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5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of the SoundWatch
The smartwatch app identifies sounds that a user is interested in and sends a friendly buzz and information about the sound.
5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
5 Ws of the SARS-CoV-2 RapidPlex Sensor
A low-cost sensor enables at-home diagnosis of a COVID infection.
Users can take paper sheets from a notebook and turn them into a music player interface or make food packaging interactive.
Would you take a walk in biodegradable flip-flops?
People who use sign language could communicate directly with non-signers, without needing someone else to translate for them.
5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
5 Ws of Slip-Resistant Shoe Coatings
MIT researchers are developing a shoe coating that provides a stronger grip on ice and other slippery surfaces.
5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
5 Ws Of LEDs for 3D Metal Printing
In the operating room, you can produce bioresorbable metal implants, such as screws for bone fractures.
Bacterial pathogens can live on surfaces for days. What if frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, could instantly kill them off?
A smart jumpsuit accurately measures the spontaneous and voluntary movement of infants
The handheld 3D skin printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds
5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
5 Ws of PAWS Smart Headphones
Learn about the Pedestrian Audio Wearable System (PAWS), a low-cost, headset-based, wearable platform.
With the new microlattice pads, players will have greater protection from both single hits and a series of impacts.
A touch-based display mimics the geometry of 3D objects designed on a computer.
5 Ws: Data Acquisition
5 Ws of EarEcho
The biometric tool uses modified wireless earbuds to authenticate smartphone users
A new wearable could make heart health monitoring easier and more accurate than existing electrocardiograph machines.
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Anyone using standard, coated paper in conventional printers.

5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5Ws of the Ear Infection Smartphone App
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Ear infections are the most common reason that parents bring their children to a pediatrician, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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The patch — which serves as a personal thermostat — provides personalized cooling and heating at home, work, or on the go by cooling or warming the user's skin to a comfortable...

5 Ws: Green Design & Manufacturing
5 Ws of PDK Recyclable Plastic
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Anyone who uses products made of plastic. The new recyclable plastic could be a good alternative to many nonrecyclable plastics in use today.

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Millions of people worldwide with type 1 diabetes.

5 Ws: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
5 Ws of Foldable Mechanical Devices
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Manufacturers across medical, space, aviation, military, and automotive industries could use the technology to build complex machines that integrate with surfaces to be very compact, but can deploy...

5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
5 Ws of the Heart Energy Harvester
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Millions of people who rely on pacemakers, defibrillators, and other livesaving implantable devices powered by batteries that need to be replaced every five to 10 years.

5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
5 Ws of 3D-Printing Piezoelectric Materials
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Piezoelectric materials are used in everything from cellphones and wearables, to robotics, energy harvesting, and tactile sensors.

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The device can optimize treatment of neonatal jaundice, skin diseases, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and reduce risk of sunburn and skin cancer.

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Individuals needing or wanting to examine lead content in their drinking water on-demand and in virtually any environmental setting.

5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of Spray-On Antennas
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Manufacturers and users of wearables, functional fabrics, mobile devices, wireless routers, and Internet of Things devices.

5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
5 Ws of the SAFIRE Lithium-Ion Battery
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The Safe Impact Resistant Electrolyte (SAFIRE) fire-resistant battery can be used in consumer electronics such as cellphones, in drones and cars, and in soldiers’ packs.

5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
5 Ws of Electronic Stickers
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Billions of objects ranging from smartphones and buildings, to machine parts and medical devices, to furniture and office supplies — any object that has a need to communicate with or sense other...

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First responders, soldiers, and scientists in the field.

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