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Pizzol, L. (author), Hristozov, D. (author), Zabeo, A. (author), Gianpietro, B. (author), Wohlleben, W. (author), Koivisto, A.J. (author), Jensen, K.A. (author), Fransman, W. (author), Stone, V. (author), Marcomini, A. (author)
The increasing use of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) in nano-enabled products (NEPs) has raised societal concerns about their possible health and ecological implications. To ensure a high level of human and environmental protection it is essential to properly estimate the risks of these new materials and to develop adequate risk management...
article 2019
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van Lettow, B. (author), de Vries, H. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), van Empelen, P. (author)
Prototypes (i.e., social images representing perceptions of typical persons engaging in or refraining from certain behaviour) have been shown to explain health-related behaviours. The present meta-analysis quantified the strength of the associations of prototype perceptions with health motivation and behaviour. Specifically, the analysis...
article 2016
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Offerhaus, P.M. (author), Otten, W. (author), Boxem-Tiemessen, J.C. (author), de Jonge, A. (author), van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), Scheepers, P.L. (author), Lagro-Janssen, A.L. (author)
Objective in midwife-led care models of maternity care, midwives are responsible for intrapartum referrals to the obstetrician or obstetric unit, in order to give their clients access to secondary obstetric care. This study explores the influence of risk perception, policy on routine labour management, and other midwife related factors on...
article 2015
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Fransman, W. (author), Kager, H. (author), Meijster, T. (author), Heederik, D. (author), Kromhout, H. (author), Portengen, L. (author), Blaauboer, B.J. (author)
Several studies showed that oncology nurses are exposed to antineoplastic drugs via the skin during daily activities. Several antineoplastic drugs (including cyclophosphamide) have been classified as carcinogenic to humans. This study aims to assess the leukemia risk of occupational exposure to cyclophosphamide. Average task frequencies from the...
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Teunissen, L.P.J. (author), de Haan, A. (author), de Koning, J.J. (author), Daanen, H.A.M. (author)
Physiological and perceptual effects of wind cooling are often intertwined and have scarcely been studied in self-paced exercise. Therefore, we aimed to investigate (1) the independent perceptual effect of wind cooling and its impact on performance and (2) the responses to temporary wind cooling during self-paced exercise. Ten male subjects...
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Dijk, E.O. (author), Nijholt, A. (author), van Erp, J.B.F. (author), van Wolferen, G. (author), Kuyper, E. (author)
Stimulation of the tactile sense or the hearing sense can be used to improve a person's health and well-being. For example, to make someone relax, feel better or sleep better. In this position paper, we present the concept of auditory-tactile stimulation for health and well-being. Through carefully selected audio-tactile stimuli a person's...
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Bergmann Tiest, W.M. (author), Kosters, N.D. (author), Kappers, A.M.L. (author), Daanen, H.A.M. (author)
Phase change materials (PCMs) are increasingly incorporated in textiles in order to serve as a thermal buffer when humans change from a hot to a cold environment and the reverse. Due to the absence of wetness sensors in the skin, cooling of the skin may be perceived as a sensation of wetness instead of cold. In order to investigate if this...
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de Winkel, K.N. (author), Clément, G. (author), Groen, E.L. (author), Werkhoven, P.J. (author)
Although the mechanisms of neural adaptation to weightlessness and re-adaptation to Earth-gravity have received a lot of attention since the first human space flight, there is as yet little knowledge about how spatial orientation is affected by partial gravity, such as lunar gravity of 0.16. g or Martian gravity of 0.38. g. Up to now twelve...
article 2012
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Coenen, P. (author), Kingma, I. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Douwes, M. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
Work-related musculoskeletal pain (MSP) risk assessments by trained observers are often used in ergonomic practice; however, the validity may be questionable. We investigated the predictive value of work-site MSP risk estimates in a prospective cohort study of 1745 workers. Trained observers estimated the risk of MSP (neck, shoulder or low-back...
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Bergmann Tiest, W.M. (author), Dolfine Kosters, N. (author), Daanen, h.a.m. (author), Kappers, A.M.L. (author)
In daily life, people interact with textiles of different degrees of wetness, but little is known about the me-chanics of wetness perception. This paper describes an experiment with six conditions regarding haptic dis-crimination of the wetness of fabrics. Three materials were used: cotton wool, sponge-structured viscose and thin viscose. Two...
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Bergmann Tiest, W.M. (author), Dolfine Kosters, N. (author), Daanen, H.A.M. (author), Kappers, A.M.L. (author)
Conclusions •No advantage from dynamic touch ) sensation of wetness mostly thermal •Better discrimination in thinner material •No correlation with hand temperature
other 2011
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Vanhoutvin, S.A.L.W. (author), Troost, F.J. (author), Kilkens, T.O.C. (author), Lindsey, P.J. (author), Hamer, H.M. (author), Jonkers, D.M.A.E. (author), Venema, K. (author), Brummer, R.-J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Fermentation of dietary fibres by colonic microbes leads to the production of short chain fatty acids (mainly propionate, butyrate and acetate), which are utilized by the colonic mucosa. Previous studies showed positive effects of butyrate on parameters of oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis. Recent studies in rats, however, showed that...
article 2009
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Baston, H. (author), Rijnders, M. (author), Green, J. (author), Buitendijk, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In 2003 research was conducted in England (n=738) to further our understanding of factors that relate to women's longer-term appraisal of their birth experience. Women's appraisals are likely to be influenced by the culture in which they give birth and the predominant norms at that time. To explore this further, the study was replicated in the...
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Vogel, I. (author), Brug, J. (author), Hosli, E.J. (author), van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Raat, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To explore adolescents' behaviors and opinions about exposure to loud music from MP3 players. Study design: We conducted a qualitative analysis of focus-group discussions with adolescents aged 12 to 18 years from 2 large secondary schools (1 urban and 1 rural) for pre-vocational and pre-university education. The semi-structured...
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van Erp, J.B.F. (author), van Veen, H.A.H.C. (author), Ruijsendael, M. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
Data show that spatial orientation in microgravity differs from that on Earth possibly facilitating space motion sickness and degrading performance. As a technology demonstration, we developed a Tactile Orientation Awareness Support Tool (TOAST) consisting of a vest with 56 vibrators. TOAST presents an artificial gravity vector by a localised...
article 2007
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van Erp, J.B.F. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
Perceiving and understanding information of, for example, a visual navigation display may be difficult for people with a visual challenge or in situations where the user's visual sense and cognitive resources are heavily loaded. Developing information presentation schemes that reduce the threat of overloading eyes and mind becomes increasingly...
doctoral thesis 2007
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de Korte, E.M. (author), van Lingen, P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
A comparative, experimental study with repeated measures has been conducted to evaluate the effect of the use of speech recognition on working postures, productivity and the perception of user friendliness. Fifteen subjects performed a standardised task, first with keyboard and mouse and, after a six week training period, with speech recognition...
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Kocken, P.L. (author), van Dorst, A.G. (author), Schaalma, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
A study into the relevance of cultural factors in predicting condom-use intentions among Antillean migrants in the Netherlands is described in this article. The association between the intention to use condoms with a new sexual partner and a perceived taboo on discussing sex, beliefs about sex education and machismo beliefs on gender and power...
article 2006
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Roulet, C.A. (author), Flourentzou, F. (author), Foradini, F. (author), Bluyssen, P. (author), Cox, C. (author), Aizlewood, C. (author), TNO Bouw en Ondergrond (author)
In order to comply with sustainable development policy, the minimum that buildings should achieve are a healthy, comfortable and energy-efficient environment. Criteria for individually assessing each of the many criteria are known: the occupant's perceived health; the provided thermal, visual and acoustical comfort; and the indoor air quality...
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Lammers, J.H.C.M. (author), Meuling, W.J.A. (author), Muijser, H. (author), Freidig, A.P. (author), Bessems, J.G.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The health risks of inhalation exposure to volatile organic solvents may not only depend on the total external dose, but also on the pattern of exposure. It has been suggested that exposure to regularly occurring peak concentrations may have a stronger impact on the brain than constant exposure at the same average level. Recent animal...
article 2005
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