Keyword: Audio equipment

Briefs: AR/AI
Speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home can monitor regular and irregular heartbeats without physical contact.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
“Dumb” headphones are made smart by turning them into sensors.
NASA Spinoff: RF & Microwave Electronics
A NASA microphone that detects unseen air turbulence is lofted to high heights aboard a stratospheric glider.
Briefs: Wearables
The app detects fluid behind the eardrum using a piece of paper and a smartphone’s microphone and speaker.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applications include monitoring of earthquakes and tsunamis as well as manmade infrasonic sources such as boats.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A smart fiber being tested on the International Space Station could be used to develop space dust telescopes and allow astronauts to feel through their pressurized suits.
Technology Leaders: Data Acquisition
Just like smartphones, the same trend of combining separate components into one device is also apparent in industrial automation.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Perseverance will have the ability to land in more challenging terrain than Curiosity, making more rugged sites eligible as safe landing candidates.
5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The biometric tool uses modified wireless earbuds to authenticate smartphone users
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Microphones, from those in smartphones to hearing aids, are built specifically to hear the human voice — humans can’t hear at levels higher than 20 kHz, and microphones max out at...

Application Briefs: Motion Control

Broadcasting employs the latest technology in many areas, but controlling the broadcast hardware connected to the antenna and the related transmission power, source, and facilities is usually still a...

Briefs: Physical Sciences

Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology comprises organic thin films that, when placed between two conductors, can serve as a display. This technology requires very...