The WatchPlant project progresses for success
WatchPlant continues on its way to create smart biohybrids organisms for environmental monitoring. As we have mentioned previously, the goal of WatchPlant Project is to develop a biohybrid system technology for self-powered “in situ” monitoring, which allows plants to use artificial intelligence components and technological interfaces.
The project, formed by an interdisciplinar European consortium, is already taking its first steps. In case of the Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), it has already been able to define some modeling processes that will allow understand the relation between the contamination and the health of the plant, since the final objective of the project is to monitor the situation of the environment to anticipate possible problems of health in plants and consequently, in the citizens.
Another of the partners that make up the WatchPlant work team, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), specifically a research center of this Stockholm university specialized in the development of new microtechnologies to extract biofluids, has already started with “in vivo” experiments using tomato plants to extract sap with microneedles. The WatchPlant team continues researching and will keep you informed of upcoming developments. Do not forget to subscribe to our newsletter to be aware of all advances.