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SensUs

“SensUs is the yearly international student competition on sensors for health and we are recruiting now! Click this link for more information.”

About us

“Healthcare is developing towards a world wherein care is delivered in a highly personalized manner, attuned to the needs of individual patients, based on actual, precise and reliable data. Real-time personal sensing devices will become more and more important; these will change healthcare in the 21st century for the best possible diagnosing, monitoring, coaching and treatment of people. Biosensors will become smaller, faster, more integrated, more specific and more sensitive.
SensUs strives to accelerate the development of sensors for health and to stimulate education and innovation in the field of biosensing. This is realized by organizing the unique annual SensUs student competition with worldwide impact and by creating a community around this competition.”

The SensUs competition

The mission of SensUs is to stimulate the development of biosensors in a friendly competitive manner whereby students make and design innovative biosensors. Each year, a societally impactful indicator of health is chosen as objective in collaboration with different stakeholders.

The participating teams come from 14 countries and 5 different continents. Those teams consist of students from multiple scientific disciplines. Biosensing technologies are inherently multidisciplinary. To be successful, the teams need to creatively combine molecular technologies and device technologies.

The style of the competition is ‘friendly competitive’. Teams of students compete for different prizes. However, it is equally important that teams learn from each other, share information, and sow seeds for international collaboration.

SensUs Digital

In Augustus 2020, SensUs takes place in Eindhoven. Participating student teams from all over the world come to Eindhoven to present their biosensors to the public. Professionals, companies, students, patients and general public will attend SensUs 2020 to see and experience the latest developments in the world of biosensing. SensUs wants to spread its vision and mission regarding biosensors across the globe. Therefore, SensUs Digital has been developed. During SensUs 2019 the online SensUs Digital platform attracted over 22,000 viewers from over 80 countries of which more than 10,500 voted. This year, SensUs will be broadcasted again. On this online platform, people from all over the world can watch SensUs 2020 live and experience all the new updates in the field of biosensing. SensUs Digital will include a livestream, information about the teams and this year’s theme, live results, voting, Q&A and much more. SensUs wants to connect people worldwide and thereby exchange knowledge and experience regarding biosensors.

SensUs Connect

SensUs believes that collaboration and information sharing on a worldwide scale is very important for innovation in the field of Sensors for Health.  We envision that new ways will bring partners, such as students, companies, research groups and many more, together and enable them to develop new ideas. SensUs Connect aims to bring these stakeholders in contact with each other to exchange information, projects and jobs and facilitate public-private partnerships. There are already a few Connect-like activities, such as the Meet the Partners event and the Partner Dinner during the contest event. In this project we want to expand the functionalities: anytime, face-to-face and online, between all stakeholders for more and better information exchange, collaborations and partnerships.

The high school project

The SensUs High Schools Project: inspiring and stimulating teenagers towards innovation and biosensors.

In 2017, SensUs organized a pilot competition for high school students. Students worked in small groups on a chosen biomarker related to the SensUs 2017 theme. They developed a biosensor and presented their results and ideas during SensUs 2017.

Upcoming year, students from outside Eindhoven will participate, they will all work on a new concept for a biosensor related to this year’s theme and they will present their results during this year’s edition of SensUs.

SensUs wants to stimulate young, talented students towards technical projects. They can experience the process of developing new, innovative ideas in a group. SensUs reaches out to a new public and thereby raises the awareness of the importance of biosensing.

Groups

Strategy & Innovation

This group of five full time students will be setting up new SensUs initiatives the coming year. They will be supporting biosensing startups, connecting students with companies, and helping others setting up competitions just like ours!

Chairs & Co

Chairs & Co is the group that is responsible for the general overview of the organization.

Events

The Events subgroup is responsible for the logistics of the contest weekend in September.

External Relations

External Relations is the subgroup responsible for recruiting and maintaining relations with partners and sponsors.

Public Relations

The Public Relations department of the SensUs Organization is responsible for public relations and marketing.

Tech

The technology department is responsible the testing of the biosensors on the event in September, the Testing Event.

SensUs Organization

SensUs is organized for students by students. The organization of SensUs consists of second and third year bachelor students of different fields at the Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Each member has joined for a different goal, but all members want to contribute to the future of health. Our organization has been founded by professor Menno Prins.

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