12/21/20 — The armband, which combines wearable biosensors with artificial intelligence, could be used to control prosthetics or interact with electronic devices
Devices & inventions
12/10/20 LBL — Scientists from Berkeley Engineering and Berkeley Lab have designed a rechargeable N95 mask with a custom fit
12/04/20 — New diagnostic test, with accurate results in under 30 minutes, developed by scientists at Berkeley (including bioengineer Daniel Fletcher) and Gladstone Institutes
11/18/20 — First FDA-approved, rapid test for home use was developed by Lucira Health, founded by bioengineering Ph.D. graduates Debkishore Mitra and John Waldeisen
10/29/20 — Advance could lead to new generation of ultrafast computer chips that retain data even when there is no power
07/07/20 — Resourceful and affordable, about 600 apparatuses from Grace O'Connell's lab head to Ecuador this month
06/17/20 Engadget — Berkeley Engineering researchers, in collaboration with an Intel team, have taught a surgical robot to suture by showing it surgical videos of actual doctors.
06/11/20 — In this TEDMED talk, EECS professor Michel Maharbiz describes using extremely miniaturized implants to get a closer look at organs in real time
04/29/20 — Ramesh has created nanosized materials that can power small electrical devices with minimal amounts of energy
04/29/20 — Team from campus aerospace club, led by EECS sophomore, gets NASA support for QubeSat launch next year
04/22/20 — A team of researchers have managed to grow ultra-thin material on silicon that can power small electronic devices
04/15/20 — Engineers develop powered air-purifying respirators that can be rapidly manufactured using widely available components
04/14/20 — Researchers are using deep reinforcement learning techniques to equip robots with cutting-edge artificial intelligence capabilities.
04/14/20 — A new flexible, wearable device that can sense motion and give haptic feedback has applications for AR/VR technologies.
04/02/20 — Converting CPAP and BiPAP machines safely could add tens of thousands to COVID-19 ventilator supply
04/02/20 — Professor Michel Maharbiz is working with medical device makers to allow hospital staff to remotely monitor and adjust patients' ventilators
03/12/20 — Researchers are closer than ever to deploying technology that can help detect the illicit production of plutonium, a key fuel for nuclear bombs
03/03/20 — Alumni develop algorithms that will help predict possible heart failure
02/20/20 — The research could lead to the development of ultra-sensitive devices that can quickly detect pathogens in human blood.
12/03/19 — Pieter Abbeel, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, led a team of researchers to develop Blue, the Berkeley robot for Learning in Unstructured Environments.