At the Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2014, Xandem Technology showed off a prototype that uses radio waves to track human body movement. Applications for this product could revolutionize industries like personal home security.
Technology & Engineering
Technology and Engineering bridge the gap between what the mind can imagine and what the laws of nature allow. While scientists seek to discover what is not yet known, engineers apply fundamental science to design and develop new devices and systems—technology—to solve societal problems. Technological and engineering innovations then return the favor by affecting human—as well as other animal species'—the ability to control and adapt to their natural environments.
WHOI engineers develop a new type of ocean robot
Keen Home co-founder Nayeem Hussain explains how the smart vents integrate into daily life. Keen Homes is funded through NSF's Small Business Innovation Research program.
NSF-funded small business Applied Biosensors has created sensors that continuously monitor multiple biomarkers. The core technology has implications for biomedical research, water quality management and metabolic monitoring, among others.
Researchers work to counter a new class of coffee shop hackers
Researchers are shrinking the massive space needed for synchotron X-rays to the size of a tabletop.
Engineers supported by the National Science Foundation are learning what ingredients and conditions cause spot fire ignition.
These flexible devices would monitor, treat chronic wounds and communicate progress wirelessly
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Before a new material can succeed as a structural component, it must fail.
A type of stem cell may hold secrets to reducing obesity.
A new device for assembling large tissues from living components could someday be used to build replacement human organs the way electronics are assembled today: with precise picking and placing of parts.
Georgia Tech engineers are testing out novel materials and combinations that would be less disruptive and costly.
At 2015 International CES, NSF-funded small business Sun Innovations demonstrated a special coating that transforms transparent surfaces - such as glass - into futuristic digital displays.
It looks like Fitbit for feet, but it's actually Google for gait, according to Stacy Bamberg, CEO and founder of Veristride.
NSF-funded small business Nexgen Arrays is developing tests for the detection of viruses, including Ebola, Lassa, and Marburg, directly from blood, near the site of patient care.
At International CES 2015, members of the NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) demonstrated nanotech-enabled, wearable health and environmental monitoring devices they have developed with NSF support.
A portable device powered by a simple breath can measure lung function and transmit results to your phone. The 3-D printed device is designed to enable people with lung conditions, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), to gauge their lung function without having to visit a clinic.
Illuminating the brain and nervous system is one of today's greatest engineering challenges. A new technique called expansion microscopy uses chemicals commonly found in baby diapers to swell mouse brain tissue samples with water to nearly five times the usual size, with little distortion.
Wonyoung Kim, co-founder and CEO of Lion Semiconductor, explained what the technology does at 2015 International CES.