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Intriago Zambrano, J.C. (author)
Recently, there has been a growing need for sustainable agriculture to increase food security, alleviate poverty, and contribute to climate change mitigation. Smallholder farmers (SFs) play a key role in this endeavor as they are a considerable segment of the global farming population. Despite their relevance, SFs face several challenges that...
doctoral thesis 2024
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Dupuits, Feline (author)
The building sector's substantial environmental impact, responsible for 40% of total energy consumption and one-third of CO2 emissions globally, emphasises the urgency to enhance energy efficiency. While there are potentials for energy savings, there are still challenges that need to be faced. In particular, a significant ‘performance gap’...
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Princen, Mick (author)
Greenhouse horticulture is a key sector in the Netherlands, significantly contributing to the economy and society but also heavily reliant on natural gas, leading to substantial CO2 emissions. The sector, in partnership with the government, aims to achieve climate neutrality by 2040 as part of the Energy Transition Covenant for Greenhouse...
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Moghaddam, Amirsadra (author)
In this study recyclable Twin Matrix Composites (TMC) have been developed and analysed. The reinforcements of these composites are pultrdued rods, which are made from carbon fiber and Bisphenol A Epoxy. These rods are embbed in a secondary matrix which is made from a bio-based epoxy resin and recyclamine curing agents.<br/>This study focuses on...
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Habets, Lucas (author)
This Master's thesis describes the redesign of the HeartEye portable Electrocardiogram (ECG) device to enable home use for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). The initiative aimed to transition the medical-grade 12-lead ECG from a clinical setting to a user-friendly, home-based application, maintaining the device’s diagnostic integrity...
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Rinaldi, Lorenzo (author), Golinucci, Nicolò (author), Guerrieri, Giulia (author), Sanvito, F.D. (author), Rocco, Matteo Vincenzo (author), Colombo, Emanuela (author)
Investing in low-carbon technologies, including light-duty vehicles, is a strategy to decarbonize the residential sector and private mobility. This work aims to assess the parameters driving the economic convenience of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for a household, and what are the economic implications of BEV adoption on the total cost of...
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Kooij, Matthew (author)
Generative AI is expected to have a significant impact on how business is done, especially for knowledge-intensive domains. Professional usage amongst knowledge workers is already widespread and many of them believe that LLM use for work will make them more efficient, help them generate ideas, and improve the quality of their work. Yet, the...
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Duvvuri, Samhitha (author)
Conventional techniques for audio monitoring, including Passive Audio Monitoring (PAM), often call for the use of environmentally unsustainable and challenging equipment. This among other limitations can disrupt the very environment that is meant to be studied and may also limit the ability to observe an ecosystem in its natural state. <br/><br/...
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Rietveld, Maurits (author)
Train drivers are challenged to stay alert during train driving, for a big part due to the limited amount of tasks, and monotony of tasks. Driver condition monitoring (DCM) is a technology that involves measuring the driver’s alertness state in real-time, in which use of eye-based measurements is considered. Since DCM’s are upcoming in car and...
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Dikmen, Cemal (author)
The rapid advancement of quantum computing and communication (QCC) technologies promises transformative benefits for companies, yet also poses ethical and societal challenges reminiscent of historical technological introductions. This study addresses the Collingridge Dilemma, which posits that controlling technology becomes increasingly...
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Vogel, Ricardo (author)
Several useful technologies to help people with dementia already exist. Robotic pets, for example, have been shown to alleviate negative symptoms associated with dementia. Most robotic pets, however, only have pet-like functionality. This is useful on its own, but adding additional care functionality would be helpful. A different useful tool for...
master thesis 2024
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Duyts, Sybe (author)
This project focuses on developing a functional wearable prototype that can monitor changes in breathing behaviour by integrating textile sensors. The project was initiated by Mediventic, a healthcare industry start-up aiming to simplify the diagnoses and treatment of Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome (CHVS) by creating affordable home-use smart...
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van der Maarel, Stefan (author)
Traditional financial companies play a central role in ensuring financial stability and reliability. However, these companies face institutional problems due to inefficiencies, lack of transparency and limited innovation. For this reason, the use of distributed ledger technology, or blockchain, has been explored as an alternative and its...
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van der Wel, Iris (author)
Data-driven health research, specifically the development of AI models, is hampered by poor data availability and associated administrative burdens, caused complex and fragmented data protection regulation. To reap the benefits of using high quality health data, while safeguarding data protection of patients, the synthetic data generation is...
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van Gend, Thijmen (author)
Privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) have historically been used for safeguarding individual privacy from both public and private interference. But lately, tech companies have started using PETs as one instrument for the expansion of their power over different actors, as appears to be unfolding in the case of Amazon’s Sidewalk service: a United...
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Dhirde, Mayur (author)
The offshore wind industry is rapidly advancing, expected to play a crucial role in renewable energy production, with a growing emphasis on addressing associated environmental concerns, particularly the impact of underwater noise generated during the installation of wind turbines. In response, bubble curtain technology (BCT) has emerged as a...
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Kerckhoff, Fin (author)
Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, big data analytics, blockchain, and the internet of things offer interesting opportunities to automate business processes. With the potential to streamline operations like claims management, underwriting, and customer service, these advancements appear to be especially promising for insurance...
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Xu, Hongxin (author)
Strong intergenerational relationships can provide emotional support and stability for both grandparents and grandchildren. Technology tools have been proven to be beneficial in connecting grandchildren and grandparents. Prior work mainly examined how to use technology to connect children and their grandparents over a distance. Those collocated...
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Kljaić, Korina (author)
The thesis focuses on creating a solution aimed at reducing suffering in earthquake prone regions. The research done resulted in the development of Embrace, a wearable communication device designed to alleviate human suffering during seismic events in seismically active regions like Zagreb. Commencing with an exploration of challenges faced by...
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Kolff, Fenna (author)
The world is witnessing unprecedented climate changes, which have worsened over the past couple of years. Despite significant progress in renewable energy, achieving a reduction of global warming remains challenging. Renewable energy sources like solar, wind, and hydroelectric technologies offer promising solutions, but challenges persist due to...
master thesis 2024
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