Test & Measurement

Monitoring

Access the developments that are trending in medical and health applications in monitoring systems and devices. Find the latest breakthroughs that design engineers are using to meet their design challenges in advanced monitoring systems.

NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
Autonomous Drone Navigation System Ends Reliance on GPS
NASA's UAS traffic management expertise leads to advances in drone navigation.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Drawing Electronics on Human Skin
People could monitor their own health conditions by picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin.
Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
Aerospace & Defense - October 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, you'll learn about NASA's return to the moon with Apollo's twin sister Artemis, how autonomous...

The proliferation and miniaturization of electronics in devices, wearables, medical implants, and other applications has...

This technology provides rapid results, improving hospital workflow and patient care.
Bioactive inks printed on wearable textiles can map conditions over the entire surface of the body.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Facility Focus: NASA John C. Stennis Space Center
Stennis now is testing RS-25 rocket engines for the Space Launch System (SLS) that will carry humans back to the Moon.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Technologies Interpret Mood from the Skin
Smart devices measure electrical signals from the skin, indicating stress levels and emotions.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Laser Technology Assesses Cancer Cells
Laser light induces ultrasonic vibrations in a sample that can be used to image cells, blood vessels, and tissues.
Self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors are applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care, and safety management.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Using the IoT for Predictive Maintenance
Predictive maintenance is poised to become much more widely adopted, and that will help to boost productivity in a time when we really need it.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Acoustic Monitoring of Laser Welds
Empa researchers were able to demonstrate real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams.
A remote forest fire detection and alarm system is powered by nothing but the movement of trees in the wind.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Products: September 2020 Sensor Technology
Safety-critical MEMS, absolute pressure sensors, thermal imaging cameras, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Engineers 3D-Print Sensors Onto Moving Organs
Designed to assist in robotic surgeries, biomedical devices can be printed in and on the human body.
A new type of motion capture technology accurately tracks an athlete during the push start phase of performance.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Measuring Surface Roughness with an Atomic Force Microscope

Thin films and engineered surfaces are used in a myriad of applications including semiconductor electronics, data storage, and precision optics. In many cases, surface roughness and...

High-temp infrared emitter, single-frequency SWIR lasers, hazard testing systems, and more.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Test & Measurement - September 2020

See how the latest test tools and methodologies are enabling new applications in aerospace, electronics, robotics, healthcare, and other key industries. This compendium of recent articles is presented by...

A reader asks: How can self-driving car manufacturers guarantee safety when snow, ice, or mud impair a vision system?
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Method Measures Temperature Within 3D Objects

University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers have made it possible to remotely determine the temperature beneath the surface of certain materials using a new technique they call depth...

Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Valve Leakage Detection in Industrial Pumps

As an integral part of onshore and offshore drilling, mud pumps circulate drilling fluids to facilitate drilling oil and natural gas wells. Mud pumps stabilize pressure and support the well during...

Products: Test & Measurement
New Products: August 2020 Motion Design
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
Articles: Transportation
Venting for EV Battery Packs
Cell chemistries, thermal dynamics, vehicle packaging, and even weather present challenges for optimizing electric vehicle battery functional safety.
Products: Test & Measurement
New Products: August 2020 Battery Technology
Power switches, battery pack adhesives, supercapacitor modules, and more...
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Wearable Strain Sensor Using Light Transmittance
This technology shows potential for the detection of subtle human motions and the real-time monitoring of body postures for healthcare applications.
This approach allows scientists to study the communication within plants, providing valuable insights to improve crop yields.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D-Printed Glucose Biosensors
These biosensors could lead to improved glucose monitors for millions of people who suffer from diabetes.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Portable Tool Analyzes Microbes in the Environment
This device could be used to find threats to ecosystems.

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