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Buur, Esther (author)
The knee is the most common joint affected by osteoarthritis (OA). Evaluating knee cartilage in MRI is usually done under non-loading conditions. However, load-bearing is a key capacity of cartilage, so using compression may be a tool for clinicians to identify early OA. A loading device could simulate weight-bearing conditions in a supine...
master thesis 2024
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Peeters, Lonit (author)
Background: Abnormal patellofemoral joint loading patterns may cause patellofemoral pain and may be caused by patellar maltracking. Treatment is aimed at restoring normative patellofemoral kinematics. For this, an accurate estimation of the patellofemoral kinematics is necessary. While 4-dimensional computed tomography (4D-CT) can provide this...
master thesis 2024
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Heijs, Floor (author)
Background: Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) is the predominant form of osteoarthritis, and its incidence is anticipated to rise due to an ageing and increasingly overweight population. Altering the Foot Progression Angle (FPA) has demonstrated potential in mitigating the progression of KOA. Wearable feedback methods, especially those utilising single...
master thesis 2023
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Juffermans, Ricardo (author)
Pompe disease is a progressive muscular disorder that will affect the respiratory muscles, in particular the diaphragm, thereby seriously limiting the respiratory function. Respiratory function is typically assessed using spirometry. However early stages of diaphragm impairment may not be detected by conventional spirometry measurements due to...
master thesis 2023
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Papa, Kyriacos (author)
Neuromuscular diseases often result in elevated passive joint impedance (PJI), impacting the daily lives of affected individuals. To be able to apply assistive devices that compensate for PJI, it is essential to identify the PJI correctly. This study aims to identify and model the PJI of the elbow joint, to improve the control of force-based...
master thesis 2023
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Oosterbaan, Frederique (author)
Anterior cruciate ligament tears are a common injury, with over two million people affected annually. Typically, magnetic resonance imaging is used to diagnose the injury, but this technique is less sensitive in evaluating incomplete or concomitant injuries. Four-dimensional computed tomography is a relatively new technique that can become...
master thesis 2023
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Wei, Tom (author)
DMD (Duchenne muscular dystrophy) is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness, leading to the eventual loss of muscle function. After losing lower extremity function, DMD patients lose the ability to use their arms. To assist individuals with DMD, an upper extremity exoskeleton is being developed to provide support. <br/>...
master thesis 2023
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van der Burgh, Bas (author)
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) patients suffer from a severe form of progressive muscular weakness. Consequently, as the disease progresses these patients become more and more dependent on assistive devices for their daily activities. For instance lifting their arms against gravity already becomes challenging. So far, a considerable amount of...
master thesis 2022
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van Borren, Simon (author)
While bracing has been proven to be an effective treatment strategy for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, its effectiveness is often found to be inconsistent in practice. One of the main reasons for this is that the forces applied by the brace may be subject to constant change, while its required effect is expected to change over time as well....
master thesis 2022
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Zandee, Willem (author)
BACKGROUND: Research on the role of patellar biomechanics in patellofemoral (PF) joint pathologies requires accurate and reliable measurement of the patella relative to the femur (patellar tracking) but current methods have limitations. In vivo measurement of PF kinematics is done using medical imaging techniques but these are expensive, involve...
master thesis 2022
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Boon, Ruben (author)
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a neuromuscular disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness as well as progressive muscle fat replacement. Absence of functional dystrophin in muscles is believed to cause membrane instability, making the sarcolemma susceptible to damage when subjected to mechanical stress. However, the process...
master thesis 2022
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Urbanus, Francine (author)
Background <br/>Gait retraining strategies are used to reduce medial compartment load in people with medial knee osteoarthritis. Two key gait retraining strategies are based on changing the foot progression angle (FPA). The FPA can be measured using a pressure sensitive walkways (PSW), but inertial measurement units (IMUs) are considered more...
master thesis 2022
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van den Broek, Annemiek (author)
Introduction: Amputees may be eligible to use a socket or osseointegrated (OI) prosthesis after losing a limb. A lot is known about the stump-socket interface in transtibial (TT) amputees. However, there are hardly any articles that explain the load transfers between the tibia and an OI prosthesis. For this reason, this study will focus on the...
master thesis 2021
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Wijnbergen, Diede (author)
To optimize treatment in patients with craniosynostosis, better<br/>understanding of the disease process is essential, for example using<br/>brain MRI analysis to study brain volume, brain perfusion, and<br/>brain micro-architecture. However, such analyses require image registration,<br/>which is challenging because of disease-related brain...
master thesis 2021
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Siemelink, Iris (author)
Background:<br/>Many professional violin players develop pain complaints in neck and shoulder regions as a result of prolonged practices containing highly repetitive motions and awkward postures. These complaints are often diagnosed as overuse syndrome, where physical changes are not apparent and of which the etiology is not yet understood....
master thesis 2021
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Sansgiri, Sailee (author)
<b>Introduction: </b>Spatio-temporal parameters (STP), calculated from 3D gait analysis, are frequently used for treatment planning and evaluation in Cerebral Palsy (CP). To calculate these parameters, accurate determination of gait events (i. e. initial contact (IC) and foot off (FO)) is essential. Previous research on the performance of...
master thesis 2021
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van der Bie, Judith (author)
According to the World Health Organization 40 million amputees are living in developing countries1. An amputation has a great impact on the quality of life of a patient. In general, patients have limited mobility, often lack of confidence and consequently are at times excluded from participating in society2. Prosthetic rehabilitation could help...
master thesis 2021
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Deken, Jeffrey (author)
Background: The development of ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) have come a long way over the past decade. However, most improvements are mainly focused on gait performance. Hereby, other tasks are overlooked. This is also stated by AFO- users. AFO-users want an AFO that can be adjusted to suit dierent tasks. An adjustable AFO...
master thesis 2021
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den Hartog, Dylan (author)
Background: Osseointegration is a relatively new alternative for a socket to attach an artificial limb to the stump of an amputee. In a surgical procedure, a metal implant is permanently anchored and integrated into the bone of the stump. Amputees with an osseointegrated prosthesis have indicated that they experience better physical control over...
master thesis 2021
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Xue, Wenli (author)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease and imposes an increasing burden on individuals and public health systems. Most prevalent joints are the knee, hip and hands, including the wrist. In order to enable early treatment of wrist OA, an early-detection method of cartilage loss, a characteristic symptom of OA, is needed. , CT images...
master thesis 2021
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