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Feijtel, J. (author)
The Wilmer Rotational Instant Seizing Tentacle (WRIST) is a Voluntary Closing (VC) hook prosthesis for transradial amputees, developed by the WILMER Group at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Dissatisfaction with the currently used bodypowered arm prostheses, expressed by patients and members of the WILMER group, led to a...
master thesis 1998
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Van Rijn, H. (author)
This master thesis shows the design process of LINKX, a language toy for children with a disorder in the spectrum of autism. Children with autism have an inborn brain disorder and therefore play and learn differently than children with 'typical' development. Language and speech of children with autism develops slowly or not at all. These...
master thesis 2007
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Lauwerier, P.E.L. (author)
Childhood obesity is a global health concern. Numerous societal changes have dramatically reduced the amount of energy children burn, while expanding the number of calories they consume. Childhood obesity is increasingly recognized as a global health problem and measures are being taken throughout the world. An important direction for preventive...
master thesis 2009
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Karthaus, P. (author)
The aim of the project is to design a product or device that will enable autistic children to practice emotional expressions with the use of PrEmo animations. It will have to grow with the capabilities of the children and it will have to trigger the children to explore and learn. The product will be aiming at autistic children between 6 and 10...
master thesis 2009
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Van Wieringen, W. (author)
Hello, I’m Pelie. I’m your peer and could use some help in gardening. Each season seeds have to be sowed, water will have to be given to plants and fruit will have to be harvested. Would you like to help me? This question is being asked to children of group 1 and 2 of primary school when playing the Pelies Garden game on TagTiles. TagTiles is an...
master thesis 2010
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Steenis, L. (author)
What if you mix (indoor) gaming with outdoor play? Nowadays children spend much more time indoor instead of outside, playing with friends. Outdoor play is good for both physical as mental development of children, and this problem was the foundation of this design project. Two years ago the idea was risen by Auke Ferwerda to develop an outdoor...
master thesis 2010
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Karreman, D.E. (author)
Study shows that children like to play active, but are playing more and more physically inactive (by means of computer and television). Creazi, the company in this assignment, aims to change this and wants to have a product for children that is fun to play with, and also helps to achieve a healthy lifestyle. From earlier design they had a...
master thesis 2010
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IJtsma, T.J. (author)
The TikTegel, by Serious Toys, is a game computer that looks like a tablet, without keyboard, mouse or traditional screen. Players interact with the board by placing objects on it and receive auditive and visual feedback by sound and parts of the board that light up. The objective of the project is to use the tangible interactive possibilities...
master thesis 2010
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Van Doorn, F. (author)
To become the most modern library of the world, DOK is developing new concepts to adapt to the needs of their visitors. The public library branch is going through a renewal to withstand the decrease of library use. Less people, including children, are visiting the library since the nineties. Needs and expectations of customers have been changing...
master thesis 2010
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Pudjiatie, C.R. (author)
The key objective of this research project is to identify and fulfils the needs of educational tool, which enable teachers and schools in nurturing and rising a generation of the 21st century literacy and workforce readiness. Collaborative learning is one of the essential skills for children in order to participate in the twenty-first century...
master thesis 2010
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Van Dorp, E. (author)
Getting insight in a child’s world is important to be able to create valuable products for children. Contextmapping could be well suited to gain an empathic understanding of children, but little is known about how the underdeveloped abstract thinking abilities of children influence the results of a contextmapping session. Contextmapping is aimed...
master thesis 2010
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Louwman, J.M.E. (author)
Obesity, overweight, diabetes, and unhealthy eating habits among children cause global health concerns. It needs a solution at young age to prevent these problems. The current eating behaviour of families has to be changed, since this is one of the main causes of these problems. From birth, taste have to be developed by experience; therefore,...
master thesis 2011
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Paulissen, R.T. (author)
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a physical disorder that affects the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitations. It is the most common physical disability in childhood with an incidence of 2-2,5 per 1000 live born children in the Western world. The Sint Maartenskliniek, department Toddler Rehabilitation, in Nijmegen, offers an...
master thesis 2011
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Jongman, K. (author)
This graduation report shows the design process followed during designing new playground equipment for Boer Speeltoestellen in Nieuwendijk. The assignment for this project was: Develop a new product for outdoor playground equipment for the Dutch sub-urban environment, that interacts on a multi-sensory level with both boys and girls in the age of...
master thesis 2011
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Van Haneghem, R. (author)
Obesity is a growing problem among children. They seem to eat less healthy and live a sedentary lifestyle. Children who are overweight have troubles during sport, can get depressed and suffer more consequences. But are they really to blame? The parents of these children have the responsibly of keeping their children healthy. However some parents...
master thesis 2011
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Ho, J. (author)
This graduation report shows the development of Molly. It documents all the researches performed and all the conclusions that were made can be found in this report.
master thesis 2011
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Ruijs, F. (author)
Designing a tool for the childcare workers in the Emma Children's hospital
master thesis 2011
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Schmeits, P.L.G. (author)
Design of a children's bicycle seat, targeted at the Northern European market, excluding the Netherlands. A research was performed to cultural differences in cycling with children, and the proposed design reflects the outcomes of that research.
master thesis 2012
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Pieterse, S. (author)
Like many other cities in Europe, Wroc?aw in Poland aims to improve the livability of children by implementing sustainable urban mobility measures, but fails to be successful. Due to an ongoing outflow of families from the city to the periphery and region, a vicious circle of an ongoing increase in car use has occured which increasingly...
master thesis 2012
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Oosterhuis, D.S. (author)
Subject of this graduation project is a manually propelled wheelchair for children, intended for daily use over a period of multiple years. Products like this are in general reimbursed by local governments which has resulted in a complex and static market situation with numerous stakeholders. A completely unconventional paediatric wheelchair...
master thesis 2012
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