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    PhD offered in Animation of Walking

    Bournemouth University, UK

    An exciting opportunity is offered in using computer animation techniques to
    present walking patterns recorded from stroke patients. The successful
    candidate will work closely between two National Centres; the National
    Centre for Computer Animation in Bournemouth Media School ( and the
    National Clinical FES Centre in Salisbury District Hospital (

    Studies of work will include using specialist equipment to record walks from
    both normals and stroke patients, and using scoring techniques to describe
    these patterns. Recorded data will be fed into a computer model to represent
    the gait; this requires some novel adaptations of existing models and tests
    to demonstrate robustness.

    The PhD is being offered as part of a full-time bursary from Bournemouth
    University. We are looking for applicants who have a first degree in
    Computer Animation or in an engineering related subject with a demonstration
    of excellent computing aptitude and skills (minimum degree standards 2i). An
    interest in application of these types of technology to human movement or
    health related fields is essential. You will be based primarily in
    Salisbury, working in an environment alongside engineers, scientists,
    physiotherapists and other students. The bursary is worth approximately
    £12,500 per annum over the 3 years. Only UK and EU students are eligible to
    apply for this bursary.

    If you are interested, then please send a CV to Dr Duncan Wood at the
    Department of Clinical Science and Engineering, Salisbury District Hospital,
    Salisbury SP2 8BJ, along with a 300 word description of why this project
    seems interesting to you. Applications should be in by 24th November please.
    Dr Wood is also available to answer any questions by email
    (d.wood@mpbe-sdh.demon or by ‘phone (01722-429121).

    Dr Duncan Wood
    Consultant Clinical Scientist
    Department of Clinical Science and Engineering
    Salisbury District Hospital
    Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
    Wiltshire SP2 8BJ
    Tel. +44-(0)-1722-429121
    Fax. +44-(0)-1722-425263