Custom finger clip offers a new way to measure blood pressure, other vitals

Custom finger clip offers a new way to measure blood pressure, other vitals

Researchers at the University of Missouri are customizing a commercial finger clip device to provide a rapid, noninvasive way for measuring and continually monitoring blood pressure. By Eric Stann |  MU News Bureau Monitoring a person’s blood pressure on a regular basis can help health care professionals with early detection of various health problems such [...]
Gift to establish Jerry L. Jost Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering

Gift to establish Jerry L. Jost Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering

Jerry Jost addresses the crowd after announcing the $2 million gift to the University of Missouri. By Pate McCuien | MU News Bureau The University of Missouri today announced a $2 million gift from alumnus Jerry Jost to the College of Engineering. The gift will establish the Jerry L. Jost Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering. [...]
A faster ‘code breaker’ to analyze human DNA

A faster ‘code breaker’ to analyze human DNA

Eric Stann | MU News Bureau Researchers at the University of Missouri, led by Praveen Rao, are developing a free, online resource that could help scientists accelerate their discoveries for various human diseases — such as sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, and even COVID-19 — by analyzing human genomes, or DNA, three times faster than [...]
Leader of the pack: Haughton describes working with Spot robot

Leader of the pack: Haughton describes working with Spot robot

Trevontae’ Haughton and the Spot robots. By Kenny Gerling / Show Me Mizzou Trevontae’ Haughton remembers first seeing Spot, a four-legged doglike robot created by Boston Dynamics, on YouTube. Now as a junior information technology major at the University of Missouri, Haughton gets to work with the real thing every day. Mizzou is one of [...]
Creating an artificial material that can sense, adapt to its environment

Creating an artificial material that can sense, adapt to its environment

Researchers at the University of Missouri and University of Chicago have developed an artificial material, called a metamaterial, which can respond to its environment, independently make a decision, and perform an action not directed by a human being. For example, a drone making a delivery might evaluate its environment including wind direction, speed or wildlife, [...]
Spot In the Spotlight

Spot In the Spotlight

By Deidra Ashley / Show Me Mizzou Video gaming experience isn’t a prerequisite at the University of Missouri, but it turned out to be a valuable skill to have for junior Nate Beattie. When he came to Mizzou, the computer science major and Marching Mizzou tenor saxophonist never thought he’d be controlling a robotic dog [...]
Designing ‘smart’ security for smart devices

Designing ‘smart’ security for smart devices

By Eric Stann | MU News Bureau Modern society is inundated with different types of smart devices designed to make people’s lives easier, from virtual assistants to household appliances and health-monitoring devices — not to mention smartphones. While each device has some amount of built-in security to help combat the threat of cyberattacks, the increased [...]

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