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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.