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lchiari79
06-13-2005, 02:31 AM
In the framework of the STrategic network for Assistive & Rehabilitation
Technology in Emilia-Romagna (STARTER)* two postdoctoral fellowships are
available at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informatica e Sistemistica
(DEIS) of the University of Bologna (UB), Italy.

The Biomedical Engineering Group at DEIS invites applications for two
Postdoctoral Fellowships related with Advanced Interactive Technologies for
Neurorehabilitation.
This Group is particularly strong in the area of rehabilitation technology,
real-time biofeedback systems for human posture and movement, neuromuscular
control of posture in health and disease, and functional evaluation by
movement analysis. The Group includes engineers studying human posture and
movement in close connection with neurologists, neuroscientists and physical
therapists.

Further information about the University of Bologna and the Department may
be obtained from http://www.eng.unibo.it and
http://www3.deis.unibo.it/en/index.htm.
Selected information on the STARTER project are enclosed and more will be
soon available on-line.

This is an excellent opportunity for highly motivated individuals with solid
background who wants to participate in the multidisciplinary research
activities of the STARTER Network, involving several Labs of excellence in
the Emilia-Romagna Region, and aimed at technology transfer in a field of
high societal relevance as rehabilitation engineering.

Position 1
The successful applicant should have a PhD or equivalent in biomedical
engineering, biomechanics, computer science, or a related field.
Objective: design and development of Virtual/Augmented Reality solutions for
neurorehabilitation.
Keywords: software design, real-time, virtual interaction.

Position 2
The successful applicant should have a PhD or equivalent in biomedical
engineering, electronics, or a related field.
Objective: development of (wireless) networks of microsensors and
microactuators for monitoring and control of motor activity in a domestic
environment.
Keywords: design-for-all, embedded systems, domotics, remote control.

Duration: 1 or 2 years
Base Salary: 18,000 Euros/year
Free accomodation available upon request at a car distance from the
Department.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Lorenzo
Chiari (lchiari@deis.unibo.it).
Applicants are encouraged to submit a curriculum vitae, brief descriptions
of research interests, and
the names of two references (including addresses, phone/fax, and email
addresses) prior to July 15, 2005 to:

Lorenzo Chiari, PhD
DEIS - University of Bologna
Viale Risorgimento, 2
I-40136
Bologna - ITALY
tel: (+39) 051 209 3014 fax: (+39) 051 209 3073

UB is an equal opportunity employer.

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The STARTER PROJECT
The idea to create a laboratory engaged with Assistive & Rehabilitation
Technology has emerged, in the context of the Regional-Laboratories-Network
projects suggested by the technical-scientific committee of ASTER, in order
to provide new knowledge to this strategic area of development. This
project, which is coordinated by DEIS (Department of Electronics, Computer
Science and Systems of the University of Bologna), combines, blends, and
boosts the research competencies and structures, which already exist in
Emilia-Romagna regarding this topic, to promote innovation and technological
transfer.This technological transfer is directed to companies and structures
for medical assistance already existing in Emilia-Romagna. Also, different
contexts for the development of new commercial activities will be identified
by this project.

*Specific Aim on Advanced Interactive Technologies for Neurorehabilitation*
Innovative techniques aimed at improving the motor rehabilitation of
subjects with pathologies of the central or peripheral nervous system will
be developed. Biofeedback and Virtual Reality techniques will be used or to
improve the postural control of balance or for the rehabilitation treatment
of subjects with pathologies of the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal
systems. Functional Electrical Stimulation techniques will be also studied
in subjects affected by stroke or spinal cord injuries.

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Lorenzo Chiari, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Group
DEIS - University of Bologna
Viale Risorgimento, 2
I-40136
Bologna - ITALY

ph: (+39) 051 209 3014
fax: (+39) 051 209 3073
email: lchiari@deis.unibo.it
web: www-bio.deis.unibo.it/Staff/Lorenzo/

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