University of Washington

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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington (UW) is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the west coast of the United States and is one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The UW has 47,000 students (34,000 undergraduate and 13,000 graduate) and 3,900 full-time faculty, divided into 16 schools and colleges. UW's research budget consistently ranks among the top 5 in both public and private universities in the United States. The UW is also the largest recipient of federal research funding among public universities and second among all public and private universities in the country, a position that the UW has held each year since 1974. The UW faculty includes more than 120 members of the National Academies, thirteen MacArthur Fellows, five winners of the National Medal of Science, and six Nobel Prize winners. Programs from across the campus are ranked among the best in their fields.
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4 May 2022

Swift Solar

Swift Solar is a company that works on perovskite PV. It was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in California, USA. This profile is based on a discussion with the CEO and co-founder, Dr Joel Jean.
24 Mar 2022

Using Sound Waves to Break up Kidney Stones

An innovative technique called burst wave lithotripsy may provide an effective, more accessible alternative for noninvasive treatment of kidney stones, according to initial human studies.
21 Mar 2022

Tiny Battery-Free Sensors Float in The Wind like Dandelion Seeds

Wireless sensors can monitor how temperature, humidity or other environmental conditions vary across large swaths of land, such as farms or forests. These tools could provide unique insights for a variety of applications, including digital agriculture and monitoring climate change.
3 Mar 2022

New Super Material Could Battle Bullets, Deflect Space Debris

Engineers have created a nanofiber material that outperforms its widely used counterparts — including steel plates and Kevlar fabric — in protecting against high-speed projectile impacts. Basically, it's better than bulletproof.
1 Feb 2022

Food Tracking AI System to Reduce Malnutrition in Care Homes

New technology could help reduce malnutrition and improve overall health in long-term care homes by automatically recording and tracking how much food residents consume.
19 Jan 2022

World's Smallest Nano-Based Capacitive Sensor

Somalytics Inc introduce two remarkable products that "feel" human presence through Somalytics' unique, miniature carbon-nanotube paper composite capacitive sensors: the SomaControl gesture monitor and the SomaSense 3D floor mat.
13 Jan 2022

Somalytics

Somalytics is an early stage company aiming to spin-out a CNT-based capacitive sensor technology. This is highly sensitive and non-contact, enabling applications ranging from HMI switches to eye-tracking for AR/VR. IDTechEx caught up with CEO Barbara Barclay following the company's presentation at CES 2022.
6 Jan 2022

Trial of Exoskeleton Technology for Children with Cerebral Palsy

A major, five-year clinical trial to test a treatment strategy for children with cerebral palsy using patented and patent-pending inventions comprising a lightweight, wearable robotic device that provides neuromuscular training while making walking easier.
2021
6 Dec 2021

Deep Learning Dreams up New Protein Structures

Just as convincing images of cats can be created using artificial intelligence, new proteins can now be made using similar tools. In a report in Nature, researchers describe the development of a neural network that "hallucinates" proteins with new, stable structures.
1 Dec 2021

Researchers Shrink Camera to the Size of a Salt Grain

Micro-sized cameras have great potential to spot problems in the human body and enable sensing for super-small robots, but past approaches captured fuzzy, distorted images with limited fields of view.
24 Nov 2021

Wearable Device can Detect and Reverse Opioid Overdose

A research team has developed a wearable device to detect and reverse an opioid overdose. The device, worn on the stomach like an insulin pump, senses when a person stops breathing and moving, and injects naloxone, a lifesaving antidote that can restore respiration.
21 Oct 2021

Cambrios Film Solutions Corp

Cambrios Film Solutions Corp is a company producing silver nanowire transparent conductive films. It has a somewhat complex history and is now headquartered in Taiwan with operations in Xiamen and Shenzen in China as well as Japan. The company effectively became the property of TPK Holdings in 2016, following post-bankruptcy restructuring - at this stage there are indicators that it has been fully absorbed by its parent company.
8 Oct 2021

A Robot That Finds Lost Items

A busy commuter is ready to walk out the door, only to realize they've misplaced their keys and must search through piles of stuff to find them. Rapidly sifting through clutter, they wish they could figure out which pile was hiding the keys. Researchers have created a robotic system that can do just that.
7 Jul 2021

Atmosic

IDTechEx interviewed Srinivas Pattamatta, VP of Business Development at Atmosic. They have developed low power Bluetooth chips with integrated power management systems capable of enabling energy harvesting.
7 Jul 2021

Self Powered Implantable Device Stimulates Bone Healing, Disappears

Researchers know that electricity can help speed up bone healing, but "zapping" fractures has never really caught on, since it requires surgically implanting and removing electrodes powered by an external source.
28 Jun 2021

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Effect on Brain Activity

A new study adds to a growing body of research on the role of the vagus nerve in brain function and will help health care providers to select optimal clinical practices of using vagus nerve stimulation to treat diseases.
31 May 2021

New Tool Activates Deep Brain Neurons Combining Ultrasound, Genetics

Neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy have had some treatment success with deep brain stimulation, but those require surgical device implantation. A multidisciplinary team has developed a new brain stimulation technique using focused ultrasound that is able to turn specific types of neurons in the brain on and off and precisely control motor activity without surgical device implantation.
15 Apr 2021

Machine Learning at Speed

Inserting lightweight optimization code in high-speed network devices has enabled researchers to increase the speed of machine learning on parallelized computing systems five-fold.
11 Mar 2021

Contactless Monitoring of Heart Rhythm Using Smart Speakers

Smart speakers, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, have proven adept at monitoring certain health care issues at home. For example, researchers have shown that these devices can detect cardiac arrests or monitor babies breathing.
10 Mar 2021

Floating Robots will Help Solve the Mysteries of our Oceans

The University of Washington will soon be deploying a fleet of floating robots in oceans around the world. The effort is part of a $53-million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue fundamental questions about ocean ecosystems and to inform computer models for fisheries and climate studies.