Every year there is a brand new TU Eindhoven Sensing Team that represents the TU/e at the SensUs Student Competition. For the next team, we are looking for enthusiastic Bachelor and Master students to form a multidisciplinary team. Students with knowledge in the field of electrical engineering and programming subjects are necessary for the signal processing and the translating of the binding of a molecule to a usable, measurable signal. Moreover, students with an interest in (bio)chemistry are necessary for the assay development and chemical optimization. We also require people with a background in physics to assist with the physical principles of biosensing. Throughout the process, you have to keep the end-user in mind: the patient. This requires design choices for user-friendliness, portability, and cost. Lastly, you have to stay in touch with the outside world, requiring public relations work and drawing in sponsors.
T.E.S.T. 2024 will be formed in November 2023 and will operate until the SensUs Competition in September 2024. If you are up for an amazing challenge and want to gain new skills and knowledge, join T.E.S.T. 2024! The application deadline is the 23th of October!
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Welcome to our page! We are the TU/e sensing team (T.E.S.T.) representing the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the 2023 SensUs Competition. This is a yearly international student competition on engineering rapid biosensors. For more information about the SensUs competition, click here. In the competition, there are different categories where you can win prices. For example, the team of 2022 has won the award for Distributed Testing Event, and the 2021 team has won the Translational Potential Award. In this year’s SensUs competition, T.E.S.T. 2023 has won the creativity award!
Our multidisciplinary team consists of 8 bachelor and master students, from Medical Science and Technology, Biomedical Engineering, and Computer Science. We all come from different backgrounds, with our own interests and goals, and we will make sure to be a synergistic team ready to compete and contribute to an improvement of people’s quality of life. This competition allows us to put our theoretical knowledge to the test and apply it to real-life societal problems, engineering an efficient, affordable and easy-to-use biosensor with translational potential for the commercial market.
On the first of September 2023, our team competes with others to detect Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), which is a marker for detecting Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). TBI is a disease that has approximately 64-74 million new cases each year. TBI patients suffer from memory loss, cognitive dysfunction or behavioural disturbance. It is important that the severity of TBI can be diagnosed rapidly, so that patients can receive the appropriate treatment. Proper treatment can improve patients’ life and, therefore, we are eager to contribute to the development of a biosensor for TBI.