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Koudstaal, Loulou (author)
The MLD massage is a key component of a lymphedema patient’s treatment. Currently, research is ongoing manifesting a transition from system care to self-care by designing robotic sleeves that are able to perform an effective and safe MLD massage enabling the patient to gain a sense of empowerment and ownership over their treatment and time. This...
master thesis 2023
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van Veggel, Stein (author)
In the field of soft robotics, rigid joints and links are replaced by soft, deformable elements, This causes soft continuum robot arms to excel in unpredictable environments, but to face challenges during control and shape reconstruction. The sensing ability present in octopus suckers provides inspiration for solutions. Octopuses employ their...
master thesis 2023
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Moens, Tieme (author)
Flying drones have been a well-established field of engineering for many years now. With the wave of bio-inspired design came the idea of flapping wing micro air vehicles (FWMAVs). These drones use flapping wings instead of fixed or rotary wings to generate their lift, giving them the potential for agile movement and application in confined...
master thesis 2023
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de Kater, E.P. (author), Müller, R. (author), Sakes, A. (author), Breedveld, P. (author)
The fixation strength of pedicle screws could be increased by fixating along the much stronger cortical bone layer, which is not possible with the current rigid and straight bone drills. Inspired by the tsetse fly, a single-plane steerable bone drill was developed. The drill has a flexible transmission using two stacked leaf springs such that...
journal article 2023
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Nilsen, Lars (author)
Morphogenesis of living organisms could be used as inspiration to digitally augment the reinforcement of structures. The design space in terms of fiber orientation was enlarged to facilitate more complex patches with improved performance that can be 3D printed using a ghost ply optimisation. Simulations performed on optimized open-hole tensile...
master thesis 2022
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Romero Olvera, Ana (author)
With the increased market share of bifacial modules, it is becoming increasingly important to have sensors that provide information about the irradiance falling into both sides of the modules. Such instruments give more information about the performance of PV modules. They can optimize the material, tilt, and orientation of PV modules according...
master thesis 2021
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Amer, Hakim (author)
Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle (FWMAV) technologies are emerging due to the vast number of applications that they can be utilized in. Researchers and scientists are constantly seeking to push the boundaries to the extreme in terms of miniaturization of this technology, making it smaller, lighter and better performing. In order to achieve this...
master thesis 2021
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de Kater, E.P. (author), Sakes, A. (author), Bloemberg, J. (author), Jager, D.J. (author), Breedveld, P. (author)
Tissue transport is a challenge during Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) with the current suction-based instruments as the increasing length and miniaturisation of the outer diameter requires a higher pressure. Inspired by the wasp ovipositor, a slender and bendable organ through which eggs can be transported, a flexible transport mechanism for...
journal article 2021
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Duc, Trung Tin Bui (author), Jovanova, J. (author)
This research explores the possibility of upscaling bio-inspired designed soft robots in transport engineering application with the focus on grabbing and manipulating break bulk such as windmill blades or rolls of steel. Upscaling current state soft robotic systems includes challenges regarding the structural strength of the robot. Also...
conference paper 2021
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Cuellar Lopez, J.S. (author), Plettenburg, D.H. (author), Zadpoor, A.A. (author), Breedveld, P. (author), Smit, G. (author)
Various upper-limb prostheses have been designed for 3D printing but only a few of them are based on bio-inspired design principles and many anatomical details are not typically incorporated even though 3D printing offers advantages that facilitate the application of such design principles. We therefore aimed to apply a bio-inspired approach...
journal article 2021
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Soltani, Aref (author), Noroozi, Reza (author), Bodaghi, Mahdi (author), Zolfagharian, Ali (author), Hedayati, R. (author)
Modeling and analyzing the sports equipment for injury prevention, reduction in cost, and performance enhancement have gained considerable attention in the sports engineering community. In this regard, the structure study of on-water sports board (surfboard, kiteboard, and skimboard) is vital due to its close relation with environmental and...
journal article 2020
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Sakes, A. (author), van de Steeg, Ivo A. (author), de Kater, E.P. (author), Posthoorn, P. (author), Scali, M. (author), Breedveld, P. (author)
Currently existing tubular transportation systems for the extraction of large tissue masses during Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS) are subjected to a large amount of operating limitations. In this study, a novel transportation mechanism (patented) was developed inspired by the egg-laying structure of wasps. The developed mechanism consists of...
journal article 2020
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Palin, D. (author), Russell, Sam (author), Kohle, Ferdinand F.E. (author), O'Dowd, Enda (author), Tunali Flynn, S. Yesim (author)
Our future designers have much to learn from the complex and highly functional systems found in nature. Creating design products that are not only human-centred but also in tune with the natural world requires our designers to be exposed to natural phenomena and scientific principles. To provide design students with a starting point, we have...
journal article 2020
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Martoredjo, Ruth (author)
In the field of prostheses, significant developments have been accomplished so far in low-cost prosthetic limbs using 3D printing technology. However, when it comes to prosthetic hands, 3D printed prosthetic hands are still limited in their grasping ability, such as the adaptability to the shape of an object and a sufficient pinch force level...
master thesis 2019
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Atmopawiro, Naomi (author)
The materials we encounter in our every day lives already extend beyond the traditional materials of wood, metal, ceramics and glass. The characteristics and behavior of materials and material composites are continuously being tweaked. The introduction of new materials that can respond to inputs from the environment has brought about a new...
master thesis 2019
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Stevens, L.L. (author), de Vries, M.J. (author), Bos, Mark M.J.W. (author), Kopnina, Helen (author)
The emerging field of biomimicry and learning to design with and for nature has expanded in recent years through a diversity of educational programs. Inspiration following natural forms may give the appearance of being sustainable, but the question remains, how sustainable is it? Misunderstanding the function of these forms may leave...
journal article 2019
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Sypkens, O.H.H. (author)
A remarkabale phenomenon found in certain mosses is analyzed and an advance is taken on possible applications.
master thesis 2011
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Van Adrichem, M.E. (author)
Bio inspired design (BID) is not a new way of designing, neither is this the first co-evolutionary design project. But combining these two design approaches into co-evolutionary bio inspired design (CoBID) is something that has not been done before. Bio inspired design can roughly be divided into two different approaches. The first approach is...
master thesis 2011
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Minnoye, A.L.M. (author), Plettenburg, D.H. (author)
Snowboarding with a below-knee prosthesis is compromised by the limited rotation capabilities of the existing below-knee prostheses, which are designed for use in normal walking. Based on snowboarding range of motion analyses, a novel below-knee prosthesis was designed with the aim to achieve similar range of motions like able-bodied...
journal article 2010
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Mul, E.J. (author)
Development of an electric scooter body by developing and applying the Bio Inspired Design method for Industrial Design Engineers.
master thesis 2009
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