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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.
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?
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of the E-Tattoo for Heart Monitoring
A new wearable could make heart health monitoring easier and more accurate than existing electrocardiograph machines.
5 Ws: Photonics/Optics
5 Ws of Paper Unprinting

Anyone using standard, coated paper in conventional printers.


Ear infections are the most common reason that parents bring their children to a pediatrician, according to the National Institutes of Health.


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: Transportation
5 Ws of PDK Recyclable Plastic

Anyone who uses products made of plastic. The new recyclable plastic could be a good alternative to many nonrecyclable plastics in use today.


Millions of people worldwide with type 1 diabetes.

5 Ws: Test & Measurement
5 Ws of Foldable Mechanical Devices

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...


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.


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


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

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

Manufacturers and users of wearables, functional fabrics, mobile devices, wireless routers, and Internet of Things devices.


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: Communications
5 Ws of Electronic Stickers

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: Test & Measurement
5 Ws of a Simple Nerve Gas Detector

First responders, soldiers, and scientists in the field.


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...


Patients in substance abuse treatment programs.

5 Ws: Packaging & Sterilization
5 Ws of The Sentinel Wrap

Food manufacturers, as well as manufacturers of medical supplies and instruments.


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Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Electric-Vehicle Transmission Development Priorities

Upcoming Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The Critical Role of Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors in Medical...

Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Zinc Die Casting Concepts to Achieve Precision, Performance, and...

Upcoming Webinars: Test & Measurement

Radar Measurements: Triggering, Analysis, and Generation

Upcoming Webinars: Materials

Designing with Silicone for Space