Keyword: Injuries

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new device from Lincoln Laboratory can now alert trainees when they are heading toward injury. The device continuously estimates a person’s core body temperature to determine their risk level...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Methanol is sometimes referred to as ethanol's deadly twin. While the latter is the intoxicating ingredient in wine, beer, and liquor, the former is a chemical...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The device combines with body power to treat tendon disease and damage, and sports injuries.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The highly customizable robotic arm can be twisted and turned in all directions.
NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA’s grip-strengthening glove technology aims to reduce workplace stress injuries.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This testing method ensures that an exoskeleton and the person wearing it are moving smoothly and in harmony.
Briefs: Energy
The device combines with body power to treat tendon disease and damage, and sports injuries.
Briefs: Wearables
Designed for soldier uniforms, the fiber can sense, store, analyze, and infer activity when sewn into a piece of clothing.
Briefs: Medical
The system is filled with a patient’s skin cells.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This lightweight, portable garment is designed for active shoulder and elbow positioning.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This method enables users to control their robotic fingers precisely enough to gently land on fragile surfaces.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include emergency medicine, combat casualty care, and sports injuries.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The device retrains patients with spinal cord injury to sit more stably and gain an expanded active sitting workspace.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Various components are used to assemble robots that are more aware of their surroundings.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
“Cobots” allow companies of almost any size to automate processes that were previously out of reach.
Briefs: Regulations/Standards

Anew electromyography biofeedback device that is wearable and connects to novel smartphone games may offer people with incomplete paraplegia a more affordable, self-controllable therapy to enhance...

Briefs: Tubing & Extrusion

Extremity vascular injury results in bleeding and lack of blood flow beyond the site of vessel disruption (ischemia). Priorities when this occurs include hemorrhage control, management of life-threatening injuries, and...

Briefs: Aerospace
Power Line Detection System for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Electrical power lines pose a serious crash hazard to helicopters and other air-based vehicles, especially small aerial vehicles such as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). This is because power lines are so widespread, hard to see, and strung at roughly the same height above the ground at...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Currently, concussion is measured by the symptoms someone experiences, but it is difficult to know what is happening in the brain in any one person. To address this problem, a portable brain imaging system was...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

The task of creating a streetlamp optical system has changed over the last 20 years and due to this change, so has optical design software. Let’s compare the task of...

Application Briefs: Motion Control

Behr Hella Thermo Control (BHTC) of Lippstadt, Germany, manufactures automotive interior components. As the demand for smarter cars increases, BHTC encountered a new automotive interior challenge:...

Facility Focus: Test & Measurement

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was founded in 1901, and is now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Based in Gaithersburg, MD, it was established to remove...

Briefs: Medical
Retinal Light Processing Using Carbon Nanotubes

NASA has patented a new technology called the Vision Chip, an implantable device that has the potential to restore or supplement visual function in a diseased or damaged retina. This technology could benefit millions of people in the US and globally who suffer from degenerative diseases of the...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Navigation and entertainment screens in cars are becoming ever-larger and, in some cases, the central control point for drivers and passengers. Many manufacturers consider using glass to cover...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
LIFE PACK Hypothermia Prevention

Floatation Device Dwight and Jane Cushman, Village Memorial, Portland, OR

Even with floatation gear, when a person who is not prepared...

Articles: Medical

Ask the Denver attorney whose legs were smashed in a car accident. Ask the veterans rehabilitating from injuries sustained while defending the nation. Ask NBA star Blake Griffin, or NFL safety Jim Leonhard,...

Application Briefs: Motion Control

One of the growing problems facing nurses is a reduced staff, and with it the need to care for overweight patients with very little help. This effort has led to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Salim Nasser
Merritt Island, FL

There are approximately 1.8 million manual wheelchair users in the United States, and that number is expected to grow at a rate of 10% annually....

Articles: Electronics & Computers

The computing press is full of discussions about multicore systems, defined here as single-chip computers containing two or more processing cores each connected to a common shared memory...