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Winkler, Daniel (author), Haltmeier, Markus (author), Kleidorfer, Manfred (author), Rauch, Wolfgang (author), Tscheikner-Gratl-Gratl, F. (author)
Pipe failure modelling is an important tool for strategic rehabilitation planning of urban water distribution infrastructure. Rehabilitation predictions are mostly based on existing network data and historical failure records, both of varying quality. This paper presents a framework for the extraction and processing of such data to use it for...
journal article 2018
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Vegter, R.J.K. (author), Hartog, J. (author), De Groot, S. (author), Lamoth, C.J. (author), Bekker, M.J. (author), Van der Scheer, J.W. (author), Van der Woude, L.H.V. (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author)
Background To propel in an energy-efficient manner, handrim wheelchair users must learn to control the bimanually applied forces onto the rims, preserving both speed and direction of locomotion. Previous studies have found an increase in mechanical efficiency due to motor learning associated with changes in propulsion technique, but it is...
journal article 2015
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Westerveld, A.J. (author), Schouten, A.C. (author), Veltink, P.H. (author), Van der Kooij, H. (author)
Background Stroke survivors often have difficulties in manipulating objects with their affected hand. Thumb control plays an important role in object manipulation. Surface functional electrical stimulation (FES) can assist movement. We aim to control the 2D thumb force by predicting the sum of individual muscle forces, described by a sigmoidal...
journal article 2013
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Coimbra, E. (author), Romao, L. (author)
This study was accomplished in the context of a broader research to be developed in an ongoing PhD program in architecture. The purpose of this study is to give a perspective of the research progress and to present a shape grammar simplification that will be improved to assist the rehabilitation design process of the bourgeois house of Oporto...
conference paper 2013
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Vegter, R.J.K. (author), Lamoth, C.J. (author), De Groot, S. (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author), Van der Woude, L.H.V. (author)
Background Handrim wheelchair propulsion is a complex bimanual motor task. The bimanually applied forces on the rims determine the speed and direction of locomotion. Measurements of forces and torques on the handrim are important to study status and change of propulsion technique (and consequently mechanical strain) due to processes of learning,...
journal article 2013
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Ebbert, T. (author)
Europe's cities are full of office buildings which are technically and visually outdated. Research has demonstrated that more than 60% of German office stock is in acute need for refurbishment. Building planning needs intelligent approaches to fa├žade refurbishment in order to tackle this enormous market. This article presents the head office...
journal article 2012
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Herder, J.L. (author), Vrijlandt, N. (author), Antonides, T. (author), Cloosterman, M. (author), Mastenbroek, P.L. (author)
This article describes the development of a mobile arm support for people with muscular diseases. The arm support is spring-balanced, with special attention on reduction of operating effort (high balancing quality and low friction), functionality (large range of motion), and aesthetics (inconspicuous design). The spring settings can be adjusted...
journal article 2006
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