MIRA University of Twente
Department of Biomechanical Engineering

MASTER AT DEPARTMENT OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING

We welcome students from different master programs such as Mechanical Engineering (ME), BioMedical Engineering (BME), Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) and the 3TUE master systems and control (SC).

 

 

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MODELLING & SIMULATION

If you like modeling and computer simulations, you will find biology and medicine interesting and challenging application areas. The dynamics and structural properties of biological systems are nonlinear and time-varying, which we try to understand and predict with numerical techniques as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, mechanobiological modelling.

Research

Our research ranges from models of bones, muscles, tissues, to cells.

Examples of master assignments

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3D analysis of ice skating,

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prediction of muscle forces during human walking

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analysis of failure mechanisms of hip implants

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modeling of biking dynamics and stability analysis

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modeling of needle tissue interaction

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modeling the spine

 

 

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DESIGNING & TESTING

If you are interested in applying your knowledge in designing new medical devices, you have come to the right group. There is a variety of topics you can choose for your Masters Thesis.

Research

Our research ranges from surgical implants to limb replacing prostheses and from application of smart materials to medical robotics.

Examples of master assignments

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design of a series elastic actuator

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design of a wearable exoskeleton

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design of a MRI compatible surgical robot for prostate biopsies

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design of an energy storing knee-ankle prosthesis

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design of an MRI compatible robot for prostate biopsy

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design of a robot for transcranial magnetic stimulation

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design of a wearable hand exoskeleton design of soft robotics

 

 

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IDENTIFICATION & CONTROL

If you want to specialize in robots, control engineering, or human-machine interaction, we offer you many projects you can work on and courses in which you can deepen your understanding and improve your skills.

Research

Our research ranges from identification of human motor control, identification and control of therapeutic and surgical robots.

Examples of master assignments

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control of an arm exoskeleton

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iterative learning control of the robotic gait trainer LOPES

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multi variable identification of balance control

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model predictive control of the mindwalker

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model predictive control of hand muscles by functional electrical stimulation

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model based control of steerable needles

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model based control of micro robotics

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analysis and modeling of human balance control during gait

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momentum based control of human balance

During your Master’s study

In the first year you will first expand your knowledge by following different courses, and after this you will apply your knowledge during your internship and master thesis project. Which courses you take are obliged to take will depend on your master program (BME, IDE, ME, or S&C). For more information see the websites of the different master programs that are listed below.

MASTER OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Main website: http://www.utwente.nl/bme/

Track “Neural and Motor System” Course info. Admission info.

MASTER OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Main website: http://www.utwente.nl/ide/

Track “ETD-Biomedical Product Design” Course Info. Admission info.

MASTER OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Main website: http://www.utwente.nl/me/

Master profiles “Design & Construction” and “Research & Development”, as well as specialization “Biomechanical and Rehabilitation Engineering” can be obtained.

Course info.(Click on the different courses to get more information)

Admission info.

3TUE MASTER SYSTEMS AND CONTROL

Main website: https://www.utwente.nl/sc/

Track “BiomechatronicsCourse info. Admission info.

In the department of biomechanical engineering we have different specialisations. For each specialisation we recommend you to take a number of courses that we consider to be necessary for graduating in our group. Of course there is also room for taking courses according to your own preference.

Your choice is not entirely free: you course list will need to be approved by one of the professors in our group.

Below you find the different specialisations in our group, the recommended courses for each specialisation, and the professor in charge that has to approve your course list. For more detailed description of the courses check OSIRIS.

BIOMECHANICS

Prof. Bart Koopman

Relevant courses

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Biomechanics

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Human movement control

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Introduction to finite element modelling

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Identification of human motion control

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Biomechatronics

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Lab on a chip

 

 

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BIOMECHATRONICS

Prof. Herman van der Kooij

Relevant and recommended courses

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Human movement control (2A)

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Biomechanics (1B)

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Robotics for medical applications (1B)

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Biomechatronics (2B)

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Design principles for precision mechatronics (2A+B)

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Identification of human motor control (2B)

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Dynamics and Control (1A+B) or Modern Robotics (1A)

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Robotics and Vision (1B) or Optimal Estimation in Dynamic Systems (2B)

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Optimal Control (2A)

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Advanced Programming (1B)

 

 

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BIOMEDICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Prof. Bart Verkerke

Relevant courses

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Biomechanics

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Ergonomics

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Biomedical signal acquisition

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Introduction to finite element modelling

 

 

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SURGICAL ROBOTICS

Prof. Sarthak Misra

Relevant courses

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Robotics for medical applications

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Advanced medical imaging

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Computer vision

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Robust control

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Optimal control

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Biomechatronics

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Design principles for precision mechatronics

 

 

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IMPLANT MECHANICS

Prof. Nico Verdonschot

Relevant courses

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Biomechanics

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Advanced medical imaging

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Biomedical signal acquisition

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Introduction to finite element modeling