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  • Short-term,part-time or co-op researcher/student (Wilfrid LaurierUniversity, Waterloo, ON, Canada)

    We are currently looking for a short-term, part-time or co-op
    researcher/student either in the area of biomechanics (with strong
    computer programming skills) or in computer/engineering science (with
    biomechanics skills or interest).

    The project involves the development of a model of the human postural
    control system. Dr. Perry's research is focused upon how information
    from the sensory systems is used in the control of human movement. As
    the population ages it is important to understand how the age-related
    deterioration of our sensory systems may have serious consequences
    especially when considering how important these sensory system are in
    controlling the postural reactions that prevent us from falling. This
    is an opportunity to utilize a high performance computer system to
    model the human body in order to allow us to manipulate both the
    sensory inputs and the type/magnitude of postural disturbances. This
    presents the opportunity for exciting investigations into how sensory
    inputs are used to control postural response movements to large
    postural disturbances.

    The duties of the researcher would be the development of the initial
    framework (programming and collecting information) of the model. The
    individual would work upon construction of the model through
    examination of current models and studying how to utilize existing
    information into the formation of a new model. It is critical that the
    applicant has some engineering (neural networks or fuzzy logic
    modeling), mathematical and programming knowledge (C++ or Fortran,
    Visual Basic would be an asset) so they are capable of integrating the
    information in a productive manner.

    Please send a resume and a list of references to:

    Dr. Stephen Perry, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Biomechanics
    Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education
    Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
    Fax: (519) 747-4594
    E-mail: sperry@wlu.ca
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