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Bolsterlee, B. (author)
Insight into the mechanical interaction between muscles and bones can be of great help to understand normal function of the human body and to improve diagnoses and treatments of musculoskeletal disorders. This research presented in this thesis aims to improve the predictions of a musculoskeletal model of the shoulder and elbow (the Delft...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Fan, C. (author)
With the introduction of new technologies, surgical procedures have been varying from free access in open surgery towards limited access in minimal invasive surgery. During such procedures, surgeons have to manoeuver the instruments from outside the patient while looking at the monitor. Long and slender instruments are developed that can insert...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Tolou, N. (author)
conference paper 2014
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Stunt, J.J. (author), Wulms, P.H. (author), Kerkhoffs, G.M. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Van Dijk, C.N. (author), Tuijthof, G.J.M. (author)
Background: Since simulators offer important advantages, they are increasingly used in medical education and medical skills training that require physical actions. A wide variety of simulators have become commercially available. It is of high importance that evidence is provided that training on these simulators can actually improve clinical...
journal article 2014
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Henken, K.R. (author)
The development of advanced needles for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes such as ablation and brachytherapy in the liver has offered minimally invasive therapies to patients that were previously untreatable. This thesis focuses on accurate placement of such needles guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to maximize the effect of the...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Tuijthof, G.J.M. (author), Horeman, T. (author)
Surgical device, in particular for minimally invasive surgery, provided with a shaft having a distal end to which a surgical instrument is mounted or mountable and a proximal end equipped for handling the instrument, wherein the shaft is hollow and the surgical instrument is mounted or mountable on inserts that are longitudinally movable in the...
patent 2014
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Clogenson, H.C.M. (author)
Endovascular diagnostics and interventions are performed using long, thin and flexible instruments that are inserted in the blood vessel and manipulated toward a target in the vasculature. This technique has proven to be successful with the millions of patients diagnosed and treated worldwide every year. Though, this technique presents several...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Den Dunnen, S. (author), Tuijthof, G.J.M. (author)
Using water jets in orthopedic surgery to drill holes in bones can be beneficial due to the absence of thermal damage and the always sharp cut. To minimize operating time and the volume of water that is used, the efficiency (volume of removed bone per added volume of water) of the water jet should be maximized. The goal was to study the effect...
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Osth, J. (author), Eliasson, E. (author), Happee, R. (author), Brolin, K. (author)
Human body models (HBMs) for vehicle occupant simulations have recently been extended with active muscles and postural control strategies. Feedback control has been used to model occupant responses to autonomous braking interventions. However, driver postural responses during driver initiated braking differ greatly from autonomous braking. In...
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Schorsch, J.F. (author), Keemink, A.Q.L. (author), Stienen, A.H.A. (author), Van der Helm, F.C.T. (author), Abbink, D.A. (author)
The design of exoskeletons is a popular and promising area of research both for restoring lost function and rehabilitation, and for augmentation in military and industrial applications. A major practical challenge to the comfort and usability for exoskeletons is the need to avoid misalignment of the exoskeletal joint with the underlying human...
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Santoni de Sio, F. (author), Faulmüller, N. (author), A Vincent, N. (author)
This theoretical paper draws the scientific community’s attention to how pharmacological cognitive enhancement may impact on society and law. Namely, if safe, reliable, and effective techniques to enhance mental performance are eventually developed, then this may under some circumstances impose new duties onto people in high-responsibility...
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Boonstra, T.A. (author), Van Vugt, J.P.P. (author), Van der Kooij, H. (author), Bloem, B.R. (author)
Balance control (the ability to maintain an upright posture) is asymmetrically controlled in a proportion of patients with Parkinson’s disease. Gait asymmetries have been linked to the pathophysiology of freezing of gait. We speculate that asymmetries in balance could contribute to freezing by a) hampering the unloading of the stepping leg and...
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Schwab, A.L. (author), Kooijman, J.D.G. (author)
The goal of the Human Power Team from the TU Delft and the Free University of Amsterdam is to break the world speed record in unpaced cycling (Sam Whittingham, 133.28 km/h). The design of such a faired recumbent bicycle is a challenge. The Delft design, called VeloX (Human Power Team (2013)), is a fully-faired monocoque front-driven recumbent...
conference paper 2014
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Seeber, M. (author), Scherer, R. (author), Wagner, J. (author), Solis Escalante, T. (author), Müller-Putz, G.R. (author)
Cortical involvement during upright walking is not well-studied in humans. We analyzed non-invasive electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings from able-bodied volunteers who participated in a robot-assisted gait-training experiment. To enable functional neuroimaging during walking, we applied source modeling to high-density (120 channels) EEG...
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Sylos-Labini, F. (author), La Scaleia, V. (author), d'Avella, A. (author), Pisotta, I. (author), Tamburella, F. (author), Scivoletto, G. (author), Molinari, M. (author), Wang, S. (author), Wang, L. (author), Van Asseldonk, E. (author), Van der Kooij, H. (author), Hoellinger, T. (author), Cheron, G. (author), Thorsteinsson, F. (author), Ilzkovitz, M. (author), Gancet, J. (author), Hauffe, R. (author), Zanov, F. (author), Lacquaniti, F. (author), Ivanenko, Y.P. (author)
Neuroprosthetic technology and robotic exoskeletons are being developed to facilitate stepping, reduce muscle efforts, and promote motor recovery. Nevertheless, the guidance forces of an exoskeleton may influence the sensory inputs, sensorimotor interactions and resulting muscle activity patterns during stepping. The aim of this study was to...
journal article 2014
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Campoli, G. (author)
doctoral thesis 2014
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Arifvianto, B. (author), Zhou, J. (author)
Bone tissue engineering has been increasingly studied as an alternative approach to bone defect reconstruction. In this approach, new bone cells are stimulated to grow and heal the defect with the aid of a scaffold that serves as a medium for bone cell formation and growth. Scaffolds made of metallic materials have preferably been chosen for...
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Amin Yavari, S. (author)
People in both developing and developed worlds are increasingly facing musculoskeletal problems that require long-term clinical performance of orthopaedic implants including bone substitutes. Porous biomaterials could play an important role in improving the longevity and overall performance of orthopaedic implants and that is why they have been...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Van IJsseldijk, E.A. (author), Lebel, B. (author), Stoel, B.C. (author), Valstar, E.R. (author), Gouzy, S. (author), Vielpeau, C. (author), Kaptein, B.L. (author)
Implant failure related to polyethylene wear remains an important issue in total knee arthroplasty. Polyethylene wear is usually assessed in vivo by measuring the remaining insert thickness on X-ray images of the knee. To reflect the amount of wear debris more accurately, a 3-dimensional overlap measurement has been suggested, which is based on...
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Lobo-Prat, J. (author), Keemink, A.Q.L. (author), Stienen, A.H.A. (author), Schouten, A.C. (author), Veltink, P.H. (author), Koopman, B.F.J.M. (author)
Background: The performance capabilities and limitations of control interfaces for the operation of active movement-assistive devices remain unclear. Selecting an optimal interface for an application requires a thorough understanding of the performance of multiple control interfaces. Methods: In this study the performance of EMG-, force- and...
journal article 2014
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