Another taste of success for 3mE’s Haptics Lab

20 March 2017 by Webredactie 3mE

The Haptics Lab of the Department of BioMechanical Engineering (BME) has achieved renewed success in partnership with graduate student Lotte Leufkens. The Haptics Lab, which is run by associate professor David Abbink, works closely with national and international companies and the Robotics Institute to optimise human-machine cooperation in the context of pervasive computerisation throughout the world.

Many researchers affiliated with the Haptics Lab have previously received awards or incentives for their work. Read more here.

For three years, Lotte worked under the guidance of Delft Enterprises and Yes!Delft on CloudCuddle, an inflatable sleeping tent that fits around a single mattress so that children can make it through the night without injuring themselves. Last year, Lotte already won the ASN Bank World Prize, and this year she was named Dutch student entrepreneur of the year 2017 in the Dutch finals of the Global Student Entrepreneur Award. Along with eight other Dutch student entrepreneurs they pitched to a jury of student entrepreneurs, experienced entrepreneurs and scale-up entrepreneurs. In May, Lotte will represent the Netherlands in the worldwide finals in Frankfurt. Read more here.

‘I am really pleased with all the recognition I have been receiving for my design,’ says Lotte Leufkens. ‘Needless to say, I never would have succeeded without the freedom I was given by the Haptics Lab to launch my start-up while graduating. The understanding and enthusiasm shown by David and his colleagues at the Haptics Lab was all the motivation I needed. If we manage to get enough funding, then I want to start working full-time for the start-up as soon as I graduate.’ 

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