The researchers at CardioTech are working to reduce the consequences of cardiovascular disease through Smart Technology. The focus is on the entire life course, from prevention, to diagnosis and treatment. Data is the connecting element in the approach of the CadioTech researchers. For example, by following someone throughout their life and collecting data about that life, a 'digital twin' can be created. This data can be used in the treatment and, for example, in the coaching of a healthy lifestyle. Another theme within CardioTech is to move research in the hospital as much as possible to monitoring at home. Together with Leiden University Medical Center, for example, efforts are being made to improve home monitoring, to see whether patients can be safely rehabilitated at home as much as possible after an operation.
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IDE alumnus Britt Müller nominated for Klokhuis Science Prize 2024What lurks behind the doors of a children's hospital? It can be pretty scary if you don't know, especially as a child. But what if you could take a peek inside? Britt Müller set about to do exactly this via her IDE graduation project. And now, with her ‘Even Spieken’ game (designed for the Hospital Hero app), Britt has been nominated for the Klockhuis Science Award 2024.
Becoming healthier through smart game designValentijn Visch designs solutions to motivate people to pay attention to their health. For this, he uses techniques such as game design and interactive storytelling. Collaboration with researchers inside and outside TU Delft is key for him. "More and more health researchers want a designer to join."
Designing a good fit starts with dataA good fit is desirable with lots of products, but it’s especially important when it comes to something like a ventilation mask for young children. However, it’s hard to design a close-fitting mask without relevant anthropometric data. For her PhD, Lyè Goto collected and analysed a unique and detailed 3D dataset that can support designers in achieving better product sizing for masks and other potential applications.
Improving implants for a tiny joint with a big impactFrom opening a jar, to writing with a pen, or tying shoelaces, thumbs play an important role in enabling numerous daily activities. But due to osteoarthritis, many people experience pain or loss of mobility in the thumb joint, which can limit their ability to function. For her PhD, Helen Yuan aimed to gain deeper insights into the structure and movement mechanics of this joint to help researchers and healthcare professionals improve and develop more effective treatments for patients.
Getting more comfortable with smartphone useWhether traveling by plane, train, or bus, nowadays most passengers can be found using a smartphone. But limited space for movement and keeping the neck bent for long periods of time can result in discomfort for many people, particularly in the neck, shoulders, arms, and back. For her PhD, Sumalee Udomboonyanupap explored what it takes to design an improved seating environment in trains, providing passengers a more comfortable experience with smartphone use.
Projects examples for CardioTech
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