Since 2017, many students and researchers have successfully used Demonstrator Lab to develop their ideas to maturity. This has led to the establishment of new companies offering new products and services. We present you an overview of the current participating projects below.
ImRheo provides a new technique to measure the mechanical properties of soft materials, based on image processing and artificial intelligence. ImRheo’s goal is to develop a cheaper and simpler rheometer, which can be used for applications in food (foams, emulsions, colloids, etc.), cosmetics (gels, creams, foams, etc.), constructions engineering (concrete), petroleum (waxy oil), coating (paints), […]
Lentala revolutionizes school furniture into playful seating designs that invite active sitting. The human body has evolved to move, and the Lentala seating designs afford children to do just that: move! Children use a much wider range of intuitive sitting postures than on regular school chairs and more often reposition their body, shifting regularly between sitting postures. We […]
Designing a smart battery optimizer to charge your electronics in a controlled and technically optimized way! The mission of Liion Power is to make our future more sustainable, by improving the performance and longevity of lithium-ion batteries by charging them in a smart way. Lithium-ion batteries are in our smartphones, E-bikes and many of our […]
Madglove delivers an accessible home-based rehabilitation solution to counteract the effects of hand spasticity around the world. Spasticity, one of the most common effects of stroke makes it very difficult for individuals to use their hands. Madglove designed a smart, easy to use glove to help them overcome it. By improving their handfunction, they increase […]
Virtual Reality based therapy for alcohol users using biofeedback technology anywhere and anytime. Myndful is a virtual reality (VR) application to help people with substance use problems. Myndful combines VR, evidence-based psychological therapy, and biofeedback technology. Myndful’s tailor-made program trains users to gain skills to manage their addiction. With biofeedback technology, users can observe their […]
Nano Hybrids aims at solving the synthesis of hybrid core-shell nanoparticles to unlock their potential. After more than 30 years of research, the potential of nanoparticles for applications with high technological and societal impact is widely agreed upon. But, production methods remain a bottleneck for their wide deployment into broader markets. Nano Hybrids is developing […]
We create Smart Campus Tools. We use sensors and data to improve campus experience for students, while also innovating campus management for the University. We started to develop the PLEQ-app, a study spot finder based on real time occupancy data of study rooms around campus. We want to create the future campus. A campus where […]
An optical probe that characterizes molecular structure and size We have designed and are currently optimizing an optical liquid sample cell that simultaneously measures the size and IR/UV/Raman spectrum of molecules/particles in solution: Optical Diffusion-Ordered SpectroscopY. In the case of mixed samples, the optical spectra of the different components are cleanly separated by size. This […]
The health solution for home and office workers As home-based work becomes part of the new normal, people will be more exposed to work-related injury risk factors – namely physical inactivity and poor workstation setups. If left unmanaged, the resultant rise in work-related injuries could be devastating for both companies and individuals. PreActive challenges these […]
Wij zijn PULSE Racing, een van de dreamteams van de VU, en zetten ons in om functionele elektrostimulatie (FES) voor mensen met een dwarslaesie verder door te ontwikkelen. Met behulp van FES kunnen ook deze patiënten hun beenspieren blijven gebruiken. En dat biedt voordelen voor zowel hun mentale- als fysieke gezondheid.