Keyword: Protective clothing

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...

NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor technology could also be used to create clothing that detects a variety of pathogens and other threats.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
A long-time apparel insulator develops its own takes on popular NASA spinoff material.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Imaging
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Briefs: Energy
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: 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: Robotics, Automation & Control
These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Applications include aiding patients with impaired hand muscle strength and in manufacturing for operating tools for extended periods of time.
Briefs: 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...

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: Electronics & Computers
This on-skin electronic device provides a personal air conditioner without electricity.
Briefs: Defense
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.
Briefs: Imaging
Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
Briefs: Materials
Squid skin inspires a new material with heat-regulating properties.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Stronger and flexible, polyimide aerogels provide insulation and structural support.
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: Energy

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: Aerospace

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...

Briefs: Materials

When Navy SEALs carry out dives in Arctic waters, or when rescue teams are diving under ice-covered rivers or ponds, the survival time even in the best wetsuits is very limited — as...

Facility Focus: Aerospace

In October 1992, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) was activated, consolidating the seven corporate labs of the Laboratory Command (LABCOM) with other Army research elements to form a centralized laboratory...

Briefs: Materials
Multi-Functional Yarns and Fabrics with Anti-Microbial, Anti-Static, and Anti-Odor Characteristics

Prior art fabrics used to manufacture military combat uniforms typically are made from yarns comprised of a blend of cotton and nylon fibers. This blend supports dyeing and printing techniques that use a combination of acid and vat dyes to impart a...