Keyword: Medical, health and wellness

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Briefs: Design
NASA’s Johnson Space Center is offering an innovative freeze-resistant hydration system for licensing. The technology substantially improves on existing hydration systems because it prevents water from freezing in the tubing, container, and mouthpiece, even in the harshest conditions on Earth.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Glow Sticks: From Parties to Detecting Biothreats for the Navy

Remember that party where you were swinging glow sticks above your head or wearing them as necklaces? Fun times, right? Science times, too. Turns out those fun party favors are now being used by a University of Houston researcher to identify emerging biothreats for the United States...

Briefs: Medical
To aid the development of gel-like materials, MIT and Harvard University researchers have created a set of computational models to predict the material’s structure and mechanical properties, as well as functional performance outcomes.
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Briefs: Design
A pair of earbuds can be turned into a tool to record the electrical activity of the brain as well as levels of lactate in the body with the addition of two flexible sensors screen-printed onto a stamp-like flexible surface.
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Briefs: Wearables
In a new study, engineers from Korea and the United States have developed a wearable, stretchy patch that could help to bridge the divide between people and machines — and with benefits for the health of humans around the world. In lab experiments, the researchers showed that humans could use these devices to operate robotic exoskeletons more efficiently.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists have created a new way to detect the proteins that make up the pandemic coronavirus as well as antibodies against it. They designed protein-based biosensors that glow when mixed with components of the virus or specific COVID-19 antibodies.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Taking inspiration from nature, a team of researchers at Queen Mary’s School of Engineering and Materials Science has successfully created an artificial muscle that seamlessly transitions between soft and hard states while also possessing the remarkable ability to sense forces and deformations.
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Technology & Society: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This is a new process for the 3D printing of complete one-piece structurally sound prosthetic limbs.
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Briefs: Medical
Engineers have developed a thin, flexible, stretchy sweat sensor that can show the level of glucose, lactate, sodium, or pH of your sweat — at the press of a finger.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers have been able to successfully teach micro-robots how to swim via deep reinforcement learning, marking a substantial leap in the progression of micro-swimming capability.
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Briefs: Design
To overcome the limitations of using cleaning agents, sprays, or bulky high-cost sterilizing systems, NASA developed the Ultraviolet Germicidal Door Handle.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This set of oculomotor metrics provide valid and reliable measures of dynamic visual performance.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Users can download the design files to 3D print and assemble a customizable peristaltic pump.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Device detects pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation in real time.
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Briefs: Imaging
Combining high-speed camera and interferometer technology enables the detection of electrical pulses travelling through nerve cells.
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5 Ws: Materials
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed low-cost, painless, and bloodless tattoos that can be self-administered and have many applications.
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Briefs: Aerospace
NASA is developing the next generation of spacesuits for future missions.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Researchers designed a new type of soft robotic gripper that uses a collection of thin tentacles to entangle and ensnare objects.
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Q&A: Medical
Professor Jun Yao and his team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, have created a tiny sensor that can simultaneously measure electrical and mechanical cellular responses in cardiac tissue.
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Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
DiaMonTech used the Ophir Pyrocam to measure and characterize all their laser developments.
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Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Despite additive manufacturing's popularity, there are still several technological barriers that must be addressed to understand the process.
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Briefs: Materials
The fibers measure subtle and complex fabric deformations.
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Briefs: Medical
The flexible, stretchable sensor biodegrades into materials that are absorbed by the body.
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Briefs: Medical
The PEMF device could be wrapped around synovial joints where cartilage-degrading inflammation is located.
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Articles: Wearables
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, affecting 80 million patients globally including 3 million patients in the U.S.
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Briefs: Medical
Public temperature checks have become common practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers at Texas A&M University hope to make it possible to check the temperatures of large groups of people more quickly and at a less expensive cost than allowed by current methods.
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Briefs: Materials
Since it is a chemical sensor instead of being enzyme-based, the new technology is robust, has a long shelf-life and can be tuned to detect lower glucose concentrations than current systems.
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Briefs: Medical
Fluid could provide a new source of information for routine diagnostic testing.
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Briefs: Lighting Technology
The OLEDs are fabricated onto temporary tattoo paper and transferred to a new surface by being pressed onto it and dabbed with water.
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