MedTech Convention 2022
University Halls, Leuven
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Ingeborg Stalmans - Mona
Professor Doctor Ingeborg Stalmans is head of the Research Group of Ophthalmology at the KU Leuven as well as the Glaucoma Clinic at the ophthalmology department of UZ Leuven. The current focus of her research work is the use of retinal imaging and artificial intelligence to develop non-invasive biomarkers for eye and systemic diseases. This work resulted in the creation of a KUL spin-off company named MONA, developing an AI for early screening of diabetes.
Steve Stoffels - Pulsify
Steve Stoffels has around 15 years of experience in semi-conductors and micro-fabrication techniques for micro-mechanical and electrical components. His expertise in all aspects of micro-technologies led him to co-found Pulsify, for which he is the current acting CTO. Pulsify aims to develop a wearable echocardiogram patch for continuous monitoring of cardiac functionalily.
Rob Cardinaels - Hippo Dx
Rob Cardinaels is an industrial design engineer with a passion for robotics. He was the first employee of Hippo Dx, a Belgian start-up working on an automatic skin prick test to revolutionise the diagnosis of allergies through automation of the pricess.
Harry van Lenthe - FIBEr
Professor Harry van Lenthe is a professor of Biomechanics in the department of Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses on the quality of bone and its interaction with implants. He is also the principal investigator of bone tissue at FIBEr, a KU Leuven core facility recognized for the importance of its research in the biomechanic properties of tissues and medical devices.
Laurens Goyvaerts - Revision
Laurens Goyvaerts works on the fabrication and characterization of the Revision Ocular implant, focusing on improving the lifetime and biocompatibility of the neural implant. With their implant, the Revision team aims to restore a functional vision in blind patients.