Did you know that NASA has what is called a "Technology Transfer Program?" Essentially, NASA makes it "free for small companies to borrow technology from the agency." With the vast amount of technology that NASA has created, the possibilities of what could be used on Earth are astounding. For instance, NASA has a patent for Heartbeat Password technology. This technology will be used through a "software application" that "uses 192 different parameters to identify a person using the waves created by their heart beating." Think about all of the possibilities for this technology! The above picture is the illustration for the patent, which attempts to show how the technology will work.
Read on to see other patents that NASA has made available to small businesses!