News & Agenda
02 August 2021
Arend Schwab in various media
05 July 2021
Technology built into baseball jersey prevents injuries
Bart van Trigt, researcher at TU Delft’s Department of BioMechanical Engineering, worked with a team of scientists and scientific entrepreneur Erik van der Graaff to develop an injury model to reduce injuries: Pitch Perfect. Van Trigt received an ‘Implementeren met impact’ grant from ZonMw, which he can now use to test the injury model on Dutch players.
14 June 2021
Maarten van der Elst in various media
Maarten van der Elst, trauma surgeon at Reinier de Graaf and professor of safety at TU Delft, works daily with staplers and points out that research into malfunctioning specimens is difficult.
03 June 2021
Paul Breedveld in various media
22 April 2021
Girls’ Day 2021: primary school introduced to BioMechanical Engineering
An operating robot inspired by the strength and movements of an animal. And an extremely strong human bone, the largest part of which resembles a sponge. During Girls’ Day 2021, Aimée Sakes and Eline Kolken (assistant professor and PhD student in BioMechanical Engineering) introduced pupils from the ages of 10 to 12 to the world of BioMechanical Engineering.
22 April 2021
Biomechanics researchers ‘appreciated’ for science communication
Researchers from the Department of BioMechanical Engineering, have been committed to science communication for years, on their own initiative. That’s why the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) is rewarding these enthusiastic biomechanical engineers with the Pilot Fund Science Communication ‘Appreciated’ of 10.000 euros.
19 April 2021
TU Delft develops ‘stumble tracker’ for trauma surgeon
We’re all familiar with the step tracker these days. Now there’s something new: the stumble tracker. This invention by TU Delft is helping a trauma surgeon at Erasmus MC to measure whether people using a new kind of prosthetic leg stumble less frequently. ‘This partnership has a bright future.’
11 March 2021
Tech for Health: building a unique Erasmus MC lab to combat arthritis
This month, the University Fund and TU Delft launched a campaign called Tech for Health | Better healthcare thanks to Delft technology. The campaign comprises seven pioneering and illustrative studies, each symbolising the many unique innovations and collaborations taking place at TU Delft and the medical centres.
11 March 2021
Gerjo van Osch receives Suffrage Science Award on International Women’s Day
Gerjo van Osch, part-time professor of Integrative Cartilage Regeneration at the Department of BioMechanical Engineering and principal investigator at the Department of Orthopaedics & Otorhinolaryngology at Erasmus MC, received the Engineering and Physical Sciences Suffrage Science award on International Women’s Day.
17 December 2020
Award for paper on world’s first catheter able to make S-shaped curves in all directions
A team of researchers from the Department of BioMechanical Engineering and the Bio-Inspired Technology Group (BITE) has developed the ‘4 DoF Steerable Sigma Catheter’, the world’s first catheter with a tip able to make S-shaped curves. This catheter is controlled by two joysticks and was developed for complex interventions in the heart.