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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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Wang, X. (author)
Human perception is an active process. By altering its viewpoint rather than passively observing surroundings and by operating on sequences of images rather than on a single frame, the human visual system has the ability to explore the most relevant information based on knowledge, therefore when growing up a human is able to develop cognitive...
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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Jelínek, F. (author)
Contemporary medical imaging technologies, such as computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, play a pivotal role in medical diagnosis, allowing for a relatively fast and non-invasive examination of the human body. In the field of cancer surgery they allow for preoperative detection of tumorous tissue and aid the surgical planning....
doctoral thesis 2015
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Çall?, B. (author)
Manipulation is a key feature for robots which are designed to work in daily environments like homes, offices and streets. These robots do not often have manipulators that are specialized for specific tasks, but grippers that can grasp the target object. This makes grasping a crucial ability that enables many manipulation tasks. Robotic grasping...
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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Fan, C. (author)
With the introduction of new technologies, surgical procedures have been varying from free access in open surgery towards limited access in minimal invasive surgery. During such procedures, surgeons have to manoeuver the instruments from outside the patient while looking at the monitor. Long and slender instruments are developed that can insert...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Henken, K.R. (author)
The development of advanced needles for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes such as ablation and brachytherapy in the liver has offered minimally invasive therapies to patients that were previously untreatable. This thesis focuses on accurate placement of such needles guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to maximize the effect of the...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Clogenson, H.C.M. (author)
Endovascular diagnostics and interventions are performed using long, thin and flexible instruments that are inserted in the blood vessel and manipulated toward a target in the vasculature. This technique has proven to be successful with the millions of patients diagnosed and treated worldwide every year. Though, this technique presents several...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Campoli, G. (author)
doctoral thesis 2014
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Amin Yavari, S. (author)
People in both developing and developed worlds are increasingly facing musculoskeletal problems that require long-term clinical performance of orthopaedic implants including bone substitutes. Porous biomaterials could play an important role in improving the longevity and overall performance of orthopaedic implants and that is why they have been...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Horeman, T. (author)
In laparoscopic surgery, special instruments with long and slender shafts are inserted through small incisions in the abdominal wall. A laparoscope is used for a clear vision inside the inflated abdominal cavity while laparoscopic graspers and cutters are used for manipulation of tissue. The use of long instruments makes it difficult to “feel”...
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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Van Gerwen, D.J. (author)
Medical needles may not be very popular among patients, but they are exceptionally versatile instruments that have found their way into virtually every clinical intervention imaginable. However, despite their versatility, needles can be very difficult to use, and there is much room for improvement. Improvements can be realized by optimization of...
doctoral thesis 2013
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