The Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization updates the innovations on its Available Technologies page on a regular basis. Over the course of a month, the hundreds of innovations already on the page are joined by dozens of others; all are available for licensing and other commercialization activities.
These are 10 of the newest technologies listed on the OTC website:
Crop Moisture Meter Networked to Smartphones, 2017-ILEL-67895
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a novel and low-cost moisture meter that uses a smartphone to capture, store and transmit data. It also decouples the moisture meter/sensor from the sampling cup, securing the transfer of samples in sampling cups from one location to another. This technology empowers small- and medium-sized farmers to market their crops by allowing data integration between sellers, buyers, merchants and financial institutions to improve operational efficiency and maximize profits.
Discovery of Potent Protease Inhibitors for Covid-19 Treatment, 2020-GHOS-69088.
Researchers at Purdue University have developed potent inhibitors for the SARS-CoV-2 protease enzyme 3CLpro. These compounds belong to bis-amide class of molecules and were optimized for improved antiviral activity and drug-like properties. In in vitro studies, the compounds showed excellent anti-Covid-19 activity.
GhostAR: An AI Robot Algorithm for Human-Robot Collaboration, 2019-RAMI-68620
Engineers at Purdue University have developed an algorithm known as GhostAR that utilizes motion capture from human movement to create precise task sequencing for robots. The program enhances robotic manufacturing as well as development of human-robot collaboration.
Mechanism for Preventing Bone Density Loss from Sedentary Behavior, 65595
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a device that can provide daily mechanical stimulation to an appendage such as an arm, to prevent the loss of bone density and muscle atrophy in a bedridden environment or in space travel. This device is a comfortable, lightweight sleeve that can be worn every day for 30 minutes to promote bone and muscle health for those that are sedentary, bedridden, or traveling in space.
New Lead-Free Primary Explosives, 2020-PIER-69143
Researchers at Purdue University have developed new lead-free, heterocyclic, high-density energetic materials. This innovative approach meets the latest U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards, having potential to improve safety in military and defense and commercial construction applications.
Online Forest Management Portal, 2022-CARP-69648
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a method to determine the location, structural characteristics, and health of each tree in a forest and easily access the information. With the information provided by the portal, forest management groups or lumber companies can accurately estimate stocking, timber fiber, biomass, and carbon sequestration levels of the trees in the forest of interest.
Revolutionary Prosthetic Ankle, 2016-NAUM-67527
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new prosthetic ankle that allows for a wider and more natural range of movement. This prosthetic is lightweight, is estimated to last for five years, and costs a fraction of the price compared to existing prosthetics.
Smart Contact Lenses for Home-Based Monitoring of Intraocular Pressure,
Researchers at Purdue University have developed smart soft contact lenses that continuously monitor intraocular pressure (IOP) with improved diagnostic accuracy compared to the commercial standard. Glaucoma, which is caused by an increase in IOP, is the second-leading cause of blindness worldwide. The Purdue lenses monitor IOP in real-time and at home, allowing more comfort and peace of mind for glaucoma patients.
Stockpile Monitoring and Reporting Technology (SMART), 2021-HABI-69512
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new method to determine the amount of bulk material in a 3D pile (e.g., salt piles at Department of Transportation storage facilities). The technology and method developed by the Purdue researchers involves using LiDAR (light detection and ranging) to create a 3D point cloud and using it to estimate the volume of a pile.
Using Ultrasound to Aggregate Cells to Make Them Visible for Noninvasive Diagnosis of Meningitis, 2022-BABB-69853
Researchers at Purdue University have proposed a non-invasive method to diagnose bacterial meningitis in children. The Purdue researchers’ method uses ultrasound systems to generate waves lower than 300 kHz for aggregating and focusing white blood cells in cerebrospinal fluid. This method is non-invasive and painless.
The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization is looking for commercialization partners for almost 2,100 technologies that span 19 domains. To find the technology that fits your needs, email firstname.lastname@example.org