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  • Two engineering positions available at K.U.Leuven, Belgium

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering, in cooperation with the
    Laboratory for Clinical Motion Analysis, and the Department of
    Rehabilitation Sciences, of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    (K.U.Leuven), Belgium has the following vacancies, starting Autumn 2007,
    for the development of an "Integrated Platform for Clinical Spasticity

    1 Postdoc Biomechanics/Biomedical Engineering (24 months)
    1 Mechatronics Engineer (24 months)

    The engineers work in a two-year project to develop the hardware and
    software for the integrated platform for clinical spasticicy assessment. The
    goal is to develop an instrument with which clinicians can quantify the
    spasticity of (mostly) young patients, based on multi-level force, motion
    and EMG measurements on the patients' leg.

    This project runs in cooperation with the University Hospitals of the
    K.U.Leuven and with the Children's Hospital of the University of Brussels,
    so very regular interaction with the responsible clinicians and medical
    doctors will be required.

    The required expertise is as follows:
    - the Postdoc will lead the overall project, and be responsible for the
    mechatronic design of the instrument (hardware, signal processing,
    control and acquisition software), for the appropriate integration of all
    developments, and for the optimal communication between clinicians and
    - the engineer focuses on the signal processing aspects (linear
    filter theory, Bayesian networks, ...), both EMG and 3D gait analysis
    data, and helps in the production of the instruments.
    For all positions, familiarity with mechatronic design, systems and
    control theory, embedded software development and gait analysis is a plus.

    More information can be obtained from

    Prof. dr. ir. Herman Bruyninckx Prof. dr. Kaat Desloovere
    Dept of Mechanical Engineering Dept of Rehabilitation Sciences
    herman.bruyninckx[@] kaat.desloovere[@]

    K.U.Leuven, Mechanical Eng., Mechatronics & Robotics Research Group
    Tel: +32 16 322480
    Coordinator of EURON (European Robotics Research Network)