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Damen, T. (author)
Obstructive sleep apnea is an increasingly common disease caused by soft tissue collapsing in the upper airway during (supine) sleep. During apnea, a patient lacks oxygen, resulting in a disturbed sleeping pattern and life threatening symptoms. No combined treatment exists yet with both high efficiacy as patient compliance combined. Literature...
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Tiemstra, J.C. (author)
In aeroengine design, predicting the effects of design parameters on total engine performance is extremely difficult, as all engine components are interrelated. Therefore, engine design tools are needed which provide the designer with more insight on the design process. This thesis focusses on the design of the fan and booster stages of a high...
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Birdja, D. (author)
Our living spaces seem to be changing with the possibilities of digitization. However, the kitchen seems to be the exception in the integration of digital systems. For some reason, kitchen design lags behind on these aspects. Is this just a coincidence or does the kitchen house some essential social interactions? Historically, the kitchen was...
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Kersteman, M.P.C. (author)
Children between the ages 8-12 want to discover what they are capable of through challenge affording toys. At the same time millennial parents would like to stay active, thoughtful participants in their children’s lives. They fear children will isolate themselves by playing video games. The increasing demand for digital entertainment shows that...
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van Duuren, P. (author)
Over the last ten years, various products have been introduced with which consumers can analyze or even modify the activity of their brains. When it comes to the design of these neurotechnological headgears, there are contradictory requirements between the functionality, fit and experience. As a result, current devices are generally either...
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Faber, T. (author)
Currently location trackers for valuables have a short battery life, demanding an intensive battery maintenance experience of the user. Discharged batteries mean a malfunctioning product, resulting in a false sense of security by the user. The incentive of this thesis is to explore the opportunities in energy harvesting technologies, low power...
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Baas, V.J.N. (author)
Assignment - This report describes the design of solutions that enable KLM Cargo to add more value for its employees and customers using data generated by new technological opportunities. The scope for this report is on pharmaceutical shipments passing through KLM Cargo’s Schiphol hub, from acceptance to delivery, and focuses on addressing the...
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Bossenbroek, B.M. (author)
The current e-bike market is characterized by bike designs with conventional tubular frames, to which external components that allow electric cycling are attached. This often leads to a forced integration of the battery, motor and other components. Amsterdam based e-bike brand QWIC wanted to tackle this integration issue in a different manner,...
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Boersma, J.Y. (author)
For conceptual aircraft design to include accurate laminar flow prediction, a link between modern computational tools to determine laminar-to-turbulent boundary layer transition and fast sizing methods is required. For swept wings, it is crucial to include the highly unstable three-dimensional crossflow component of the boundary layer. These...
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Wagemans, J.H.M. (author)
Living wall systems are not applied on a large scale, even though they offer multiple benefits to buildings. They are able to improve the air quality, the insulation values or social and psychological benefits. The aim of this Thesis is to increase the application of living wall systems by designing a living wall system with the principles of...
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Marinkovic, E. (author)
The aim of the following project was to investigate the acceptability of an infant wearable as a consumer market product for the Philips Avent uGrow range. Infant wearables are a new technology, and although some currently exist on the market (mainly spearheaded by startups), it is unclear whether this would be a good direction for Philips to...
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Baran, P.K. (author)
The large-scale 3D printing technology created by a group of partners led by DUS Architects allows fabricating components made of thermoplastic polymers with Fused Deposition Modelling technique. These components can be used as moulds for concrete elements, providing freedom of form and unprecedented optimization opportunities. In this report...
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Aarts, B. (author)
This thesis presents the conceptual design process of a new intervention to stimulate pro-environmental disposal behaviour. Littering is a growing problem in the world. Research shows that the brand which is found most between the litter in the Netherlands is Red Bull. Although many interventions have been applied to try to change behaviour of...
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Dirven, S.K.A. (author)
The significant growth in offshore wind activities in boulder clay areas requires suitable cable protection solutions. It is desirable to create a trench prior installation of the cable in order to guarantee the target depth of burial. Modern equipment of available on the market can be refined in order to create a reduced footprint, both...
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Garcia Mateo, J. (author)
User-centered Prioritization is a method for assessing the user value of the different topics present in the product backlog agile software development teams work with. It not only puts the users in the spotlight during this decision-making procedure by basing it on the benefits achieved and the level of fulfilment of user needs, but also...
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Meeuwsen, C.G.C. (author)
Background & Relevance The OV-chipcard has been widely accepted within the Netherlands as method for payment in pubic transport. However the smartcard does not lower the barrier of use for everyone and research shows that infrequent and international travellers often still have trouble purchasing and using it. To deal with this problem the...
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Plomp-van der Sar, E. (author)
The Houston Metropolitan area is a hurricane prone area and vulnerable to flooding by large storm surges caused by these extreme storm events. The area is a major economic center in the State of Texas and even the whole United States. Protection of the area against flooding is extremely necessary to protect the economy, community and environment...
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Groot Obbink, L.T. (author)
Context In recent years, to let/make people check-in and out and to control access to stations, in the busiest train stations and in most of the metro stations, gates have been introduced. E-ticketing gates for public transportation with suboptimal interaction can cause congestions as well as stress and discomfort for the users, which can lead...
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Ton, R. (author)
Marqt is a supermarket located in the conurbation of the Netherlands. In fifteen stores they sell over three thousand products that fit their ideology; ‘making choices together with respect to our environment, the animals and our health’. Marqt enterprises the conventional grocery sector and tries to convey the above stated message by offering...
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de Smidt, F. (author)
The project began with the need of Dutch design label Weltevree for a new outdoor cooking product. Analysis of the outdoor cooking landscape revealed that the main part of an outdoor dinner, the preparations, often take place indoors. Why not moving this main part of the dinner more towards the outdoor environment, whereby the host feels more...
master thesis 2016
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