Background

A paradigm shift in food quality and safety testing is required in order to free resources for an intensified combat against fraud in the food chain. As an enabling technology solution to the problem, FoodSmartphone proposes the development of smartphone-based (bio)analytical sensing and diagnostic tools, for simplified on-site pre-screening of quality and safety parameters and wireless data transfer to servers of relevant stakeholders.
The consortium has been built upon highly complementary disciplines: (bio)analytical chemists, biologists, physicists, micro/nano-engineers, mathematicians, organic- and food chemists will work together on the joint supra-disciplinary goal.
FoodSmartphone offers the ESRs (early-stage researchers) an extensive programme of both mandatory and optional network-wide training events and intersectoral secondments.
The scientific training in novel smartphone-based sensing technologies plus the complementary skills training provided, will have a major impact on future EU monitoring practices and, moreover, pave the road for Citizen Science.

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  • Outreach activities

    FoodSmartphone project at the Festival of Science

    September 5, 2018
    VSCHT team introduces the FoodSmartphone concept for pesticide residues testing in food on occasion of Festival of Science in Prague.


    Video at Selectscience - The End of the Food Quality Lab? Citizen Science in Food Safety Testing

    August 17, 2018
    Professor Michel Nielen discusses the creation of the FoodSmartphone, a smartphone-integrated food testing platform, see video presentation at www. Selectscience.net


    3rd FoodSmartphone E-newsletter is available.

    July 2, 2018
    The third FoodSmatphone E-newsletter informs about project activities. You can register to receive it automatically.

  • e-Newsletter