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15 Jan 2014 - MIRA welcomes Clinical Professor Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei We proudly announce the appointment of prof. dr. Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei as Clinical Professor within the MIRA research institute. Her research on Molecular Imaging, Innovation and Translation will be embedded in the strategic research orientation Imaging & Diagnostics.
9 Jan 2014 - EEG leads to earlier prognosis for coma patients after cardiac arrest To what extent can an EEG help us to predict whether - and how - a patient will awaken from a coma following cardiac arrest? This question was addressed by doctoral degree candidate Marleen Tjepkema-Cloostermans. Her conclusion: coma patients with the best prognosis are those whose EEG shows rapid recovery of brain rhythms after resuscitation, with no interruptions in brain activity. They have the greatest chance of recovery with the least amount of damage. Tjepkema-Cloostermans is affiliated with the MIRA Research Institute of the University of Twente and will obtain her doctoral degree on 10 January 2014. 8 Jan 2014 - No stress thanks to smart sensors We are getting older but wish to remain living in our own homes.
The Dutch newspaper Trouw has interviewed MIRA’s professor Hermie Hermens on how technology could be of help to realise this. Read all about sensors measuring our heartbeat and even letting us know when it is time to relax.
23 Dec 2013 - Five Valorisation Grants for entrepreneurial scientists at the UT Five entrepreneurial scientists at the University of Twente receive a Valorisation Grant from the STW Technology Foundation. Just Herder, Wim Korevaar, Frieder Mugele and Stefano Stramigioli (together with Harry Hoeijmakers) receive a phase 2 Grant of, at the most, 200,000 euro. Marcel Karperien receives a phase 1 Grant worth 25,000 euro. These subsidies are intended to promote the commercialisation of knowledge resulting from university research. During this round, the STW granted a total of fifteen phase 1 and seven phase 2 Valorisation Grants. 18 Dec 2013 - MIRA magazine 3rd edition The third edition of MIRA Magazine is now available online.
Read all about the highlights in research, education and entrepreneurship.  
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 Hard copies will be available in January.
17 Dec 2013 - New research into aids that adapt to suit the user's needs This January sees the launch of a large-scale research programme into corrective orthoses that automatically adapt to the (changing) characteristics and needs of the user. Orthoses support bodily functions, helping the user raising their arm, for instance, or moving their leg. Professor Bart Koopman affiliated with the University of Twente's Faculty of Engineering Technology and MIRA research institute, is in charge of the programme, which is a joint undertaking of six universities, sixteen companies and five patient organizations. 4 Dec 2013 - MIRA research on cover Small Lorenzo Moroni and co-workers of the MIRA research institute have succeeded in imprinting microscopically small shapes on the surfaces of miniscule fibres. Their research on “A Fast Process for Imprinting Micro and Nano Patterns on Electrospun Fiber Meshes at Physiological Temperatures” has made it to the cover of the scientific journal Small. 4 Dec 2013 - Screening in public health care: from push to pull Preventive screening is a hot issue. The social pro's and con's and outcomes of recent screening trials were discussed on the yearly CMI-nen event, 26 November in The Hague, in presence of Dr. M. Bussemaker, Minister of the OC&W department.