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Papa, Kyriacos (author)
Neuromuscular diseases often result in elevated passive joint impedance (PJI), impacting the daily lives of affected individuals. To be able to apply assistive devices that compensate for PJI, it is essential to identify the PJI correctly. This study aims to identify and model the PJI of the elbow joint, to improve the control of force-based...
master thesis 2023
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Waterval, N. F.J. (author), Brehm, M. A. (author), Veerkamp, K. (author), Geijtenbeek, T. (author), Harlaar, J. (author), Nollet, F. (author), van der Krogt, M. M. (author)
To maximize effects of dorsal leaf ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) on gait in people with bilateral plantarflexor weakness, the AFO properties should be matched to the individual. However, how AFO properties interact regarding their effect on gait function is unknown. We studied the interaction of AFO bending stiffness with neutral angle and...
journal article 2023
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FAN, QIYU (author)
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is one typical type of chronic Neuromuscular Dystrophy. This type of disease necessitates network care because it is complex and necessitates a network of diverse healthcare expertise to reduce the negative effects of the disease and rehabilitate the patient to live a more normal life. As a result,...
master thesis 2021
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Waterval, N. F.J. (author), Veerkamp, K. (author), Geijtenbeek, T. (author), Harlaar, J. (author), Nollet, F. (author), Brehm, M. A. (author), van der Krogt, M. M. (author)
Background: Bilateral plantarflexor muscle weakness is a common impairment in many neuromuscular diseases. However, the way in which severity of plantarflexor weakness affects gait in terms of walking energy cost and speed is not fully understood. Predictive simulations are an attractive alternative to human experiments as simulations allow...
journal article 2021
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Waterval, Niels F.J. (author), Brehm, Merel Anne (author), Harlaar, J. (author), Nollet, Frans (author)
Objective: To describe the orthotic properties and evaluate the effects of ankle-foot orthoses for calf muscle weakness in persons with non-spastic neuromuscular disorders compared with shoes-only. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: Thirty-four persons who used ankle-foot orthoses for non-spastic calf muscle weakness. Methods: The...
journal article 2020
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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....
journal article 2020
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Waterval, Niels F.J. (author), Nollet, Frans (author), Harlaar, J. (author), Brehm, Merel Anne (author)
BACKGROUND: To improve gait, persons with calf muscle weakness can be provided with a dorsal leaf spring ankle foot orthosis (DLS-AFO). These AFOs can store energy during stance and return this energy during push-off, which, in turn, reduces walking energy cost. Simulations indicate that the effect of the DLS-AFO on walking energy cost and...
journal article 2019
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Doorenweerd, Nathalie (author), Mahfouz, A.M.E.T.A. (author), van Putten, Maaike (author), Kaliyaperumal, Rajaram (author), 't Hoen, Peter A.C. (author), Hendriksen, Jos G.M. (author), Aartsma-Rus, Annemieke M. (author), Verschuuren, Jan J.G.M. (author), Niks, Erik H. (author), Reinders, M.J.T. (author), Kan, Hermien E. (author), Lelieveldt, B.P.F. (author)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a muscular dystrophy with high incidence of learning and behavioural problems and is associated with neurodevelopmental disorders. To gain more insights into the role of dystrophin in this cognitive phenotype, we performed a comprehensive analysis of the expression patterns of dystrophin isoforms across...
journal article 2017
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Herder, J.L. (author), Vrijlandt, N. (author), Antonides, T. (author), Cloosterman, M. (author), Mastenbroek, P.L. (author)
This article describes the development of a mobile arm support for people with muscular diseases. The arm support is spring-balanced, with special attention on reduction of operating effort (high balancing quality and low friction), functionality (large range of motion), and aesthetics (inconspicuous design). The spring settings can be adjusted...
journal article 2006
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