News Release 

5 cool technologies your tax dollars are funding

NIBIB's latest video includes breakthrough biomedical innovations

NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering


IMAGE: Geometric shapes assemble on a plane in space with the title of the video in the foreground view more 

Credit: NIBIB

A new, four-minute video explains "5 Cool Technologies Your Tax Dollars are Funding." The science education resource features a selection of recent advances developed to help people stay healthy, get treatment sooner, or have a better quality of life.

The five highlighted technologies are:

    1. a painless, non-invasive blood glucose monitoring device to replace testing by a finger-prick,

    2. a skin patch that monitors blood pressure continuously using ultrasound, without a cuff,

    3. a painless laser scan for breast cancer screening, instead of a mammogram,

    4. a fingernail scan to count white cells for patients having chemotherapy, as an early indicator for risk of infection, and

    5. a prosthetic hand that provides a sense of touch for the user.

To view the video, which is free to share, go to

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health, assembled the resource, the latest in a series of brief videos in recent years that shine a spotlight on exciting technologies developed at labs around the country funded by the institute.


Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.