Research Associate: Wearable Sensors for Stroke Rehabilitation

Imperial College London - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Fixed Term appointment for up to 6 months

The Biomechatronics Laboratory at Imperial College London is recruiting candidates for a 9-month research post in wearable sensors for stroke rehabilitation from (Oct 2017-June 2018). This project represents an exciting opportunity for a motivated researcher wishing to work at the interface of translational academic-clinical research in wearable medical monitoring systems. Longer term opportunities are anticipated through planned commercialization activity and ongoing research at the close of the project.

Project

Over 150,000 people in the UK suffer a stroke each year; 60% of patients with moderate to severe stroke fail to recover arm or hand use. Stroke rehabilitation is increasingly home-based following early discharge from hospital. The candidate will join an extension of an ongoing project aimed at the development and testing of a sensor embedded low-cost wearable garment that stroke patients can use independently at home to regain upper limb function. It will measure quality and quantity of movement and provide feedback to both patients and therapists.

Requirements

A researcher with a strong background in physiological signal processing and inertial measurement systems is sought to lead technical work in the implementation and testing of the wearable system with stroke patients. Programming skills in C# and Matlab, as well as hardware interfaces for wireless data collection is essential. The candidate is expected to support proposals for extended work in this area as well as support commercial translation of the system. The applicants should have a Masters or PhD, or be near to completion (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Mechatronics or Robotics or a closely related discipline.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £32,380 - £34,040 per annum.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Dr R Vaidyanathan at r.vaidyanathan@imperial.ac.uk.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number EN20170317AM. Further information is also available on the job description.

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Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Helen Stoneham at h.stoneham@imperial.ac.uk.

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