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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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Van der Krogt, H. (author), Klomp, A. (author), De Groot, J.H. (author), De Vlugt, E. (author), Van der Helm, F.C.T. (author), Meskers, C.G.M. (author), Arendzen, J.H. (author)
Background: Understanding movement disorder after stroke and providing targeted treatment for post stroke patients requires valid and reliable identification of biomechanical (passive) and neural (active and reflexive) contributors. Aim of this study was to assess test-retest reliability of passive, active and reflexive parameters and to...
journal article 2015
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Vegter, R.J.K. (author), Hartog, J. (author), De Groot, S. (author), Lamoth, C.J. (author), Bekker, M.J. (author), Van der Scheer, J.W. (author), Van der Woude, L.H.V. (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author)
Background To propel in an energy-efficient manner, handrim wheelchair users must learn to control the bimanually applied forces onto the rims, preserving both speed and direction of locomotion. Previous studies have found an increase in mechanical efficiency due to motor learning associated with changes in propulsion technique, but it is...
journal article 2015
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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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Vegter, R.J.K. (author), Lamoth, C.J. (author), De Groot, S. (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author), Van der Woude, L.H.V. (author)
Background Handrim wheelchair propulsion is a complex bimanual motor task. The bimanually applied forces on the rims determine the speed and direction of locomotion. Measurements of forces and torques on the handrim are important to study status and change of propulsion technique (and consequently mechanical strain) due to processes of learning,...
journal article 2013
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Bregman, D.J.J. (author), Van der Krogt, M.M. (author), De Groot, V. (author), Harlaar, J. (author), Wisse, M. (author), Collins, S.H. (author)
Background In stroke and multiple sclerosis patients, gait is frequently hampered by a reduced ability to push-off with the ankle caused by weakness of the plantar-flexor muscles. To enhance ankle push-off and to decrease the high energy cost of walking, spring-like carbon-composite Ankle Foot Orthoses are frequently prescribed. However, it is...
journal article 2011
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Herder, J.L. (author), Vrijlandt, N. (author), Antonides, T. (author), Cloosterman, M. (author), Mastenbroek, P.L. (author)
This article describes the development of a mobile arm support for people with muscular diseases. The arm support is spring-balanced, with special attention on reduction of operating effort (high balancing quality and low friction), functionality (large range of motion), and aesthetics (inconspicuous design). The spring settings can be adjusted...
journal article 2006
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Dodou, D. (author), Breedveld, P. (author), Wieringa, P.A. (author)
One of the main challenges in designing diagnostic devices able to move along the colon is their locomotion method. Generating friction without applying high normal forces is a key requirement in order to eliminate the risk of tissue damage. One possible solution is to generate friction by means of adhesive forces. For this reason, the device...
journal article 2006
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