Spinoff: Computer Technology
From Video To Photo

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Ever wonder whether a still shot from a home video could serve as a picture perfect photograph worthy of being framed and proudly displayed on the mantle? Wonder no...

Spinoff: Computer Technology
Managing Content In A Matter Of Minutes

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

NASA software created to help scientists expeditiously search and organize their research documents is now aiding compliance personnel, law...

Spinoff: Computer Technology
Conversing With Computers

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

I/NET, Inc., is making the dream of natural human-computer conversation a practical reality. Through a combination of advanced artificial intelligence research...

Spinoff: Computer Technology
Hearing In True 3-D

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

In 1984, researchers from Ames Research Center came together to develop advanced human interfaces for NASA's teleoperations that would come to be known as virtual...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Providing A Turn For The Better

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Engineers are tasked with designing new systems every day to meet changing or unexpected technical requirements. After the tragic explosion of the Space...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Fluid Flow Technology That Measures Up

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

From 1994 to 1996, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center conducted a Center Director's Discretionary Fund research effort to apply artificial...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Reading Through Paint

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Two-dimensional data matrix symbols, which contain encoded letters and numbers, are permanently etched on items for identification. They can store up to 100 times...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Material Analysis And Identification

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

KeyMaster Technologies, Inc., develops and markets specialized, hand-held X-ray fluorescence (XRF) instruments and unique tagging technology used to...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
New Glass Serves As Window To Cutting-edge Lasers

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Since 1997, Marshall Space Flight Center’s Electrostatic Levitator (ESL) facility has been used to study the characteristics of new...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Smart Camera Technology Increases Quality

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

When it comes to real-time image processing, everyone is an expert. People begin processing images at birth and rapidly learn to control their...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
A Coating That Cools And Cuts Costs

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

To enable low-cost space access for advanced exploration vehicles, researchers from NASA’s Ames Research Center invented and patented a protective...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Helping Aircraft Engines Lighten Up

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

High-temperature polyimide/carbon fiber matrix composites are developed by the Polymers Branch at NASA’s Glenn Research Center. These materials can...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Hybrid Tank Technology

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Researchers have accomplished great advances in pressure vessel technology by applying high-performance composite materials as an over-wrap to metal-lined pressure...

Spinoff: Health and Medicine
A Bright Idea For The Eye

Originating Technology/NASA Contribution

Throughout its existence, NASA has made many amazing discoveries in the field of optics that have led to improved eye care and eye wear applications on Earth....

Spinoff: Health and Medicine
The Right Track for Vision Correction

More and more people are putting away their eye-glasses and contact lenses as a result of laser vision correction surgery. LASIK, the most widely performed version of this surgical procedure,...

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...

A new information system is delivering real-time weather reports to pilots where they need it the most—inside their aircraft cockpits. Codeveloped by NASA and ViGYAN, Inc., the WSI...

Spinoff: Transportation
Putting Safety First in the Sky

Throughout aviation history, a condition known as hypoxia has posed a risk to aircraft pilots, crew members, and passengers flying at high altitudes. Hypoxia occurs when the human body is exposed to high...

Spinoff: Public Safety
Smoke Mask

Smoke inhalation injury from the noxious products of fire combustion accounts for as much as 80 percent of fire-related deaths in the United States. Many of these deaths are preventable. Smoke Mask, Inc. (SMI), of Myrtle...

A unique sensor developed by ProVision Technologies, a NASA Commercial Space Center housed by the Institute for Technology Development, produces hyperspectral images with cutting-edge...

Spinoff: Public Safety
A Brighter Choice for Safety

Emergency exit signs can be lifesavers, but only if they remain visible when people need them. All too often, power losses or poor visibility can render the signs ineffective. Luna Technologies...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Processing at the Speed of Light

Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs) are critical elements in optical processing systems used for imaging, displaying, data storage, communications, and other applications. By taking advantage of the...