Coronavirus, COVID-19

Coronavirus, COVID-19 October 27, 2022

Sensors developed for fitted face masks

MIT researchers have developed a sensor to make it much easier to ensure a good face mask fit and it can be applied to any kind of mask.

By Anne Trafton
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Coronavirus, COVID-19 August 5, 2022

Advanced process control market showing strong growth

Future Market Insights projects the advanced process control (APC) market will grow more than 9% between 2022 to 2032.

By Future Market Insights
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Coronavirus, COVID-19 July 11, 2022

Industrial robots have moved from maturity into a fast-growth phase

As a result of COVID-19, the industrial robot market has moved from a mature and conservative phase into an exciting, fast-growth, almost start-up-like phase.

By Maya Xiao
Coronavirus, COVID-19 June 30, 2022

Advice on meeting engineering recruiting goals

There is a major push by system integrators and other engineering firms to find qualified talent, but the COVID-19 pandemic has created a shift in many ways. Two experts offer advice on finding the right engineering talent.

By Chris Vavra
Hierarchy of Controls: This figure, developed for an industrial setting or work environment, is used here as a model for airborne pandemic situations.
Coronavirus, COVID-19 April 8, 2022

Layered COVID-19 controls significantly reduce risks

QuaRAD method quantifies efficacy across thousands of scenarios; rating system anticipated

By Kevin Parker
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
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.

By Amanda Morris
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Coronavirus, COVID-19 December 1, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, November 2021

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in November 2021 included stories on the Engineers' Choice finalists, nanotube-based sensors, finite-state machine, IIoT controller use and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Coronavirus, COVID-19 November 29, 2021

COVID-19 antigen testing method offers fast, accurate results

An antigen-based COVID-19 detection method developed in a Northwestern University laboratory demonstrated 100% accuracy in a blind test in five or fewer minutes from swab to signal.

By Lila Reynolds
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Coronavirus, COVID-19 November 22, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 15-21, 2021

Articles about Engineers’ Choice finalists, nanotube-based sensors, SCADA and automation, finite-state machines and IIoT and controller use were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 15-21, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
OIL-TAS technology enables integrated RNA extraction and detection of SARS-CoV-2 on a single device. The process begins with lysing and capturing viral RNA onto magnetic beads (large pink well on left), followed by magnetically transporting the beads through two washing liquids (blue droplets) and into a final detection solution (small pink droplet on right), where a reaction amplifies the viral RNA for detection. Courtesy: Terry Juang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Coronavirus, COVID-19 November 12, 2021

Simpler COVID-19 test could be applied for future pandemics

Researchers from UW-Madison are working on commercialization of a faster, simpler and less expensive alternative to PCR tests for detecting COVID-19, which could be adapted to other infectious diseases.

By Tom Ziemer