Biovigil Badge checks to see if your doctor’s hands are clean

Designed to reduce the number of infections contracted within hospitals, the Biovigil badge system is a device that clips to the clothing of a medical professional and uses sensors to scan the cleanliness of hands. To accomplish this, the chemical-detecting sensors within the device have the ability to check if hands have been washed with Purell or soap. Continue reading “Biovigil Badge checks to see if your doctor’s hands are clean”

Wireless sensors and flying robots: A way to monitor deteriorating bridges

As a report from the Obama administration warns that one in four bridges in the United States needs significant repair or cannot handle automobile traffic, Tufts University engineers are employing wireless sensors and flying robots that could have the potential to help authorities monitor the condition of bridges in real time. Continue reading “Wireless sensors and flying robots: A way to monitor deteriorating bridges”