People

Smulders, MSc. L.C.

MSC. SMULDERS, L.C. (LAURA)

FUNCTION

PhD Student

FIELDS OF INTEREST

  • Hand orthotics
  • Usability design
  • User interaction
  • Product visualization

BIOGRAPHY

I was born in 1989 in the north of the Netherlands and started studying Industrial Design in 2007, at Twente University. I graduated for a combined master in Industrial Design and Biomedical Engineering in 2015, on the first design of the MyHand orthosis for stroke patients. Then I started working at Hankamp Rehab in Enschede as an external PhD candidate.

My PhD research revolves around orthotic support for the distally impaired upper extremity. Currently I am working on the development of a wrist support for stroke and Duchenne patients, in the framework of the eNHANCE project.