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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Combating COVID-19 with Clean Air Tech

NASA-derived air-quality technologies help curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Briefs
Manned Systems

Bendable Robot Arm Guided by Augmented Reality

The highly customizable robotic arm can be twisted and turned in all directions.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Novel Biosensors Set to Revolutionize Brain-Controlled Robotics

A carbon-based biosensor could drive new innovations in brain-controlled robotics.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Electronic Skin Reacts to Pain

Artificial skin reacts to pain just like real skin, paving the way to better prosthetics, robotics, and noninvasive alternatives to skin grafts.

Briefs
Wearables

Sensors Integrated in Clothing Monitor Heart Rate

The device ultimately should be able to provide accurate signals from a person who is walking, running, or climbing stairs.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Ultra-Sensitive, Resilient Sensor for Smart Textiles

The Slinky-like sensor survives washing machines, cars, and hammers.

Briefs
Wearables

Miniaturized, Wireless Oxygen Sensor for Sick Infants

The mobile, wearable device could allow babies to leave the hospital and be monitored from home.

Briefs
Wearables

Wearable Gas Sensor for Health and Environmental Monitoring

Applications include detection of chemical and biological agents as well as dangerous gases from vehicle emissions.

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Flexible Imaging Device

3D micro-printing was used to develop this small, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

An Innovative Imaging Technique for Dynamic Optical Nanothermometry

A new imaging technique measures temperature in 2D.

Briefs
Medical

Wireless Smart Contact Lenses Detect Disease

These smart lenses can be used to diagnose and treat diabetes.

Briefs
Wearables

Portable Device Treats Infections and Wounds

The wearable device offers options for treating antibiotic-resistant infections and wounds.

Briefs
Materials

Injectable, Flexible Electrode Could Replace Rigid Nerve-Stimulating Implants

By electrically stimulating nerves, this therapy can reduce epileptic seizures and soothe chronic pain without the use of conventional drugs like opioids.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Material Detects COVID-19 Quickly and Accurately

Potential applications for a graphene atomic-level sensor include detecting COVID, ALS, and cancer.

Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Products of Tomorrow

Self-healing materials, quick disconnects, and eco-friendly micro-supercapacitors.

R&D
Medical

Low-Cost, 3D Printed Device May Broaden Ultrasound Use

Researchers have developed a low-cost, highly precise focused ultrasound (FUS) device that can be used on small animal models in preclinical research.

R&D
Medical

DNA Nanotechnology Tools Help Develop New Therapies

A suite of diverse, multifunctional DNA nanotechnological tools offers unique capabilities.

Articles
Materials

Create the Future Design Contest: Success Story — Reinventing Mobility

Rowheel, which was a winning technology at SAE’s Create the Future Design Contest in 2010, continues to roll forward.

NASA Spinoff
Automotive

NASA’s Robotic Glove Finds its Fit

NASA’s grip-strengthening glove technology aims to reduce workplace stress injuries.

5 Ws
Sensors/Data Acquisition

5 Ws of a Wearable Metamaterial

A newly designed wearable magnetic metamaterial could help make MRI scans crisper, faster, and cheaper.

Features
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Assistive Audio Signal Stimulation Offers Relief for Parkinson’s Patients

Early indicators suggest that there are significant mood improvements that assist in the quality of life for the patients testing the devices.

Features
Test & Measurement

Developing an Analog Front-End for an Electrocardiogram Monitor

The SLG47004 can be used as a cost-effective integrated solution for the analog front-end of an ECG monitor.

Technology Leaders
Design

The Journey Toward Intelligent Catheters

The need for innovations like multi-filar cables and multi-channel transmission cables has become more important than ever.

Features
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Device Development Excels in Rapid Development Centers

Learn how a dedicated team of experts at a rapid development center (RDC) can improve the design process.

R&D
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Single-Use Sensor Strips Detect Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks

A single-use sensor strip can be used with a circuit board.

R&D
Wearables

Patch Delivers Insulin in Cheeks

A polymer fiber mat is activated by heat to release drugs.

R&D
AR/AI

AI Platform for Mammography Aids Decision-Making

An artificial intelligence (AI) platform analyzes potentially cancerous lesions in mammography scans to determine whether a patient should receive an invasive biopsy. But unlike its many...

R&D
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Smart Facemask Sends Alerts

A new mask sends an alert to the wearer via their smartphone when the recommended healthy CO2 limits inside the facemask are exceeded.

R&D
Nanotechnology

COVID Breathalyzer Allows Mass Screenings in Public

A prototype “breathalyzer” accurately diagnoses COVID-19, even in asymptomatic individuals, in less than 5 minutes.