Keyword: Protective equipment

Briefs: Materials

Elastic polymers, known as elastomers, can be stretched and released repeatedly and are used in applications such as gloves and heart valves, where they need to last a long time without tearing. But...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Making one kilometer of a two-lane road would use up about three million masks.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
NASA’s grip-strengthening glove technology aims to reduce workplace stress injuries.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This testing method ensures that an exoskeleton and the person wearing it are moving smoothly and in harmony.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The sensor technology could also be used to create clothing that detects a variety of pathogens and other threats.
Articles: Communications
The third flight of SLS and Orion will carry the first woman and first person of color to the Moon.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
A long-time apparel insulator develops its own takes on popular NASA spinoff material.
5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Data Acquisition
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Briefs: Materials
The new material could provide efficient and reusable protection from shock, vibration, and explosion.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This portable method could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.
Briefs: Imaging
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new type of control system may broaden robots’ range of tasks and allow safer interactions with people.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Applications include aiding patients with impaired hand muscle strength and in manufacturing for operating tools for extended periods of time.
Articles: Nanotechnology
NASA-funded research by Clemson University scientists could lead to the creation of lighter, faster-charging batteries suitable for powering a spacesuit or even a Mars rover.
Briefs: Energy
These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The system uses off-the-shelf materials combined with ultraviolet lights to decontaminate N95 masks.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
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: Materials
This coating could lead to safely reusable personal protective equipment.
5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
MIT researchers are developing a shoe coating that provides a stronger grip on ice and other slippery surfaces.
NASA Spinoff: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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.
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.
5 Ws: Materials
With the new microlattice pads, players will have greater protection from both single hits and a series of impacts.