[robotics-worldwide] Phd position in Handibio laboratory in Toulon - South East France
claire.dune at univ-tln.fr
Tue Jun 19 02:25:50 PDT 2012
A PhD position is now opened in our biomecanics and rehabilitation
The applications should be sent before the 30th of july for a start
September the 1st.
PhD position in rehabilitation robotics and human motion analysis.
(Claire Dune, Philippe Gorce Handibio and Jean-Pierre Merlet INRIA-COPRIN)
Clinical evaluation of frailty in the elderly is the first step to
decide the degree of assistance they require. This evaluation is
usually performed once and for all by filling standard forms with
macro-information about standing and walking abilities, eg by
measuring the time taken to walk 10m.
In this project, a new frailty evaluation tool will be developed,
based on a standard zimmer-frame. The basic idea is to equip a
standard medical device with sensors (force, vision, laser) to track
the evolution of elderly walking ability in their every day life.
The first challenge is to model the human-walker system in order to
find relevant biomechanic indices that indicate the degree of frailty.
The second point is to estimate these indices using the data acquired
by the walker. The results will be compared to those obtained with
standard human motion analysis systems.
- Masters degree in computer science, electrical engineering with honors,
- Experience in robotics, signal processing,
- Good programming skills in MATLAB/Python C/C++
- A strong mathematical background is desirable
The HandiBio laboratory and the INRIA Coprin research team are located
in the south-east of France, respectively in the University town of
Toulon and Sophia Antipolis. Since 2011, HandiBio as joined the INRIA
national research project PAL (Personnaly Assisted Living), lead by
the Coprin team. They joined their expertise in biomechanics and
robotics to develop new motion analysis devices for people frailty
To apply, please contact by email Claire Dune
(claire.dune at univ-tln.fr), Philippe Gorce (HandiBio, director)
(gorce at univ-tln.fr) and Jean Pierre Merlet (Coprin director)
(Jean-Pierre.Merlet at inria.fr)
- a brief description of your research interests
- a CV
- the email addresses of at least two references
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