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Timmerman, Lars (author)
Cataract surgeries using phacoemulsification (phaco) are standard practice, accounting for the large majority of all cataract surgeries. Reliance on sterilization processes has significant environmental implications, giving its energy and resource intensive nature. <br/><br/>This thesis introduces a novel hybrid phaco handpiece design,...
master thesis 2024
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Bruggen, Femke (author)
Cervical Cancer (CC) is a preventable disease and is easily treated when detected early. Yet it is the second most prevalent cancer related death in Cameroon, causing an estimated 1787 deaths each year (Woks et al, 2023). Cameroon has implemented no national strategy to prevent this disease and so screening practices that are in place are...
master thesis 2024
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van Leeuwen, Cato (author)
INTRODUCTION: The importance of reusable medical devices is increasingly evident due to their sustainability and accessibility advantages in high- and low- &amp; middle-income countries. In response, LAYCO Medical Devices is developing a reusable vacuum extractor, vela®, as an alternative to the commonly used disposable vacuum extractor. This...
master thesis 2023
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Poon, Hotong (author)
This graduation project aimed to support Digital Lions, a digital design agency in rural Kenya, in improving their working process on client projects. Digital Lions is a Fair Trade agency that delivers digital products in the areas of graphic design and web development to international clientele. The agency is a sister organization of an NGO...
master thesis 2023
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Drilea, Ioana (author)
Limited access to surgical care in low- and middle-income countries has resulted in the loss of approximately 16.9 million lives annually, accounting for 32% of global deaths. This is more than tuberculosis, malaria and HIV combined.<br/><br/>Several factors contribute to this disparity, including the scarcity of surgical equipment. Despite the...
master thesis 2023
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van Stijn, Joep (author)
The Ocean Cleanup faces a lot of different challenges during new deployments aimed to prevent riverine waste from entering the sea and harming surrounding ecosystems. These challenges are particularly evident when addressing entire river systems rather than individual rivers. An example of a currently challenging site The Ocean Cleanup faces in...
master thesis 2023
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Bloem, Meike (author)
This project aims to reduce the environmental impact of an endoscopic product, the Polyp trap. The polyp trap is a single use device, that is used during endoscopy to catch removed polyps. Endoscopy is a department that has a relatively high reliance on single-use devices. This is one of the reasons why endoscopy has a high carbon footprint....
master thesis 2023
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Osorio Escobar, Mariana (author)
Single-use auto-injectors have been around for more than 40 years, serving as a safe and comfortable way of self-injecting drugs through the intramuscular route. But, as much as their design has improved the injection experience, their existence poses a threat to the environment. Like many other single-use medical devices, their production and...
master thesis 2023
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van Amelsfort, Noor (author)
-What- <br/><br/>Medicines are used for all types of surgeries in the operating room (OR). They are needed to provide safe and effective care. However, the use of medicines also results in waste. Research conducted by Barbariol et al. (2021) highlighted that a substantial proportion, ranging from 20% to 50%, of medications prepared in the OR...
master thesis 2023
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Lee, Hyelin (author)
Healthcare is an essential part of our lives, promoting and preserving the health of individuals and society. The industry has been evolving at a high pace over the last few decades, driven by technology and growing care demands. This progress is currently having an opposite effect on the overarching objective of serving healthy living due to...
master thesis 2023
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Veenkamp, Wessel (author)
This design report focuses on exploring the opportunities for technology-driven interventions to address health inequalities in children during their first 1000 days of life in Lamu, Kenya. Children’s health during the first 1000 days of life is crucial for their future development and overall health. Interventions that focus on improving health...
master thesis 2023
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Oomens, Willem (author)
Smallholder farmers in the Shea Industry live a challenging life. From lack of economic opportunities to climate change, if they are not helped their already troubling situation will worsen. Sommalife is a social startup who strives to sustainably improve the lives of rural farmers in West Africa by helping with production, protecting lands from...
master thesis 2023
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Pongrátz, Júlia (author)
This design thesis explored the possibilities of recycling medical waste from the Intensive Care Unit of the Erasmus MC Hospital in the transition towards Circular ICUs. Through a combination of qualitative research methods, such as observations, interviews and waste audit, the medical context and the waste composition were explored. By...
master thesis 2023
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Linders, Emma (author)
This thesis proposes the YpsoMate Refill concept design: an autoinjector that can be refilled at a Refill Hub to reduce its environmental impact. After five reuses, it has a 60% lower CO2e impact than the single-use YpsoMate. The concept design aims to inspire the non-profit Alliance to Zero in their journey towards a sustainable pharmaceutical...
master thesis 2023
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Bueters, Dorrit (author)
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education plays a critical role in personal and societal development by preparing students for a rapidly changing, technological world. However, implementation of integrated STEM education poses significant challenges for educators, particularly in emerging markets such as Kenya, where...
master thesis 2023
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de Cocker, Emma (author)
The island of Lamu is a part of an archipelago in Kenya’s southeast. In comparison to other parts of Kenya and the rest of the globe, it is a remote and rural area where residents do not have the same access to contemporary educational materials. The Kenya Red Cross Society’s IOMe005 Innovation Hub attempts to combat these disparities by...
master thesis 2023
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Santema, Luci (author)
Executive Summery<br/>Plastic waste pollution is a well known global problem, also in Watamu, a little village on the coast of Kenya. The living conditions in Watamu are harsh, with a lot of unemployment and poverty. <br/>People depending on tourism which is negatively related to the plastic pollution on the beach and in the village. The housing...
master thesis 2023
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Schuringa, Meike (author)
The pharmaceutical industry is responsible for 52 megatons of CO2 eq. per year (Belkhir &amp; Elmeligy, 2019). The autoinjector, a device that aids in the self-administration of medication, is a product that belongs to this specific sector and emits 164 gr CO2 eq. per device originating from the use of raw materials in its production. In order...
master thesis 2023
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Struijk, Sophie (author)
This master's thesis collaborates with the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) and their Water and Innovation team. The aim of the team is to foster greater engagement with local communities and establish a power balance that empowers the partnering country, rather than being centralized in the NLRC's headquarters in The Hague.<br/><br/>The core of the...
master thesis 2023
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Koot, Veerle (author)
The healthcare sector uses a lot of on single use medical products, causing large amounts of CO₂ emissions and excessive amounts of waste. This project contributes to a circular Intensive Care Unit (ICU) by investigating the barriers and possible solutions for a transition from single use video laryngoscopes (VL) to (partly) reusable ones, in...
master thesis 2022
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