Students

Melvin Menten & Sander Cremers

Our names are Melvin Menten and Sander Cremers. We are senior year physical therapy students at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Heerlen, the Netherlands.

Currently, we are working on our bachelor thesis, in which we are studying the use of analogies to improve pathological gait in an implicit way. We will objectively measure the effect of the analogies by using a 3D video analysis system (VICON). The results of this study are expected in the summer of 2015.

Helen Buzengeiger & Katharina Schüssler

We are Helen Buzengeiger and Katharina Schüssler, physiotherapy students at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Heerlen. In our senior year, we are doing an internship and meanwhile we are working on our bachelor thesis. The topic of our thesis is analogy learning and its use for motor learning in patients with cognitive impairments. Therefore, we are developing a guideline for therapists, which shows in which ways analogy learning can be used.

Sharen Cabollet, Jacqueline Drenth & Nina Wijnands

We are Sharen Cabollet, Jacqueline Drenth and Nina Wijnands, senior year physiotherapy students at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Heerlen, the Netherlands. For our bachelor thesis, we are investigating the biomechanical effects of implicit motor learning on the gait pattern of healthy persons and people with difficulties in walking, by using different analogies. The results of this study are expected in the summer of 2015.

Robin Grit & Wout van Paassen

Our names are Robin Grit and Wout van Paassen. We are senior year physical therapy students at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Heerlen. Alongside the regular program, we followed a course about research designs and statistics. We recently started with our bachelor thesis around interactive surfaces. Our study will be a pilot study to investigate the possibility of using interactive surfaces as an effective therapy for balance training. Next to this, we will investigate whether people are able to use the interactive surfaces to train their balance outside therapy time.

Thomas Overtoom, Ralph Corbey & Axel Horbach

We are Thomas Overtoom, Ralph Corbey and Axel Horbach. We are physiotherapy students at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Heerlen. In May 2014, we started writing our bachelor thesis, in which we investigate the applicability and managebility of the "Screenwacth" (in Dutch: "Beeldhorloge"). The Screenwatch assists people with Alzheimer's disease or other cognitive impairments in structuring their daily tasks by showing pictures of these tasks at the time they need to be executed.

Hilde van de Broek & Fé Rietjens

We are Hilde van de Broek and Fé Rietjens, senior year physiotherapy students at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Heerlen (the Netherlands). Alongside the regular physiotherapy program, we follow an additional course focusing on research design and statistics.

For our bachelor thesis, we will be doing research on the use of interactive surfaces for patients with neurological diseases in a rehabilitation center. The aim of using the interactive surfaces is to stimulate physical activity outside therapy time. Results of this study are expected in the summer of 2015.

Olga Morosow & Liesa Felser

We are Olga Morosow and Liesa Felser. We are senior year physical therapy students at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Heerlen (the Netherlands). We recently started with our bachelor thesis. For this thesis, we will investigate the validity of different activity monitors, such as the Fitbit One, Fitbit Flex, Jawbone Up24 and Activ8, in healthy persons and persons with a stroke or traumatic brain injury. Results of this study are expected in the summer of 2015.

Teuni van Gisbergen & Maud van Bommel

We are Teuni van Gisbergen and Maud van Bommel. We are physiotherapy students at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Heerlen (the Netherlands).

For our bachelor thesis, we will investigate the usability and applicability of accelerometers in patients with chronic diseases. These patients have diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiac failure or rheumatoid arthritis. Many of these patients also have comorbidities.

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