Keyword: Protective clothing

5 Ws: Wearables
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: Robotics, Automation & Control
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: Motion Control
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Briefs: Materials
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: Aerospace
Applications include aiding patients with impaired hand muscle strength and in manufacturing for operating tools for extended periods of time.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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: Test & Measurement
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.
Briefs: Imaging
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

NASA's Langley Research Center researchers have developed a wireless, connection-free inductor capacitor sensor system that can be placed on or embedded in materials and structures to...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Soldiers, civilians engaged in activities such as hiking, and public safety personnel engaged in search and rescue missions all require reliable systems for the effective carriage of necessary...

Briefs: Materials

NASA-developed polyimide aerogels are 500 times stronger than conventional silica aerogels. The innovative aerogels represent a revolutionary advance over fragile silica...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

The road to more versatile wearable technology is dotted with iron. Specifically, quantum dots of iron arranged on boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs). The new material is the...

Briefs: Materials
Nanocomposites for Radiation Shielding

Currently, lead and lead-based materials are used to fabricate shields not only for X-rays, but also for other types of radiation. With the growing environmental concern about the toxicity of lead, and the high costs associated with transporting heavy lead-based shields in spacecraft, alternatives are...