3D-printed seaweed polymer cleans up wastewater pollutants

January 1st, 2024

UC San Diego researchers have developed a “living material,” made of a seaweed-based polymer combined with genetically engineered bacteria, that could offer a sustainable and eco-friendly solution to clean pollutants, such as textile dye, from water. Image: UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering/David Baillot Researchers at the University of California San Diego have created […]

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Breakthroughs in advanced textiles: robotic glove, energy harvesting, solar-powered structures, camouflaging wearable, decomposing t-shirt

July 1st, 2020

Robotic glove for hand paralysis San Francisco, Calif.-based technology start-up Neofect has developed a robotic glove to help patients suffering from paralysis. The product prototype, Neomano, is a smart glove designed for patient rehabilitation of the hand following a stroke, spinal cord injury or other condition that limits a patient’s ability to use his or […]

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Soft robotics virtual reality gloves

August 1st, 2017

Wouldn’t it be great to play the piano like a virtuoso? Now there’s a soft robotics glove that gives you the experience—in virtual reality. Engineers at the University of California San Diego have created gloves that take simulated experiences to a more sophisticated level than existing devices. Using soft robotics technology, they developed light, flexible […]

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