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See, Think, Predict

January 30, 2019

An international team of researchers has developed a perception system for soft robots inspired by the way humans process information about their own bodies in space and in relation to other objects and people. They describe the system, which includes a motion capture system, soft sensors, a neural

Wireless, Battery-free Electronic ‘Stickers’ Gauge Forces Between Touching Objects

October 10, 2023

Engineers developed electronic “stickers” that measure the force exerted by one object upon another. The force stickers are wireless, run without batteries and fit in tight spaces, making them versatile for a wide range of applications, from surgical robots to smart implants and inventory tracking.

Sensor-Equipped Glove Could Help Doctors Take Guesswork Out of Measuring Spasticity

April 20, 2017

Sensor-Equipped Glove Could Help Doctors Take Guesswork Out of Measuring Spasticity Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Everyone experiences stiff muscles from time to time, whether after a rigorous workout, in cold weather, or after falling asleep in an unusual position. People with cerebral palsy, stroke and multiple sclerosis, however,…

Diamonds Are a Physicist’s Best Friend

June 17, 2021

Physics condensed matter experimentalist Chunhui Rita Du leverages imperfections in diamonds to investigate materials needed for a new era of computing and storage. New quantum materials are exotic substances that are allowing scientists to create novel technologies at previously unseen scales.

Temporary Tattoo Offers Needle-Free Way to Monitor Glucose Levels

January 14, 2015

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have tested a temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. This first-ever example of the flexible, easy-to-wear device could be a promising step forward in noninvasive glucose testing for patients with…

Less Than Skin Deep: Humans Can Feel Molecular Differences Between Nearly Identical Surfaces

December 13, 2017

How sensitive is the human sense of touch? Sensitive enough to feel the difference between surfaces that differ by just a single layer of molecules, a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has shown.

New Skin Patch Brings Us Closer to Wearable, All-In-One Health Monitor

February 15, 2021

UC San Diego engineers have developed a soft, stretchy skin patch that can be worn on the neck to continuously track blood pressure and heart rate while measuring the wearer’s levels of glucose as well as lactate, alcohol or caffeine. It performs as well as several commercial devices in one.

Bot Inspired by Baby Turtles Can Swim Under the Sand

July 18, 2023

It’s the only robot that is able to travel in sand at a depth of 5 inches.

Researchers Develop New Thin Transparent and Lightweight Touchscreen Pressure Sensor Arrays

January 23, 2018

Researchers from UC San Diego and UT Austin have demonstrated zinc-oxide thin-film transistor sensors for new functionality in touch screen displays on mobile devices.

Clinical Trial Tests Tattoo Sensor as Needleless Glucose Monitor for Diabetes Patients

April 19, 2018

Clinical Trial Tests Tattoo Sensor as Needleless Glucose Monitor for Diabetes Patients Dr. Edward Chao is the principal investigator of a phase I clinical trial testing the accuracy of a needleless glucose monitor developed by University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering researchers that adheres to the skin…

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