Every year there is a brand new TU Eindhoven Sensing Team that represents our university at the SensUs competition. For the next team, we require Bachelor and Master students to form a multidisciplinary team. Students with knowledge in the field of (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. Electrical engineering and programming subjects are important too, like signal processing and the translating of the binding of a molecule to a usable, measurable signal. 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. 2022 will be formed in October 2020 and will operate until the SensUs competition in September 2022. If you are up for an amazing challenge and want to gain new skills and knowledge, join T.E.S.T. 2022!
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 2021 SensUs competition. This is a yearly international student competition on engineering rapid biosensors. Our multidisciplinary team consists of nine TU/e students, including first-, second- and third-year bachelor Medical Science and Technology and Biomedical Technology students, and first-year master Biomedical Engineering students. 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 peopleâ€™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 3rd of September 2021, our team competes with others to detect the acute respiratory virus influenza A. Influenza viruses are known to mutate quickly, contributing to pandemic-type situations in society sooner rather than later. As we have seen in the current pandemic, rapid testing of patients is crucial to contain the spread of viruses. Therefore, we are excited to be part of the innovations in biosensors helping to prepare for future pandemics!