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Developing hardware and back-end software for sensor system JimFIT

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JimFIT
www.jim-fit.nl 
Prototype design
March  - June 2017

Tomas Kreuger
Thijs van Ede
Ruben Klomp
Arnold Hofstede
Peter Witkamp

 

The Netherlands is one of the leading countries in sensor technology. It is an industry that is developing enormously. Sensor systems become smaller, faster and more accurate and they are used in an increasing variety of products. They can for example be used in autonomic devices such as machines, tools and consumer products and for the recording of human movements.

The start-up JimFIT has developed a wireless, portable and mobile sensor system that can measure movements. The entire system includes a sensor system and an app. With support of the app data can be translated into relevant information for the user. Furthermore, the app will also give feedback to the user. The sensor system of JimFIT can be used in the sport sector and focuses on the consumer market.

NNTS is developing a prototype that is ready for mass production. The hardware and back-end software will also be developed.

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Research geothermal energy

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Municipality of Enschede - Urban Development
www.enschede.nl
Research and consultancy
March - August 2017

Nathan Baak
Anne Hofman
Kay Hermann
Richard Roos
Simone ten Have
Thomas Thuijsman
Wilco Mensink

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Dr. Maarten Arentsen, Energy Innovation,
University of Twente
Em. Prof. Dr. Ir. Theo van der Meer,
Thermal Engineering, University of Twente

Due to increasing objectives of reducing CO2 emission and gas consumption, municipalities are looking for possible sustainable energy sources. The municipality of Enschede is also exploring its options.

The municipality of Enschede wants to investigate the use of geothermal energy as its durability is beyond dispute. Before starting costly drilling activities and the technical elaboration, NNTS will start with a feasibility study that includes the technical and financial aspects.

The goal is to deliver a consultancy report that is based on the potentials of geothermic heat and the possible consumption profile. Technical aspects, financial effects and possible risks of deep geothermal energy in Enschede are taken into account and will be discussed in different scenarios.

"In 2017, NNTS conducted an investigation into the (financial) feasibility of geothermal energy in Enschede, commissioned by the municipality of Enschede. In this research we have gained good experience with NNTS. Project leader was Nathan Baak, and where necessary supported by Jurre Kuiper.
 
Driven young people, with a sharp insight into the problem, and able to acquire knowledge from the right people and organizations. Able to include both the officials involved and the directors and councilors involved - who are no experts in this area - in this matter. A lot of attention for clear presentation, both in presentation tools and in explanation. Planning and meeting deadlines also agree." - Anne-Roos de Bloois (Municipality of Enschede)

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New bean sprouts packaging for Evers Specials

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Evers Specials
www.eversspecials.nl
Product design
Oct - Dec 2016

Nathan Baak
Rutger Aarden
Adjay Moenesar
Bjorn Smit
Jeroen Stoffers
Sjors Zuidema

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Dr. Ir. Roland ten Klooster, University of Twente

Description

The biggest bean sprouts plantation of Europe, Evers Specials, asked NNTS to design a new packaging method in the production of bean sprouts. Evers Specials has a completely automated production line, which makes it a challenge to fit the new packaging into the current production and packaging process.

Due to the high number of packages the cost of the packaging needs to be taken into account, as a marginal increase in base price means a significant increase in costs.

Because of these challenges, the design will be focused on a simple but effective new packaging for bean sprouts.

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