Engineers going bedside...
Open Mind: Smart parasite detector for animals
African Animal Trypanosomiasis is a parasitic infection, spread mainly by the bite of infected tsetse flies. It is prevalent in 37 sub-Saharan countries and Ethiopia and has become the major constraint of livestock production. It kills approximately 3 million livestock every year, with an approximate loss of 4.5 billion US Dollars yearly. Since no vaccine has yet been developed, there is need for strategic control options which include case detection, treatment, and vector control. But first, diagnosis is needed. Microscopic examination of blood samples is the standard diagnostic method, but it is time-consuming, expensive and not sensitive enough.
Ahold Delhaize and TU Delft join forces in robotics
Ahold Delhaize is set to join forces with TU Delft, RoboValley and YES!Delft to explore new robotics applications in the retail sector.