Voice-based detection of recurrent vocal cord cancer

Andreas Jakobsson

Several studies of people’s voice quality show promising results in the early detection of various types of diseases, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or post-traumatic stress. This project aims to detect early recurrence of cancer on the vocal cords. By automatically analysing regular voice recordings by patients, relapse can be detected and thus treated earlier than is possible today.

Navigation by Sound – A mobility aid for the blind

Johan Isaksson

Development of a new mobility aid for the blind or the almost blind. Our ambition is to be able to replace the white cane and the leader dog; the only primary mobility aids in use today. Development will take place of prototypes that allow long-term tests, with the aim of conducting the most extensive user tests in the field since the 70s.

Ecoist – with a chassis of natural fibre

Thomas Kock

The goal is to produce a functioning chassis for the electric car Ecoist Tian in natural fibre composite; a reinforced natural fibre, bio-based thermosetting plastic. There is very little documentation and experience of producing this on an industrial scale. By using natural fibres as reinforcement material, plants absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and bind it in their own fibres. The CO2 is bound until after the scrapping of the car when the CO2 is re-released into the atmosphere through energy recovery or pyrolysis with subsequent rotting of the fibres.

Pioneering new dyes for sustainable and anhydrous reactive dyeing of materials in supercritical carbon dioxide

Magnus Johnson

Most dyeing processes are today in aqueous solution, which causes major problems with the separation of dyes, by-products and other chemical waste. Unclean water is released straight into the environment, resulting in major environmental and health risks. The aim of this project is to develop a much improved and more environmentally friendly method for dyeing biofibres, such as cotton. The method involves using supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) as a solvent in a closed system.

Real-time interpretation of the intracranial pressure curve (ICP) and online cerebral blood flow (CBFicp)

Karin Hesselgard

Patients with brain damage, e.g. after a traffic accident or stroke, have areas where the normal function of the brain’s vessels is wholly or partially impaired. The goal of this project is to create a bedside monitor that imports information from the patient’s normal monitoring equipment, processes this information and presents it in an intuitive, instructive way to create better prerequisites for the patient.

uPOWER – sustainable energy solutions from forest-tree associated microbes

Johanna Witzell

We intend to find new alternatives for sustainable production and storage of renewable energy by utilizing the biosynthetic capacity of forest-tree associated microbes. This we will do by exploring if microbe collections, captured at our laboratory from forest trees in southern Sweden contain strains with high capacity for microbial electrosynthesis, (i.e. using electricity to convert CO2 into chemical compounds, such as simple organic acids, or for producing energy rich oils).