Category Archives: Bioinspired Sensors

New camera gives surgeons a butterfly’s-eye view of cancer

Cancer lurking in tissue could be more easily found when looking through a butterfly’s eye. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a surgical camera inspired by the eye of the morpho butterfly. The camera, connected to the goggles a surgeon wears, sees infrared signals given…
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Underwater GPS

The underwater environment may appear to the human eye as a dull-blue, featureless space. However, a vast landscape of polarization patterns appear when viewed through a camera that is designed to see the world through the eyes of many of the animals that inhabit the water. University of Illinois researchers have developed an underwater GPS…
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2017 IEEE ISCAS Best Paper Award

ECE ILLINOIS visiting scholar Nimrod Missael Garcia Hernandez along with Associate Professor Viktor Gruev won two Best Paper Awards at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS). These distinctions include the Best Paper Award in the Sensory Circuits and Systems track, and most impressively the Best Student Paper Award, chosen among around 800 papers. Gruev, who was the principal investigator…
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