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kmoran56
11-05-2009, 07:19 AM
We are offering a PhD position (for 3 or 4 years) examining the areas of
both (i) the biomechanics of tennis and (ii) motor learning from image
feedback. The project is part of a large CSET funded project called CLARITY
(www.clarity-centre.com) which is a partnership between Dublin City
University and University College Dublin, supported by research at the
Tyndall National Institute (TNI) Cork.

One section of the CLARITY project is a ‘tennis-sense’ group who are aiming
to develop new technologies and techniques to facilitate improving tennis
performance. Two of the technologies being developed include:
- the use of inertial measurement units to track movement
- the use of animated characters that can be manipulated to provide varying
levels of image feedback
The successful applicant will broadly examine the biomechanics of tennis and
examine the use of the above technologies for enhancing tennis; but the
exact nature of the project will evolve as the technologies mature.

We are seeking applicants who have a strong interest in biomechanics and/or
motor learning, are highly self-motivated, have a long term plan to work in
the area and are innovative in their thinking.

The stipend will be €16k per annum (plus your fees paid).

If you are interested in the position please contact Dr Kieran Moran in the
first instance. The student will be expected to begin as soon as possible

Kieran

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Dr Kieran Moran
Head of School

School of Health and Human Performance
XG09
Faculty of Science and Health
Dublin City University
Collins Avenue
Dublin 9

tel; 00 353 1 700 8011
fax: 00 353 1 700 8888