University of Utah

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Research at the University of Utah is heavily involved in using the radio channel for location, location distinction, and wireless network security applications. This talk represents work led by Profs. Sneha K.
Kasera in the School of Computing and Neal Patwari in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The lab combines the research efforts of a dozen Master's and Ph.D. students in both Engineering and Computer Science. The joint lab has been investigating wireless networking technologies for the past two years, and has had success in both academic and commercial efforts. Some of these successes include winning the student research demo competition at the highly selective ACM MobiCom conference, being awarded a $70k Technology Commercialization Grant to develop location distinction technologies, and IP protection, including one patent pending and four provisional patents.
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2022
27 Jul 2022

Introducing a Protocol for Using Robotic Pets in Memory Care

You might think it was a typical therapy session at a long-term care facility. In a quiet room, a therapist sets down a pet carrier, brings out a cat, and sets it on a resident's lap. As the resident gently strokes the cat's fur, it purrs, and the therapist asks the resident questions about their childhood pets, accessing long-ago memories.
13 May 2022

Gas Sensors 2022-2032: Technology, Opportunities, Players, and Forecasts

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18 Jan 2022

Hydrogel Markets in Agriculture, Industry, Energy, Electronics, Electrical, Consumer 2022-2042

IDTechEx Report: Dr Matthew Dyson and Dr Xiaoxi He
2021
6 Dec 2021

Electrical Current Instead of Radiation in Diagnosing Breast Cancer

A safe, painless diagnostic tool for detecting breast cancer that uses a low electrical current instead of radiation. Mammograms are a safe, effective way to detect the presence of breast cancer in women. But doctors recommend most females should start getting mammograms after the age of 40 in part because the procedure involves small doses of ionizing radiation.
15 Oct 2021

AI Based Technology Quickly Identifies Genetic Causes of Disease

An artificial intelligence-based technology rapidly diagnoses rare disorders in critically ill children with high accuracy, according to a report by scientists. The benchmark finding, published in Genomic Medicine, foreshadows the next phase of medicine, where technology helps clinicians quickly determine the root cause of disease so they can give patients the right treatment sooner.
4 Oct 2021

Tracking Muscle Activity with Clothes on Your Back

Bioelectrical sensors on the skin can be used to measure electrical signals in the body, like heart activity and muscle contraction. While that provides valuable information for clinicians, current bioelectrical sensor technology can be ineffective, uncomfortable, expensive, and difficult to manufacture.
30 Jul 2021

A Blood Test for Your Body Clock? It's on The Horizon

What time is your body clock set on? The answer, mounting research suggests, can influence everything from your predisposition to diabetes, heart disease and depression to the optimal time for you to take medication.
13 Apr 2021

Battery Elimination in Electronics: Market Impact IoT, 6G, Healthcare, Wearables 2021-2041

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18 Mar 2021

Solar cells: Losses Made Visible on the Nanoscale

For the first time, a team has experimentally measured on an atomic level how leakage currents form and how they influence the solar cell performance.
2020
27 Jul 2020

AI in Medical Diagnostics 2020-2030: Image Recognition, Players, Clinical Applications, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nadia Tsao
9 Mar 2020

Self-Adhesive Sensor Predicts Heart Failure

Wearing a removable, adhesive patch sensor accurately predicted worsening heart failure and the need for hospitalization several days before heart failure hospitalization occurred among veterans with heart failure, according to research.
22 Jan 2020

Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards

Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
2019
15 Nov 2019

Cardiovascular Disease 2020-2030: Trends, Technologies & Outlook

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22 Jul 2019

Chip that converts wasted heat to usable energy

A researcher has discovered a way to produce more electricity from heat than thought possible by creating a silicon chip, also known as a "device," that converts more thermal radiation into electricity.
28 Mar 2019

Restoring hearing loss

A team of worldwide researchers have received a $9.7-million grant to design and develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure for the deaf that hopefully will cut through the noise and produce much more detailed sound than traditional hearing-loss treatments.
4 Jan 2019

Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs

Researchers have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule, which can be customized to deliver drugs, sense environmental conditions, or both, can reside in the stomach for at least a month, transmitting information and responding to instructions from a user's smartphone.
2018
16 Oct 2018

3D printing cells to produce human tissue

With today's technology, we can 3-D-print sculptures, mechanical parts, prosthetics, even guns and food. But a team of biomedical engineers have developed a method to 3-D-print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons, a process that will greatly improve a patient's recovery.
7 Sep 2018

Wearables powered by body movements

A wearable energy-harvesting device could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging, according to a team of researchers. The device, about the size of a wristwatch, produces enough power to run a personal health monitoring system.
2017
20 Dec 2017

Invasive and Non-Invasive Neural Interfaces: Forecasts and Applications 2018-2028

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15 Nov 2017

Bioengineered robotic hand with its own nervous system senses touch

Why not make a prosthesis that can actually "feel" its environment?