Christopher C. Davis, electrical and computer engineering research professor, and John R. Rzasa, associate research engineer and chief engineer at the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, invented Plate Vision, an electronic home plate that automatically calls balls and strikes and lets the umpire stand back as it sends real-time results to game officials, coaches, parents and fans. 
Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices physician and engineer Lex Schultheis and engineer Kevin Aroom worked with a team of researchers to determine if a gamma irradiation sterilization process could be used to effectively prolong the lifetime of N95 respirators—commonly referred to as N95 masks—in order to tamp down the impact of supply shortages on hospitals and care facilities.

Metrics from the Maryland Transportation Institute (MTI) can yield a clearer picture when it comes to navigating the right path forward in the face of COVID-19. Their interactive data analytics platform provides state and county level mobility and social distancing data with daily updates, supports hotspot monitoring and containment efforts, and helps policymakers determine the most effective ways of boosting the post-COVID economy.

Researchers have developed a way to use diamonds to see the elusive details of electrical currents. This new technique provides a map of the intricate movement of electricity in the microscopic world. The team demonstrated the potential of the technique by revealing the unusual electrical currents that flow in graphene, a layer of carbon just one atom thick. The technique could help researchers better understand graphene and other materials and find new uses for them.