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.
A training tool for climbers that can objectively measure hand and finger strength In climbing hand and finger strength is critical and something that injures often, direct monitoring and feedback is thus required. The Meta-Grip is a tool for climbers with which they can train their hand and finger strength. The Meta-Grip improves the efficiency […]
Mobile molecular visualization for the future of educators and researchers Molecules are three dimensional, blackboards and projectors are two dimensional. We aim to help educators and researchers visualize molecules in three dimensions by visualizing the structures in VR, all from the convenience of their mobile device.
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.
The voice-enabled ordering interface The majority of waiting time in the service industry consists of the time before a customer’s desire is processed. Besides resulting in lower order frequencies, this fosters a feeling of degraded service. We believe there is no more natural and intuitive way to automate order processing than by utilizing speech. So […]
Breath sensors for pre-symptomatic disease detection We are developing a non-invasive breath sensor for cows, for the early detection of illnesses well before observable symptoms. With automated and continuous monitoring, this would enable timely and precise feed adjustments by farmers to stop sickness progression. The technology is derived from extremely sensitive laser-based techniques enabling the […]