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Burema, Arine (author)
Introduction: Amputees still experience problems with the use of their upper limb prostheses, mainly in the lack of comfort and functionality. This results in rejection of the prosthesis or overuse injuries due to compensatory movements. The comfort and functionality should be improved by reducing weight and increasing the degrees of freedom....
master thesis 2021
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Sansgiri, Sailee (author)
<b>Introduction: </b>Spatio-temporal parameters (STP), calculated from 3D gait analysis, are frequently used for treatment planning and evaluation in Cerebral Palsy (CP). To calculate these parameters, accurate determination of gait events (i. e. initial contact (IC) and foot off (FO)) is essential. Previous research on the performance of...
master thesis 2021
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Mastenbroek, Merel (author)
Background Upper limb prostheses help people with an upper limb deficiency in performing activities of daily living. They can be divided into two categories; body-powered and externally powered prostheses. The advantage of body-powered prostheses is that they provide feedback to the user. The advantage of externally powered prostheses is the low...
master thesis 2021
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de Groot, Patty (author)
Patients who suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, have to live with hand impairments for over 15 years. This significantly influences their ability to live independently. Currently, static splinting interspersed with stretching of the hand is the course of treatment for this patient group and developed active hand orthoses focus mainly on...
master thesis 2021
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Broekzitter, Jelle (author)
Many users of body-powered upper extremity prostheses experience difficulties using their device and a large group abandons usage altogether. Shoulder control via Bowden cable is widely used because of the intuitive use and low cost, but requires large shoulder movements and high operating forces that, according to literature, often exceed the...
master thesis 2019
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van der Ploeg, Bart (author)
To objectively diagnose the severity of spasticity, it is important to measure the muscle activity accurately. Filtered EMG has an offset above zero which is part noise and part background activity. The goal of this study is to separate these two parts, using a non-linear neuromuscular ankle model. The model uses positional and EMG data as...
master thesis 2019
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Wesseling, Juliette (author)
Although simulators are widely recognized as being a valuable tool in ERCP training, the current use of simulation models in ERCP training program is still minimal due to the limited availability of instructors. This study aims to develop an independently executable training for the “ERCP Trainer”, a mechanical simulation model, that effectively...
master thesis 2019
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Uijtewaal, Prescilla (author)
The principal function of neurons in the cortex is to communicate and process information. A characteristic of this communication is the high trial-to-trial spike variability. To explain this variability, balanced network models have been introduced. The interaction between excitatory and inhibitory neurons in those models, can perform active...
master thesis 2019
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Vossen, Lisa (author)
Joint kinetics measured during level walking demonstrates that the main source of energy occurs around the ankle joint, i.e. a large power burst during push off. This power burst can be divided into two mechanisms; pre-emptive push off and a push off to accelerate the leg into swing. This division is marked by the contralateral initial contact,...
master thesis 2019
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Casasnovas Orus, Virginia (author)
Synchronization between muscles caused by shared neural input has been proposed to have a functional significance in muscle coordination. In this study, intermuscular coherence (IMC), a measure of shared neural input to muscles, was used to explore the neural underpinnings of proximal arm muscle coordination in force- and myoelectric-control...
master thesis 2018
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Schelvis, Davey (author)
In the Netherlands, there are around 3750 patients suffering from an upper limb deficiency. Many different prosthetic hands have been designed to give these people the function of their hand back. Of the people who own such a prosthetic hand, about forty percent does not wear their hand and about half of the wearers does not use all of the...
master thesis 2018
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Mazereeuw, Matthijs (author)
Prosthetic devices remain inaccessible for many amputees in low-income countries. The lack of trained professionals and resources to fit a prosthetic (interface) are principle reasons. The low cost at which additive manufacturing technology (AM) is able to produce a custom made part could change this. As such, the aim of this study was to design...
master thesis 2018
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Hidalgo Araya, Marco (author)
Deterioration of gait and balance, whether from aging, disease, or injury, has been linked to reduced mobility and increased risk of falling. Wearable sensing technologies, such as inertial measurement units (IMUs), may augment clinical assessments by providing continuous gait and balance data at an increased resolution. The objective of this...
master thesis 2018
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Peñalver, Joaquin (author)
Complex motions are generally accepted as movements which consists of at least 2 Degrees of Freedom (DoFs) actuated in a coordinated manner, which takes more than one practice session to be mastered, and that are ecologically valid (see Wulf et al. 2002 for a clear statement). <br/><br/>The techniques to teach and re-teach (also, (re-)learn) a...
master thesis 2018
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Röling, Marloes (author)
The Twisted and Coiled Polymer Muscle (TCPM) is a new, light weight compliant actuator that is easy and inexpensive to produce. As a result there is a growing body of research, with the goal of implementation of the TCPM. Our research combines two existing fields: 1. Self-sensing, eliminating the need for an external force and displacement...
master thesis 2017
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Mentink, Alexander (author)
Background: One of the biggest challenges of analyzing electroencephalogram (EEG) data in pain processing is the low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). A common method to increase the SNR is to average time-locked responses over repeated trials. Unfortunately, relevant information is lost due to averaging. In addition, EEG responses are influenced by...
master thesis 2017
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