Soil is a precious limited resource providing us with food and clean water. It is also a main actor that drives the planetary ecosystem. But soil health is in decline, posing challenges for our environment and our society.
Together with Digit Soil AG, we are developing a novel soil interface to monitor, maintain and restore soil health. Digit Soil AG developed a novel sensor that consist of a material membrane and an integrated reader. The material reacts to soil enzyme activity in-situ.
Our goal in this pilot study is to asses the feasibility of such material-based human-soil-interface and its use in the field.
Various prototypes will be developed and iterated on to investigate the core question if a material membrane is suitable for different types of soils and soil textures. Furthermore, we will identify further research directions and possible guidelines for in-field use. This project also paves the way for designers and artists to interface the microbial in the field, rather than in the lab.
- 01.04.2022 – 01.08.2022
- Innosuisse - Schweizerische Agentur für Innovationsförderung