Life Sciences


  • Hand gesture recognition technologies for healthcare and security

    Hand gesture recognition technologies have the potential to enhance the naturalness and intuitiveness of human-computer interactions.

  • A seed-sized radar sensor detects microscopic movements

    The device relies on millimeter-wave — an electromagnetic frequency that ranges from 30 gigahertz to 300 gigahertz and is located between microwaves and infrared — radar technology.

  • Video: Microfluidic platform models disease in human organs

    The device monitors interactions between up to eight unique organ tissue cultures for extended periods of time to replicate how actual organs will respond.

  • Binghamton team develops robotic seeing-eye dog

    To develop the robotic eye-seeing dog, researchers developed a leash tugging interface for training the robot.

  • New approach verifies authenticity of COVID-19 vaccines

    The new approach involves handheld spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SORS) for rapidly authenticating unopened vials of COVID-19 vaccines.

  • Students create a device that eliminates bed bugs

    Instead of using pesticide treatments that rely on someone sleeping in an infested room as living bait to lure the bed bugs, the device will draw out the bugs.

  • A magnetic gel that expedites diabetic wound healing

    According to its developers, the bandage is pre-loaded with a hydrogel that contains a mixture of skin cells for healing along with magnetic particles.

  • Study: Drones could speed AED delivery to cardiac arrest scenes

    The simulation model, hypothesizing that all local first responders carry an AED, subsequently optimized a network of AED-carrying drones and compared the response time of a hypothetical drone network and historical data from local first responder response times.

  • Researchers claim world's fastest COVID-19 test

    The virus diagnostic device, dubbed LoCKAmp, features a portable testing unit, disposable cartridges and employs reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (or RT-LAMP) for multiplying specific sequences of RNA.

  • Light cure adhesives for medical wearables

    The new product is formulated without isobornyl acrylate or any other known skin sensitizing monomers.

  • OKW’s versatile MEDITEC plastic enclosures for medical electronics and more

    Designed primarily for high-quality, high-value healthcare and laboratory electronics, the enclosures are also ideal for feedback control, test and measurement, communications and network technology.

  • This robot promises to help diagnose breast cancer early

    The manipulator can reportedly apply specific forces — akin to those used by human examiners — to detect lumps via sensor technology at greater depths than previously achieved.

  • Smart scalpel promises to improve surgical training

    A sensor-loaded circuit fits within the handle of the smart scalpel to track the force used during surgical procedures.

  • A computer model for predicting who needs lung cancer screening

    To help build the model, researchers used data on 216,714 smokers from the U.K. Biobank cohort and 26,616 smokers from the U.S. National Lung Screening trial.

  • Plant-based microrobots for traversing the human body

    According to its developers, the non-toxic and biocompatible microrobots are composed of hydrogel composites featuring cellulose nanoparticles from plants.

  • Plasma technology transforms microalgae into bioactive coatings for improved wound care

    Using argon atmospheric plasma jet technology, the team reportedly transformed the microalgae Spirulina maxima into bioactive coatings that promote wound healing, fight bacterial infections and apply anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Reusable PPE technology is heating up

    Self-decontaminating composite textile material enables multiuse personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Study: Drones deliver opioid overdose kits faster than ambulances

    Using data from real-world fatal opioid overdoses, the team determined that commercial-off-the-shelf drones could have reached 78% of cases within seven minutes, a dramatic increase on the 14% reached by ambulances.

  • This self-decontaminating fabric could reduce PPE waste

    The material can self-decontaminate its surfaces using Joule heating, destroying viruses like SARS-CoV-2 in under 5 seconds while the opposite side of the fabric reportedly stays cool.

  • Zeus launches next-generation tubing for bioresorbable vascular scaffolds

    The tubing provides a highly customizable platform for design and offers an alternative to metallic products implanted permanently in the human body.

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