Keyword: Protective equipment

5 Ws: Communications
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
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
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: Materials
The new material could provide efficient and reusable protection from shock, vibration, and explosion.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Briefs: Motion Control
A new type of control system may broaden robots’ range of tasks and allow safer interactions with people.
Briefs: Materials
These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications include aiding patients with impaired hand muscle strength and in manufacturing for operating tools for extended periods of time.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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: Materials
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: Aerospace
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: Materials
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: Materials
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.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Squid skin inspires a new material with heat-regulating properties.
Briefs: Automotive
Stronger and flexible, polyimide aerogels provide insulation and structural support.
Briefs: Defense

By mimicking the outer coating of pearls (nacre or mother of pearl), researchers created a lightweight plastic that is 14 times stronger and eight times lighter (less dense) than steel. It could...

Briefs: Aerospace
Inductive Power Transfer for Spaceflight Systems

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has developed technology that uses inductive power transfer (IPT) for wireless power interfaces between spaceflight elements (such as the payload, vehicle, and pad). Current spaceflight systems require traditional hardwire connections for power interfaces. This...

NASA Spinoff: Materials

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Eagles can store energy in their feet without having to continuously contract their muscles to then jump high or hold on to prey. New materials have been created that can store energy this way. The...

Articles: Imaging

The benefits of NASA's space exploration efforts are not limited to the cosmos. NASA technologies provide innovative solutions for people around the world. NASA missions have generated thousands of spinoffs...