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Otoscopic profilometry: a new optical technique to quantitatively measure human eardrum deformation in-vivo, in 3D and in real-time. 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2020

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The 3D shape of the human eardrum plays a crucial role in the process of sound transmission and any structural change to its topography is an important indicator for existing or impending middle ear pathology and subsequent hearing loss. This POC-project includes the prototyping of a new non-invasive medical device, capable of measuring high-resolution eardrum deformation in 3D and in real-time.

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ColdID: prevention of nail toxicity at cancer patients. 01/06/2017 - 31/05/2019

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Cytotoxic chemotherapy is a commonly used treatment for curing breast cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer. Cytotoxic chemotherapy may however also induce serious side effects such as nail changes (e.g., color, brittleness, damages, ...). In its most severe form, this may lead to onycholysis or the releasing of a portion of the nail, which is often preceded or accompanied by severe pain. Nail toxicity is observed at 44% of patients treated with taxanes. Nail toxicity can be avoided or mitigated through the use of ice gloves. Ice gloves are cooled to -20 ° C and worn during a chemotherapeutic treatment. Unfortunately, the use of ice gloves is very painful and therapeutic compliances are limited. This project allows to develop a medical instrument to avoid nail toxicity at cancer patients. The instrument aims to allow a painless and effective prevention of nail toxicity.

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iFLUXProspector: scalable prototype development. 01/10/2016 - 30/09/2017

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The proof-of-concept project includes the scalable prototyping of the iFLUXProspector, an integrated modular passive flux sampler for environmental research and management, designed for direct installation in the subsoil. The project results from the IOF-SBO project 'IFLUX'. It frames in the valorization of the iFLUX technology as a spin-off business venture, developed by the University of Antwerp and the Flemish Institute for Technological Research.

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iFLUXsampler: prototype development. 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2016

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The proof-of-concept project includes the prototyping of the iFLUXsampler, an integrated modular passive flux sampler for environmental research and management, designed for use in a groundwater monitoring well. The project results from the IOF-SBO project 'IFLUX'. It frames in the valorization of the iFLUX technology as a spin-off business venture, developed by the University of Antwerp and the Flemish Institute for Technological Research.

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