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Clercx Lao, Maria Sofia (author)
Healthcare is a major contributor to the negative effects on the environment, leading to adverse effects on the physical and mental health of people globally (IPCC, AR6). The Dutch healthcare sector alone is responsible for 7-8% of the national carbon footprint, 4,2% of total waste and 13% of raw material extraction (Steenmeijer et al. 2022). ...
master thesis 2024
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Verstappen, Gabi (author)
This thesis, titled "Designing for the Wellbeing of Healthcare Professionals: Using AI to Reduce the Administrative Load of Healthcare Professionals & Improve Their Job Satisfaction," explores the critical issue of healthcare professional wellbeing. It delves into the factors affecting their job satisfaction and the potential of artificial...
master thesis 2024
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van den Berg, Lisanne (author), Albayrak, A. (author), Hunfeld, Nicole (author), Diehl, J.C. (author)
This research and design project is part of the Green ICU initiative and focused on reducing the environmental impact of gloves at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Erasmus Medical Center (EMC). At the ICU of the EMC around 108 gloves are used per patient per day; to protect the user (healthcare staff) from infections. The high frequency of...
conference paper 2024
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Kang, Weiwei (author)
With the prevalence of stroke being notable in the Netherlands, there's a growing interest in understanding the psychosocial elements that guide the rehabilitation process. This study aims to develop an intervention tool to inspire greater motivation in stroke survivors to actively participate in their recovery activities.<br/><br/>This research...
master thesis 2023
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Sreeram, Florine (author)
In medical applications such as medical endovascular catheters, adaptable and morphing devices capable of changing shape and properties become important. These devices allow for safer therapeutic and diagnostic procedures by reducing time to reach target vessels and organs, trauma to the vessel wall and physical stress on the body while...
master thesis 2023
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Jayaram, Sampada (author)
Every year in the Netherlands, approximately 100,000 patients are diagnosed with cancer (https://www.nki.nl/.) . With these numbers on the rise, and a shortage of staffing, there is an increased workload on the existing professionals to work fast, despite the complexity and meticulous nature of radiotherapy planning. There are multiple obstacles...
master thesis 2023
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Bult, Matthijs (author)
This thesis presents recommendations based on a case study focused on thecircular redesign of a wearable, single use medical device. The study addressesa knowledge gap by offering insights into the circular (re)design for products.The proposed (re)design of the system leads to a substantial reduction of CO2emissions, with...
master thesis 2023
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Zhang, Ruixuan (author)
Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) is a rare and incurable interstitial lung disease, which causes lung scarring, leading to an irreversible decline in patients’ lung function and breathing difficulties. In Europe, Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) affects over 400,000 people, and it claims the lives of about 100,000 people each year (EU-IPFF, 2023). In light of the...
master thesis 2023
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Linders, Emma (author)
This thesis proposes the YpsoMate Refill concept design: an autoinjector that can be refilled at a Refill Hub to reduce its environmental impact. After five reuses, it has a 60% lower CO2e impact than the single-use YpsoMate. The concept design aims to inspire the non-profit Alliance to Zero in their journey towards a sustainable pharmaceutical...
master thesis 2023
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Boltjes, Kim (author)
This graduation project aims to contribute to an emotionally-safe, i.e. comfortable and trauma-free, hospitalization experience for children. Hospitalization can be emotionally threatening and traumatizing for children. Children have to undergo multiple medical examinations, in a setting that is unfamiliar to them. Resilience is needed to cope...
master thesis 2023
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Raaijmakers, Eileen (author)
Many people living in low-middle-income countries (LMICs) are affected by injuries that develop into chronic wounds and, without adequate treatment, may lead to disabilities or even cause death. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) is currently a highly suitable manner to treat complex and chronic wounds. NPWT uses controlled negative pressure...
master thesis 2022
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Romano, Caterina (author)
This research project is a collaboration between TUDelft, UPPS Fieldlab, and Made4eyes, a company that produces made-to-fit eyewear.<br/>In order to design a frame correctly, it is essential having a 3D head scan upon which the frame can be molded. The temple tips are crucial components that contribute to the frame's comfort and stability....
master thesis 2022
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Wolterink, Sharda (author)
Background:<br/>The HIV outpatient clinic of Amsterdam University Medical Centers (AUMC)is implementing digital patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMS) in routine care to improve the quality of life (QoL) for people living with HIV (PWH). We were asked to design tools to promote the participation of patient groups from Ghana and Nigeria.<br/>...
master thesis 2022
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van den Berg, Lisanne (author)
Background<br/>The healthcare sector is one of the most polluting sectors in the Netherlands. To limit the environmental impact of the medical sector, Erasmus MC collaborated with Metabolic to conduct a Material Flow Analysis (MFA) and Impact Assessment for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The research revealed the hotspots of the ICU,...
master thesis 2022
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Leon Aguirre, Maria (author)
This project envisions the future of telemonitoring for peri-operative care. Through an extensive literature research and further expert and context exploration, a design strategy is created, as a starting point for the development of new services and technologies in healthcare around surgical environments. The design process with a strong focus...
master thesis 2021
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Brenninkmeyer, Talitha (author)
“<i>A ruptured AAA [Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm] is the 15th leading cause of death in the country, and the 10th leading cause of death in men older than 55</i>” in the United States, states Singh (n.d.), in the Society for Vascular Surgeons. Such Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA, see Figure 2.2) are increasingly treated by...
master thesis 2021
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Yip, Bryan (author)
Millennials, a generation of individuals born between 1981 and 1996 that are shaping the current working class. One trait that makes millennials stand out from other generations is that their generation is the most stressed out. It is estimated that 20% of employed millennials in the Netherlands are suffering from symptoms due to stress. These...
master thesis 2021
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Kingma, Irene (author)
When a child with special needs is born, the lives of all family members radically change, and so does their family culture. For the well-being of their parents, it is crucial that they feel connected with the people in their surroundings, for fulfilling their fundamental human needs, for maintaining their connection with their surrounding...
master thesis 2021
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Ho, Tsai Cheng (author)
In Europe and Asia, people face a significant aging society(Gilroy, R., 2007). In Asia, Taiwan underlies one of the most aging countries (Chan, A., 2005). To give care to elderly citizens, some Taiwanese elderly people live at home, while others live in a care institution. For those who live in institutions, they may lose the connection with...
master thesis 2020
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Rebel, H.J.M. (author)
The rapidly aging Dutch baby boom generation threatens to overwhelm the healthcare system in the Netherlands (Hoedeman &amp; Koki, 2020). The elderly, more than any other age group, are more prone to experiencing a steep decline in physical and cognitive health during hospitalization (Brown, 2020; Mathews, Arnold &amp; Epperson, 2014). 61% of...
master thesis 2020
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