Nanotechnology

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Versatile Padding

Dynamic Systems, Inc. started after NASA-Ames scientists began work on a padding concept in 1968. They were looking for a better airplane seat. They found a new foam material that today has all kinds of additional applications including wheelchairs, x-ray table pads, off road vehicle seats, ski...
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Virtual ADAPT

Virtual ADAPT is a MATLAB/Simulink simulation of the Advanced Diagnostics and Prognostics Testbed (ADAPT) located at NASA Ames Research Center. ADAPT is an electrical power system testbed that emulates the power distribution systems on spacecraft. It allows users to inject faults, in order to study...
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Virtual Reality: You Are There

Telepresence or virtual reality allows a person, with assistance from advanced technology devices, to figuratively project himself into another environment. This technology is marketed by several companies, among them Fakespace, Inc., a former Ames Research Center contractor. Fakespace developed a...
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Virtually Out of This World!

Ames Research Center granted Reality Capture Technologies (RCT), Inc., a license to further develop NASA's Mars Map software platform. The company incorporated NASA's innovation into software that uses the Virtual Plant Model (VPM)T to structure, modify, and implement the construction sites of...
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Vision Algorithms Catch Defects in Screen Displays

Andrew Watson, a senior scientist at Ames Research Center, developed a tool called the Spatial Standard Observer (SSO), which models human vision for use in robotic applications. Redmond, Washington-based Radiant Zemax LLC licensed the technology from NASA and combined it with its imaging...
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Vision Test in Seconds

Acuity Systems, Inc. developed an electro-optical instrument under a grant from NASA to measure the visual performance of pilots. Transferred from Ames Research Center, this instrument now allows you to have your eyes tested in seconds by relatively unskilled operators. The device automatically...
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Vision Trainer Teaches Focusing Techniques at Home

Based on work Stanford Research Institute did for Ames Research Center, Joseph Trachtman developed a vision trainer to treat visual focusing problems in the 1980s. In 2014, Trachtman, operating out of Seattle, released a home version of the device called the Zone-Trac. The inventor has found the...

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