TU Delft researchers visit Great Barrier Reef to rehabilitate coral
This week a team of researchers from TU Delft, Van Oord and Australia’s national science agency CSIRO are travelling to the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia to test a new method for the large-scale rehabilitation of coral.
Robotic support improves rehabilitation
We are living longer and longer these days. And the older we get, the higher the chance of becoming afflicted with an age-related disease, such as stroke. As many as three million people have a stroke every year in Europe. There is a high probability (40%) that many of those who survive will not be able to walk by themselves, unassisted, after three weeks. At which point they will need rehabilitation. But if an increasing number of elderly people want to rehabilitate, then that’s going to put more and more pressure on therapists. Or will it? Probably not, according to Heike Vallery, professor of human motor augmentation at Delft University of Technology. She invented a robotic support system - the RYSEN™. - with a Swiss-Dutch consortium that is 3 metres wide and 10 metres long, which is fastened to the ceiling. RYSEN™ will be launched today by Motek.
Open Technology Programme funding for Burak Eral
Two Open Mind awards for 3mE-researchers
Subsidence in the Netherlands greater than expected
Subsidence in The Netherlands is much greater than expected, according to data from the new Dutch Land Subsidence Map presented this week.
Surgical tool inspired by parasitoid wasp
Baljinnyam Sereeter wins drone at PowerWeb’s PhD poster contest 2018
On 13 November the PowerWeb PhD poster contest 2018 took place at X Delft. The judges subscribed all 20 posters as high level and great passion at every 2 minute pitch. The clarity to explain your research in such a short time is a challenge, but they all did very well. First prize winner is Baljinnyam Sereeter, second prize is for Nils van der Blij and last but especially according to the audience, not least: at third place Kaikai Pan.
First ever professor of Ethics of Water Engineering: ‘Take account of the differing opportunities available to citizens’
On Friday, 16 November, Prof. Neelke Doorn gave her inaugural address as professor of Ethics of Water Engineering.
Engineers going bedside...
Open Mind: Smart parasite detector
PhD researcher Temitope Agbana and Professor Gleb Vdovine from the 3ME faculty have developed a novel technique, which utilizes optical analysis of patient blood samples using automated smart algorithms integrated into a potentially low-cost multispectral optical imaging platform. With this technique, they aim at the development of a portable, field compatible, affordable smart optical diagnostic instrument for early detection of African Animal Trypanosomiasis and other Hemoparasitic infection in animals. A smart parasite detector for animals: automated, rapid reliable diagnosis which requires minimal human intervention.
Best PhD Dissertation Award for Anahita Jamshidnejad
Anahita Jamshidnejad has won the 1st Prize in the 2018 IEEE ITSS Best PhD Dissertation Award competetion for her PhD thesis "Efficient predictive model-based and fuzzy control for green urban mobility". The IEEE ITSS Best Dissertation Award is given annually by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS) of IEEE for the best dissertation in any Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) area that is innovative and relevant to practice. The 1st Prize award consists of a plaque and a cash award of USD 2000.
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.
TU Delft in five major new public-private research programmes
The NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) has announced the new research programmes that will be part of its ‘Perspective for Top Sectors' funding programme which has a budget of 28 million euros. These research programmes will involve scientists working with businesses and civil-society organisations on new lines of research that transcend the boundaries of scientific disciplines. TU Delft is involved in five of the six programmes which have been approved.
Smart Medical Optics wins EIT Health Validation Lab at YES!Delft
After their Dutch national James Dyson Award win and publication in Plos One, the Smart Medical Optics team have won the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Health Validation Lab at YES! Delft with their Excelscope 2.0 design.