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Briefs: Medical
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
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Medical
This set of oculomotor metrics provide valid and reliable measures of dynamic visual performance.
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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: Design
Fluid could provide a new source of information for routine diagnostic testing.
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Briefs: Medical
Unlike other tests, this test gives an estimate of viral load or the number of virus particles in a sample, which can help doctors monitor the progression of a COVID-19 infection and estimate how contagious a patient might be.
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Briefs: Medical
The innovation opens the door for faster and more affordable at-home medical testing.
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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...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

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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...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

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Briefs: Wearables

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...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device ultimately should be able to provide accurate signals from a person who is walking, running, or climbing stairs.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Slinky-like sensor survives washing machines, cars, and hammers.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Potential applications for a graphene atomic-level sensor include detecting COVID, ALS, and cancer.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new imaging technique measures temperature in 2D.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The test can simultaneously diagnose cases, track variants, and detect co-infections.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The smartphone-based device could reduce the pressure on testing laboratories during a pandemic.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The tool diagnoses a stroke based on abnormalities in a person’s speech and facial movements.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new imaging method measure temperature in 2D.
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Briefs: Medical
The lenses enable the painless diagnosis or early detection of ocular diseases including glaucoma.
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Briefs: Wearables
The test uses a smartphone microscope and could deliver results in about 10 minutes.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The camera could have uses in faster disease diagnosis and thinner cellphones.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Vibrating transducers create tunnels in a thin layer of oil to transport droplets across a chip without leaving a trace behind.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The camera captures pulse and respiration signals from a video of a person’s face.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineers have developed a sensor system and manufacturing process for smart contact lenses. The sensor system contains a photodetector for receiving optical information, a temperature sensor for...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement
A team at the University of Münster is adapting a cell labelling strategy known as "SNAP-tag" technology.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The sensor technology could also be used to create clothing that detects a variety of pathogens and other threats.
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