View Full Version : Short-term,part-time or co-op researcher/student (Wilfrid LaurierUniversity, Waterloo, ON, Canada)

10-06-2008, 02:27 AM
We are currently looking for a short-term, part-time or co-op
researcher/student either in the area of biomechanics (with strong
computer programming skills) or in computer/engineering science (with
biomechanics skills or interest).

The project involves the development of a model of the human postural
control system. Dr. Perry's research is focused upon how information
from the sensory systems is used in the control of human movement. As
the population ages it is important to understand how the age-related
deterioration of our sensory systems may have serious consequences
especially when considering how important these sensory system are in
controlling the postural reactions that prevent us from falling. This
is an opportunity to utilize a high performance computer system to
model the human body in order to allow us to manipulate both the
sensory inputs and the type/magnitude of postural disturbances. This
presents the opportunity for exciting investigations into how sensory
inputs are used to control postural response movements to large
postural disturbances.

The duties of the researcher would be the development of the initial
framework (programming and collecting information) of the model. The
individual would work upon construction of the model through
examination of current models and studying how to utilize existing
information into the formation of a new model. It is critical that the
applicant has some engineering (neural networks or fuzzy logic
modeling), mathematical and programming knowledge (C++ or Fortran,
Visual Basic would be an asset) so they are capable of integrating the
information in a productive manner.

Please send a resume and a list of references to:

Dr. Stephen Perry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biomechanics
Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
Fax: (519) 747-4594
E-mail: sperry@wlu.ca