The New York Institute of Technology has received $230,000 from the National Science Foundation for a program to study medical sensors and other devices at the school's Old Westbury campus.
The funding will go towards equipment, called a "sputtering system," to allow researchers to develop and study wearable or implanted mini-sensors that measure a patient's health. It will be housed in a specially sealed "clean room" designed to keep out any trace of dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, chemical vapors and other pollutants.
NYIT plans to collaborate on the project with other universities, including Farmingdale State College and Stony Brook University, and companies including Innoveering LLC of Bethpage and Intelligent Product Solutions of Ronkonkoma.
"With the help of this grant, nanotechnology, advanced materials science, and the microfabrication of labs-on-a-chip, implantable or wearable devices and sensors, are going to be integrated in the programs and engineering courses we offer," said Nada Marie Anid, dean of the NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences.