Keyword: Protective systems

5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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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...

Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
As the U.S. lands a craft on the Moon for the first time since 1972, technology built by Louisiana State University students will report back from the lunar surface.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This new technique shields electronics from ionizing radiation in applications such as military and space exploration.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
This portable method could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.
Briefs: Materials
The new material could provide efficient and reusable protection from shock, vibration, and explosion.
Briefs: AR/AI
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Briefs: Aerospace
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
Briefs: Motion Control
A new type of control system may broaden robots’ range of tasks and allow safer interactions with people.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Applications include aiding patients with impaired hand muscle strength and in manufacturing for operating tools for extended periods of time.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The system uses off-the-shelf materials combined with ultraviolet lights to decontaminate N95 masks.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This lightweight, portable garment is designed for active shoulder and elbow positioning.
Briefs: Materials

Researchers developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles, even when the ambient temperature changes. The technology...

Briefs: Materials
Liquid-Repelling Substance Works on All Surfaces
The new coating can eliminate complex disinfectant procedures for protective face shields.
Briefs: Aerospace
Biomaterial Shields Against Harmful Radiation
A new form of melanin can protect human tissue from X-rays during medical treatment or spaceflight.
Briefs: Materials
This coating could lead to safely reusable personal protective equipment.
5 Ws: Materials
MIT researchers are developing a shoe coating that provides a stronger grip on ice and other slippery surfaces.
Briefs: Materials
Polymer Composite for Radiation Shielding
The polymer composite could replace conventional radiation shielding materials such as lead.
NASA Spinoff: Materials
Wool from special sheep keeps astronauts and emergency responders safe.
Briefs: Energy
These composites could improve how unmanned vehicles dissipate energy.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Tech Briefs posed questions to 3D printing/AM industry execs, to get their views on issues like metal printing, new materials, and environmental sustainability.
Briefs: Defense
This on-skin electronic device provides a personal air conditioner without electricity.
Briefs: Materials
The new body armor can safeguard against even more powerful firearms during combat.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Tech Briefs checks back in with CEO Jon Sumroy about his award-winning product: the mifold grab-and-go car seat.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Magnetic Shield Using Proximity Coupled, Spatially Varying Superconducting Order Parameters
This magnetic shielding design can be easily incorporated into a wide range of electronic sensing applications.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This system protects workers on lightning and telecommunications towers, and on oil and gas platforms.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Production Method for High-Performance Polymer
A new composite nanoparticle catalyst produces a polymer to make body armor and other high-performance fabrics.
Articles: Medical
Life-saving sensors, soft hearing implants, and a new water-decontamination method