Weekly Tech Roundup | Sep 6, 2019

Weekly tech roundup: technology manager top picks September 2019

This week’s tech roundup includes some of the top technology picks from our expert technology managers for September 2019.

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Hydrogel human eye model

Army researchers developed a replacement for current post-mortem ocular tissue with application in areas of biomedical testing, training, and tissue replacement or wound repair.

The prototype device was designed for testing protective equipment like glasses and face shields.

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Diagnostic breath markers for detection of pulmonary oxygen toxicity

Navy scientists invented methods and a novel set of volatile organic compounds that can be used as noninvasive biomarkers for pulmonary oxygen toxicity detection, the reduction, and prevention of pulmonary injury, and guidance for safe clinical oxygen use.

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Heated pulse oximeter

While pulse oximetry has become a standard for measuring oxygen saturation, there are a number of situations where it performs poorly. This can lead to misdiagnosis and incorrect treatment.

A VA researcher developed a new pulse oximeter probe integrated into a bandage-like harness, which contains a disposable chemical energy heating source.

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Fetal heartbeat phantom

The Air Force developed a training phantom to simulate various pregnancy conditions, fetal cardiac activity, and anatomically correct organ structure.

This new phantom will improve the efficacy of ultrasound procedure training for healthcare professionals.

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Predicting oyster populations

More than 20 federal agencies and nine state agencies are currently undertaking oyster restoration research projects expected to total more than $500 million dollars.

The Army has developed modeling tools that allow researchers to access, adapt, combine and standardize statistical methodologies for future predictive oyster population models.

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Free space optical headset with integrated hearing protection

The Air Force developed a headset for instances where radio-frequency communications would be hazardous, time-consuming, or interfere with operations.

The system includes integrated hearing protection and communications modules that utilize free-space optics.

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