Spinoff: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Solutions for Hot Situations

From the company that brought the world an integral heating and cooling food service system after originally developing it for NASA's Apollo Program, comes yet another orbital offshoot: a product that can be...

Spinoff: Transportation
Building Safer Systems With SpecTRM

System safety, an integral component in software development, often poses a challenge to engineers designing computer-based systems. While the relaxed constraints on software design allow for...

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: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Keeping Cool With Solar-Powered Refrigeration

Pioneered by NASA to provide power for satellites and spacecraft, photovoltaics is a viable source of energy used to light over 1 million rural homes around the world. Photovoltaic...

A new class of computing architectures and processing systems, which use reconfigurable hardware, is creating a revolutionary approach to implementing future spacecraft...

Spinoff: Transportation
The Logical Extension

The same software controlling autonomous and crew-assisted operations for the International Space Station (ISS) is enabling commercial enterprises to integrate and automate manual operations, also known as...

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: Industrial Productivity & Manufacturing Technology
Remote Transmission at High Speed

NASA's need for a more accurate way to collect data from propulsion tests provided Omni Technologies, of New Orleans, Louisiana, an opportunity to codevelop and market the solution. The FOTR-125,...

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: Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Mapping a Better Vintage

Environmental factors throughout a vineyard can significantly influence the overall quality of wine. Winegrowers have known for centuries that grapes harvested from different areas of a vineyard will...

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...

Spinoff: Transportation
Promising More Information

When NASA needed a real-time, online database system capable of tracking documentation changes in its propulsion test facilities, engineers at Stennis Space Center joined with ECT International, of...

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: Transportation
Free-Flowing Solutions for CFD

Licensed to over 1,500 customers worldwide, an advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) post-processor with a quick learning curve is consistently providing engineering solutions, with just the...

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...