We are TUcanSense, the first team of the Technical University of Darmstadt
participating in this inspiring competition. We are a multidisciplinary and international
team of students with backgrounds in mechanical, electrical, medical and industrial
engineering as well as biology and chemistry. Our team members originate from
various countries such as the USA, Ukraine, Lebanon and Germany.
The name of our team is a construct combining three key concepts. First, “TU”
represents the Technical University of Darmstadt. Second, we refer to the sensor by
the part “UcanSense” in the name. Third, the toucan, which stands for communication
and is the name of our university-wide teaching platform, represents the link between
all our team members combining different disciplines.
Finally, combined with our slogan “TUcanSense the future” the name holds our vision
to develop a competitive solution that can detect inflammation in an early stage, and
thus benefit countless patients giving them the chance to sense tomorrow.
Our team is looking forward to the great opportunity this competition offers and to the
scientific exchange with peers from all over the world! We hope to gain new insights in
this field of research and are very excited to apply our knowledge to develop a
functional biosensor system.
TUcanSense the future!