Healthcare & Biotech
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2024 
 
2023 
Digilung: DIGItalisation of the COPD market with a LUNGshirt and a platform

1/ A sanitary challenge, an economic opportunity. COPD is considered by the World Health Organization as the third leading cause of death worldwide, causing 3.23 million deaths in 2019 (5.3% of all deaths) and this even though underdiagnosis and unde...

 
2021 
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...

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...

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...

 
2020 
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...

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, electroph...

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...

 
2019 
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...

 
2018 
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 ...

 
 


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