‘Magic Table’ gets dementia patients moving
The Tovertafel (Magic Table) is a light-hearted product that helps those suffering from dementia to exercise whilst bringing them pleasure. The initiative is a fine example of how scientific research can result in valuable health care innovation in the outside world. Hester Anderiesen-Le Riche, who developed the Tovertafel, will obtain her doctorate from TU Delft on Monday, 24 April 2017 with research into this subject.
Coincidence and Twitter lead to discovery new crack in Greenland’s largest glacier
Something caught the eye of Stef Lhermitte last week, while he was looking through satellite images of the Greenland’s Petermann Glacier. Almost by coincidence he saw a new thin line, as he was going through ESA Sentinel-1 images for research on melt. He checked other satellite images, and saw the line, apparently unnoticed until then, first appear on July 2016. In a series of five tweets, Lhermitte shared his discovery, hoping someone might be able to shed some light.
Technical Medicine Master’s programme to start in September 2017
It is impossible to imagine the healthcare sector without medical technology. Innovative diagnosis and treatment methods call for a new type of medical professional; someone with both medical and technical knowledge, who can form a link between patients and technology. That’s why, as from September 2017, students will be able to start the Master’s programme in Technical Medicine, which is a collaboration between TU Delft and the university medical centres of Erasmus University Rotterdam and Leiden University. The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) gave the green light for this programme.
ERC Advanced Grant to develop virtual seismology
Prof. Kees Wapenaar from TU Delft received an ERC Advanced Grant worth €2.5 million for his VirtualSeis programme.
Thesis defence H. Anderiesen: playful design
Thesis defence S. Pourtalebi Hendehkhaleh: consumer durables
Thesis defence J.B.P. Vuurens: information retrieval
Thesis defence S. Basak: batteries
Architecture and the Built Environment
The website of the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment is renewed.