Gerwin Smit

My name is Gerwin Smit, and I’m a PostDoc at the BioMechanical Engineering (BME) department. I performed my PhD-research on the development of a new ultralight prosthetic hand, actuated by hydraulics. My current research focuses on how we can design prosthetic hands and arms, that are comfortable to be worn, and that can intuitively be controlled by the prosthesis user, with little effort.

Beside my main research, I also work on the development of a new prosthetic knee, and on other medical and rehabilitation assisting devices.

Gerwin

Dr.ir. Gerwin Smit
PostDoc
Delft University of Technology
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (3mE)
BioMechanical Engineering (BME)
Bio-Inspired Technology Group (BITE)
Phone: (+31)-15-2781688
Room: 34E-3-230

Publications

Press

Journal Articles

Conference Proceedings

  • Smit G, LeBlanc MA, Plettenburg DH. Hydraulic transmission applied to body powered upper limb prostheses, as an alternative to the Bowden cable. ISPO World Conference 2015; 22-25 June; Lyon, France 2015.
  • Smit G, Tosunoğlu S. Objective Outcome Measuring, Design of a Portable Low-Budget Data Aquistition System. Myoelectric Controls Symposium 2014; 18-22 August; Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada 2014.
  • Smit G, Plettenburg DH. A Hydrauliccally Actuated Prosthetic Hand. 4rd Dutch Conference on Bio-Medical Engineering; 24-25 January; Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands 2013.
  • Smit G, Plettenburg DH. Design of a Hydraulic Hand Prosthesis, with Articulating Fingers. Myoelectric Controls Symposium 2011; 14-19 August; Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada 2011.
  • Plettenburg DH, Hichert M, Smit G. Feedback in voluntary closing arm prostheses. MEC 2011; Fredericton, Canada. Fredericton: University of New Brunswick; 2011.
  • Plettenburg DH, Nieuwendijk J, Smit G. A New Voluntary Closing Hook Prosthesis. Myoeletric Controls Symposium 2011; 14-19 August; Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada 2011.
  • Plettenburg DH, Smit G. Voluntary Closing Prostheses, An answer to user needs. Myoeletric Controls Symposium 2011; 14-19 August; Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada 2011.
  • Smit G, Plettenburg DH. Hydraulic Actuation for an Energy Efficient Hand Prosthesis. 3rd Dutch Conference on Bio-Medical Engineering; 20-21 January; Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands 2011.
  • Tolou N, Smit G, Nikooyan AA, Plettenburg DH, Herder JL. Stiffness Compensation in Hand Prostheses with Cosmetic Coverings Using Statically Balanced Mechanisms. In proceeding of ASME 2010 Design of Medical Devices (DMD) Conference; Apr 13-15; Minneapolis, MN 2010.
  • Smit G, Plettenburg DH. Mechanical Performance of Voluntary Closing Hand and Hook Prostheses. 13th ISPO World Congress; Leipzig 2010.
  • Smit G, Plettenburg DH. A voluntary closing adaptive hand prosthesis. 2009 GMSI Summer Camp; Jul 29 – Aug 1, 2009; Yuzawa Town, Niigata, Japan 2009.