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22 November 2018

Robotic support improves rehabilitation

We are living longer and longer these days. And the older we get, the higher the chance of becoming afflicted with an age-related disease, such as stroke. As many as three million people have a stroke every year in Europe. There is a high probability (40%) that many of those who survive will not be able to walk by themselves, unassisted, after three weeks. At which point they will need rehabilitation. But if an increasing number of elderly people want to rehabilitate, then that’s going to put more and more pressure on therapists. Or will it? Probably not, according to Heike Vallery, professor of human motor augmentation at Delft University of Technology. She invented a robotic support system - the RYSEN™. - with a Swiss-Dutch consortium that is 3 metres wide and 10 metres long, which is fastened to the ceiling. RYSEN™ will be launched today by Motek.

19 November 2018

Subsidence in the Netherlands greater than expected

Subsidence in The Netherlands is much greater than expected, according to data from the new Dutch Land Subsidence Map presented this week.

14 November 2018

Robotic 3D-printed chaise longue changes into a bed

A robotic 3D-printed chaise longue that can be transformed into a bed (and back again). This creation by TU Delft researchers can now be seen in the Delft Science Centre.

14 November 2018

First ever professor of Ethics of Water Engineering: ‘Take account of the differing opportunities available to citizens’

On Friday, 16 November, Prof. Neelke Doorn gave her inaugural address as professor of Ethics of Water Engineering.

09 November 2018

Ahold Delhaize and TU Delft join forces in robotics

Ahold Delhaize is set to join forces with TU Delft, RoboValley and YES!Delft to explore new robotics applications in the retail sector.

08 November 2018

TU Delft's Best Lecturer and Most Innovative Teaching Talent

Calvin Rans, assistant professor in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering (AE), has been chosen TU Delft’s Best Teacher of 2018.

08 November 2018

TU Delft in five major new public-private research programmes

The NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) has announced the new research programmes that will be part of its ‘Perspective for Top Sectors' funding programme which has a budget of 28 million euros. These research programmes will involve scientists working with businesses and civil-society organisations on new lines of research that transcend the boundaries of scientific disciplines. TU Delft is involved in five of the six programmes which have been approved.

06 November 2018

'Lack of ambition in much-needed modernisation of Dutch railways'

According to Rob Goverde, professor of Railway Traffic Operations & Management, Dutch railways should switch much faster to the modern European ERTMS communication standard for rail traffic control and safety. This is a key message in his inaugural address to be held at TU Delft on Friday, 9 November.

05 November 2018

Sound as an influencing factor on safe cycling

Agnieszka Stelling explores how sound impacts cyclist traffic safety. She will obtain her doctorate from TU Delft on Monday, 5 November 2018 with research into this subject.

31 October 2018

Geothermal research at TU Delft gets a boost

While most people did not think about heating their houses during the last hot summer months, researchers at TU Delft did exactly that (and not just the last months). Scientists involved in geothermal research have good reasons to look forward: the Board of the University has made a decision-in-principle for a next step towards realising a geothermal research well.