Briefs Sensors/Data Acquisition
Oximeter Headband Initial Characterization Test on Form, Fit, and Function
The oximeter headband system consists of a custom-made, textile-based headband. It is a noninvasive, non-subcutaneous, and non-radiation-harming device that only maintains surface contact with the skin.
Time with the Teardown Titan
Competitive benchmarking has long played a vital role in the auto industry, but until recently, it’s been an insider’s game. Then came a surprise hit on YouTube: Munro Live. The ongoing series is...
News Manufacturing & Prototyping
How Ford Is Mobilizing Its Engineers in the COVID-19 Fight
The fight against COVID-19 has forced disparate industries to collaborate on a technical level not seen since World War II, in order to boost supply of vital medical equipment....
Underwriters Labs Publishes First AV Safety Standard
On April 1, 2020, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) announced that it published UL 4600 as an American National Standard. With its publication, UL 4600 became the auto industry’s first...
Inside Story: Allied Motion
Many medical devices — from robotic surgery to autonomous delivery robots in hospitals, to dialysis equipment — use motion control products to operate. Allied Motion’s long and successful experience as a...
Briefs Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Modular Biosensor Patch
Researchers are identifying new biomarkers to help monitor cognition and stress in the human body and enhance human performance. Traditional biomarkers like heart rate, temperature, oxygen partial pressure, blood...
Articles Test & Measurement
Using RISC-V to Simplify Data Logging in Space
Worldwide demand for low Earth orbit satellites is increasing at an unprecedented pace, driven by diverse needs such as faster and more affordable Internet access, and faster revisit rates with...
Application Briefs Aerospace
Custom Flexible Shafts
S.S. White Technologies
St. Petersburg, FL
S.S. White Technologies, a company that specializes in the design and manufacture of flexible shafts and related assemblies, is...
Researchers Show How Fear Memories Can Be Erased
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have devised a method to selectively erase particular fear memories by weakening the connections between the nerve cells (neurons)...
Electric Patch Holds Promise for Treating PTSD
An average of 30 years had passed since the traumatic events that had left them depressed, anxious, irritable, hypervigilant, unable to sleep well and prone to nightmares. But for 12 people who...
Blast-Induced Acceleration in a Shock Tube
High-fidelity simulation of blast flow conditions can aid in developing strategies to mitigate blast-induced brain injury.
The prevalence of blast-induced traumatic brain injury (bTBI) has...
INSIDER Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wireless Sensor Enables Study of Traumatic Brain Injuries
A new system that uses a wireless implant has been shown to record – for the first time – how brain tissue deforms when subjected to the kind of shock that causes blast-induced...
Quantum Radar Detects “Invisible” Objects
A prototype quantum radar has the potential to detect objects that are invisible to conventional systems. The new breed of radar is a hybrid system that uses quantum correlation between microwave...
MIT Provides Yeast a Different Environment for Ethanol Tolerance
Ethanol and other alcohols can disrupt yeast cell membranes, eventually killing the cells. In research funded by the MIT Energy Initiative and the U.S. Department of Energy, researchers at MIT and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research found that adding potassium and...
Wireless Vital Signs Monitor for Trauma Patients
A miniature, portable wireless vital signs monitor (MWVSM), called Mini-medic™, could aid in the triage and diagnosis of trauma patients with and without traumatic brain injury (TBI). The MWVSM consists of two components, both of which are the approximate size and weight of a cellphone: one is a...
New Technology Detects Bacterial Pathogens in Soldiers' Combat Wounds
A biological detection technology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists can detect bacterial pathogens in the wounds of U.S. soldiers that have...
Effect of Acceleration Frequency on Spatial Orientation Mechanisms
Extreme motion environments can induce loss of visual acuity, motion sickness, and spatial disorientation. Understanding how human sensory integration of acceleration stimuli affects spatial awareness will improve models of spatial disorientation and mishap analysis. While there...
Precision Targeting with a Tracking Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope
Adaptive optics (AO) has become increasingly utilized in research ophthalmic diagnostic instruments since their first use nearly ten years ago. Integration of...
Briefs Test & Measurement
Process for Testing Aeromedical Equipment
Medical devices are designed to function in environmentally controlled locations, such as stationary hospitals, and not within the harsh, dynamic aircraft environment. Yet, the same medical devices...
High-Resolution Anatomic and Elastographic Transrectal Ultrasound for Improved Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer screening generally uses the Pro state Spe cific Antigen (PSA) blood test, free-PSA testing, and Digital Rectal Exam...
Macromolecular Carriers for Nanomedicine and Nano Devices
Tailoring the surface properties of biodegradable nanospheres and microspheres for in-vivo blood-contacting applications includes defining relationships among chemical composition, processing parameters, nanosphere sizes and size distributions, and surface structure. Developments include:...
Genetic Studies of Responses of Bones to Mechanical Stresses
Progress has been reported in a continuing program of molecular genetic studies of the responses of bones to mechanical stresses. Prior studies in mice and humans had provided evidence that mechanical loading stimulates bone formation and that immobilization or loss of mechanical...
Tactical Medical Coordination System
The term "tactical medical coordination system" (TacMedCS) denotes any of several prototype electronic systems for tracking patients in a scenario that may involve multiple instances of treatment by...
Remote Blood Pressure Waveform Sensing
This non-contact, non-invasive blood pressure apparatus continuously measures and monitors blood pressure using a laser Doppler vibrometer to create waveforms. The laser-based system may be utilized to continuously provide highly detailed information about the timing characteristics of the blood pressure...
NO-Generating Coats for Subcutaneous Glucose Sensors
In a research program now in progress, polymeric materials that catalyze the generation of nitric oxide (NO) at low concentrations are being developed and tested for utility as coatings on...
Update on Implantable Sensors for Metabolic Monitoring
Progress has been made in a continuing effort to develop surgically implantable, biocompatible electrochemical- sensor arrays for continuous measurement of concentrations of analytes...
Toward High-Performance Neural Control of Prosthetic Devices
A program of basic and applied research in neuroscience is dedicated to (1) advancing fundamental understanding of how the human brain plans and executes arm movements and (2) designing and building high-performance neural prostheses for controlling arm prostheses. The basic-research...
Progress Toward Cell-Directed Assembly of Nanostructures
During 2007, progress was made on several fronts in a research program oriented toward developing capabilities for biocompatible and biomimetic self-assembly of nanostructures that...
Implantable Electrochemical Sensors for Metabolic Monitoring
Arrays of electrochemical sensors that include specially coated (as described below) gold electrodes on flexible polyimide sheets have been fabricated and tested in a continuing...
University of Rochester Lab Creates New 'Reddmatter' Superconductivity Material...
Air Force Completes First Magnetic Navigation Flight on C-17 - Mobility...
Air Force Performs First Test of Microwave Counter Drone Weapon THOR - Mobility...
MIT Report Finds US Lead in Advanced Computing is Almost Gone - Mobility...
Navy Selects Lockheed Martin and Raytheon to Develop Hypersonic Missile -...
Boeing to Develop Two New E-7 Variants for US Air Force - Mobility Engineering...
Air Force Performs First Test of Microwave Counter Drone Weapon THOR
Single Event Effects in High Altitude Aerospace Sensor Applications
Accelerate Software Innovation Through Target-Optimized Code...
Manufacturing & Prototyping
How Metal Additive Manufacturing Is Driving the Future of Tooling
Electronics & Computers
Microelectronics Data Security: Better with Formal Methods
Solving Complex Thermal Challenges of Today’s Space Market
Traction-Motor Innovations for Passenger and Commercial Electric...