NutriControl has developed a prediction engine in the cloud to which existing sensors can be linked. In this way, predictions can be made for the nutritional value of products. In addition, a mobile handheld (NIR) sensor has been validated, with which it is even possible for consumers to determine the nutritional value - such as proteins, fats and water - of their food products. The cloud solution has made it possible to analyse a wider range of products, increasing the application possibilities. As this technique can help optimising the composition of food, it also has an impact on health and environment.


E Nose-104_CROPThe eNose Company has developed an ‘electronic nose’, which can provide a diagnosis for certain specifics based on exhaled air. Think for example of tuberculosis or oncological diseases. The Citizen Science Living Lab is an optimal environment for the validation of the Aeonose ™, because there is a lot of knowledge available with regard to techniques for data analysis.

Qmicro is using its micro Gas Chromatography (microGC) to map the spectrum of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in breath. Within the Citizen Science Living Lab, the detection limit is being improved in order to be able to measure in the ppb concentration range. This is done, among other things, by making and testing a link with a pre-concentrator developed at the University of Twente.


CBMR Scientific Nanoscience BV has developed a basic element that can enrich and identify pathogens. It allows the detection of pathogens from various body fluids, such as blood and urine. Such a biosensor is also of great importance in other aspects of daily life, from monitoring drinking water quality and detection of pathogens in the food chain to monitoring air quality in indoor and outdoor environments (for example, detection of Legionella or SARS-CoV-2 in air).