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Müller, Rob (author)
Abstract—Spinal fusion surgery is an operation in which two or more adjacent vertebrae are rigidly connected, with the goal to remedy spinal instability, deformation of the vertebrae, or a herniated intervertebral disc. Vertebrae are conventionally fixated by means of pedicle screws, the downsides of which are accidental cortical wall breaches...
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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van Gelder, Sebastiaan (author)
Background: Currently colonoscopies are difficult procedures to complete without complications. Due to the limitations in the state of the art flexible colonoscopes specialized maneuvers are required in order to allow the colonoscope to travel into the colon and reduce colon stretching. This thesis proposes a novel self-propelling mechanism...
master thesis 2021
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Kronmüller, Linda (author)
Belgrade is a city in the Balkan peninsula and has hosted different Empires through the centuries which formed a vivid cultural heritage. When thinking about a possible future identity, the city must cope with its complex history, present memories alive in the city and a range of different narratives that interweave with selfsame. Looking for a...
master thesis 2021
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Kortman, Vera (author)
Gripping slippery, compliant, and irregular tissues during MIS is often challenging using a conventional gripper. A force grip has to compensate for the low friction coefficient between the gripper’s jaws and tissue surface. This study focuses on the development of a suction gripper as an alternative for the well-known tissue gripper. Suction...
master thesis 2021
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Copier, Rick (author)
Objective: this paper aims to evaluate the adhesive and frictional properties of the keratinised epithelium on the adhesive pads of tree frogs. Modeling methods: two modeling methods have been developed. One of these methods involves the implementation of discrete fibres in a relatively compliant material matrix while the other method involves...
master thesis 2021
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Treep, Sanne (author)
Background: The goal of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is to perform surgery by minimal damaging the body. Compared to traditional open surgery MIS results in faster recovery and lower mortality, and is therefore the preferred method for performing a biopsy. Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) is a type of MIS where an...
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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Bloemberg, Jette (author)
Standard treatment methods for prostate cancer often result in side-effects because of damage to the surrounding tissue. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided focal laser ablation to treat prostate cancer reduces the risk of adverse effects by preserving noncancerous tissue. Prostate cancer diagnosis and focal laser ablation treatment both...
master thesis 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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Oudshoorn, Max (author), de Winter, J.C.F. (author), Bazilinskyy, P. (author), Dodou, D. (author)
Various external human-machine interfaces (eHMIs) have been proposed that communicate the intent of automated vehicles (AVs) to vulnerable road users. However, there is no consensus on which eHMI concept is most suitable for intent communication. In nature, animals have evolved the ability to communicate intent via visual signals. Inspired by...
journal article 2021
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Kumar, Prashant (author), Debele, Sisay E. (author), Sahani, Jeetendra (author), Rawat, Nidhi (author), Marti-Cardona, Belen (author), Alfieri, S.M. (author), Basu, Bidroha (author), Basu, Arunima Sarkar (author), Menenti, M. (author)
Nature-based solutions (NBS) for hydro-meteorological risks (HMRs) reduction and management are becoming increasingly popular, but challenges such as the lack of well-recognised standard methodologies to evaluate their performance and upscale their implementation remain. We systematically evaluate the current state-of-the art on the models...
review 2021
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Loen, S.S. (author)
Securing fresh water supply on the Dutch Caribbean islands, former colonial overseas territories of The Netherlands from the 17th century, always has been, and still is, a challenge. Between 1904 and 1915 the cartographers Werbata and Jonckheer drew the first topographical maps of the islands. Detailed data was needed for the (re-)development of...
conference paper 2021
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Angelini, Franco (author), Bianchi, Matteo (author), Garabini, Manolo (author), Bicchi, Antonio (author), Della Santina, C. (author)
The synergy between musculoskeletal and central nervous systems empowers humans to achieve a high level of motor performance, which is still unmatched in bio-inspired robotic systems. Literature already presents a wide range of robots that mimic the human body. However, under a control point of view, substantial advancements are still needed...
conference paper 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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Yu, K. (author), Spiesz, E.M. (author), Balasubramanian, S. (author), Schmieden, D.T. (author), Meyer, Anne S. (author), Aubin-Tam, M.E. (author)
Sustainable structural materials with excellent impact-resistance properties are urgently needed but challenging to produce, especially in a scalable fashion and with control over 3D shape. Here, we show that bacterial cellulose (BC) and bacterially precipitated calcium carbonate self-assemble into a layered structure reminiscent of tough...
journal article 2021
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Parlevliet, Patricia P. (author), Kanaev, Andrey (author), Hung, Chou P. (author), Schweiger, Andreas (author), Gregory, Frederick D. (author), Benosman, Ryad (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author), Gutfreund, Yoram (author), Lo, Chung Chuan (author), Moss, Cynthia F. (author)
Autonomous flight for large aircraft appears to be within our reach. However, launching autonomous systems for everyday missions still requires an immense interdisciplinary research effort supported by pointed policies and funding. We believe that concerted endeavors in the fields of neuroscience, mathematics, sensor physics, robotics, and...
journal article 2021
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Averta, Giuseppe (author), Della Santina, C. (author), Ficuciello, Fanny (author), Roa, Maximo A. (author), Bianchi, Matteo (author)
contribution to periodical 2021
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Bloemberg, J. (author), Stefanini, Cesare (author), Romano, Donato (author)
Insects are important agents in ecosystems. Their diverseness and developed coping mechanisms also make them interesting for direct application and as a source of inspiration in medical engineering. We summarized the main contribution of insects in biomedical applications. Medical centers in North America, and Europe use fly larvae for maggot...
journal article 2021
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