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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.
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