Health, Medicine, & Biotechnology

Application Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Creating an Impedance Matching Method for Wireless Battery Charging
Keysight Technologies
Santa Rosa, CA
www.keysight.com

Implantable medical biosensors are commonly used to treat health problems via the unobtrusive...

Application Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor Assists NASA with Wearable CO2 Monitor
SST Sensing Ltd.Coatbridge,
UK
www.sstsensing.com

Studies show that heightened carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations can have an adverse effect on the human...

Application Briefs : Medical
Making Great Strides: Gaming Camera Improves MS Gait Assessment

Even university researchers play Xbox from time to time. Not all mechanical engineers, however, have the idea to use the popular gaming console’s camera to assist doctors in clinical applications.

Application Briefs : Automotive
3D Volumetric Display Technology

The United States government spends a lot of money on its defense programs, investing in the training and technology necessary to arm and prepare the most advanced fighting force on the planet. The price tag...

Application Briefs : Medical
Cryogenic Supply System Protects Crews from Hazardous Gases

The Cryogenic Refuge Alternative Supply System (CryoRASS), and a smaller liquid air-filled backpack under development at NASA Kennedy Space Center’s (KSC) Biomedical Lab, have the potential to store more than twice the amount of breathable air than traditional compressed gas...

Application Briefs : Medical
Medical Robotics Experts Help Advance NASA’s Satellite Surgery Project

Johns Hopkins engineers, recognized as experts in medical robotics, are helping NASA with a space dilemma: How can the agency fix valuable satellites that are breaking down or running out of fuel? One option — sending a human repair crew into space — is costly,...

Application Briefs : Medical
Custom Assembly Helps Create Medical-Grade Saline in Space
BioConnect® bag and tubing assemblies
Cole-Parmer Instrument
Vernon Hills, IL
800-323-4340
www.coleparmer.com

BioConnect custom bag and tubing assemblies supplied the materials and services to catalyze the production of a prototype for the Intravenous...

Application Briefs : Medical
Rugged-Duty Actuator Enhances State-of-the-Art Pool/Spa Lift

The benefits of aquatic physical therapy and rehabilitation for those who have difficulty with weightbearing activities due to arthritis or injury, or those who are overweight, have long been known. There is also a significant population of wheelchairbound and disabled persons who use...

Application Briefs : Medical
Spiralock Fasteners Safeguard Reliability for Medical Lasers and Implants

Failure is not an option when it comes to medical equipment. From critical or sensitive devices like lasers, MRI scanners, knee joints, and implantable pacemakers to instruments as straightforward as stethoscopes, when life is at stake, medical equipment must be...

Application Briefs : Medical
Mass Flow Controllers Ensure Astronauts Have Medical Fluids On Demand
Quantim Coriolis mass flow controller
Brooks Instrument
Hatfield, PA
215-362-3527
www.brooksinstrument.com

Transporting medical fluids that are manufactured on Earth into space is expensive and logistically challenging, so researchers at...

Application Briefs : Medical
Forest City Gear Controls Prosthetic Hand

Forest City Gear of Roscoe, IL, is a turnkey gear manufacturer, responsible to their customers for literally every facet of gear manufacturing, including prototyping, testing, production, finishing, quality and process validation, even packaging and delivery. One customer the gear manufacturer has...

Application Briefs : Medical
Omron Controls and Drives Improve Animals’ Joint Health

Ferno Aquatic Therapy, Wilmington, OH, designs and manufactures canine and equine underwater treadmill equipment used by veterinarians to provide aquatic therapy, rehabilitation, and conditioning for both dogs and horses. Designed specifically for canine rehabilitation, the Ferno Aqua...

Application Briefs : Medical
NASA Satellite Data Interpreted for Medical and Public Health Use
Laboratory for Global Health Observation
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School
of Public Health
Birmingham, AL
205-934-4993
www.regardsstudy.org

A partnership between NASA’s National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) and the...

Application Briefs : Medical
Monitoring System Helps Astronauts Sleep on Space Station
VivoMetrics® LifeShirt System ambulatory
monitoring system
VivoMetrics
Ventura, CA
805-667-2225
www.vivometrics.com

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