Revolutionizing disease and environmental detection with portable optoacoustic sensing

RSENSE benefits in general

The new concept, developed within RSENSE, has the potential to generate huge benefits to the society, including new life-science detection methods, monitoring and subsequent effective control mechanisms for environmental and exhaust pollution, new findings in biological mechanisms, and many other fields, such as rehabilitation, sports medicine, skin cosmetics industry, pharmaceutical & food industry, Space remote sensing, materials & manufacturing, occupational hygiene. Moreover, RSENSE will strengthen the role of Europe as an innovation area and market leader through the development of a highly competitive and innovative technology.

Societal, Scientific, Technical and Environmental Impact of a new and innovative technology - sPROPT

sPROPT sensors in Medicine

sPROPT changes the healthcare concept toward frequent monitoring of informative biomarkers toward early disease detection, disease progression and treatment monitoring especially in highly prevalent cardio-metabolic diseases.

Clinics (or even patients) can use the portable sensor in point-of-care or home care settings for frequent non-invasive measurements.

A big dataset will provide accurate phenotypes from large patient cohorts for large-scale genomics research and thus, assess treatment efficacy.

RSENSE can more generally offer an accurate and portable sensor of tissues and other scattering media, which opens new possibilities for basic research (epidemiology studies,understanding links between tissue parameters and medical conditions) and the clinics (understanding disease development, disease progression, treatment response).

sPROPT sensors in environmental sciences

sPROPT aims at opening up a new era in on-board diagnostics by allowing frequent measurements of emissions for on-board use in various areas, e.g. automobiles, ships, and industries.

sPROPT can revolutionize environmental sensing by using a dense urban network of inexpensive sensors providing real-time information and diagnostics on environmental or vehicle conditions. This information is crucial to inform about environmental conditions and enforce guidelines protecting public health. Additionally, the measurements help to understand environmental and climate effects of specific particles.

Furthermore, the new technology will significantly improve monitoring of exhaust emissions under EU regulatory frameworks. Additionally, if we install sPROPT routinely in vehicles for continuous monitoring of emission levels, sPROPT can play a role in the regulation enforcement for reducing emissions and improve the air quality and subsequently public health.