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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...
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van der Wijden, R. (author)
New flexible teaching methods for robotics are needed to automate repetitive tasks that are currently still done by humans. For limited batch sizes, it is too expensive to teach a robot a new task (Smith & Anderson, 2014). Ideally, such flexible robots can be taught a new task by a non-expert. A non-expert is a person who knows the task the...
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Zonneveld, J.W. (author)
Introduction. Ultrasound is known for cheap, fast and non-invasive diagnosis of numerous injuries. Sport-related injuries in the ankle joint and rehabilitation after surgical intervention are badly diagnosable using traditional ultrasound. Bones surrounding the surface of the articular cartilage blocks the ultrasound pulse and hides the talar...
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Stakelbeek, R.A.R. (author)
The Delft University of Technology intends to aid in the development of autonomous vehicles by building their own experiment platform in the DAVI project. To be able to make valid decisions, an autonomous vehicle needs to know its surroundings. Many sensors are used to detect any objects within range, but the sensor information has to be...
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Millenaar, J. (author)
As a ways of avoiding issues with conventional socket suspended prostheses, a new type of fixation for limb amputees has been developed and is gradually gaining popularity around the world. Rather than tightly clamping the prosthesis around the skin of the residual limb, a titanium fixture is implanted into the bone and a transcutaneous pin is...
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Oborin, N. (author)
Muscle spindle is an organ of proprioception that plays an important role in neuro-muscular control of the human joints. It is composed of intrafusal fibers, the mechanical properties of which determine the afferent response of the spindle. Intrafusal fibers are not homogenous: they are composed of many sarcomeres, have localized fusimotor...
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Janssen, N.M. (author)
Automated driving is becoming increasingly popular and is often proposed as a solution to commonly known human errors in driving. However, fully autonomous driving has not yet reached the point where it can be implemented in real world driving. Current automated driving systems are often designed in such a way that the role of the human operator...
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Blom, W.B. (author)
The digital environment has an ever increasing amount smart programs. Programs that also get smarter every day. They help us filtering spam e-mail and they adjust to show us personalized advertisements. These smart programs observe people and serve (other) people. A robot can be seen as a program with a body. Make the program smart enough and it...
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Pusch, T.P. (author)
In many percutaneous interventions, such as biopsies and brachytherapy, accuracy in reaching a specific target inside the human body is necessary for the success of the procedure. Maneuvering to the target site is challenging, particularly if sensitive structures such as blood vessels have to be avoided. For maneuvering along a curved trajectory,...
student report 2016
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De Vree, W.K. (author)
This project was a cooperation between the TUDelft and Hittech. Hittech is a Dutch company that want’s to explore the latest technologies. The relative new techniques of additive manufacturing are becoming more mature and beneficial for businesses. One of the latest developments is Direct Metal Laser Sintering of titanium-alloy: Ti-6Al-4V, a...
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Baines, P.M. (author)
There are still important knowledge gaps regarding stability and safety of bicycle riding. Every year around 60,000 people need hospital treatment for single sided accidents in the Netherlands alone. Supporting the need for understanding lateral bicycle dynamics. One of the prominent disturbances on lateral bicycle and rider behaviour is...
master thesis 2016
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