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van Rosmalen, N.C. (author)
To possess a computer algorithm that can perform the popular task of object localization with only weak supervision is valuable for numerous reasons. Often enough a certain localization task (e.g. bird localization) simply does not have properly annotated training data available. In this thesis a novel approach called Positive Class Localization...
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Boukes, S.L. (author)
To recover a mandible defect, the defect is resected and the resulting bone gap can be reconstructed by a fibula graft that shaped similar to the resected part of the mandible. Mandible resection and shaping of the fibula bone is assisted by computer-aided simulation and computer-aided manufacturing (CAS/CAM). In a nutshell, these techniques...
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Heij, W.J. (author)
Additive manufacturing (AM) is a manufacturing method with two distinct advantages over traditional subtractive methods. First, it allows for much higher form freedom, allowing for shapes that are unobtainable by conventional techniques. Second, this method is also referred to 'rapid prototyping' given the fact that objects, and mainly prototype...
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Rodriguez, K.E. (author)
Expectations about future events influence motor behavior in a large extent. Behavioral studies have demostrated that cognitive processes such as the generation of expectancy have an effect on the preparation of voluntary movements. These experiments involve motor preparation paradigms in which reaction times (RTs) decrease with the expectancy...
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Abinzano, F. (author)
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease of the joints that reduces physical function and leads to chronic pain. It occurs mostly in persons from an age of 50 years of older and can be considered a disease of the aging population. Although there is no clear evidence of its effects, induced hyperthermia is sometimes prescribed to these patients...
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van Hespen, K.M. (author)
Carotid atherosclerotic plaque rupture is a major cause in ischemic strokes. The luminal narrowing caused by the growing of the plaque has been commonly used for identification of plaque rupture risk. However, there have been signs that plaque composition is also important in the identification of plaque rupture risk. Quantitative Magnetic...
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Tata Ramalingasetty, S. (author)
Robotics has evolved since its inception and has found major applications in industries. With recent de- mand for medical and social robots, they are required to be flexible, compliant and adaptable. Today’s robots are far from performing smooth, fine co-ordinated movements that are required to be used in the fields mentioned above. Primates...
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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...
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Priester, D. (author)
The Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics expects the elderly population to grow from 2.4 million in 2012 to 4.7 million in 2041, putting intense pressure on health care budgets. As elderly get older and older, even more pressure on health care budgets will exist in the near future. Therefore, there is currently a focus on prevention: reduce...
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Kranendonk, E. (author)
The complexity of current mechanisms continues to increase and their users keep on demanding even more. Current design methods are not sufficient to keep on fulfilling those requirements. Automated design methods have shown to be a viable solution to keep up with the demands and research has started to make this possible for mechanisms design....
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Brandt, J.A.H.W. (author)
Additive manufacturing techniques like electron beam melting are promising methods for the production of patient-specific implants. Current state-of-the-art preoperative imaging and computer assisted surgery techniques allow orthopaedic surgeons to perform tumor resections with smaller surgical margins while still ensuring complete cancer...
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van Hengel, I.A.J. (author)
Background Due to an aging population, the incidence of total joint replacements has been increasing and is expected to double in the coming decade. Along with implantation, the incidence of implant-associated infection (IAI) has risen and forms a tremendous burden for health care. Therefore, effective preventive measures for IAI are desperately...
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Swamy, A. (author)
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Hovland, K. (author)
Current electrosurgical instruments often lack the capability to be optimally customized to a certain procedure/patient. It simply wouldn’t be feasible to produce ten or hundred different configurations in terms of dimensions and geometry of the same device. Most instruments come in one configuration. This study aims to increase the flexibility...
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Ten Kate, J.D. (author)
3D-printing has high potential in the field of prosthetic hands because of the ease of production and the possibility of individualization. All over the world people are designing and printing new devices. However, most of these devices lack functionality, do not have an anthropomorphic look and do not utilize the advantages of 3D-printing. The...
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Gottenbos, S. (author)
Surgical procedures are shifting towards Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS). Surgeons are currently limited in their actions by the straight rigid instruments available to them. Devices capable of navigating along curved trajectories increase a surgeon's workspace, which can benefit surgical performance. This paper shortly goes over the state of the...
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Hoeckx, F. (author)
Haptic Shared Control (HSC) can improve human-in-the-loop teleoperation task execution by providing forces to guide the operator along a path. The current guidance path designs do not take individual movement preferences into account, leading to disagreement between the operator and the HSC controller. This study investigates if a Machine...
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Smit, B. (author)
A new type of polymeric artificial muscle was recently discovered. This muscle is based on twisted and coiled polymer fiber and is actuated thermally. It has interesting properties, such as low costs and high work densities. Based on fabrication methods, two variations can be considered. The autocoiled variation has a larger load capacity and...
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Nath, S. (author)
Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) is a neurodegenerative disease of the cerebellum leading to gradual loss of physical control while maintaining full mental capacity. With no cure yet available, patients undergo therapeutic rehabilitation for alleviating some of the SCA symptoms such as poor coordination of gait, eye, speech and hand movements....
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Witsenboer, T.P. (author)
Road safety is a prime concern in modern society. Statistics on traffic accidents show that articulated vehicles are overrepresented in fatal accidents. A third of all accidents happen during a vehicle maneuver with small lateral displacements: on-center handling. Stable guidance and handling behavior of the vehicle is mainly determined by its...
master thesis 2016
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