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: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Prompt and Precise Prototyping

For Sanders Design International, Inc., of Wilton, New Hampshire, every passing second between the concept and realization of a product is essential to succeed in the rapid prototyping...

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: Transportation
A Tutor That's Up to the Task

Present advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are opening the doors to virtual classroom and training environments where students and trainees are getting undivided attention with one-on-one...

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: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Easy and Accessible Imaging Software

DATASTAR, Inc., of Picayune, Mississippi, has taken NASA's award-winning Earth Resources Laboratory Applications Software (ELAS) program and evolved it into a user-friendly desktop application...

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...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Thermographic Inspections Save Skins and Prevent Blackouts

To help ensure the safety of the Nation's aging fleet of commercial aircraft, NASA's Langley Research Center developed "scanning thermography" technology that...

Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Multiplying Electrons With Diamond

As researchers in the Space Communications Division of NASA's Glenn Research Center in 1992, Dr. Gerald Mearini, Dr. Isay Krainsky, and Dr. James Dayton made a secondary electron emission...

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...