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Question of the Week : Wearables
Would You Use the Pedestrian Audio Wearable System (PAWS)?

Our “5Ws” article in the March issue of Tech Briefs highlights a wearable developed at Columbia University called “PAWS.” The Pedestrian Audio Wearable System detects and locates approaching cars. PAWS then warns the pedestrian in real-time by providing audio/visual feedback via...

Facility managers, real estate owners, as well as commercial and industrial businesses are looking to deploy IoT.
Drones, smartphones, and sensors could provide a lifeline to the world’s growing elderly population at risk of falls.
Products : Test & Measurement
New Products: March 2020 Sensor Technology
This month: Sensors that measure weather, proximity, pH, and more.
These materials can be used in aerospace vehicles, automobiles, clothing, helmets, and chemical sensors.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Blood Test Detects Multiple Types of Cancer
The test can screen for numerous types of cancer with a high degree of accuracy.
This vibrometer has uses in analyzing spasms in humans, as a breath analyzer for diagnosis of cancer and other diseases, and as a preventative healthcare sensor.
NASA Spinoff : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Biofeedback Loops Aim to Enhance Combat and Sports Training
Research in astronaut monitoring leads to virtual reality spinoffs.
Briefs : Imaging
Augmented Reality System Lets Smartphone Users Interact with Virtual Objects
This system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cellphone screens and lets people interact with those objects by hand as if they were really there.
The ultra-fast method analyzes a wider range of materials than current thermal-based detection systems.
Articles : Sensors/Data Acquisition
5G in Manufacturing: What’s Here and What’s to Come
5G has the potential to provide connectivity for a range of different uses in manufacturing.
Facility Focus : Test & Measurement
Facility Focus: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Breathalyzer Detects Marijuana
The device determines if a driver is under the influence of marijuana.
This innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, and biomedical devices.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Multimaterial Fiber “Ink” for 3D-Printed Devices
Filaments with embedded circuitry can be used to print complex shapes for biomedical and robotic devices.
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Ultrasensitive Vapor Detection System
This technology quickly and accurately identifies explosives, deadly chemicals, and illicit drugs.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Long-Distance LADAR System and Method
The system provides three-dimensional imagery of potential threats at closer ranges.
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
Drexel Professor Genevieve Dion is coating yarn with the highly conductive, two-dimensional material MXene.
Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Smartphone System Tests for Lead in Water
This inexpensive system can detect lead levels below EPA standards.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Modern Software Links Legacy Systems
Software portal solutions can connect legacy control systems and field devices to the cloud.
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
Dynamic Gripper Mimics Adjustable Grip of the Human Hand
Such grippers would be suited for human-robot partnership in assembly lines in the automotive, electronic packaging, and other industries.

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