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Spinoff 2009

Table of Contents



Apollo Spinoffs

Executive Summary

NASA Technologies Benefiting Society

Image-Capture Devices Extend Medicine’s Reach

Medical Devices Assess, Treat Balance Disorders


NASA Bioreactors Advance Disease Treatments


Robotics Algorithms Provide Nutritional Guidelines


‘Anti-Gravity’ Treadmills Speed Rehabilitation


Crew Management Processes Revitalize Patient Care

Hubble Systems Optimize Busy Hospital Schedules


Web-Based Programs Assess Cognitive Fitness


Electrolyte Concentrates Treat Dehydration

Transportation iconTransportation

Tools Lighten Designs, Maintain Structural Integrity

NASA Invention of the Year

Insulating Foams Save Money, Increase Safety

R&D 100 Award icon
NASA Invention of the Year

Polyimide Resins Resist Extreme Temperatures


Sensors Locate Radio Interference


Surface Operations Systems Improve Airport Efficiency

NASA Invention of the Year

Nontoxic Resins Advance Aerospace Manufacturing

Public Safety iconPublic Safety

Sensors Provide Early Warning of Biological Threats

Robots Save Soldiers’ Lives Overseas

Apollo-Era Life Rafts Save Hundreds of Sailors


Circuits Enhance Scientific Instruments and Safety Devices


Tough Textiles Protect Payloads and Public Safety Officers

Consumer, Home, and Recreation iconConsumer, Home, and Recreation

Forecasting Tools Point to Fishing Hotspots


Air Purifiers Eliminate Pathogens, Preserve Food


Fabrics Protect Sensitive Skin from UV Rays

Space Technology Hall of Fame icon

Phase Change Fabrics Control Temperature

Tiny Devices Project Sharp, Colorful Images

Environmental and Agricultural Resources iconEnvironmental and Agricultural Resources

Star-Mapping Tools Enable Tracking of Endangered Animals

R&D 100 Award icon
Space Technology Hall of Fame icon

Nanofiber Filters Eliminate Contaminants


Modeling Innovations Advance Wind Energy Industry

R&D 100 Award icon

Thermal Insulation Strips Conserve Energy


Satellite-Respondent Buoys Identify Ocean Debris


Mobile Instruments Measure Atmospheric Pollutants


Cloud Imagers Offer New Details on Earth’s Health


Antennas Lower Cost of Satellite Access


Feature Detection Systems Enhance Satellite Imagery


Chlorophyll Meters Aid Plant Nutrient Management


Telemetry Boards Interpret Rocket, Airplane Engine Data


Programs Automate Complex Operations Monitoring


Software Tools Streamline Project Management


Modeling Languages Refine Vehicle Design


Radio Relays Improve Wireless Products

Industrial Productivity iconIndustrial Productivity

Advanced Sensors Boost Optical Communication, Imaging

Space Technology Hall of Fame icon

Tensile Fabrics Enhance Architecture Around the World


Robust Light Filters Support Powerful Imaging Devices


Thermoelectric Devices Cool, Power Electronics

Innovative Tools Advance Revolutionary Weld Technique


Methods Reduce Cost, Enhance Quality of Nanotubes

R&D 100 Award icon

Gauging Systems Monitor Cryogenic Liquids


Voltage Sensors Monitor Harmful Static


Compact Instruments Measure Heat Potential

Aeronautics and Space Activities
Education News
Partnership News
   NASA Technology Award Winners
Innovative Partnerships Program
R&D 100 Award icon
Denotes that R&D 100 Magazine has awarded the technology with its R&D 100 Award.
Space Technology Hall of Fame icon
Indicates that the Space Foundation has inducted the technology into the Space Technology Hall of Fame.

NASA Invention of the Year
Signifies that the technology has been named as a NASA “Invention of the Year.”

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