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November 15, 2018

Ulcers from diabetes? New shoe insole could provide healing on-the-go

A new shoe insole technology could help diabetic ulcers heal better while walking. ECE Prof. Babak Ziaie and postdoctoral researcher Hongjie Jiang are involved in the research, which used lasers to shape silicone-based rubber into insoles, and then create reservoirs that release oxygen only at the part of the foot where the ulcer is located.
October 15, 2018

Tech to prepare manufacturers, workers for the 'factory of the future'

Purdue University researchers will be developing new technologies alongside a platform that will allow manufacturers to realistically simulate interactions between workers, robots and machines to prepare for the factories of just five to 10 years from now. ECE Prof. Alex Quinn will study how skills and labor are transferred with the system.
September 13, 2018

Purdue develops online tool to help survive hurricanes, natural disasters

As Hurricane Florence continues a fierce push to the East Coast, Purdue ECE researchers are testing technology to help find victims of natural and man-made disasters. A new online platform called the Social Media Analytics and Reporting Toolkit could help first responders better monitor areas where hurricanes make landfall, thus help people caught in weather-related disasters.
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