that could be used to repair damaged bone tissue. The 3D printer method is...

Briefs: Materials

Elastic polymers, known as elastomers, can be stretched and released repeatedly and are used in applications such as gloves and heart valves, where they need to last a long time without tearing. But...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Graphene — hexagonally arranged carbon atoms in a single layer with superior pliability and high conductivity — could impact the development of future motion detection, tactile...

Briefs: Power

Wearable electronic components incorporated directly into fabrics have been developed that could be used for flexible circuits, healthcare monitoring, energy conversion, and other applications....

NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA-derived air-quality technologies help curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Briefs: Materials
Making one kilometer of a two-lane road would use up about three million masks.