A team at Western Michigan University is working on a project that could be a game-changer for people with diabetes. 25% of diabetics develop foot ulcers which can lead to amputations. The WMU team, led by Dr. Daryl Lawson, has created SenLore, a boot that uses a combination of heat and electrical stimulation to increase blood flow and improve the healing process.
Diabetes is a national concern, affecting more than one in 10 Americans. Among the many health challenges it causes, the disease can put patients at risk for dangerous foot ulcers and lower limb amputations. But innovative research at Western Michigan University could be a game-changer, accelerating healing and saving limbs and lives.
AZoSensors speaks with a team from the Center for Advanced Smart Sensors and Structures (CASSS) at Western Michigan University, led by Dr. Massood Atashbar. The team has developed a new specially designed pressure-sensitive cap that can help protect athletes from serious head injuries.
Many athletes, from football players to equestrians, rely on helmets to protect their heads from impacts or falls. However, a loose or improperly fitted helmet could leave them vulnerable to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), a leading cause of death or disability in the U.S. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Sensors have developed a highly sensitive pressure sensor cap that, when worn under a helmet, could help reveal whether the headgear is a perfect fit.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a substantial grant to Western Michigan University and its research partners to advance next-generation lithium-ion battery technology.
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Technology allowing small finger movements to remotely signal a model car can aid in the continued development of flexible sensors that can conform to the curves of a human body or stretch across the shape of an object or structure.
A company started by a Western Michigan University professor and his students is receiving statewide recognition. SafeSense Technologies LLC was one of just 12 companies named a 2019 SmartZone Best Small Business Honoree at the annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards in East Lansing.
Three doctoral students and one master's student in engineering have been working on the projects for two years. The sensor can be implanted in a football helmet to monitor the severity and location of blows to the head.