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Naddaf Dezfuli, S. (author)
When a bone is fractured, it loses its structural integrity which makes it unable to bear any mechanical load. Therefore, a broken bone must be supported until it regains its strength to handle the body's movement and weight. A surgical procedure is needed to set a fractured bone. This procedure often involves repositioning the bone fragments...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Kalogianni, K. (author)
Somatosensory cortex plays an important role in motor planning and execution.
After ischemic stroke, both afferent projections to sensory cortices (S1/2) and sensory projections to motor cortices are often affected. Changes in S1 are particularly interesting for our understanding of stroke recovery and rehabilitation strategies. The...
doctoral thesis 2018
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van Oosterhout, J. (author)
The success of future fusion power plants as a sustainable energy source greatly depends on their uptime. This uptime relies on the plant's maintenance, which must be performed via tele-manipulation. Tele-manipulated maintenance is challenging, as exemplified by strictly selected and highly trained operators who still require more time to work...
doctoral thesis 2018
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van der Kruk, E. (author)
Speed skating is a rather special form of locomotion. While in most types of human locomotion, humans generate forces by pushing against the environment in the opposite direction of motion, in speed skating the skater pushes sideward to propel himself forward; Insight in the details of the technique can help a speed skater improve his...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Arifvianto, B. (author)
Loss of function and impaired life quality as a result of large bone defects remain a serious problem in the society. Basically, the bone tissue has the capability of healing by itself when fractured. However, impaired healing may occur, leading to delayed union or even non-union when a bone segment is excised above a critical size. In recent...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Vlaar, M.P. (author)
Cortical damage after a stroke often affects movement control, resulting in impairments such as paresis and synergies. Although some recover, most stroke survivors are left with reduced function of the upper limb, which has a severe impact on their activities of daily living. People who have suffered a stroke demonstrate heterogeneous...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Saffarian, M (author)
doctoral thesis 2017
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Onneweer, B. (author)
Haptic technology is more and more widely used to improve human interaction with devices, for example in touch screens of smartphones that vibrate when touched. Another application is haptic-tele-manipulation where a human controls a slave manipulator (e.g. a surgical-robot) by using a master device (e.g. a joystick). In haptic-tele-manipulation...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Plooij, M.C. (author)
Since the industrial revolution, machines have taken over many tasks from humans, increasing labor productivity and prosperity. In the 20th century, the introduction of robots created a second wave of automation, increasing the labor productivity even further. In order to create a third wave of automation, it is necessary to develop a new...
doctoral thesis 2015
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De Vries, W.H.K. (author)
The goal of this thesis is to assemble a method to estimate shoulder joint reaction forces, in daily conditions, based on long term collection of ambulatory measurable variables, to obtain the desired long term mechanical load profile of the shoulder. Chapter 2 examines, and discusses one of the general assumptions used in IMMS is: the...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Klomp, A. (author)
In many stroke patients, a motor cortex lesion alters motor control. Initially, paresis is most prominent, but then over time, joint stiffening and hyperreflexia may occur. How these different disorders develop over time is still unknown due to high system complexity. Secondary changes in the corticospinal tract, peripheral biomechanics and...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Pinto Rebelo, J.L. (author)
Robots are particularly well suited for executing tasks that take place in locations which are too dangerous or inaccessible to human operators. For robot manipulators to execute complex activities in unknown, unstructured environments, despite the recent increases in computation power, human input is still required for task planning and...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Van Drunen, P. (author)
doctoral thesis 2015
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Van Dijk, W. (author)
Walking is a very efficient way of getting around and covering large distances. Due to impairments or in extreme conditions, such as carrying a heavy load, one might encounter difficulties while walking. In many cases, wheeled vehicles offer a solution. However, wheeled vehicles are often not suitable for indoor environments or heavy outdoor...
doctoral thesis 2015
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De Bruijn, E. (author)
It is well established that the central nervous system (CNS) stabilizes the head using reflexive feedback and cocontraction. The major reflexive pathways in the neck are through muscle spindles generating the cervicocollic reflex (CCR) and through the vestibular organ generating the vestibulocollic reflex (VCR). The CNS modulates the...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Bolsterlee, B. (author)
Insight into the mechanical interaction between muscles and bones can be of great help to understand normal function of the human body and to improve diagnoses and treatments of musculoskeletal disorders. This research presented in this thesis aims to improve the predictions of a musculoskeletal model of the shoulder and elbow (the Delft...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Forbes, P.A. (author)
Head-neck stabilization is inherently challenging even when stationary, requiring constant vigilance to counter the downward pull of gravity. It involves a highly complex biomechanical system comprised of a large mass (the head) balanced on top of seven vertebrae (the neck), that are in turn connected to a moving base (the torso). This multi...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Schutte, S. (author)
doctoral thesis 2013
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Gallego Sánchez, J.A. (author)
doctoral thesis 2013
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Smit, G. (author)
Replacement of a missing hand by an artificial alternative remains one of the biggest challenges in rehabilitation. Although many different terminal devices are available, around 27% of the amputees does not actively use their device and 20% totally refrains from wearing it. There are various reasons for prosthesis abandonment, e.g. wearing...
doctoral thesis 2013
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