Students Delft & Amsterdam win cycle race in USA and set new Dutch speed record
Cyclist Aniek Rooderkerken broke the Dutch speed record for women last Saturday, clocking 121.5 km/h to win the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in the Nevada desert. In this competition for the most innovative cycles and riders from all over the world, Rooderkerken was riding the VeloX 7: a high-tech aerodynamic recumbent bike designed and built by the Human Power Team, a group of students from TU Delft and VU Amsterdam.
Homebase Blockchain Coalition opened
On 4 September, the new ‘homebase’ (office) of the Blockchain Coalition was taken into use.
First steps with new exoskeleton for paraplegics build by TU Delft students
On Thursday 31 August, Project MARCH, a team of students from TU Delft, took the first steps with their new exoskeleton, the MARCH II.
Can data research bring unregistered young people back onto the radar?
The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for BOLD Cities plans to put 'Big, Open and Linked Data’ techniques to a new use. It aims to use data research to help track down young people who are not in employment or in receipt of benefits, no longer attend school, and are not officially registered.
New partnership faculty EEMCS and Beijing Institute of Technology
On July 18, a delegation of EEMCS visited Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT).
NWO Take-Off Grant for organ-on-a-chip development
PhD candidates Cinzia Silvestri, William Quiros Solano and Nikolas Gaio (start-up Biond ) and Lina Sarro (ECTM) have successfully applied for a NWO Take-Off Grant (Phase 1) for organ-on-a-chip development.
Best Paper Award
The paper “Clarity is a Worthwhile Quality: On the Role of Task Clarity in Microtask Crowdsourcing” has won the Douglas Engelbart Best Paper Award at the 28th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (Hypertext 2017) conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
NWO Take-Off Grant
Students Ide Swager and Menno Gravemaker (start-up Momo Medical) and Wouter Serdijn (Bio-Informatics) successfully applied for an NWO Take-Off Grant (Phase 1) with their project proposal “Improving pressure ulcer prevention with smart mobility monitoring in healthcare institutions”.
New space camera system with almost 1000 pixels now mature enough
Researchers from various institutions, including SRON and Delft University of Technology, have demonstrated that it is possible to make a highly sensitive space camera for far-infrared astronomy by using a special type of superconducting detector.
Five EEMCS ultrasound papers on IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)
At the coming IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) , five papers will be presented that are (co)authored by the Ultrasound ASICs group of Michiel Pertijs. IUS is IEEE’s primary forum for medical and industrial ultrasound research, and will be held in Washington in September.