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dr. F.R. Halfwerk (Frank)

Universitair Docent en Technisch Geneeskundige

Expertises

Engineering & Materials Science
Surgery
Medicine & Life Sciences
Aortic Valve
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Stenosis
Equipment And Supplies
Heart
Heart Failure
Thoracic Surgery

Onderzoek

Frank Halfwerk (1989) obtained his Bachelor (2010) and Master of Science (2014) degree in Technical Medicine, with a specialisation in Reconstructive Medicine at the University of Twente. He also finished a Master in Health Sciences with a specialisation in Health Services and Management in 2014 at the same university. He started as a Technical Physician and external Doctoral Candidate in October 2014 in cardio-thoracic surgery at Thorax Centrum Twente (Medisch Spectrum Twente) and in the department of Biomechanical Engineering in the ‘Technology in Cardiac Surgery’ group of prof. Grandjean.

As of 2020, he works as an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Organ Support Technologies group from prof. Jutta Arens where he is principle investigator of the Cardiac Surgery Innovations Lab.

His focus is both on technical and applied innovations in cardio-thoracic surgery. This includes personalised rehabilitation after cardiac surgery with accelerometers and artificial intelligence, simulation-based surgical training, 3D-planning, and surgical technology assessment.

He was awarded the Prof. Snellen Award (2014) from the Dutch Society for Cardiology / Dutch Society for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, and the Prof. Schuijer Campus Culture Prize (2012) for 'combining excellent cultural performance with good study results'. His research was nominated for the prof. David Winter Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Biomechanics (2015).

He is co-applicant and project manager of awarded research projects and supervised over 70 bachelor- and master students.

Other interests include dancing in national and international ballroom competitions, playing chess, organising, politics, health care policy.

Publicaties

Recent
Thoonen, M. , Veltink, P. H. , Halfwerk, F. R. , van Delden, R. , & Wang, Y. (2022). A movement-artefact-free heart-rate prediction system. Paper presented at 49th Computing in Cardiology Conference, CinC 2022, Tampere, Finland. https://doi.org/10.22489/CinC.2022.190
De Graaff, M. R., Hogenbirk, R. N. M., Janssen, Y. F., Elfrink, A. K. E., Liem, R. S. L., Nienhuijs, S. W., De Vries, J. P. P. M., Elshof, J. W., Verdaasdonk, E., Melenhorst, J., Van Westreenen, H. L., Besselink, M. G. H., Ruurda, J. P., Van Berge Henegouwen, M. I., Klaase, J. M., Den Dulk, M., Van Heijl, M. , Hegeman, J. H., Braun, J., ... Dutch CovidSurg Collaborative Study Group (2022). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on surgical care in the Netherlands. British journal of surgery, 109(12), 1282-1292. [znac301]. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjs/znac301
Li, C. , Halfwerk, F. R. , Arens, J. , Misra, S., Warlé, M. C. , & S. M. Khalil, I. (2022). Controlled Helical Propulsion Against the Flow of a Physiological Fluid. Paper presented at 5th Annual International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales, MARSS 2021, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. https://doi.org/10.1109/marss55884.2022.9870248
Wielens, N., Hulskotte, S. , Brusse-Keizer, M. G. J. , Grandjean, J. G. , & Halfwerk, F. R. (2022). Ziekenhuis mobilisatie na hartchirurgie: De Bewegen is herstellen! poster verbetert het fysiek functioneren op activiteit niveau. Poster session presented at Congres Cardiovasculaire Preventie en Hartrevalidatie 2022 , Ede, Netherlands.
Wielens, N., Roerdink, K., de Man, F. H. A. F., Lynch, W. , & Halfwerk, F. R. (2022). Consensus over postoperatieve leefregels na hartchirurgie: Zoveel mensen, zoveel wensen. Poster session presented at Congres Cardiovasculaire Preventie en Hartrevalidatie 2022 , Ede, Netherlands.
ten Dam, L., Dijkstra, K., ter Weeme, M. , & Halfwerk, F. R. (2022). Effectiviteit van eHealth in de thuissituatie voor cardio-chirurgische patiënten: Reductie van angstklachten en verbetering van kwaliteit van leven?. Poster session presented at Congres Cardiovasculaire Preventie en Hartrevalidatie 2022 , Ede, Netherlands.
Janssens, G. N., Daemen, J., Lemkes, J. S., Spoormans, E. M., Janssen, D., Den Uil, C. A., Jewbali, L. S. D., Heestermans, T. A. C. M., Umans, V. A. W. M. , Halfwerk, F. R., Beishuizen, A., Nas, J., Bonnes, J., Van De Ven, P. M., Van Rossum, A. C., Elbers, P. W. G., & Van Royen, N. (2022). The influence of timing of coronary angiography on acute kidney injury in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients: a retrospective cohort study. Annals of Intensive Care, 12(1), [12]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13613-022-00987-w
Overige bijdragen
In 2020 verdedigde dr. Frank R. Halfwerk zijn proefschrift getiteld:
"Innovations in cardio-thoracic surgery: Predicting and optimising outcome with state of the heart technology" o.l.v. prof. Grandjean en prof. Koopman met succes aan de Universiteit Twente, zie https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036550697

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Universiteit Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (gebouwnr. 20), kamer W115
De Horst 2
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