Recreating the bead-like structure of seal whiskers grants scientists insight into new underwater technologies.
Mechanical sensors inspired by crocodile skin
A uniquely sensitive, stretchable pressure sensor for prosthetics, soft robotics, and human-machine interfaces.
Sensor translates sign language into audio
With the help of machine learning, a skin-like sensor internalizes different stimuli, allowing it to read and interpret hand movement.
Wireless, wearable sensor created for deep-tissue monitoring
A team led by Wubin Bai developed a novel wearable sensor patch that provides a safe, real-time, less invasive and low-cost way to track a patient’s recovery.
A smart pillowcase that tracks sleep
A new smart pillowcase not only tracks sleep but is powered by head movement, providing a more accurate means of monitoring sleep cycles.
Pesticide detection improved using flame spray technique
The new sensors reliably and uniformly detected molecular signals, and their performance remained intact when tested again after two and a half months.
Smart knitted garments monitor the heart
Wearable devices for health monitoring don’t have to be limited to just smart watches and fitness trackers.
New blood sensor makes colonoscopies safer
A new blood sensor utilizes miniaturized channels to monitor for accidental bleeding during colonoscopies.
A sprayable chemical sensor for better environmental monitoring
An innovative chemical sensor design could make environmental monitoring in the field more efficient and effective.
Using a comb made of lasers to study greenhouse gases
Researchers working to understand climate change, find inspiration in the most unlikely of places.