Edcel Salumbides (VU): Non-invasive pre-symptomatic illness detection in farm animals
We are developing a non-invasive breath sensor for cows, for the early detection of illnesses well before observable symptoms. The automated and frequent health monitoring would enable timely and precise feed adjustments by farmers to stop disease progression. The technology is derived from the extremely sensitive and specific spectroscopic techniques developed for fundamental physics studies at LaserLaB VU Amsterdam.
Dairy is an important dietary component in the global challenge of feeding the increasing human population. Our technology will promote healthy animals and will help farmers attain peak productivity and efficiency. This will not only reduce economic costs and minimize environmental emissions, but will also help ensure a better quality of life for farm animals.
Jardo Stammeshaus (VU): The Liion Power Battery Life Extender Lithium-ion batteries are playing a crucial role in the transition to sustainable energy. You can find them inside all of your portable electronics, for example in your smartphone, but also in your E-Bike. Unfortunately, these batteries degrade and lose capacity faster than necessary, because regular chargers […]
Corentin Coulais (UvA): Edible Metamaterials Metamaterials have already widely been used in physics and engineering to control how light and sound propagate. In other sectors – like the food industry – their potential has remained completely unexplored. We think that metamaterials could dramatically improve the interactions between humans and materials and to help create sustainable food sources. […]
Arnon Lesage (UvA): SolarFoil Plants need light to grow, and a world that requires more food needs light optimized towards agriculture. We are developing a transparent layer that can manipulate sunlight into light optimized for agriculture. Sunlight contains useful light, but also harmful UV and green light which is not so efficiently used. Our nanotechnology […]