MIRA University of Twente
Department of Biomechanical Engineering

Master Assignments

If you are interested in one of these master assignments you can contact the supervisors. If you seek a different assignment there are possibilities for defining your own assignment with one of our staff members

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Contact a staff member of a research project of interest.

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Contact one of our professors:

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Prof.dr.ir. Koopman, H.F.J.M. (Bart)

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prof.dr.ir. van der Kooij, H. (Herman)

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Prof.dr.ir. Verkerke, G.J. (Bart)

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Prof.dr.ir. Verdonschot, N. (Nico)

Examples of master assignments that are currently being performed are listed here:

List of running master assignments

FINAL MASTER ASSIGNMENTS

Holder for ultrasound Transducers The ERC BioMechTools project aims to "develop diagnostic and evaluation tools to quantify the degenerative status of orthopaedic patients". Within the University of Twente we try to do this by making How reliably can the properties of knee ligaments be predicted by optimization?! Patient-specific FE models of the knee joint are highly of interest for more efficient clinical decision-making, due to the large variation in geometry and tissue properties between individuals. Afstudeeropdracht The tribology of skin plays an important role in many daily activities. Typically, the tribological studies on skin are related to cosmetics and the effects of skin care products, sports and medical Studying the stability of a bicycle and rider This assignment is part of the project SOFIE (Slimme Ondersteunende FIEts/ Smart Assisted Bicycle). The goal of the project is to develop intelligent assistance devices for electric bicycles to Design of a control method and testing of the knee simulator At first sight the human knee seems to be a fairly simple hinge joint. However, a closer look reveals that the joint is a complex system of three bony parts. cartilage and ligaments, lubricated in a A lab-on-a-chip system to determine the effect of mechanical signals on cells In the field of bone tissue engineering, one tries to engineer bone tissue in a laboratory environment for scientific or medical (implantation) purposes. For this, cells such as mesenchymal stem cells isolated Simulating haptic performance of force controllers Haptic devices interact physically with humans. User force is read as input, the device displays a force to the user in order to achieve haptic feedback. The applications vary from simulating Design of a haptic measurement device Haptic devices interact physically with humans. User force is read as input, the device displays a force to the user in order to achieve haptic feedback. The applications vary from simulating TLEMsafe – Quantification of muscle energy consumption using PET scans Positron Emission Tomography with Computed Tomography (PET/CT) has recently been discovered to be a valuable tool in the measurement of muscle energy consumption. After injection of radioactively- VirtuRob - Evaluation of the Limpact Exoskeleton Stroke is the leading cause of disabilities in Western civilizations. The treatment of stroke patients is labor intensive and strongly dependent on the best-practice opinion of the rehabilitation center or the Spine loading after fixation on a spine board One of possible injuries after an accident is fracture of one or more vertebrae. If spinal damage is suspected, victims will generally be placed onto a “Spine Board”, which basically is a rigid board. By Scoliosis Correction - Ontwikkelen van een FE model van de buikholte Scoliose is een drie-dimensionale vervorming van de wervelkolom, die het meest frequent is in adolescente meisjes. Hoewel veel risicofactoren voor het ontstaan en de progressie van scoliose Robot Aided Rehabilitation – Design of a smart coffee cup Grasping objects is an important function in daily life. It becomes difficult or even impossible to grasp for a large number of patients (like spinal cord injury, hemiplegia due to stroke, Duchenne muscular Robot Aided Rehabilitation – Design of a supination actuator The MIAS-ATD project aims at integrating robotics with electrical stimulation. Integrating training of the hand makes it possible train functional meaningful movements and motivate patients Balance control and corticospinal circuits - Cortical contribution in balance control This project is the intersection of two research projects: balance control and identification of the corticospinal circuits. The aim is to quantify cortical contributions in balance control using EEG Balroom - Time variant ankle stiffness Postural instability and falls are common and devastating features of ageing and many neurological, visual, vestibular or orthopedic disorders. To unravel the underlying Balroom - Effect of soft support surfaces on balance Postural instability and falls are common and devastating features of ageing and many neurological, visual, vestibular or orthopedic disorders. Current management of these problems Balroom - Effect of velocity on short range stiffness in the ankle joint The mechanical behavior of a joint can be described by a (linear) musculoskeletal model of a human limb with intrinsic feedback due to the visco-elasticity of active muscles, and with reflexive feedback (length, Aging Spine - Ontwikkelen van een FE model voor het simuleren van wervel fracturen Osteoporosis (botontkalking) is een aandoening die zich kenmerkt door een lage botmassa en een afgenomen kwaliteit van het bot. Het resultaat van osteoporose is een zo sterkte afname van de sterkte