Amanda Morris

Amanda Morris, science and engineering writer, Northwestern University

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Coronavirus, COVID-19 January 21, 2022

Turning face masks into smart monitoring devices

Northwestern Engineering researchers have developed a new smart sensor called FaceBit, which is a quarter-sized sensor that uses a tiny magnet to attach to any N95, cloth or surgical face mask.

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Edge Computing, Embedded Systems May 14, 2021

Computing device simulates human learning

Northwestern University and University of Hong Kong researchers have developed a brain-like computing device that is conditioned to associate light with pressure.

By Amanda Morris
Sensors, Vision June 21, 2020

Wearable COVID-19 sensor receives research grant

A Northwestern research team received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue developing a novel wearable device and set of algorithms specifically tailored to catch early signs and monitor progression of COVID-19.

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‘Power of Industry’ will propel Hannover Fair 2001 June 18, 2020

Smart COVID-19 PPE mask project receives research grant

Northwestern Engineering researchers received a $200,000 grant from the NSF to develop smart personal protective equipment (PPE) masks embedded with battery-free sensors to assess health for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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‘Power of Industry’ will propel Hannover Fair 2001 May 27, 2020

Engineers adapt emergency ventilators for COVID-19 patients

Engineers at Northwestern University has found a way to retrofit a common commercial emergency ventilator into a device better-suited for COVID-19 patients.

By Amanda Morris
‘Power of Industry’ will propel Hannover Fair 2001 April 18, 2020

Self-sanitizing face mask project for COVID-19 research receives NSF grant

A Northwestern University researcher has received National Science Foundation (NSF) funding to develop a new self-sanitizing medical face mask that deactivates viruses on contact for better personal protective equipment (PPE).

By Amanda Morris
Robotics March 9, 2020

Algorithm helps swarming robots avoid collisions, traffic jams

Northwestern University researchers have developed a decentralized algorithm that allow robots to move with a collision-free, deadlock-free guarantee.

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