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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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Guédon, A.C.P. (author), Wauben, L.S.G.L. (author), Van der Eijk, A.C. (author), Vernooij, A.S.N. (author), Meeuwsen, F.C. (author), Van der Elst, M. (author), Hoeijmans, V. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author)
Background Unavailability of instruments is recognised to cause delays and stress in the operating room, which can lead to additional risks for the patients. The aim was to provide an overview of the hazards in the entire delivery process of surgical instruments and to provide insight into how Information Technology (IT) could support this...
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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...
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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...
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Kuling, I.A. (author), Smeets, J.B.J. (author), Lammertse, P. (author), Onneweer, B. (author), Mugge, W. (author)
In an admittance-controlled haptic device, input forces are used to calculate the movement of the device. Although developers try to minimize delays, there will always be delays between the applied force and the corresponding movement in such systems, which might affect what the user of the device perceives. In this experiment we tested whether...
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Meskers, C.G.M. (author), De Groot, J. (author), De Vlugt, E. (author), Schouten, A.C. (author)
Progress in diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders after neurological diseases like stroke, cerebral palsy (CP), dystonia and at old age requires understanding of the altered capacity to adequately respond to physical obstacles in the environment. With posture and movement disorders, the control of muscles is hampered, resulting in...
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Van der Slikke, R.M.A. (author), Berger, M.A.M. (author), Bregman, D.J.J. (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author)
Accurate knowledge of wheelchair kinematics during a match could be a significant factor in performance improvement in wheelchair basketball. To date, most systems for measuring wheelchair kinematics are not suitable for match applications or lack detail in key kinematic outcomes. This study describes the construction of wheel skid correction...
conference paper 2015
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Stano, P. (author), Klinovaja, J. (author), Braakman, F.R. (author), Vandersypen, L.M.K. (author), Loss, D. (author)
We investigate theoretically the long-distance coupling and spin exchange in an array of quantum dot spin qubits in the presence of microwaves. We find that photon-assisted cotunneling is boosted at resonances between photon and energies of virtually occupied excited states and show how to make it spin selective. We identify configurations that...
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Zadpoor, A.A. (author)
Investigation of the mechanical behavior of biological tissues and biomaterials has been an active area of research for several decades. However, in recent years, the enthusiasm in understanding the mechanical behavior of biological tissues and biomaterials has increased significantly due to the development of novel biomaterials for new fields...
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Breedveld, P. (author), Henselmans, P.W.J. (author), Arkenbout, E.A. (author), Van Furth, W. (author), Gerboni, G. (author)
Instrument provided with cables extending between a first portion and a second portion of the instrument at opposite sides of its longitudinal axis and disposed at predefined angles with respect to said axis, which instrument has one or more sets of cables, each set of cables comprising in combination a first cable running parallel to the...
patent 2015
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Natenstedt, J. (author), Kok, A.C. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Tuijthof, G.J.M. (author)
Articular cartilage has limited regeneration capacities. One of the factors that appear to affect the in vitro cultivation of articular cartilage is mechanical stimulation. So far, no combination of parameters has been identified that offers the best results. The goal is to review the literature in search of the best available set of...
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Vardy, A.N. (author)
The disclosure relates to a method and system wherein sensors on a cap or directly disposed on a head can be localized using a stereo camera. By capturing a plurality of stereo images, the positions of the sensors can be determined with respect to each other. At least a first stereo image having a first set of sensors and a second stereo image...
patent 2015
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De Bruijn, E. (author), Van der Helm, F.C.T. (author), Happee, R. (author)
Background: Musculoskeletal models served to analyze head–neck motion and injury during automotive impact. Although muscle activation is known to affect the kinematic response, a model with properly validated muscle contributions does not exist to date. The goal of this study was to enhance a musculoskeletal neck model and to validate passive...
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Zadpoor, A.A. (author)
The relationship between hip deformities and osteoarthritis has recently received a lot of attention. In particular, it has been shown that both osteoarthritis and its precursors, such as the hip deformities that lead to femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), are more prevalent in elite athletes compared with the general population. However, the...
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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 den Haak, L. (author), Alleblas, C. (author), Nieboer, T.E. (author), Rhemrev, J.P. (author), Jansen, F.W. (author)
Purpose This review aims to objectively assess the efficacy and safety of uterine manipulators as reported in scientific literature. Furthermore, it evaluates as to which manipulator best suits which surgical procedure. Methods PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, COCHRANE, CINAHL, Academic Search Premier, Science Direct and the MAUDE database were...
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Van Drunen, P. (author)
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Rodrigues, S.P. (author), Horeman, T. (author), Blomjous, M.S.H. (author), Hiemstra, E. (author), Van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author), Jansen, F.W. (author)
Background The aim of this study was to examine the influence of training under direct vision prior to training with indirect vision on the learning curve of the laparoscopic suture task. Methods Novices were randomized in two groups. Group 1 performed three suturing tasks in a transparent laparoscopic box trainer under direct vision followed by...
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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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