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Dunning, A.G. (author), Tolou, N. (author), Herder, J. (author)
For many applications in precision engineering, a six degrees of freedom (DoF) compliant stage (CS) with zero stiffness is desirable, to deal with problems like backlash, friction, lubrication, and at the same time, reduce the actuation force. To this end, the compliant stage (also known as compliant mechanism) can be statically balanced with a...
journal article 2011
De Vlugt, E. (author), De Groot, J.H. (author), Schenkeveld, K.E. (author), Arendzen, J.H. (author), Van der Helm, F.C.T. (author), Meskers, C.G.M. (author)
Quantifying increased joint resistance into its contributing factors i.e. stiffness and viscosity ("hypertonia") and stretch reflexes ("hyperreflexia") is important in stroke rehabilitation. Existing clinical tests, such as the Ashworth Score, do not permit discrimination between underlying tissue and reflexive (neural) properties. We propose an...
journal article 2010
Kwakkel, G. (author), Meskers, C.G.M. (author), Van Wegen, E.E. (author), Lankhorst, G.J. (author), Geurts, A.C.H. (author), Van Kuijk, A.A. (author), Lindeman, E. (author), Visser-Meily, A. (author), Vlugt, E. (author), Arendzen, J.H. (author)
Main claims of the literature are that functional recovery of the paretic upper limb is mainly defined within the first month post stroke and that rehabilitation services should preferably be applied intensively and in a task-oriented way within this particular time window. EXplaining PLastICITy after stroke (acronym EXPLICIT-stroke) aims to...
journal article 2008