Themes
Healthcare & Biotech
 
2021 
IOF PoC “Wireless system for monitoring the neuromuscular blockade of patients and their vital physiological parameters during surgery, with the extension towards generic wireless monitoring systems of patients.”

This project focuses on a combination of wireless multi-modal sensor solutions for the objective follow-up of the physiological condition of patients in different (network) environments: from the operating theater with specific measurement ...

Seahorse platform(B): the Agilent Seahorse Flux Analyser with integrated normalization system

A cell has two main engines (metabolic pathways) to generate energy, i.e. the glycolytic pathway and the mitochondrial respiration. Depending on the available fuel (carbohydrates, proteins or lipids) these engines will operate at different power to e...

Kinematic Assessment of Real‐time Motion Acquisition of the Human Musculoskeletal System by Dynamic 4D Transversal Imaging (KARMA𔂤Dplus)

The aim of this IRP theme is to develop a system for the non-invasive, in-vivo, intra-articular
kinematic assessment of human skeletal structures and soft tissues in real-time movement. We want to achieve this by combining dynamic 4D CT scanning w...

GEAR: “Venturing into Future Health Technologies”

Venturing into future health technologies is the focused thematic of the Gear consortium Tech4Health comprises team members of two departments: departments of Electronics and Informatics (ETRO) and Industrial Engineering (INDI) of the faculty of Engi...

INSOFAR - Interactive Segmentation for Surgical Augmented Reality

Since fall 2017, a multidisciplinary team worked on an augmented reality (AR) solution for surgical navigation for orthopedic and neurosurgery in the context of the imec.icon SARA. Unique technical building blocks have been developed, which allowed f...

 
2020 
Exploiting high aspect ratio etching processes of glass and dielectric materials to enable novel chemical, analytical, optical, and medical applications

SiO2-based substrates (Borofloat, quartz, …) are essential for a wide range of optical, chemical, sensory, diagnostic and many other applications due to their generally chemically inert nature, optical transparency, dielectric properties, e...

Application of transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation to enhance remyelination

In this project proposal, we build upon a unique consortium of expertise and recent advances and insights inbrnon-invasive brain stimulation to develop an innovative non-invasive treatment to promote remyelination inbrdemyelinated mice. If successful...

TRM4aSF: Transient Radar Methodology for a sustainable future

Spin-off creation fund for Transient Radar Methodology.brThe Transient Radar Methodology comprises a novel and unique high-frequency electromagnetic methodology for the non-destructive testing of non-conductive materials, comprising also visibly opaq...

Early Detection of Infectious Disease Outbreaks through Big Data Analytics

Our project addresses a timely and relevant question on how to create a pipeline that allows the data collection of health and social media data to enable the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to address Infectiou...

Global Minds XREI-IN Tanzania

Sustainable development Medical devices

Data governance in the development of machine learning algorithms to predict neurodegenerative disease evolution

In this Innoviris Joint R&D project, Collibra N.V. teams up with UZ Brussel and three VUB research groups in order to develop a clinical-value-driven data-sharing ecosystem that enable the collection and processing of big clinical d...

AI-based chest CT analysis enabling rapid COVID diagnosis and prognosis

This icovid project is the continuation of the pro bono icovid initiative that developed the CE-marked and FDA permitted AIbased CT analysis software, icolung, and made it available in over 65 hospitals worldwide.

Robustified multi-functional photoplethysmography (PPG) monitoring system for continuous vital signs detection: A Global Health challenge

This PhD research proposal aims to provide a monitoring system that by using photoplethysmography (PPG), enables automated, noninvasive and continuous vital signs detection of patients.
PPG is a low-cost technique that by means of light inter...

Anticipate – optimizing patient pathways in orthopaedics

moveUP is a digital health start-up that offers a personalised rehabilitation track/journey to patients with indication for a hip or joint arthroplasty due to arthritis. There is a strong need to improve standard of care, as currently 20-30% are diss...

Seahorse platform(A): the Agilent Seahorse Flux Analyser with integrated normalization system

A cell has two main engines (metabolic pathways) to generate energy, i.e. the glycolytic pathway and the mitochondrial respiration. Depending on the available fuel (carbohydrates, proteins or lipids) these engines will operate at different power to e...

 
2019 
FWO SB - WALKING WITH IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL REALITY: How does ‘optic flow’, ‘performance feedback’ and ‘competition’ influence the gait pattern in people post-stroke?

Stroke is a brain injury that frequently affects patients walking function. Since walking disabilities can greatly influence someone's daily activities, independent community access, participation in social activities and quality of life, regainin...

e-BRAIN

The ageing population will put an increasing burden of neurodegenerative diseases on our society1.Yet, the effect of these different pathologies on brain functioning is difficult to measure objectively due a difficult interpretation of neurophysiolog...

Image sensors enabling fluorescence-lifetime guided surgery

Surgery remains an effective treatment for many cancers and is often the only curative treatment option. During surgery, it is very important that all malignant tissue is removed but also that vital structures are left intact. Recognizing the maligna...

 
2018 
Cofinancing OZR FWO Hercules MZW equipment: GHz-THz VNA measurement infrastructure: from benchtop to portable instruments serving advanced sensor solutions in a variety of multi-disciplinary application domains

An essential measurement instrument for R&D activities in the frequency range from 10 GHz – 750 GHz of the electromagnetic spectrum, a subdision of the loosely defined THz spectrum, is the so-called vector network analyzer (VNA), which a...

Interdisciplinary Research Program: Gerontopole Brussels, centre of expertise for Gerontology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The GerontopoleBrussels is an interdisciplinary research network of various faculties at the VUB, set up around the central theme of Active and Healthy Ageing. The general aimsof the Gerontopole Brussels are to run a comprehensive ...

NLITE

IOF-NLITE: A consortium has been set up consisting of Prof. Tony Lahoutte, Prof. Sophie Hernot, Prof. Maarten Kuijk and Dr. Hans Ingelberts to bring together multidisciplinary and complementary expertise on the development, validation and clini...

 
2017 
 
 


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