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Bos, R.K. (author), Plettenburg, D.H. (author)

The addition of a cosmetic glove to an upper limb prosthesis has a distinct effect on the cosmetic value, but its viscoelastic behaviour adds a substantial amount of stiffness and hysteresis to the system. As a result, the overall usability of the prosthesis is degraded. A novel negative stiffness element is designed to compensate for the...

journal article 2017
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Saffarian, M (author)
doctoral thesis 2017
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Wu, Y. (author), Nieuwenhoff, M.D. (author), Huygen, F.J.P.M. (author), van der Helm, F.C.T. (author), Niehof, S.P. (author), Schouten, A.C. (author)

Small nerve fibers regulate local skin blood flow in response to local thermal perturbations. Small nerve fiber function is difficult to assess with classical neurophysiological tests. In this study, a vasomotor response model in combination with a heating protocol was developed to quantitatively characterize the control mechanism of small...

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de Witte, AMH (author), Hoozemans, MJM (author), Berger, MAM (author), van der Slikke, R.M.A. (author), van der Woude, LHV (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author)

The aim of this study was to develop and describe a wheelchair mobility performance test in wheelchair basketball and to assess its construct validity and reliability. To mimic mobility performance of wheelchair basketball matches in a standardised manner, a test was designed based on observation of wheelchair basketball matches and expert...

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Van den Haak, L. (author), Rhemrev, J.P. (author), Bikkendaal, M.D. (author), Luteijn, A.C. (author), Van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author), Driessen, S.R. (author), Jansen, F.W. (author)
New surgical techniques and technology have simplified laparoscopic hysterectomy and have enhanced the safety of this procedure. However, the surgical colpotomy step has not been addressed. This study evaluates the surgical colpotomy step in laparoscopic hysterectomy with respect to difficulty and duration. Furthermore, it proposes an...
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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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Pasma, J.H. (author), Engelhart, D. (author), Maier, A.B. (author), Aarts, R.G.K.M. (author), Van Gerven, J.M.A. (author), Arendzen, J.H. (author), Schouten, A.C. (author), Meskers, C.G.M. (author), Van der Kooij, H. (author)
Objectives System identification techniques have the potential to assess the contribution of the underlying systems involved in standing balance by applying well-known disturbances. We investigated the reliability of standing balance parameters obtained with multivariate closed loop system identification techniques. Methods In twelve healthy...
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Janbaz, S. (author), Weinans, H. (author), Zadpoor, A.A. (author)
Recent research has shown the potential of rationally designed geometrical features for controlling the functionality of advanced materials. Of particular recent interest has been the use of geometry for controlling the buckling behaviour of soft materials under compression. However, the effects of geometry may be mixed with those of the...
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Sakes, A. (author), Regar, E. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Breedveld, P. (author)
Chronic total occlusions (CTOs) represent the “last frontier” of percutaneous interventions. The main technical challenges lies in crossing the guidewire into the distal true lumen, which is primarily due to three problems: device buckling during initial puncture, inadequate visualization, and the inability to actively navigate through the CTO....
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van der Kruk, E. (author), den Braver, O. (author), Schwab, A.L. (author), van der Helm, F.C.T. (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author)

In the current project, we aim to provide speed skaters with real-time feedback on how to improve their skating performance within an individual stroke. The elite skaters and their coaches wish for a system that determines the mechanical power per stroke. The push-off force of the skater is a crucial variable in this power determination. In...

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Mirakhorlo, M (author), Visser, J.M.A. (author), Goislard de Monsabert, B.A.A.X. (author), van der Helm, F.C.T. (author), Maas, H. (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author)
A musculoskeletal model of the hand and wrist can provide valuable biomechanical and neurophysiological insights, relevant for clinicians and ergonomists. Currently, no consistent data-set exists comprising the full anatomy of these upper extremity parts. The aim of this study was to collect a complete anatomical data-set of the hand and wrist,...
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van der Slikke, R.M.A. (author), Berger, MAM (author), Bregman, DJJ (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author)
Increased professionalism in wheelchair sports demand a more precise and quantitative measure of individual wheelchair mobility performance, to allow it to be an evaluation measure of wheelchair setting or training optimization. This research describes the application of an inertial sensor based method for measuring wheelchair kinematics and a...
conference paper 2016
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Gasparutto, X. (author), van der Graaff, E (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author), van der Helm, F.C.T. (author)
Among baseball players, the pitchers are the most prone to injuries. These injuries occur mainly at the medial part of the elbow and at the shoulder. It is widely accepted that high joint loading are linked to overuse injury for repetitive motion. At maximal exo-rotation (MER), the elbow maximal abduction moment is predominantly counteracted by...
conference paper 2016
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van Dis, F. (author), Hoozemans, M (author), van der Graaff, E (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author)
The purpose of this prospective study was to examine the longitudinal changes in shoulder ER ROM and relative IR strength in elite youth baseball pitchers over one year and to determine their associations with changes in ball speed for throwing fastballs. One hundred and five Dutch elite youth baseball pitchers were measured three times over a...
conference paper 2016
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van der Kruk, E. (author), Schwab, A.L. (author), van der Helm, F.C.T. (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author)

To assist speed skaters in improving their skating performance, we would like to provide them with real time feedback on the orientation of the skate within a single stroke. While of course the forces generated by the skater on the ice determine the acceleration of the skater, the orientation of the skate determines in which direction this...

conference paper 2016
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Gasparutto, X. (author), van der Graaff, E (author), van der Helm, F.C.T. (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author)

In baseball, pitchers are the players that are most prone to injury. Most injuries occur at the elbow and shoulder of the throwing upper limb. It is widely accepted that understanding the loading in the joints during pitching is a key factor to prevent injuries. To deepen the understanding of the joint actions this study proposes to split the...

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van der Slikke, R.M.A. (author), Berger, Monique (author), Bregman, D.J.J. (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author)

Short sprints are important components of most wheelchair court sports, since being faster than the opponent often determines keeping ball possession or not. Sprinting capacity is best measured during a field test, allowing the athlete to freely choose push strategies adapted to their own wheelchair setting, physical ability, classification...

conference paper 2016
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van der Graaff, E (author), Hoozemans, M (author), Nijhoff, M. (author), Davidson, M (author), Hoezen, M (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author)
The objective of the present study was to examine the relative timing of pelvis and thorax rotations in achieving high throwing velocities in baseball pitching. During the preseason, a kinematic analysis was performed on eight pitchers. Peak angular velocities of the pelvis and thorax were determined and separation, defined as the time between...
conference paper 2016
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van der Kruk, E. (author), van der Helm, F.C.T. (author), Schwab, A.L. (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author)
Pushoff in speed skating requires an extensive motion strategy. During speed skating the skater continuously changes the lean and steering angle of the skate and therewith the direction of push-off, The forces in an inertial coordinate system can give insight into what amount of the push-off force is directed into the forward motion. In this...
conference paper 2016
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van der Slikke, R.M.A. (author), Berger, MAM (author), Bregman, DJJ (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author)
Quantitative assessment of an athlete׳s individual wheelchair mobility performance is one prerequisite needed to evaluate game performance, improve wheelchair settings and optimize training routines. Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) based methods can be used to perform such quantitative assessment, providing a large number of kinematic data. The...
journal article 2016
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