NSF-funded small business Polymer Braille Inc. is developing a mechanical Braille device that uses polymer-based, single-dot actuators to enable visually impaired people to access digital information on a mobile tablet computer.
International Consumer Electronics Show
Eureka Park, an area dedicated to up-and-coming technology born from fundamental science and engineering innovation, at the world's largest consumer electronics event, the International CES®. In this video series, the National Science Foundation features some of their SBIR grantees who presented at the CES.
National Science Foundation-funded small business SynTouch has developed a sensor technology that gives robots the ability to replicate -- and sometimes exceed -- the human sense of touch.
National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded small business Chirp Microsystems is developing an ultrasound 3-D sensing technology that lets users play music or check email on a tablet with the wave of a hand.
A new more affordable, portable, smartphone-compatible spectrometer could soon help users detect mislabeled or fake pills.
NSF-funded small business Tag Optics is developing a lens that uses sound to more rapidly bring images into focus.
In industry, fragile or difficult-to-grip items require a delicate touch. That's why Empire Robotics, funded by the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research program, is bringing the VERSABALL to the marketplace.
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.
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.
Wonyoung Kim, co-founder and CEO of Lion Semiconductor, explained what the technology does at 2015 International CES.
At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, Empire Robotics displayed their innovative soft gripper technology by out-competing human challengers with their precision ping pong tossing.
Can you wiggle your ears? If so, you're a prime candidate to try out a new headset from Reach Bionics. The small business has created technology that harnesses EMG signals from ear muscles. The creators demonstrated the device at the 2015 International CES Eureka Park.