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Fernandez Santoro, Elias Mateo (author)
The olivocerebellar system plays a central role in motor learning, crucially contributing to the coordination, precision and accurate timing of movements. The system is formed by Purkinje cells (PC), the Deep Cerebellar Nucleus (DCN) and Inferior Olive (IO). Its input activate the PC which produces simple (SS) and complex spikes (CS). The latter...
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Pluim, Jip (author)
When sawing in bone for medical or medico-legal procedures, fine, airborne dust is produced (aerosols) that can pose a health hazard when inhaled by practitioners. The goal of the current study was to find the influence of saw blade frequency and saw blade contact load, the degree of skeletonisation of the bone, the test environment with...
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van de Loosdrecht, Arianne (author)
Instrumented treadmills and perturbations of the treadmill are commonly used for gait analysis and can provide real time biomechanical information and feedback of gait patterns and abnormalities. Force plates in the treadmill are combined with motion capture data and fed into a musculoskeletal model. High accuracy of the force plates is needed...
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Strijbis, Victor (author)
Introduction:  Despite the vast amount of optimization algorithms, radiotherapy treatment planning remains a manual, time-consuming and iterative process. To increase plan standardization, we clinically use Pinnacle's autoplanner for several disease sites. However, this introduces new challenges: first, the autoplanner is not perfect and still...
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Smit, Stefan (author)
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease, affects 1 in 10.000 births. This disease is characterized by skeletal dysplasias, bone fragility and many secondary health issues. It is a heritable disorder affecting collagen type I, which is an essential protein in bone tissue. Post-translational overmodifications in collagen...
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Visser, Dmitri (author)
With the recent developments in tissue-engineered organ substitutes, there has been an increasing demand for novel culturing techniques to create biological substitutes in vitro, as well as reliable and efficient test methods that can assess their biocompatibility and mechanical performance. In the past two decades, perfusion bioreactors have...
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Sendrowicz, Alexander (author)
During endonasal pituitary surgery - an approach of skull base surgery - long slender instruments are inserted through the nose of the patient, in order to remove a pituitary lesion. One of the instruments which is repeatedly used is the surgical punch, which is able to remove pieces of bone in order to create access to the lesion. The drawback...
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Herranz de la Nava, Alba (author)
Nature has evolved materials with outstanding mechanical properties, which attain high values of both strength and toughness. The key to their success lies in the combination of hard and soft constituents in a intricate pattern. The design of natural materials allows for the development of toughening mechanisms that increase the overall fracture...
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van der Gun, Govert (author)
Running-specific prostheses enable amputee athletes to perform at the highest level. However, current prosthesis design still impairs sprinting performance in multiple ways. An example is the constant mechanical stiffness of the prosthetic devices. The dynamic behaviour of the blade is determined by this property, but it is static and cannot...
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Tchimino, Jack (author)
Signal Analysis techniques are routinely used in Neuroscience to interpret raw signals harvested from the Nervous System. From a simple Fourier analysis to more complicated methods such as multiresolution wavelet analysis, such techniques must be used for signal manipulation in order to reach informed conclusions on the measurements taking place...
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Muurling, Marijn (author)
A distal radius fracture (DRF) is one of the most common fractures, especially in older women. Previous research shows that a DRF disturbs sensorimotor functions even eight weeks after finished treatment, which could influence neuromuscular control. The neuromuscular system exists of a sensory, motor and integration part, which all interact with...
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Safai, Lauren (author)
As interest in additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, increases, technological improvements are making printing methods quicker and more cost efficient. Inventors and innovators are able to print low-cost and complex geometries rapidly as a result of the manufacturing time being reduced from weeks to hours. With the large amount of polymeric...
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Kooijman, Lars (author)
The pedestrian is regarded to be one of the most vulnerable road users. Non-verbal communication between drivers and pedestrians seems to play an important role in the mitigation of collisions. The emergence of autonomous vehicles in traffic in the near future presses the need to investigate objective measures related to pedestrian crossing...
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Snaauw, Gerard (author)
Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is used extensively in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease. Deep learning methods have proven to deliver segmentation results comparable to human experts in CMR imaging, however, no successful attempts have been made at fully automated diagnosis. This has been contributed to a lack of...
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Kanhai, Arshaad (author)
F2R is a generic IC fabrication based platform that allows for the fabrication of miniature and flexible sensing functionalities for minimally invasive medical instruments. Examples of these minimally invasive medical instruments are catheters and guidewires. By introducing more materials to the F2R technology, it can be extended to more...
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Putra, Niko Eka (author)
The emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has increased the number of implant revision procedures in the Netherlands due to implant-associated infections (IAI). Staphylococci strains accounted for more than 50% of all IAI cases. Preventative measure, such as active antibacterial surfaces on the implant, are urgently needed. This study aims...
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Sekeri, Makrina (author)
Malignant Melanoma (MM) is the most aggressive type of skin-cancer. Current diagnostic tools for the detection of malignancies of the skin (MM cancer) include histological, optical, ultrasound, and impedance-based techniques. The inadequacies of the first three practices are overwhelmed by the Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) method. EIS...
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Reinders, Firoz (author)
Bone is a tissue with many important functions, such as structural support, organ protection and mineral homeostasis. Additionally, after trauma, it can naturally regenerate into fresh, fully functional bone tissue. However, several factors can significantly impede the healing process and cause the formation of non-union tissue. Costs for...
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Ligeon, M.R.O. (author)
Due to competition of host and bacterial cells to adhere and grow on implant surfaces, implants are frequently associated with a high risk of peri-implant infections. The microorganisms that are abundantly present during peri-implant infections are Staphylococcus bacteria and a variety of other less abundant bacteria as for example Escherichia...
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Loe, Kate (author)
An estimated 9 million infants are born prematurely each year in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, and the leading cause of death in preterms is respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a popular treatment for RDS and has been proven to be safe, feasible, and effective for use in low- and middle-income...
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