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  • vacancy: motor control support in stroke using FES: Ph.D. student

    Ph.D. student vacancy (4 year employment)

    MOBILITY SUPPORT AND MOTOR CONTROL TRAINING IN STROKE PATIENTS USING ELECTRICAL STIMULATION


    University of Twente, Institute for Biomedical Technology (BMTI)

    Starting date: as soon as possible

    DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
    Electrical Stimulation of muscles is mostly directed towards direct support of function
    (FES: Functional Electrical stimulation). However, it has been shown that it can also
    contribute to mobility training and reduction of spasm. This project is directed
    towards functional support and training of mobility in stroke patients using electrical
    stimulation. The functional and training effects of muscle stimulation for improved
    push-off, hip and knee flexion and foot lift during the swing phase of gait will be
    evaluated and optimized.

    Candidates (requirements are specified below) should contact Peter H. Veltink,
    sending a short application letter and CV:
    Prof. Peter H. Veltink Ph.D.
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering / Institute for Biomedical Technology
    University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, the Netherlands
    e-mail: P.H.Veltink@el.utwente.nl
    tel. x31-53-4892765; fax x31-53-4892287

    The research is part of the neuralPRO research training network, financed from the
    EU Human Potential program and will involve close cooperation with several
    European partners.

    REQUIRED BACKGROUND OF Ph.D. STUDENT:
    - The candidate should have an M.Sc. in one of the following fields: Biomedical,
    Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or Movement Sciences/Physical Therapy.
    - The candidate should have background in several of the following fields:
    Biomedical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Human Movement Sciences,
    Neurophysiology. He/she should be interested and willing to supplement
    knowledge in the other fields.
    - national of an EU state (non-Dutch) or national of a state associated to the EU
    below the age of 34 (requirement in the EU Human Potential program)

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