Two doctorates from the KUL, Stijn Wielandt and Bart Thoen, have received a prestigious award given to electronics students. Their “Tiagnose Watch”, a bracelet that monitors newborns, won the first prize in the contest “The Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge Europe Analog Design Contest 2014”. They beat two polish teams and a German team. The “Tiagnose Watch” measures body temperature, bilirubin levels and oxygenation in babies in just 1,25 seconds. The data can then be transmitted to a computer.
Jason Bennett (Source: Belga)