Keyword: Diseases

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...

Briefs: Imaging

A terahertz laser was developed with high constant power, tight beam pattern, and broad electric frequency tuning for a wide range of applications in chemical sensing and imaging. The...

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...

NASA Spinoff: Green Design & Manufacturing
NASA-derived air-quality technologies help curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
3D micro-printing was used to develop this small, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels.
Briefs: Medical
These smart lenses can be used to diagnose and treat diabetes.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A new imaging technique measures temperature in 2D.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Potential applications for a graphene atomic-level sensor include detecting COVID, ALS, and cancer.
Briefs: Materials
The device combines with body power to treat tendon disease and damage, and sports injuries.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Rowheel, which was a winning technology at SAE’s Create the Future Design Contest in 2010, continues to roll forward.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The test can simultaneously diagnose cases, track variants, and detect co-infections.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new imaging method measure temperature in 2D.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The smartphone-based device could reduce the pressure on testing laboratories during a pandemic.
Briefs: Wearables
The test uses a smartphone microscope and could deliver results in about 10 minutes.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The patch enables unobtrusive drug delivery through the skin for the management of skin cancers.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing and potentially help patients recovering from post-surgery breathing changes.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The lenses enable the painless diagnosis or early detection of ocular diseases including glaucoma.
Briefs: Imaging
The mobile phone app enables regular monitoring of glucose levels in people with diabetes.
Briefs: Materials
A new technology uses nanoscale sensors and fiber optics to measure water status just inside a leaf’s surface, where water in plants is most actively managed.
5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
About the size of a grain of sand, the flying microchip (or microflier) does not have a motor or engine.
Briefs: Energy
The device combines with body power to treat tendon disease and damage, and sports injuries.
Briefs: Wearables

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...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device provides the first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors to detect diseases at the molecular level with near-perfect efficiency.
Briefs: Imaging
A team at the University of Münster is adapting a cell labelling strategy known as "SNAP-tag" technology.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor technology could also be used to create clothing that detects a variety of pathogens and other threats.
Briefs: Communications
The tabletop diagnostic yields results in an hour and can be programmed to detect variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Who

The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is still a major threat to public health. Wearing a facemask is a step in protecting against infection; the new facemask also diagnoses the wearer with...

Briefs: Wearables
To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet (UV) detection functions, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
Briefs: Energy
Monitoring urine sugar levels is important during early stages of diabetes, and diaper sensors represent an attractive solution.