[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PostDoc Position in Robot Aided Rehabilitation @ Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore

Lorenzo MASIA lorenzo.masia at ntu.edu.sg
Tue Sep 20 03:51:55 PDT 2016


Post Doc position in Robotics Rehabilitation at Nanyang Technological
University Singapore

Deadline for applications: October 15th, 2016
Duration: 2 year contract renewable

Title of the project:
Robot-aided system for the diagnosis and rehabilitation of wrist motor and
proprioceptive functions in stroke patients

Description:
This project aims to use a novel device for Wrist Rehabilitation for
purposes of assessment and treatment for patients with upper limb
impairments following stroke.
Stroke commonly causes long-term consequences affecting muscle strength and
position sense (proprioception) and as a result causes disability and
handicap.
Deficits of proprioception are often neglected and can impair movements and
function beyond muscle strength.
Assessment of proprioceptive deficits is currently very subjective and is
often only quantitative. Current rehabilitation following stroke is labour
intensive and thus expensive.
Robotic systems may offer opportunities for alternate rehabilitation
systems.

Scope of the Project:
All the reserach activities are coordinated by NTU Assitive Robotics and
Interactive Ergonomic System Lab (ARIES) and Singapore General Hospital
(SGH) Neurology  & Rehabilitation Division and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)
Center for Advance Rehabilitation Technology.
The project will be articulated in the following steps:
1-Implement on our robotic device for wrist rehabilitation a novel algorithm
for assessment of proprioceptive disorders and motor rehabilitation.
2-Test the device in a randomized clinical trial in collaboration with SGH
and TTSH which are the co-principal investigators of the project.


Requirements
We are looking for a scientist with the following competences/skills:
• Background and working experience in mechatronics/robotics with special
emphasis on haptics;
• Proficiency in MatLab Simulink Programming Environment;
• Backgournd in clinical rehabilitation and physical therapy
• Basic knowledge of neurology and neurophysiology
All the above competences/skills are highly desirable but not all are
strictly mandatory.
Strong organizational skills, creativity, motivation and communication
skills (oral and written) are highly required.
The prospective candidate has a Ph.D. in Mechatronics, Mechanical/Aerospace
Engineering, Robotics, Physical Therapy, Biomechanics or related fields.

Info and application
please contact directly sending your CV and motivation letter to Lorenzo
MASIA (lorenzo.masia at ntu.edu.sg)
www.lorenzomasia.info



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Lorenzo MASIA, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor |
Robotics Research Center
Division of Mechatronics and Design 
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 
Nanyang Technological University  
N3.2-02-46, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798  
Tel: (65) 6790-6239 GMT+8h | Email: lorenzo.masia at ntu.edu.sg  
Web: www.lorenzomasia.info 

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