How can agricultural entrepreneurs ensure the best possible climate in their greenhouses, so their tomato plants produce the highest number of tastiest tomatoes?
Is it possible to develop self-driving wheelchairs that enable the elderly to remain mobile longer and visit family and friends independently? And how do you measure exposure to harmful environmental factors such as fine dust, noise or radiation?
About the research group
Smart measurement tools and sensors (static, mobile and even wearable) offer a world of useful data and applications. For the business community, health care field and other sectors. The research group Smart Sensor Systems focuses on the design and development of such measurement tools, as well as processing and sharing the measurement results.
Prevention and prediction are the keywords of this research group. Knowledge is power. And that means staying ahead of the game, whether the focus is on predictive models for healthcare and workplace and other safety or early warning systems for preventative machine maintenance. Prevention is better - and cheaper - than cure or repair.
About the professor
dr. John Bolte
John graduated from Utrecht University as an Earthquake Seismologist. In 2003, he earned his PhD from the Delft University of Technology, specialising in Acoustic Imaging. Since 2002, he has been working as a scientific project manager for The Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). He has written, for example, a national guideline for employee protection from electromagnetic fields. At the RIVM, he earned years of experience in the development and application of wearable measuring tools. John has received numerous research grants from ZonMw and RIVM (> 1.25 million euros). He graduated from the VU University Amsterdam in 2011 with a degree in Environmental Epidemiology and was appointed a lector at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in 2016.
Smart sensors enable us to identify the health risks of staff members at an early stage.