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de Kanter, Daan (author)
Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)-based motion capture has gained interest over the years due to its potential to measure human movement in the clinic and on the sports field at low cost. Still, IMU-based motion reconstruction remains a challenging task as these IMU measurements are corrupted by noise and bias. There have been many filtering and...
master thesis 2021
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Peternel, L. (author), Tofte Schon, Daniel (author), Fang, Cheng (author)
Ergonomics of human workers is one of the key elements in design and evaluation of production processes. Human ergonomics have a major impact on productivity as well as chronic health risks incurred by inappropriate working postures and conditions. In this paper we propose a novel method for estimating and communicating the ergonomic work...
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Booij, M. J. (author), Meinders, E. (author), Sierevelt, I. N. (author), Nolte, P. A. (author), Harlaar, J. (author), van den Noort, J. C. (author)
Background: The assessment of functional recovery of patients after a total knee replacement includes the quantification of gait deviations. Comparisons to comfortable gait of healthy controls may incorrectly suggest biomechanical gait deviations, since the usually lower walking speed of patients already causes biomechanical differences....
journal article 2021
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Wu, Zhinan (author)
Within the context of utilizing alternative materials to promote sustainable construction in the building industry, Living Architecture is a concept that uses living organisms as the building materials. As a rather unconventional approach, it possesses benefits such as low cost, not requiring considerable workforce or industrial material, carbon...
master thesis 2020
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Gkoni, Joanna (author)
The high frequency of osteoarthritis in those aged above 60 years combined with the observing trend of overpopulation leads to increased healthcare costs. To date, clinical treatments seem to be insufficient to restore cartilage and underlying bone degeneration. Bioprinting fabrication techniques constitute a promising approach to mimic and...
master thesis 2020
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Dialynas, G. (author)
The aim of this thesis is to derive bicycle rider control models, based on experimental data, that mimic the rider in his balance control task at various forward speeds. These rider control models can help to understand cyclists falls, improve training techniques, assess the handling properties of new bicycle designs and create active balance...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Gavriilidis, Prodromos (author)
Introduction: Atherosclerosis, the major source of cardiovascular diseases, is one of the leading causes of death. During atherosclerosis the arterial wall is affected by a complex process of lipid driven inflammation that leads to thickening of the arterial wall resulting in a so called plaque. Because of plaque growth, the lumen of the artery...
master thesis 2020
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Ahsmann, Laura (author)
This thesis explains the research into and implementation of overuse lower-limb injury prediction among military recruits, using wearable plantar-pressure sensing and biomechanical gait algorithms. The research has been done with the purpose of designing a usable, affordable and accurate injury-prevention tool, increasing both military wellbeing...
master thesis 2020
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Chen, J. (author)
Cancer is known as one of the leading causes of death in the world with difficult<br/>diagnose at early stages, poor prognosis and high mortality. Animal-based<br/>experiments and clinical trials have always been the main approach for cancer<br/>research, albeit they may have limitations and ethical issues. Mathematicalmodeling<br/>as an...
doctoral thesis 2020
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van der Krogt, Hanneke (author), Kouwijzer, Ingrid (author), Klomp, A. (author), Meskers, Carel G.M. (author), Arendzen, J. Hans (author), de Groot, Jurriaan H. (author)
Purpose: Loss of selective muscle activation after stroke contributes to impaired arm function, is difficult to quantify and is not systematically assessed yet. The aim of this study was to describe and validate a technique for quantification of selective muscle activation of wrist flexor and extensor muscles in a cohort of post-stroke...
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De Klerk, R. (author), Vegter, R. J.K. (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author), van der Woude, L.H.V. (author)
The measurement of handrim wheelchair propulsion characteristics and performance in the field is complicated due to the non-stationary nature of wheelchair driving. In contrast, the laboratory provides a constrained and standardisable environment to conduct measurements and experiments. Apart from wheelchair treadmills, dynamometers or...
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Flux, E. (author), van der Krogt, M. M. (author), Cappa, P. (author), Petrarca, M. (author), Desloovere, K. (author), Harlaar, J. (author)
With the rise of biofeedback in gait training in cerebral palsy there is a need for real-time measurements of gait kinematics. The Human Body Model (HBM) is a recently developed model, optimized for the real-time computing of kinematics. This study evaluated differences between HBM and two commonly used models for clinical gait analysis: the...
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De Klerk, Rick (author), Vegter, Riemer J.K. (author), Leving, Marika T. (author), de Groot, Sonja (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author), van der Woude, Lucas H.V. (author)
The use of a manual wheelchair is critical to 1% of the world's population. Human powered wheeled mobility research has considerably matured, which has led to improved research techniques becoming available over the last decades. To increase the understanding of wheeled mobility performance, monitoring, training, skill acquisition, and...
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Bhattarai, Abhisek (author), Pouran, Behdad (author), Mäkelä, Janne T.A. (author), Shaikh, Rubina (author), Honkanen, Miitu K.M. (author), Prakash, Mithilesh (author), Kröger, Heikki (author), Grinstaff, Mark W. (author), Weinans, H.H. (author), Jurvelin, Jukka S. (author), Töyräs, Juha (author)
Cationic computed tomography contrast agents are more sensitive for detecting cartilage degeneration than anionic or non-ionic agents. However, osteoarthritis-related loss of proteoglycans and increase in water content contrarily affect the diffusion of cationic contrast agents, limiting their sensitivity. The quantitative dual-energy...
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Zandbergen, Marit A. (author), Schallig, Wouter (author), Stebbins, Julie A. (author), Harlaar, J. (author), van der Krogt, Marjolein M. (author)
Background: Estimating muscle-tendon complex (MTC) lengths is important for planning of soft tissue surgery and evaluating outcomes, e.g. in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Conventional musculoskeletal models often represent the foot as one rigid segment, called a mono-segment foot model (mono-SFM). However, a multi-segment foot model ...
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Schallig, Wouter (author), van den Noort, Josien C. (author), McCahill, Jennifer (author), Stebbins, Julie (author), Leardini, Alberto (author), Maas, Mario (author), Harlaar, J. (author), van der Krogt, Marjolein M. (author)
Background: The Oxford Foot Model (OFM) and Rizzoli Foot Model (RFM) are the two most frequently used multi-segment models to measure foot kinematics. However, a comprehensive comparison of the kinematic output of these models is lacking. Research question: What are the differences in kinematic output between OFM and RFM during normal gait...
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Waterval, Niels F.J. (author), Brehm, Merel Anne (author), Altmann, Viola C. (author), Koopman, Fieke S. (author), Den Boer, Jasper J. (author), Harlaar, J. (author), Nollet, Frans (author)
In persons with calf muscle weakness, walking energy cost is commonly increased due to persistent knee flexion and a diminished push-off. Provided ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) usually lower walking energy cost. To maximize the reduction in energy cost, AFO bending stiffness should be individually optimized, but this is not common practice....
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Garimella, Raman (author), Peeters, Thomas (author), Parrilla, Eduardo (author), Uriel, Jordi (author), Sels, Seppe (author), Huysmans, T. (author), Verwulgen, Stijn (author)
Aerodynamic drag force and projected frontal area (A) are commonly used indicators of aerodynamic cycling efficiency. This study investigated the accuracy of estimating these quantities using easy-to-acquire anthropometric and pose measures. In the first part, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) drag force calculations and A (m<sup>2</sup>)...
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de Klerk, Rick (author), Velhorst, Vera (author), Veeger, H.E.J. (author), van der Woude, Lucas H.V. (author), Vegter, Riemer J.K. (author)
Background: Handrim wheelchair propulsion is often assessed in the laboratory on treadmills (TM) or ergometers (WE), under the assumption that they relate to regular overground (OG) propulsion. However, little is known about the agreement of data obtained from TM, WE, and OG propulsion under standardized conditions. The current study aimed to...
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Bruno, Victoria (author)
Degenerative disc disorders are among the most commonly diagnosed conditions and the leading cause for back and neck pain, affecting more than 266 million individuals annually. Interbody fusion is the proposed surgical treatment whenever lighter approaches such as physiotherapy and painkillers fail to improve the patient’s condition. It consists...
master thesis 2019
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