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Joosen, Max (author)
Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is a procedure that is used to determine the stage of disease of melanoma patients and determine further treatment. However, the morbidities accompanied with this procedure are not negligible (e.g., wound infection, lymphoedema and seroma). With the goal reduce the incidence of morbidities, this thesis...
master thesis 2021
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Baldi, Rebecca (author)
The human brain integrates tactile sensory information from the fingertips to efficiently manipulate objects. Sensory impairments due to neurological disorders, e.g. stroke, largely reduce hand dexterity and the ability to perform daily living activities. Several feedback augmentation techniques have been investigated for rehabilitative purposes...
master thesis 2020
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de Wit, Jesse (author)
Background: Last decades myoelectric prostheses have become more usable, functional and reliable. Yet, the cost of myoelectric upper limb prostheses are still a hindering factor of widespread usage of the prostheses. In developing countries, where the demand for prostheses is relatively higher, commercial myoelectric prostheses are out of reach...
master thesis 2020
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Tromp, Sanne (author)
Background: The majority of the amputated population is living in low-resource countries, but only a small minority has access to rehabilitating services. The accessibility of upper limb prostheses in these countries is poor due to limited technical and medical resources. 3D printing is regarded as a promising manufacturing alternative in...
master thesis 2020
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Belet, Tom (author)
Background: While new prosthetic hands are developed to increase functionality and allow more complex movements, prosthetic wrists are researched less. Although there are wrists available, primarily featuring 1 degree of freedom (DoF), only a few prototype 3 DoF wrists are currently known. These 3 DoF wrists usually have sufficient range of...
master thesis 2020
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van Trier, Teun (author)
The operating room and central sterile supply department (CSSD) are two<br/>resource-intensive healthcare departments. Reducing the environmental and financial impact of these departments is of great importance in the global debate on sustainability. Removing unnecessary items from instrument trays may provide a partial solution. However,...
master thesis 2019
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Martinez De Apellaniz Goenaga, Ion (author)
Introduction: Recently 3D printing has received an increasing attention on the area of actuators. It can provide design freedom allowing complex geometries, as well as customization, among other benefits. However, there is no research on 3D printing of hydraulic piston-cylinder systems. The aim of this article is to check the feasibility of 3D...
master thesis 2019
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Hoogenstraaten, Amy (author)
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a localized thermalintervention technique with the purpose to destroy small tumours (&lt; 3 cm) byheating the tumour tissue. Due to various challenges with targeting andvisualisation during RFA, the clinical need of steerable needles is present forradiologists. Helwig, B.P. developed a new...
master thesis 2019
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Stortelder, Roel (author)
Analyzing the different signaling pathways of cells is key in understanding the basic functions of the cells in all organic systems from algae to humans. Not only do they help solve our questions on how organisms function, they also allow for new cures to be explored. A large variety of these signaling pathways can be influenced by light and can...
master thesis 2019
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Dessing, Olaf (author)
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master thesis 2019
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Vis, Bas (author)
Atherosclerotic plaque rupture is the main cause of acute myocardial infarction and stroke, the two leading causes of death worldwide. Rupture of plaque tissue is a mechanical event, where plaque stress or strain locally exceeds its strength. Biomechanical studies agree with histopathological findings that a large lipid pool and thin fibrous cap...
master thesis 2019
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Kuipéri, Josette (author)
Background: When a suspicious lesion is detected, a thorough examination is essential for the diagnostics of the lesion. Information about the nature and character of the lesion is crucial for the determination of the disease and an appropriate corresponding treatment plan. Taking a biopsy plays an important role in this examination. A biopsy is...
master thesis 2018
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Sendrowicz, Alexander (author)
During endonasal pituitary surgery - an approach of skull base surgery - long slender instruments are inserted through the nose of the patient, in order to remove a pituitary lesion. One of the instruments which is repeatedly used is the surgical punch, which is able to remove pieces of bone in order to create access to the lesion. The drawback...
master thesis 2018
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Smeenk, Mirthe (author)
As the population ages and the know-how of the medical field progresses, the number of surgical interventions is rapidly expanding. Heart valve replacement surgery is no exception to this phenomenon; every year 280 000 heart valve replacement surgeries are performed worldwide.Despite the success of heart valve replacement surgeries, various...
master thesis 2018
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Tedjawirja, Vincent (author)
The main goal of this master thesis is to develop a new low-cost radial air bearing system for the CT-scanner, which is currently expensive due to the strict tolerances on the large sized porous aerostatic radial air bearings as well as on the counter surface. This thesis has generated several potential low-cost air bearing system concepts. The...
master thesis 2018
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van den Berg, Jay (author)
Lifting an object by capillary forces is mostly done with a single liquid bridge which connects the target object to a probe. In this work the potential of capillary forces for soft-tissue manipulation is investigated; not only a single liquid bridge is used, but multiple bridges as well since capillary forces can be enhanced by contact...
master thesis 2018
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Brilstra, Stefan (author)
In the high-tech semiconductor industry floating air conveyors are used to transport and position silicon substrates. An interesting point for improvement is to limit the loss of pressurized air as conveyors are only effective at the position of the substrate.<br/>The goal of this research is to develop a local pneumatic valve, that is...
master thesis 2017
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Kolken, Eline (author)
With the aging population growing, the increasing prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) seems inevitable. As a result, the number of joint replacements is expected to grow substantially within the next decade. Today’s hip replacements have the potential to function for more than 20 years, but due to risk factors such as aseptic loosening, the...
master thesis 2017
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