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PhD Positions in Department of Kinesiology at Catholic University of Leuven, 2012 Belgium

Catholic University of Leuven offers Doctoral Positions in the field of Integrated Methodology to Bring Intelligent Robotic Assistive Devices to the User at the Department of Kinesiology, 2012 Belgium

Study Subject(s):Study Subject is Integrated Methodology to Bring Intelligent Robotic Assistive Devices to the User
Course Level:Level of Study is PhD
Scholarship Provider: Catholic University of Leuven
The award can be taken at: Belgium

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Eligibility:
The ideal candidate has a strong interest in biomechanics and human motion capture with a strong background in measurement techniques. Experience with 3D Mocap and multi-body simulations is an advantage. The ideal candidate should be interested to work in a technological-driven environment and willing to function in a multidisciplinary context. The candidate will also be involved in educational tasks related to biomechanics/anatomy in the bachelor and master program of the faculty of kinesiology and rehabilitation sciences.

Scholarship Open for International Students: No

Description: Within a multidisciplinary project we will develop an integrated approach to support the design, implementation and testing of a bilateral intelligent active lower-limb orthosis to assist persons suffering functional weakness (elderly, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy patients). Within this framework we will recruit one PhD student to assist in this process of design specification and testing of the device behavior: Using integrated motion capture we will first specify motor templates that will constitute the control strategies required to assist a variety of motor tasks during daily living. Second, we will assist in multi-modal sensor definition to provide essential input to the device control in non-laboratory conditions. Third, we will evaluate device performance using multi-body simulations that account for the user-specific needs and assist in fine tuning the specified control strategies.

Number of awards offered: Not known

Tenure of award: The tenure for this award is Four years.

Value: Not known

Other Benefits: Not known

Selection criteria:Not known

Notification: Not known

How to Apply: By post and electronically

application Deadline: October 15th, 2012

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