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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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2019
4 Jan

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
30 Nov

Piezoelectric Harvesting and Sensing 2019-2039

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16 Oct

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

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.
11 May

Environmental Gas Sensors 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Luyun Jiang
29 Mar

Haptics 2018-2028: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
27 Feb

Non-Toxic Materials for Electronics/ Electrics: Large Emerging Markets 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Lorenzo Grande
2017
20 Dec

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

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1 Dec

Electrically Smart Roads 2018-2028

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15 Nov

Bioengineered robotic hand with its own nervous system senses touch

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

Vertical axis wind turbines can offer cheaper electricity

A vertical axis wind turbine is a wind turbine design where the generator is vertically oriented in the tower, rather than sitting horizontally on top.
25 Jul

Neuroprosthetics 2018-2028: Technologies, Forecasts, Players

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28 Apr

Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality 2017-2027: Technologies, Forecasts, Players

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11 Apr

Non-toxic material that generates electricity through hot and cold

Thanks to the discovery of a new material, jewelry such as a ring and your body heat could generate enough electricity to power a body sensor, or a cooking pan could charge a cellphone in just a few hours.
24 Feb

Stabilising energy storage

Because the sun doesn't always shine, solar utilities need a way to store extra charge for a rainy day. The same goes for wind power facilities, since the wind doesn't always blow. To take full advantage of renewable energy, electrical grids need large batteries that can store the power coming from wind and solar installations until it is needed.
8 Feb

Smart glasses that focus automatically

The days of wearing bifocals or constantly swapping out reading glasses might soon come to an end.
2016
12 Oct

Vaporsens

David Pugh interviewed Angela Mitcham, Business Development and Partnerships manager at Vaporsens, an exciting startup based on nanofibre sensors for detection of over 30 compounds of interest, primarily for the security industry.
20 Jun

Turnable, twistable robots

Forget steel and aluminum. The robots of tomorrow may be able to squish, stretch and squeeze.
2014
17 Oct

Tiny, sound-powered chip to serve as medical device

Engineers are developing a way to send power - safely and wirelessly - to smart chips programmed to perform medical tasks and report back the results.
18 Jun

New optical element sorts sunlight for solar cell efficiency

Electrical engineers have designed a thin layer made of a transparent plastic or glass that sorts and concentrates sunlight to boost the overall efficiency of solar cells by up to 50 percent.
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