NASA Spinoff

Health and Medicine

Spinoff: Health and Medicine
From Planetary Imaging to Enzyme Screening

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

To work in NASA’s Mission Control Center and share in the excitement of seeing the very first close-up images of Saturn being piped back to...

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

By mid-1963, American astronauts had visited space on six different occasions, all as part of NASA’s first human space flight...

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

From the football turf to high above the Earth, heat exhaustion is a life-threatening concern. Heat exhaustion, or...

Spinoff: Health and Medicine
A Real Attention-Getter

While most parents would agree that playing video games is the antithesis of time well spent for their children, recent advances involving NASA biofeedback technology are proving otherwise.

Spinoff: Health and Medicine
Hearing Is Believing

Twenty-six years ago, Adam Kissiah delivered a medical wonder to the world that has resulted in restored hearing for thousands of individuals, and allowed thousands of others born deaf to perceive sound for the very...

Spinoff: Health and Medicine
A Robot to Help Make the Rounds

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

What employee never takes a vacation or a break, never calls in sick, works around the clock 365 days a year, has more than 3 million hours of experience,...

Spinoff: Health and Medicine
Protein Crystal Growth

Proteins are the chemical building blocks from which all human cells, organs, and tissues are made. They also serve as the hormones, enzymes, and antibodies that help the body fight off invading germs. Determining...

From “man’s best friend” to the exotic mammals and reptiles that grace the grounds of a zoo, recent improvements in wellness and prevention care are leading to longer and healthier...

Spinoff: Health and Medicine
Improving Vision

Many people are familiar with the popular science fiction series Star Trek: The Next Generation, a show featuring a blind character named Geordi La Forge, whose visor-like glasses enable him to see. What many people do...

Spinoff: Health and Medicine
Striding Towards Better Physical Therapy

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

A new rehabilitative device promises to improve physical therapy for patients working to regain the ability to walk after facing traumatic injuries...

Spinoff: Health and Medicine
New Modular Camera No Ordinary Joe

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Although dubbed “Little Joe” for its small-format characteristics, a new wavefront sensor camera has proved that it is far from coming up short when...

Spinoff: Health and Medicine
Monitoring Outpatient Care

Each year, health care costs for managing chronically ill patients increase as the life expectancy of Americans continues to grow. To handle this situation, many hospitals, doctors’ practices, and home care...