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...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Going Places No Infrared Temperature Devices Have Gone Before

Exergen Corporation's noncontact IRt/c™ sensor (middle) measures tire temperature for the Ola Nordell Racing Team's top dragster. An accompanying laser is used...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Designing It Smart With SIV

When research staff at NASA's Glenn Research Center developed and patented Stereo Imaging Velocimetry (SIV), the world's first three-dimensional (3-D), full-field quantitative and qualitative analysis...

Spinoff: Consumer, Home, and Recreation
A Gold Medal Finish

In February of 1998, the U.S. Speedskating Team was coming off of a performance that yielded a silver medal and a bronze medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. Determined to win the coveted gold...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Lending a Helping Hand

Barrett Technology,® Inc., of Cambridge, Massachusetts, received the 2003 Robotic Industries Association's Joseph Engelberger Award for Technology Leadership based on successful commercialization of its...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
New Sensor Gaining Interest on Industry Radar Screen

While radar is typically used to track large objects that are relatively far away, an Atlanta, Georgia-based start-up company is using the technology in a counter-intuitive way...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Conducting the Heat

Heat conduction plays an important role in the efficiency and life span of electronic components. To keep electronic components running efficiently and at a proper temperature, thermal management systems...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Home Insulation With the Stroke of a Brush

Painting the interior or the exterior of a house can be quite an arduous task, but few realize that adding a fresh splash of color to the walls and siding of their homes can lead to...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Putting Fuel Cells to the Test

If research has its way, an electrochemical device capable of converting energy into electricity and heat will become the impetus behind the next generation of automobiles, superseding the internal...

Spinoff: Transportation
Image Acquisition in Real Time

AcquireNow is the software imaging engine within the Avera™ Breast Imaging System.

Spinoff: Transportation
Software With Strong Ties to Space

With more than 50 years of combined NASA experience under the belts of Tietronix Software, Inc.'s management team, commercial partners from small businesses to Fortune 500 firms are benefiting...

Spinoff: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Digital Images on the Dime

Aerial imagery of the "Boneyard," otherwise known as the Aerospace Maintenance and Recovery Center, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. Twenty-eight raw digital photographs were transformed into a...

Spinoff: Consumer, Home, and Recreation
Blast-Off on Mission: SPACE

Part of NASA's mission is to inspire the next generation of explorers. NASA often reaches children—the inventors of tomorrow—through teachers, reporters, exhibit designers, and other...

Engineers can solve aerospace design problems faster and more efficiently with a versatile software product that performs automated structural analysis and sizing optimization. Collier...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Creating With Carbon

The Horizon600 hand-held spectrometer can perform analyses on 20 different chemical elements within seconds.