Milan Lenters

Milan Lenters is a writer and editor. Through IO, he got to know his native city Eindhoven in a different way and sometimes looks with amazement at the many stories that lie ahead.

Smart toilet offers dietary advice to Lowlands festival-goers

We all visit the bathroom. But what does such a trip say about our health? Imec Nederland is trying to find out during the Lowlands music festival by using toilets full of sensors. During a visit to the toilet, the Smart Toilet from the research institute takes a closer look at the festival-goers....

Protective cycling gear: useful, but not the answer to every hazard

Was the death of cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht, last week after a crash during the Tour of Poland, a stupid accident? Should the course have been made safer? Or is there something structurally wrong with the safety of the cyclists? Riders throw themselves off the mountain tops at dizzying speeds....

Start-up of the day Qwiek: making healthcare more enjoyable

A projection on the wall, whether or not supported by music –  this is what helps the elderly in a care facility become more relaxed or more active. And this is just one of the healthcare support products that Qwiek makes. Soon the company will launch their third product on the market: a...

Gerard & Anton Award winner Skotty: Privacy for everyone

The Gerard & Anton Awards have been presented again! High time to have a closer look at the winners and what we can expect form these start-ups in the coming years. Today: Skotty Read all our article on the Gerard & Anton Awards here Skotty enables banks, hospitals, law firms or other...

Innovations inside the peloton: performance meters and nutritional apps

In cycling, teams constantly try to outdo each other. Not only with the most advanced use of materials, but also by improving nutrition, training methods and all kinds of other areas. That’s why Innovation Origins is looking for innovations from within the peloton in the run-up to the Tour...

Time benefits larger than expected for drafting cyclists

In almost every major cycling race in the past years, situations have occurred where cyclists have been drafting behind in‐race motorcycles. Although the International Cycling Union (UCI) has published new rules in 2017 to avoid such situations, these rules are not sufficient and are not strictly...

Signify has come up with a high tech lamp post

By 2030, some 500 billion devices will be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) according to an estimate by Cisco. Signify also sees potential in this growing market. The former Philips Lighting is launching a high-tech lamp post, packed with sensors, cameras, wifi and a 4G/5G antenna. It also...

Is Wifi a thing of the past thanks to internet via LED light?

If you say internet, we say wifi. But that is about to change. At least if it is up to Signify. Because in the future, we will no longer use radio waves to stream a series, for example, instead internet will be via light. Straight from the ceiling. The Philips spin-off is releasing an update to...

Start-up of the Day: lightweight loupe for surgeons

With I-Med Techology’s lightweight main digital loupe, surgeons can call up 3D preoperative information, such as mri-scans or cutting strips, during an operation. This way, they do not have to interrupt the operation. The images from the loupe can be streamed so that colleagues can watch...

Thousands of visitors explore the future of mobility at ITS Europe

Traffic lights that talk to their surroundings, cars that communicate with each other to avoid traffic jams or autonomous shuttle buses that take passengers from a to b. It’s all being shown during ITS Europe, the largest European Congress on smart mobility and digitisation in transport....

“You have to pedal to see the future”

“No, you have to pedal to see the future”, laughs Thijs Baselmans. The TU Eindhoven student just put a visitor on an exercise bike. In the middle of the Ketelhuisplein. The bicycle is part of Museum door de Stad (“Museum throughout the city) that can be found on the square this...

Students compete for Sioux’s Mechatronics Trophy

“Ah, here’s a loose cable”, says a Belgian student lying under a robot on wheels. “Can you fix it?” The command sounds tense. A student team from the University of Hasselt has no time to answer a journalist’s questions. They are preparing for the final of the...

Industry Summit 2019: on speaking terms with the entrepreneur

Dutch Technology Week is not just about discovering the promising side of technology; yesterday during the official opening event it became clear that there are enough issues that the Netherlands has to cope with. More women in technology; more money for technical universities and more awareness...

Discover new hotspots of the ‘High Tech Ontdekkingsroute’

What does the genetic structure of a kiwi look like? With DNA isolation you can find out. Also you will learn what you can do with this information. Or go on a journey through the stars and explore the universe in a mobile planetarium. Learn how to program a robot or think of ways to outwit AI...

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