Ewout Arkenbout

My name is Ewout Arkenbout (1986), and I’m a PhD candidate at the BioMechanical Engineering (BME) department. Over the course of my education, I have developed an interest in the design and development of medical instruments. Often, the facets involved in (re)designing such instruments are various, and rarely only limited to mechanical problems. Clinical issues, ergonomic and dimensional limitations, patient variability and various other factors all have large impacts on the design and function of medical instrumentation. The challenge to solve all these issues, and combine them into an elegant (and preferably simple robust mechanical) solution is what has captivated me.

My current PhD work is focused on the development of control strategies for dendritic (i.e. multi-branched) instrumentation for skull base surgery. To this end I am currently constructing and programming a test setup that allows for the coupling of physical hand motions to virtual dendritic instrument movements. This setup functions as a design tool for the assessment of control strategies of any simulated dendritic instrument. In this way we can try out and get a feel for any chosen control strategy for any envision instrument before we go on towards the actual prototyping stage. For more information on this test setup and dendritic instruments, visit this page.


Ir. Ewout A. Arkenbout
PhD-Candidate
Delft University of Technology
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (3mE)
BioMechanical Engineering (BME)
Bio-Inspired Technology Group (BITE)
Mail: E.A. Arkenbout@tudelft.nl
Phone: (+31)-15-2782360
Room: 34E-3-280

Publications

Journal Articles

Technical Briefs

Conference Proceedings

  • Arkenbout, E. A., de Winter, J.C.F., & Breedveld, P. (2015). Pilot study: 5DT Data Glove assessment and the measurement of maximum accelerations during finger exions and extensions. Paper presented at the 5th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.
  • Arkenbout, E. A., de Winter, J. C. F., & Breedveld, P. (2014, Sept. 18-20). Pilot study: validity assessment of camera-based hand motion tracking for MIS instrument control. Paper presented at the Proc. 26th International Conference of Society for Medical innovation and Technology (SMIT), Shanghai, China.
  • Arkenbout, E. A., de Winter, J. C. F., & Breedveld, P. (2014). Using Kinect with 3Gear Systems software to determine hand and finger movement: An assessment for minimally invasive surgery applications. Paper presented at the Design of Medical Devices – Europe Edition 2014, Delft, Netherlands.
  • Henselmans, P. J., Gerboni, G., Arkenbout, E. A., & Breedveld, P. (2014). The HelixFlex 2D: multi-actuation control. Paper presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference Europe Edition 2014, Delft, The Netherlands.
  • Sakes, A., Arkenbout, E. A., Kolk, J. H. v. d., & Breedveld, P. (2014, Sept. 18-20). Design of an endovascular morcellator for the surgical treatment of Cushings disease in horses. Paper presented at the Proc. 26th International Conference of Society for Medical innovation and Technology (SMIT), Shanghai, China.
  • Arkenbout, E. A., & Breedveld, P. (2013, Jan. 24-25). Review of multi-branched instruments for natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES). Paper presented at the 4th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.
  • Arkenbout, E., Jansen, F.-W., & Herder, J. (2011). A Comparitive Overview of Existing and Experimental Morcellators in Gynecology and Urology. Journal of Medical Devices, 5(2), 027529-027529. doi: 10.1115/1.3590867
  • Arkenbout, E., Jansen, F.-W., & Herder, J. (2011). Proposed Protocol for Objective Morcellator Analysis. Journal of Medical Devices, 5(2), 027529.
  • Arkenbout, E., & Herder, J. (2010). The Quickstand: A Portable Device to Facilitate Standing Up. Journal of Medical Devices, 4(2), 027512.
  • Arkenbout, E. A., Berg, N. J. v. d., Visser, R. J., Schutte, S., Helm, F. C. T. v. d., Bosch, W. A. v.d., & Simonsz, H. J. (2008). Eyelid Pressure Measurements for Early Diagnosis. Paper presented at the ARVO conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.