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    Graduates with an honours degree, or equivalent, are invited to apply for a
    scholarship funded by a European Social Fund grant. The PhD will be
    undertaken at the Troyes University of Technology, in collaboration with
    the Institute of Myology in Paris. The study is part of the PARAChute
    project, which is financed by the French Ministry of Research under the
    theme “ Smart homes for the elderly”. The objective of PARAChute of the
    study is to develop a methodology and technology that will enable the
    detection of an increased risk of falling in home-based elderly people. The
    student will be expected to design and develop a system to evaluate of
    balance and walking using sensors integrated in devices typically found in
    the home. The PhD scholarship offers an annual stipend of 12,000-€ tax
    free, for a period of three years. Applicants must have a background in an
    area such as engineering, or biomechanics, preferably with an aptitude in
    electronics. Certified copies of academic records, a curriculum vitae and
    contact details of two referees should be forwarded to Dr David Hewson, at
    the address below, by fax (0033-325-715-699), or e-mail
    (, by the 24th of July 2003. For further details
    telephone 0033-325-718-005.

    The other academic partners of the project team are the French National
    Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, the Regional
    Rehabilitation Institute, and the Gerontology Department of the University
    Hospital, all based in Nancy, France.

    Dr David Hewson
    Laboratoire de modélisation et sûreté des Systèmes (LM2S)
    Université de technologie de Troyes
    12, rue Marie Curie
    BP 2060
    10010 Troyes cedex

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