Food delivery couriers carry heavy loads with significant health risks, including chronic back pain. A metal bracket mounted below the saddle that connects to the backpack can reduce the load by up to 100%. It is a simple and effective solution without a complicated setup.
Precision light shaping has become a core technology for high-tech devices. Light Shaping Technology (LST) uses an innovative beam-shaping unit to yield a carpet of light with high precision and uniformity. These 2D-light sheets have unique properties and wide applications beyond presented proof-of-concept in microscopy.
The enhanced configuration, utilizing an IR-quantum cascade laser (QCL), profoundly improves both sensitivity and processivity of vibrational circular dichroism (VCD). This technological advancement significantly improves the sample throughput and sensitivity of VCD, enabling ground-breaking chiral monitoring of chemical production processes for the very first time.
Textile Reinforced Concrete (TRC) is an innovative composite material that is lightweight, durable, and strong. TRC, used as a ski core, opens up new performance dimensions, producing precisely customized skis and similar sports equipment for the most ambitious and specific purposes.
Dies are specialized machine tools used in the automotive industry to press sheets of metal into shapes (e.g. car doors). Die spotting is a process for refining these tools during development – so named because of a blue paste that colours the metal and forms spots of lesser blue colour to show where the tool must be optimized. Die spotting
Antibodies and other proteins are a multi-billion-dollar medicinal market. However, proteins often have to be administered at high concentrations, which is difficult because proteins tend to aggregate or clump together under these conditions. Protein aggregates limit therapy efficacy and can be a health risk. This technology uses a novel RNA formulation approach to dissolve proteins at high concentration and prevent
Electrochromic materials change colour with an electric current and have many applications as low energy visual indicators (e.g. displays, signage, e-readers). Currently, these materials are mainly reversible. However, for security related applications (e.g. smart, anti-tampering labels), irreversible materials would be highly desirable. This innovation presents high-performing, green, manufacturing-compatible, irreversible organic electrochromic formulations.
3D printing has revolutionized manufacturing. Printing metals, however, is not a simple as printing plastics. Metal printing requires the use of powder which is hazardous and requires special equipment to handle. Instead of powder, this technology uses a wire-feedstock, made possible through improved welding technology that can match the precision of powder-based printers.
Collaborative robots (Cobots) are being used more and more frequently in electronics manufacturing. These robots are, however, designed to perform one specific task at a time, with task-switching only possible by changing the robot’s manipulator manually. This tool holder enables a Cobot to pick up and use tools without assistance, enabling multiple tasks to be performed via an automated setup.
Smart textiles have great potential in the fields of sport science and medicine, and even in the entertainment industry (e.g. motion-capture technology). This technology enhances that potential, by creating a 3D digital twin of a smart textile, enabling measurement of deformation and movement of the smart textile as it is worn.
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