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Graell Collado, Anna (author)
Ensuring reliable and safe performance of medical devices in healthcare institutions is crucial for the wellbeing of patients. For this, physiological simulators may be used, which provide reference signals to compare against. The usage of physiological simulators, such as ECG simulators, as medical device testers is widely extended in high...
master thesis 2023
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Samenjo, K.T. (author), Oosting, R.M. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Diehl, J.C. (author)
Healthcare facilities in low-resource settings in Sub-Saharan Africa are plagued<br/>with issues of non-functional and obsolete medical devices, which ultimately<br/>end up prematurely disposed of as waste. With increasing healthcare demands,<br/>stopping medical device disposal is imperative. One way to achieve this is<br/>to leverage circular...
journal article 2023
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Samenjo, K.T. (author), Ramanathan, Aparna (author), Gwer, Stephen Otieno (author), Bailey, Robert C. (author), Otieno, Fredrick Odhiambo (author), Koksal, Erin (author), Sprecher, B. (author), Price, R.A. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Diehl, J.C. (author)
Underfunded healthcare infrastructures in low-resource settings in sub-Saharan Africa have resulted in a lack of medical devices crucial to provide healthcare for all. A representative example of this scenario is medical devices to administer paracervical blocks during gynaecological procedures. Devices needed for this procedure are usually...
journal article 2023
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Bareman, Aart-Jan (author)
Technologies for Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) need to take <br/> into account local cost, usability and maintenance challenges, and ‘modular’ <br/> device designs can be one way of overcoming these challenges. However, <br/> despite research into the design advantages of these devices, the adoption<br/>challenges have not yet been...
master thesis 2022
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Lenssen, T.A. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Horeman, T. (author)
Background: Hospitals in low resource settings (LRS) can benefit from modern laparoscopic methodologies. However, cleaning, maintenance and costs requirements play a stronger role while training and technology are less available. Steerable laparoscopic instruments have additional requirements in these settings and need extra identified...
journal article 2022
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Oyibo, P.O. (author), Jujjavarapu, S. (author), Meulah, Brice (author), Agbana, T.E. (author), Braakman, I.G. (author), van Diepen, Angela (author), Bengtson, M.L. (author), van Lieshout, Lisette (author), Andi, Wellington Oyibo (author), Vdovin, Gleb (author), Diehl, J.C. (author)
For many parasitic diseases, the microscopic examination of clinical samples such as urine and stool still serves as the diagnostic reference standard, primarily because microscopes are accessible and cost-effective. However, conventional microscopy is laborious, requires highly skilled personnel, and is highly subjective. Requirements for...
journal article 2022
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Halpern, B.M. (author), Feng, S. (author), van Son, Rob (author), van den Brekel, Michiel (author), Scharenborg, O.E. (author)
In this paper, we introduce a new corpus of oral cancer speech and present our study on the automatic recognition and analysis of oral cancer speech. A two-hour English oral cancer speech dataset is collected from YouTube. Formulated as a low-resource oral cancer ASR task, we investigate three acoustic modelling approaches that previously...
journal article 2022
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Intriago Zambrano, J.C. (author), Diehl, J.C. (author), Ertsen, M.W. (author)
Reduction of poverty is a main goal in the global development agenda. The most extreme forms of poverty are mainly rooted in the Global South, and even more engrained in its rurality. Such poverty is not only characterized by infimum incomes, but also by the lack of access to many resources and services: health, sanitation, drinking water,...
abstract 2021
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Sluiter, Merlijn (author)
Urinary schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by the Schistosoma haematobium parasite. People can get infected when they get into contact with contaminated fresh water. The disease is most prevalent amongst children, farmers and rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, the disease is diagnosed by microscopic egg count...
master thesis 2020
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Tromp, Sanne (author)
Background: The majority of the amputated population is living in low-resource countries, but only a small minority has access to rehabilitating services. The accessibility of upper limb prostheses in these countries is poor due to limited technical and medical resources. 3D printing is regarded as a promising manufacturing alternative in...
master thesis 2020
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Dai, Jiun-Tyng (author)
People have been using the digital technology domain to seek solutions to combat neglected tropical diseases. Aside from feasibility and effectiveness, WHO has pointed out the importance of having an overview that pinpoints the lacking infrastructure for scaling up and sustaining digital proposals. This research demystifies the untapped digital...
master thesis 2019
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ten Bosch, Astrid (author)
This report is the result of a graduation project in the domain of the Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD): Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) in low resource settings in East Africa. The project aims to find promising ways to fit a technical principle, which is being developed at the TUDelft, in the context of VL. VL endemic regions in Eastern Uganda and...
master thesis 2019
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Hesselink, Larissa (author)
In low- and middle income countries there is a need for safe and affordable high quality surgical equipment. Nowadays, electrosurgical units are part of the standard equipment in operation theatres worldwide, since electrosurgery comes with many advantages such as reduced blood loss. However, the technology of electrosurgery also carries several...
master thesis 2019
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Bachrach, Mark (author)
This project deals with two problems, which in combination ask for a single solution. The first problem being plastic waste accumulation in low resource areas and the second being that production and construction materials in these low-resource areas are often very expensive. When these two problems are combined, an opportunity arises to...
master thesis 2018
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Loe, Kate (author)
An estimated 9 million infants are born prematurely each year in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, and the leading cause of death in preterms is respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a popular treatment for RDS and has been proven to be safe, feasible, and effective for use in low- and middle-income...
master thesis 2018
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Scharenborg, O.E. (author), Ebel, Patrick (author), Ciannella, Francesco (author), Hasegawa-Johnson, Mark (author), Dehak, Najim (author)
For many languages in the world, not enough (annotated) speech data is available to train an ASR system. Recently, we proposed a cross-language method for training an ASR system using linguistic knowledge and semi-supervised training. Here, we apply this approach to the low-resource language Mboshi. Using an ASR system trained on Dutch, Mboshi...
conference paper 2018
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Iwamoto, Rikako (author), Rodrigues Santos, A.L. (author), Chavannes, Niels (author), Reis, Ria (author), Diehl, J.C. (author)
Background: The lack of adequate information about fever in low-resource settings, its unreliable self-assessment, and poor diagnostic practices may result in delayed care and under-or-overdiagnosis of diseases such as malaria. The mismatches of existing fever thermometers in the context of use imply that the diagnostic tools and connected...
journal article 2017
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Ramirez Herrera, S.L. (author)
Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of children’s deaths before they can celebrate their fifth birthday. The majority of pneumonia cases and deaths caused by it are concentrated on the poorest regions of the world; having India the burden of leading both lists. For this reason, UNICEF and the WHO, have made of this issue a priority on their...
master thesis 2015
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Medema, L.C. (author)
More children under the age of five in developing countries die of pneumonia than AIDS, malaria and measles combined. Pneumonia is responsible for 18% of the deaths of children under the age of five globally. The vast majority of deaths due to pneumonia are set in the poorest regions, resulting in the death of 1,4 million children from...
master thesis 2013
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Giethoorn, B. (author)
Where causation is a set of behavioural principles aimed at controlling the agents future through prediction, effectuation focuses on achieving control without relying on predictions. This research explores how an organization can use a mix of causal and effectual principles, and what the drivers of such behaviour are. In doing this, a basis is...
master thesis 2010
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