Theme of SensUs 2023

SensUs 2023 challenges ambitious students from all over the globe to form a student Team and start developing an innovative biosensing system for detecting traumatic Brain Injury. The event will take place during the SensUs Innovation Days where teams will test and present their biosensors. 

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury from an external force that causes damage to the brain. TBIs can be classified as mild, moderate, or severe. TBI can be diagnosed using imaging tools like a CT or MRI scan. However, these imaging techniques are often not sensitive or specific enough. According to experts, only 5-10% of mild TBI patients have abnormal CT/MRI scans and the other cases go unnoticed.
GFAP is a protein found in the glial cells of neural tissue. Glial cells provide physical and metabolic support to neurons. Blood levels of GFAP reflect acute injury to glial cells. In case of damage, the protein levels increase strongly and fast within hours. Measuring GFAP, therefore, has the potential use for diagnosing TBI, on the spot, immediately after the injury happens.

Check the theme announcement of SensUs 2023


Eindhoven University of Technology

Groene Loper 3

5612 AE Eindhoven

The Netherlands