Your history channel.
If you could pack your entire medical history in a bracelet, you could always have it with you. Researchers at UB’s Institute for Lasers, Photonics, and Biophotonics have developed 3-D, high-density optical media that can perform such feats of information storage economy. The technology offers a potentially life-saving application in medical data storage on ID bracelets or dog tags worn by first-responders or military personnel working in hazardous and chaotic conditions. This is just one of the many ways the University at Buffalo is doing its part to take the nation’s homeland security to new levels. To learn more about this research, visit www.photonics.buffalo.edu.