BelleT has developed a comprehensive skin monitoring system that can monitor skin conditions (at various body locations: face, neck, hands, body and hair etc.) from multi-aspects including skin moisture and glow, UV exposure, skin and skincare product pH values, to provide personalized optimal guidance and recommendations.
This system is composed of a rechargeable BLE wearable (to collect data), an app and cloud with AI-based data analysis, which is unique in 4 ways:
1) The miniature design allows packaging of multiple sensors into a compact jewelry-look wearable (27mm x 27mm) and performs simultaneous measurements from various sensors
2) Proprietary multi-sensor interaction logic allows automatic adjustment settings of a sensor based on readings of other sensors for optimal results
This design is for an aerodynamic drag reduction device. This device works by producing a small powerful vortex near the boundary layer of a vehicle's body. This then adds momentum to the boundary layer, allowing for the air to stay attached to a surface longer. This attached airflow, then flows in the air void at the rear of a vehicle, reducing the drag.
While this idea of using vortex generators to reduce drag has been explored before, the designs for these other devices have not been effective enough to be commonly used in the automotive industry. However, the design that we have developed has been able to be 2-3 times as effective as these other vortex generator designs.
The current approach to space avionics development is to design each electronic drive or sensor signal conditioning circuit for a specific purpose. This approach slows the development cycle, produces large avionics systems and increases overall cost for flight systems. The process is similar to re-inventing the wheel each time, but updating only the material used in making the wheel. A novel avionics approach is necessary to meet the future needs of low cost lunar and space missions that require low mass and low power electronics. To meet this need requires an innovative, distributed avionics architecture, based upon two multi-purpose modules that can be individually reconfigured to drive and sense a variety of mechanical and electrical components. The solution is ...
Continuous monitoring of the central blood pressure waveform from deeply embedded vessels such as the carotid artery and jugular vein has clinical value for the prediction of all-cause cardiovascular mortality. However, existing non-invasive approaches, including photoplethysmography and tonometry, only enable access to the superficial peripheral vasculature. Although current ultrasonic technologies allow non-invasive deep tissue observation, unstable coupling with the tissue surface resulting from the bulkiness and rigidity of conventional ultrasound probes introduces usability constraints. Here, we describe the design and operation of an ultrasonic device that is conformal to the skin and capable of capturing blood pressure waveforms at deeply embedded arterial and venous sites. The wearable device is ultrathin (240 μm) and stretchable (with strains up to ...
The need for a friendly chemical solution for in-can preservatives.
Water based paints, polymers, resins, inks, adhesives and cosmetics will spoil if left untreated.
The addition of anti-microbial formulae, acting as "in-can preservatives" will stop product spoilage prior to use.
Currently used antimicrobials are being recognised as either; dermal or breathing irritants, cytotoxic, endocrine disruptors and/or carcinogens.
The EU is leading the challenge in forcing out the use of these unacceptable biocides. Some California based companies are following the EU lead in limiting acceptance of current solutions.
European Industry believes it is not possible to effectively control the wide variety of micro-organisms without the current in-can preservatives. The water based decorative paints represents around 75% of the total decorative ...
The Exponential Engine is a modification to current piston and valve engine designs which will generate 4x the power for the same displacement current as Otto cycle engine design.The concept replaces crankshafts with our patent pending cam-crank permitting 2 power strokes per drive shaft revolution thus generating 4x the power for the same displacement. Other features include unitary engine cooling utilizing air, coolant and oil in a single engine unit without using hoses of any kind. Higher power to weight ratios in the range of 2hp per pound and co-axial drive lines permit propeller or load driving in contra drive directions. When used for aircraft, safety is improved dramatically since the system comprises two separate and independent operating engines. ...
Plastic waste pollution is an increasingly prevalent environmental issue around the world. Many companies produce plastic waste through their manufacturing processes, and remote or resource-limited environments - isolated island populations, natural disaster locations, theaters of war, and more - continuously bring in plastic products that end up as waste.. Individuals in these remote environments also face the challenge of acquiring manufactured tools and resources. Although additive manufacturing technologies unlock the potential for users to solve complex problems and create insular supply chains, they continue to suffer from barriers such as cost, accessibility, and sustainability.
Gigabot X is an industrial scale, Cartesian-style 3D printer manufactured in Houston, Texas that prints using polymer pellets, flakes, or recycled regrind, allowing it to ...
Water is the most important resource, it connects every aspect of our lives. But due to increased population, deforestation, industrialization the water sources are being contaminated, depleting. Today, 1 in 9 people lack access to safe water.
Our proposed solution is a sustainable system which powers itself, monitors the water sources (gathering live data and analysis of the data from livers, lakes, ponds) and alerts officials if any of the parameters are above the standard threshold.
The bot will move through different locations collecting the data. The data is then analyzed to find water quality index. This can prevent contaminated water reaching the consumers and the data gathered can be utilized for further development.
The innovative conceptual design ...
Illustrations by Nicholas Fischer | email@nicholasfischer
Concept: Pickup trucks will be more aptly named once they actually pick up their load.
This product is designed to ease the physical burdens of loading heavier cargo into the bed of an otherwise standard pickup truck. It is intended as a factory-installed insert for the back of a standard light truck.
It would be sold as a dealer-option for general consumer truck-buyers as well as anyone who relies on their pickup truck to haul light loads commercially.
How it works:
The standard tailgate is reconfigured to open laterally, allowing a fork attached to a steel space-frame to slide along a pair of tracks and ...
Acoustic Transducer Diaphragm - Boxless, Omnidirectional, Full-Range
US patent 7,860,265 Planot® acoustic transducer diaphragm. The most common electromechanical device in the world is the speaker. I have reinvented and vastly improved it. The first Planotary design under development; compact and VastFidelity™.
The Planot diaphragm pivots along its long axis; unlike previous Planots its bearings, as well as the magnet-homing-damping device, are housed “inside” of the diaphragm. The external support “mast” for the diaphragm is eliminated by the single, internal and stationary axle. The sound is improved, the cost is lowered and the size is reduced. This diaphragm has a surface area of 32 sq. in. A typical 6 inch speaker has an area of 21.21 sq. in.
“Omnidirectional is ...
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