Keyword: Body regions

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This work could help severely injured people, such as soldiers, regain the ability to control their movements.
Briefs: Materials
This system can track the motion of the entire body with a small sensory network.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system turns faces into thermostats, providing more comfort with less energy.
Briefs: Motion Control
These hands, with a large grasping force, enable safer human-robot interactions.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This lightweight, portable garment is designed for active shoulder and elbow positioning.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This method enables users to control their robotic fingers precisely enough to gently land on fragile surfaces.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The conceptual Ring prosthetic leg ensures that individuals do not need an entirely new device every time they have a growth spurt.
Briefs: Materials
The soft, wearable device simulates the sense of touch and has wide potential in medical and industrial applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These implants can provide doctors with regular activity updates and are powered by the patient’s movement.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The Tentacle Bot can grip, move, and manipulate a wide range of objects.
5 Ws: Wearables
People who use sign language could communicate directly with non-signers, without needing someone else to translate for them.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This technology can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Imaging technology used to map the universe shows promise for more accurately and quickly identifying cancer cells in the operating room.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device retrains patients with spinal cord injury to sit more stably and gain an expanded active sitting workspace.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cellphone screens and lets people interact with those objects by hand as if they were really there.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Such grippers would be suited for human-robot partnership in assembly lines in the automotive, electronic packaging, and other industries.
Briefs: Wearables
These stickers wirelessly beam health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing.
Briefs: Medical
The simulator could help in the development of new back braces.
Briefs: Defense
This low-profile ankle exoskeleton integrates into a shoe and fits under clothing.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Smart Electronic Skin for Robots and Prosthetics

Humans use the sense of touch to accomplish almost every daily task such as picking up a cup of coffee or shaking someone’s hand. Without it, humans can even lose their sense of balance when walking. Similarly, robots need to have a sense of touch in order to interact better with humans but...

5 Ws: Wearables
Who

Ear infections are the most common reason that parents bring their children to a pediatrician, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Articles: Materials

We recently had a discussion with Sri Peruvemba, VP of Strategy at BeBop Sensors (Berkeley, CA), about the technology and applications for their two-dimensional fabric sensor material. I started by asking Sri...

Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Working with teams from Harvard, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Boston Children's Hospital, Siyi Xu developed a soft, non-toxic, wearable sensor that attaches to the...

Briefs: Motion Control

For patients missing a hand, one of the biggest challenges to regaining a high level of function is the inability to rotate one's wrist (pronate and supinate). These are essential movements...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Currently, concussion is measured by the symptoms someone experiences, but it is difficult to know what is happening in the brain in any one person. To address this problem, a portable brain imaging system was...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Adhesives used for common pain-relieving bandages often do not stick properly when attached to places that encounter large, inhomogenous bending motion, like elbows and knees. To...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

When engineer Mark Doyle started to put together plans for an exoskeleton to support surgeons in 2012, he wanted to develop a lightweight product that they could wear comfortably for...

Application Briefs: Medical

Undergoing treatment for a physical injury or condition can be a long and frustrating experience. Broken bones, sprains, torn muscles or ligaments, as well as painful conditions...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

An acknowledged objective of critical-care medicine is a timely, accurate, readily deployable, cost-effective, and, importantly, safe means of assessing and/or monitoring critical...