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Medical

Helmet Made of Magnetic Metamaterials Could Improve Brain Scans

It may look like a bizarre bike helmet, or a piece of equipment found in Doc Brown’s lab in Back to the Future, yet this gadget made of plastic and copper wire is a...

News
Unmanned Systems

Veoneer Shows Its Latest Safety and AV Tech

Veoneer CEO Jacob Svanberg gazes at a large flat-screen display from a demonstrator van’s second-row seat. The screen shows hundreds of colored dots, including a dozen purple pixels...

Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

Elastic Polymer is Both Stiff and Tough

Elastic polymers, known as elastomers, can be stretched and released repeatedly and are used in applications such as gloves and heart valves, where they need to last a long time without tearing. But...

Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Method Recycles Facemasks into Roads to Combat COVID-Generated Waste

Making one kilometer of a two-lane road would use up about three million masks.

NASA Spinoff
Automotive

NASA’s Robotic Glove Finds its Fit

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

R&D
Electronics & Computers

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.

Global Innovations
Packaging & Sterilization

COVID-19: Scientists Develop Method to Disinfect PPE for Safe Reuse

A team has successfully developed a method for disinfecting PPE so it can be reused or safely recycled.

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Measurement Method Tests Fit of Exoskeletons

This testing method ensures that an exoskeleton and the person wearing it are moving smoothly and in harmony.

R&D
Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D Printed Lightweight Knee Brace

Researchers have developed a lighter, yet more robust knee brace for the elderly who suffer from knee problems.

Technology Leaders
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

The TWIICE Exoskeleton: Connector Trends in Medical Device Design

A modular exoskeleton relies on robust connectors.

R&D
Packaging & Sterilization

Sterilization Technology Could Rapidly Disinfect Disposable Face Masks

A new sterilization technology could be the key to safely reusing disposable face masks.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Mask Prototype Can Detect COVID-19 Infection

The sensor technology could also be used to create clothing that detects a variety of pathogens and other threats.

Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

ARTEMIS III: Return to the Surface

The third flight of SLS and Orion will carry the first woman and first person of color to the Moon.

NASA Spinoff
Electronics & Computers

Keeping Warmer in the Great Outdoors

A long-time apparel insulator develops its own takes on popular NASA spinoff material.

R&D
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Smart Fabric Stiffens on Demand

A new type of chain mail fabric is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.

Application Briefs
Imaging

Technologies Increase Safety of Astronauts to the Moon

As the U.S. lands a craft on the Moon for the first time since 1972, technology built by Louisiana State University students will report back from the lunar surface.

5 Ws
Wearables

5 Ws of the COVID-Detecting Facemask

Who

The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is still a major threat to public health. Wearing a facemask is a step in protecting against infection; the new facemask also diagnoses the wearer with...

Applications
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Stepping Up Emergency Medical Production with Robotics

Infiplast, a plastics company for medical devices, was asked to design, prototype, test, and manufacture a critical component for ventilators.

Briefs
Imaging

AI and Wearable Cameras Combine in Self-Walking Robotic Exoskeletons

Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.

Briefs
Materials

Lighter Radiation Shielding for Electronics

This new technique shields electronics from ionizing radiation in applications such as military and space exploration.

Application Briefs
Materials

Add-On Armor Solutions

For added armor, ALLTEC Composite Material of Brazil and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Spacesuit Flow Switch

A spacesuit design adds the precision Model AS-FS Flow Switch from FCI Aerospace.

Briefs
Materials

High-Performance, Energy-Absorbing Material

The new material could provide efficient and reusable protection from shock, vibration, and explosion.

Briefs
Energy

Green Method for Producing Hydrogen Peroxide

This portable method could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.

Road Ready
Materials

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Grows All Around

When engineering an upscale, 3-row Jeep SUV, the development spider charts must get pretty crowded. You’ll need lots of in-cabin technology and thoughtful features for the third-row family...

Applications
Manufacturing & Prototyping

AM: Quickly Adapting in Tandem with Medical Innovation

While AM brings speed, efficiency, and an alternative supply chain, the manufacturing method can also lead to better patient care.

Features
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Coping with the Pandemic: How One Contract Manufacturer Transformed Its Business

When the COVID-19 pandemic grounded much of the U.S. aerospace business in 2020, a Massachusetts-based contract manufacturer was forced to improvise.

Briefs
AR/AI

AI and Wearable Cameras Combined in Self-Walking Robotic Exoskeletons

Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.

Q&A
Software

ZF Builds Its Computational-Power Assets

Even by industry norms, Martin Fischer (right) has a lengthy job title. He is a member of the board of management for ZF and his responsibilities include electronics and ADAS, passive safety...