Features

R&D

Latest Articles

Researchers have developed a soft and nonirritating microfluidic sensor for the real-time measurement of lactate concentration in sweat.
A smart speaker acts as a contactless monitor for both regular and irregular heartbeats
Wearable sensors would be placed near the tear duct or mouth to collect biofluid samples.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
Device Creates 3D Images of Skin

A research team has developed a portable device that produces high-resolution 3D images of human skin within 10 minutes. The team says the portable skin mapping (imaging) device could be used to assess...

Researchers have demonstrated that a family of self-sterilizing polymers are effective at inactivating coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19.
R&D: Test & Measurement
Fast, Cheap COVID-19 Antibody Test

A cost-efficient COVID-19 antibody test costs less than $2 per test and is used with a desktop detection system that is suitable for point-of-care situations like clinics and physician offices.

A textile sensor can detect pressure points on the socket of a prosthetic limb.
R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Artificial Aorta Reduces Blood Pressure
A silicone aorta can reduce how hard patients’ hearts have to pump.
NIST researchers are in the early stages of a massive undertaking to design and build a fleet of tiny ultra-sensitive thermometers.
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
A new nanomaterial from the silk produced by the Tetranychus lintearius mite has the ability to penetrate human cells without damaging them and, therefore, has promising biomedical properties.
Scientists are developing a platform that can monitor and model the real-time processing of gut microbiome serotonin activity.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Spiderwebs Inspire 3D Photodectors
Researchers used some architectural features from spiderwebs to develop 3D photodetectors for biomedical imaging.
Scientists have improved electrical conductivity in a polymer electrode for e-skin applications.
The technologies may enable wearable health monitors to produce improved physiological information and continuous monitoring without frequent battery changes.
By collecting tears, the lenses effectively measure pH and levels of biomarkers.
The two materials are interlocked as closely as links in a chain.
The achievement could increase the understanding of the brain's connectivity and detect signs of traumatic brain injury, dementia, and schizophrenia.
A new biomaterial significantly reduces scar formation after wounding, leading to more effective skin healing.
The breakthrough involves inkjet printing and materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ago.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible Sensor Offers Less Hysteresis
Flexible TRACE sensor patches can be placed on the skin to measure blood flow in superficial arteries.
Using 3D printers, scientists have created synthetic soft surfaces with tongue-like textures.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
Plant-Based Thermotherapy Patch
A biodegradable, transparent, flexible and fast-acting thermo-therapy patch from plant leaves is compatible with flexible electronic applications.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable Pressure-Sensitive Devices
A gelatin-based hydrogel addresses the problems presented in constructing wearable pressure-sensitive sensors.
The rectangular robot is as tiny as a few human hairs.
Researchers have developed a biomaterial that significantly reduces scar formation after wounding.
A paper-clip-sized device has been shown to help patients with upper limb paralysis to text, e-mail, and even shop online in the first human trial.
Researchers have fabricated tiny energy storage devices that can effectively power flexible and wearable skin sensors.
Engineers have developed a new framework that makes elastomer design a modular process, allowing for the mixing and matching of different metals with a single polymer.

Ask the Expert

Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire

In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

Inside Story

Videos