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26 Jan 2018 - Wearable Robotics Lab: towards light robotic suits Robots that assist people in regaining their mobility, will evolve from exoskeletons towards flexible suits, controlled in a smart way. That is what Prof Herman van der Kooij of the University of Twente foresees. He is leading the new ‘Wearable Robotics Lab’ of the UT and Roessingh Research and Development. This is a safe environment for testing new robots. 16 Jan 2018 - New software better able to predict leakage around aortic stents Researchers at the St. Antonius Hospital Utrecht/Nieuwegein and the University of Twente have developed software to better predict the risk of blood leaking around a patient’s aortic stent. Last week, Richte Schuurmann, a Technical Physician, was awarded a PhD by the University of Twente for his research on this topic.   22 Dec 2017 - ERC grant for flexible needles For his new project INSPIRE in which flexible needles will be used for ablation UT Professor Sarthak Misra received an ERC Proof of Concept. The Proof of Concept Grants are up to €150 000 for a period of 18 months. Funding is made available only to those who already have an ERC award to establish proof of concept of an idea that was generated in the course of their ERC-funded projects. The funding will cover activities at the very early stage of turning research outputs into a commercial or socially valuable proposition.  20 Dec 2017 - Laser shoes prevent 'freezing' in Parkinson patients Freezing of gait, an absence of forward progression of the feet despite the intention to walk, is a debilitating symptom of Parkinson's disease. Laser shoes that project a line on the floor to the rhythm of the footsteps help trigger the person to walk. The shoes benefit the wearer significantly, according to research by the University of Twente and Radboud university medical center, which is published December 20 in Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. 7 Dec 2017 - The UT has the highest impact in the Netherlands, and has once again been named the most entrepreneurial university On 7 December 2017, the University of Twente was voted the most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands for the third time. Moreover, the UT is the university with the greatest impact in the Netherlands. This was clear from the sum of results from four categories: How entrepreneurial the university is, how strong its collaboration with the practical field is, how well it communicates via public media, and how involved in public debate the university is. Across all the categories, the University of Twente achieved the highest score, and thus – measured per researcher – the university has the greatest impact in the Netherlands. 23 Nov 2017 - Imaging technique shows progress Alzheimer's disease Using ‘Raman’ optical technology, scientists of the University of Twente, can now produce images of brain tissue that is affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The images also include the surrounding areas, already showing changes. 23 Nov 2017 - Major funding for wearable robotics Wearable robotics, 3D printing of large metal objects, deep learning, extreme microscopy without lenses. In four out of six ‘Perspectief’ funding programmes, the University of Twente is involved. 22 Nov 2017 - Eleven researchers awarded Pioneers in Health Care vouchers 2017 On 21 November, the ‘Pioneers in Health Care’ (PIHC) Innovation Fund awarded 11 vouchers, each worth EUR 50,000 or EUR 75,000. The vouchers are awarded to boost initiatives that aim to encourage collaboration between organizations in the region in the field of healthcare and medical technology. The winning initiatives focus on improving patient care through the use of new technology. This is the fourth time that vouchers have been awarded by the fund made up of the University of Twente (UT), the Medisch Spectrum Twente hospital in Enschede (MST), Twente Hospital Group (ZGT), Deventer Hospital, Saxion University of Applied Sciences and healthcare insurance company Menzis.