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Founded by a creative chemist with experience in science labs at Brown University and UVA, Accel Lifestyle is the first ethical activewear brand for people who sweat and want to smell fresh. It has taken me two years to design the antimicrobial fabric that is now patent pending in 120 countries. Because the fabric stays smelling fresh (inhibiting the growth of various bacteria), astronauts will be able to work out with confidence. We are also an ethical company, which means that, from fiber to finished garment, everything is sourced and made in the USA.
Airway Medical Innovations
The SHUTTLE-SCOPETM is a revolutionary new medical device designed to perform the life-saving procedure of endotracheal intubation (ETI), which is the introduction of an endotracheal tube (ETT) into the trachea allowing oxygenation in emergency situations or surgery. The laryngoscope, which is used to facilitate ETI, becomes a mode of transport for the ETT, by its integration into the device and the activation of a movement mechanism by the thumb of the hand that holds the device.
Apptronik provides versatile humanoid platforms for space and Earth applications. Our platforms are able to perform tasks that are critical for future crewed and uncrewed space missions, as well as being useful here on Earth. Our focus is a best-in-class humanoid platform that will take space exploration into the future.
Articulate Labs develops wearable medical devices that integrate muscle strengthening and activation therapy into everyday, out-of-clinic activities. This technology can help astronauts in space flight maintain strength and mass more efficiently by augmenting their movements during resistance-based exercise and by stimulating muscle in time with expected activation during regular activity. We believe these novel devices can help optimize an astronaut’s critical time in space and will help prevent atrophy-derived pain and injury upon return to Earth.
Cemvita Factory Inc.
Cemvita Factory is a Houston-based biotech company with the focus on in-space in-situ advanced bio-manufacturing. We are solving the space food and life support problem with our designer multipurpose plants and bionic module that produces oxygen, nutrients, pharmaceutics, and different value-added materials. Our technology is a sustainable in-situ manufacturing solution to enable life support for space exploration with other applications on earth.
Cognitive Space Inc.
At Cognitive Space, we will bring artificial intelligence to our precious orbital machines. We’ve developed a unique target selection system as an autonomous mission management proof-of-concept leveraging the latest advancements in deep learning and reinforcement learning. Our long term vision is to revolutionize how our spacecrafts operate, shifting the burden of monitoring, managing and scheduling space assets from human operators to on-board artificial intelligence systems. Our mission is to radically improve reliability of space systems to enable growth, efficiency and sustainability in the space industry. The company is founded by a veteran aerospace engineer determined to modernize space technology.
Danish Aerospace Company - North America
Aquaporin InsideTM water processing technology offers a broad range of applications for disaster relief and recovery. Systems containing the biomimetic Aquaporin InsideTM membranes utilize a natural method of purifying water for use in emergency scenarios, and can significantly increase odds of survival through hydration. DAC-NA is utilizing the Aquaproin InsideTM water processing technology to extract water from contaminated sources such as storm drainage systems or flood waters. The technology is also capable of extracting water from urine in scenarios where water is most scarce.
From body temperature to heart rate variability, Devali’s Oumen+ tracks subtle changes in body homeostasis to measure the impact of external stressors from a comfortable and unobtrusive pair of socks. In space, an astronauts physical and emotional well-being is at constant risk. Oumen+ recognizes the early signs of abnormalities in heart rhythm, sleep quality, stress levels, and more. Partnered with Thorlo, a hosiery brand known for comfort, we're creating the most comprehensive remote monitoring solution on Earth... Possibly the universe.
HOOBOX Robotics One
The developed technology is the next generation of facial recognition software specialized to capture human behaviors using just A.I. and a camera. Running in the background of any application, the Wheelie can monitor people, capture spasms, agitation and sedation levels, and BC level of pain. It was developed specialized for healthcare applications and works regardless of light condition or head position. The first product based on this high-precision face recognition technology is 'The Wheelie', the first ever computer program capable of capturing and translating facial expressions, like a kiss, a smile into commands to control a wheelchair.
University of Houston, Robotic Swarm Control Lab
Unique medical apparatus and method that utilizes magnetic fields from magnetic resonance imaging machines (MRIs) to control the motion of a milli-robot hammer within the human body. The milli-robot hammer consists of a hollow capsule with a ferrous ball inside, a spring on the posterior end, and a hard surface on the anterior end. By using an MRI to alternate the magnetic gradient direction, the ferrous ball moves back and forth, bouncing off the spring and hitting the hard surface on the anterior end repeatedly. The repeated motion of the ferrous ball creates a large pulsed force that helps the milli-robot penetrate tissue to reach regions deep within the human body. In addition, the tip of the capsule has retractable barbs that assist in the penetration of tissue.
Syzygy Plasmonics (pronounced si-suh-jee) is developing a next generation photocatalytic reactor to perform many different chemical reactions. Using photocatalyst technology licensed from Rice University, our reactor is powered by light instead of heat from burning fuel. Our reactor will operate at over 1,000°F lower temperature than conventional reactors, have reduced maintenance costs, and be able to start or stop production near instantaneously. These capabilities combine into a disruptive product that is unlike anything in the market today. After launch, Syzygy will provide commodity chemicals such as hydrogen for several markets including the fuel cell vehicle market, semi- conductor market, and others.
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