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Bauer, Q. (author)
Previous research showed fracture failure in the outsole of sports footwear. There was no method available for the quantification of the material behavior in with this failure mechanism. Therefor the goal of this research was to develop a mechanical test method for quantification of fatigue fracture behavior of a material when a crack is present...
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Verga, F.G.E. (author)
Carbon dioxide pneumatically actuated autonomous systems suffer a major energy loss whenever the pressure is reduced from saturation pressure to the designed pressure. This loss account of approximately 60% of the total energy enclosed in the pressurized carbon dioxide canister, considering an isothermal expansion. To address this problem, this...
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Antico, M. (author)
In external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) for prostate cancer, prostate motion and, more generally, intra-fractional anatomical changes in the pelvic region can lead to significant plan efficacy degradation, possibly underdosing the target and overdosing the organs at risk (OARs). Since through image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) it is...
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van Wijdeven, M.A.P. (author)
A passive exoskeleton was designed with the goal of reducing metabolic cost of human walking by augmenting moments around the hip joint. A novel approach, using leaf springs parallel to the human leg, was proposed. A kinematic model including man-machine interface compliance was optimized and results showed a maximal reduction of metabolic cost...
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Sande, M.G. (author)
Bacterial infection is one of the most severe complications of titanium based implants which leads to complete implant failure. The treatment of such infections requires multiple surgeries followed by long term antibiotic therapies with significant traumatic consequences to patients and high financial burden for healthcare systems. One option to...
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Jónasdóttir, H. (author)
Musculoskeletal modeling and dynamics simulations are common tools used to analyse gait in patients with Cerebral Palsy (CP). These musculoskeletal models are usually generic models based on anatomical measurements obtained from cadavers, hence no subject characteristics are included. It is important to understand the accuracy of using a generic...
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Amara, V.D. (author)
Elastic joints endow robots with advantages including energy-efficiency, safety and performance. To optimally actuate such joints, robotic tasks are formulated as optimal control problems with task objectives and their solutions provide the optimal control policies. However, two general challenges while solving these problems exist. They include...
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Garcia Sanchez, M.M. (author)
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Moreo, M. (author)
In developing countries amputation surgeries are performed more often than in western countries due to a lack of medical knowledge and the prevalence of illnesses that have been defeated in the developed world. Only 5% of the amputees own a prosthesis because there are distribution and maintenance problems, as well as cultural issues surrounding...
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Bakhshandeh, S. (author)
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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....
master thesis 2016
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