Dick H. Plettenburg

Dick H. Plettenburg (M’05) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, in 1977 and 1981 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering design from the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 2002. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biomechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, the Director at the Delft Institute of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Delft, the Coordinator for the Biomedical Engineering educational programs of the Delft University of Technology, and a Member of several rehabilitation treatment teams in The Netherlands. His research interests include mechanical engineering design, upper extremity prosthetics, and miniature pneumatics. Dr. Plettenburg is a Member of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics and anAssociate Editor of the Prosthetics and Orthotics International.

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Steerable Catheters in Cardiology: Classifying Steerability and Assessing Future Challenges
A large variety of commercially available catheters exist, being adopted in different treatments in interventional cardiology. However, a number of complications arises in positioning and steering the catheters due to the complex and dynamic cardiac environment. As a result, both... Read more