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Coehoorn, H.H. (author)
The field of upper limb prosthetics focuses on the development of artificial replacement devices for upper limb loss, from partial finger loss to amputation of the entire arm at the shoulder. Hand and hook prostheses are designed to replace the functionality of a missing hand and can be powered either by external sources (e.g. electricity) or by...
master thesis 2017
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Vijverberg, J.W. (author)
Background: Aseptic loosening [AL] of cementless implants is causing approximately 60% of total knee and total hip arthroplasty revisions. AL is caused among other factors by micromotion. The result is that the bone around the prosthesis is replaced by a fibrous membrane. This fibrous membrane allows for more micromotion and we thus enter a...
master thesis 2016
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Oates, K.E. (author)
Upper-limb prosthetic device rejection rates have been estimated at up to 26\% for adult users and up to 45\% for pediatric users, while non-wear rates are estimated at 20\% and 16\%, respectively. Yet, upper-limb prostheses are of focus in only 20\% of the reviewed published literature (60\% less than lower-limb prostheses), with less than half...
master thesis 2016
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Roose, C. (author)
The vast developments in the electronic industry over the past few decades have provided smaller and lighter electrical components that spurred advances in dexterous upper extremity prostheses. Prosthetic companies have commercialized anthropomorphic artificial hands including over 10 different grasp patterns and auto grasp features to prevent...
master thesis 2014
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Valk, M.L. (author)
The available shoulder harness controlled prostheses do no fulfill the requirements of the users. It is unknown for which operating forces and cable displacements the user can make good use of proprioceptive feedback without feeling pain, discomfort or fatigue. These operating forces and cable displacements can be related to grasping forces and...
master thesis 2012
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Rob, J. (author)
Available pressure regulators are considered too heavy for application in pneumatic prostheses. Goal of this paper is developing a lighter pressure regulator adapted for this speci?c application. We present an ultralight mechanical pressure regulator with several possible con?gurations as well as an optimization strategy for easy adaptation of...
master thesis 2012
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Ravensbergen, E.J. (author)
Sometimes children are born with (part of) an arm missing. Next to congenital loss, children or adults can loose their arm due to an accident or illness. The missing arm can be replaced with a prosthesis, connected to the arm remnant by a socket. Existing sockets tend to have a hot and humid climate and some sockets are difficult to don and doff...
master thesis 2010
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