Devices & inventions

Wearable sensors detect what’s in your sweat

sensor on forehead

8/16/2019 - A team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, is developing wearable skin sensors that can detect what’s in your sweat. They hope that one day, monitoring perspiration could bypass the need for more invasive procedures like blood draws, and provide real-time updates on health problems such as dehydration or fatigue.

Jerome R. Singer, pioneer of magnetic resonance imaging, dies at 97

Jerome Singer

8/6/2019 - Jerome R. Singer, a UC Berkeley professor emeritus and a pioneer in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), passed away July 30. He was 97. Singer taught and conducted research for 25 years in the electrical engineering and computer sciences and the biophysics departments at Berkeley.

Making the invisible visible

black carbon sensors

7/22/2019 Berkeley Lab - Berkeley researchers have developed a new type of sensor network that is affordable and capable of tracking soot (black carbon). With more than 100 custom-built sensors installed across West Oakland for 100 days, the team created the largest black carbon monitoring network deployed in a single city.

New 3D printer

ME grad student Hossein Heidari watches 3D printer creating a miniature of

5/1/2019 A new 3D printer uses light to shape solid objects out of a viscous liquid in a matter of minutes.

Detecting superbugs

Researcher with DETECT test samples

5/1/2019 DETECT is a test that can quickly identify strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria by recognizing specific enzymes in urine samples.

Sensors get flexible

Oximeter array printed on flexible plastic

5/1/2019 Researchers have created a flexible sensor that can be used over large areas of skin, tissue and organs to detect blood-oxygen levels.

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