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Validation

When you are going to develop a new measuring instrument, it will first have to be validated. The Citizen Science Living Lab can support you in drawing up a validation protocol and in the validation process:

Validation protocol

The validation protocol describes the steps required to test the sensor in an environment that is similar to the application area. For example, in the case of an e-health device, the number of test subjects is stated and under what conditions and how testing should take place. In the case of a handheld NIR (Near Infra-Red) sensor, there may be disruptive effects that are constant during these calibration measurements, but that will affect later measurements. Think of temperature effects, effects of ambient light or the stability of the measuring signal of the sensor. When drawing up a good measurement and validation protocol, these issues are examined and taken into account.

Sensor validation

In addition to drawing up the protocol, the living lab also offers possibilities for making reference measurements with high-end laboratory equipment. We have equipment for chromatography, high resolution mass spectrometry, Fourier transform infrared, NMR and surface analysis (XPS, electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, surface mass spectrometry).