This multidisciplinary PPP focuses on the reduction of the SARS-CoV-2 transmission risk for athletes and spectators in semi-indoor and indoor sports venues, with emphasis on football stadiums, indoor halls and fitness centers. Crowd control, air cleaning and face masks are considered, either separately or combined, in five practical case studies.
Worldwide, venomous snakebites claim about 125.000 deaths and maim 450.000 people yearly, mostly in poor rural areas, for which there is no safe and adequate treatment. This situation will be alleviated by developing human antibodies which will be safe and much better than the current treatments.
The project LIF2.0 aims to develop a short term response to COVID-19 needs in industry and public organisations by offering a real time COVID-19 driven data platform covering European wide aggregated content from a vast amount of sources. Users will have insights for developing new echo period strategies.
The knowledge is missing that is essential for cost-effective roll-out of personalised treatment of insomnia. This project solves the bottleneck by creating a research platform for combined online behavioural change intervention and long-term monitoring of sleep, traits and health. A growing database will allow for optimised sleep interventions tailor to personalised needs, capacities, limitations and estimated benefits.
This project aims to unravel mechanisms underlying beneficial effects of a novel food supplement on cognitive performance. This may contribute to the prevention of cognitive impairment and ultimately dementia. Focus will be on adults with an emerging pre-mild cognitive impairment condition who will benefit most from evidence-based intervention and prevention strategies.
Replacing current invasive testing by a simple blood test to enable prenatal diagnosis for pregnant couples carrying severe monogenic diseases, is much desired. In this project the aim is to develop an efficient NIPD method for monogenic diseases, for implementation in the clinic.
The project will test the Affective Bonding Theory and investigate how people relate and affectively bond to a robot and what the effects are on loneliness and quality of life of (lonely) older adults. A newly developed social robot will accompany senior citizens for several weeks to test this.
Ex-COVID-19 patients will undergo medical tests and biological samples will be analysed to increase the understanding of who is at risk for chronic disease. The influence of environmental factors and of a lifestyle intervention will be analysed, and lab research will contribute to better mechanistic insights providing leads for interventions.
Orthotics, like orthopaedic shoes or orthoses, are commonly prescribed to further improve balance and gait in these patients. To optimise the process of prescription and evaluation of orthotics, it is important to analyse the functional disorders objectively. Therefore, the purpose of this project is to optimise the orthotic design process by developing a decision tool for orthotics, which is called the GaReC.
This project was set up to understand why arthritis develops in some patients with psoriasis, by studying a broad array of clinical and immunological parameters in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.