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Bacterial pathogens can live on surfaces for days. What if frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, could instantly kill them off?
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of the Infant Smart Jumpsuit
A smart jumpsuit accurately measures the spontaneous and voluntary movement of infants
5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
5 Ws of the 3D Skin Printer
The handheld 3D skin printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds
5 Ws: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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.
5 Ws: Materials
5 Ws of Paper Unprinting
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Anyone using standard, coated paper in conventional printers.

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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.

5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of the Wearable Cooling and Heating Patch
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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...

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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.

5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
5 Ws of the Insulin-Delivery Pill
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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...

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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.

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Piezoelectric materials are used in everything from cellphones and wearables, to robotics, energy harvesting, and tactile sensors.

5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of My Skin Track UV
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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.

5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
5 Ws of the Lead-Detection Smartphone System
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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: Communications
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.

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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.

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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...

5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of a Simple Nerve Gas Detector
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First responders, soldiers, and scientists in the field.

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PHADE could be used by government agencies to enhance public safety; for example, the government can deploy cameras in high-crime or high-accident areas, and warn specific users about potential...

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Patients in substance abuse treatment programs.

5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of The Sentinel Wrap
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Food manufacturers, as well as manufacturers of medical supplies and instruments.

5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
5 Ws of Invisible Glass
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Users of consumer electronics devices and solar cells, and high-power pulsed laser applications.

5 Ws: Test & Measurement
5 Ws of the iQ Portable Scanner
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Doctors, nurses, hospitals, paramedics, and other healthcare professionals; and consumers.

5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
5Ws of the Ultra-Thin Memory Storage Device
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Manufacturers of smaller and smarter computer chips for consumer electronics such as smartphones and tablets, and 3D chips for brain-inspired computing applications.

5 Ws: Data Acquisition
5Ws of the Quanta Image Sensor
Learn the Who, What, Where, When, and Why of the Quanta Image Sensor.

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