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07-17-2006, 02:15 AM
Centre for Rehabilitation and Human Performance Research
University of Salford, Salford, Manchester, UK.

PhD Scholarship - Tuition fees paid plus 12,300 per annum
(for 3 years, rising annually with inflation)
See: www.healthcare.salford.ac.uk/crhpr

The Centre for Rehabilitation and Human Performance Research
is working with a leading manufacturer of motion capture
technology to develop a new system for use in routine clinical
gait analysis. The new motion capture system should involve as
few cameras as possible, as few markers as possible, require no
specialist knowledge for set up or use, and accommodate
known variations between operators, such as skin marker
placement. It needs to be easy to use in a hospital or other
clinical setting where space and time are often in short supply.

The PhD will tackle the problem of maximising accuracies whilst
minimising the number of cameras, the number of markers, and
the care with which these need to be set up and calibrated.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a strong
commitment to research and a willingness to work with
academic and industry partners. He/she should have a good first
degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or a
related subject. The skills required include: applied mathematics,
ideally relating to 3D geometry and motion analysis;
programming using MatLab or a similar applications language;
and experience in the planning and execution of experimental
work. He/she should have the ability to work independently and
systematically to solve technical problems whilst keeping
focused on the overall project objectives.

The project and PhD will be jointly supervised by Professor
David Howard and Dr Christopher Nester. Please make
contact with Professor David Howard in the first instance to
discuss your application (d.howard@salford.ac.uk).


1) Applicants should complete a post graduate application form
(available from http://www.pg.salford.ac.uk/pdfs/PGR-app.pdf)
ignoring sections 6, 7, 8, and 9.

2) Applicants should also send a detailed CV and a personal
statement indicating why they feel they are qualified to undertake
this research project (maximum 2 sides of A4).

All applications must be submitted to Professor Howard
(d.howard@salford.ac.uk) by Friday August 11th 2006.

Please make contact with Professor David Howard in the first
instance to discuss your application (d.howard@salford.ac.uk).

Interviews will be held between 1-8th September 2006, and the
ideal starting date for the project is October 1st 2006 but this is
flexible. Interviews will be at the University of Salford or via
video conference for candidates outside Europe. Applications
are welcome from all countries.

Many thanks
Professor David Howard