MSc thesis project proposal

Achilles tendon injury and recovery

Project outside the university

Ansterdam University Medical Centre
There are two sub-projects 1. Measurement of the mechanical condition of the tendon. When overloaded, the structure is changed. A technique needs to be developed to assess this damage in a non-invasive way. When successful, the technology may be further developed in a clinical tool to assess the mechanical condition of the Achilles tendon. 2. With a better understanding of the injury, techniques should be developed to stimulate the recovery. Ultrasound, electrical stimulation or infrared light are potential candidates and their effectiveness can be established through the measurement on the tendons.


-understanding of sensors and measurement -understanding of basic mechanics


prof.dr. Paddy French

Bioelectronics Group

Department of Microelectronics

Last modified: 2021-07-20