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PhD opportunity, Physical Activity Classification, Poitiers (France)

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  • PhD opportunity, Physical Activity Classification, Poitiers (France)

    A 3 year PhD opportunity has become available in the Team « Robotics, Biomechanics, Sport, Health » at the Institute PPRIME, in Poitiers (France).
    The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel.
    Interested parties should email a CV and cover letter to Dr Laetitia Fradet (

    One aim of the PhD is to propose, implement, and test a new approach for physical activity classification. This new approach proposes to use the subject specific kinematics pattern corresponding to the physical activity in order to classify the PA. This PhD is in the continuity of a work started in the laboratory, proving the proof of concept of this new approach.
    The second aim of the PhD consists in developing the system to be used to perform this PA classification in daily-life. A sensor network (inertial measurement units for instance) would have then to be built.
    The proposed methodology and system will be tested in two different configurations: in clinical settings and in daily life conditions.

    Signal processing, bio-engineering, programming (matlab, c++), data communication.
    Knowledge’s in human locomotion are welcome.
    Fluent in French and/or English – written & verbal.

    Institut de recherche Xlim, UMR CNRS 7252, Poitiers University, Axe « Système et Réseaux Intelligents »,
    Institut de recherche PPRIME, UPR 3346, Poitiers University, Team « Robotics, Biomechanics, Sport, Health »
    L'Institut Pprime est une unit propre de recherche du CNRS cre en 2010 en partenariat avec l’ISAE-ENSMA et l’Universit de Poitiers. Les thmatiques de recherche concernent les Sciences pour l’Ingnieur et la Physique des matriaux. Physique et Mcanique des Matriaux, Fluides-Thermique-Combustion, Gnie Mcanique et Systmes Complexes.

    For additional information please contact Dr Laetitia Fradet
    Tel : (+33)
    INSTITUT P’, UPR 3346
    CNRS Université de Poitiers ENSMA
    Département "Génie Mécanique et Structures Complexes"
    AXE RoBioSS "Robotique, Biomécanique Sport Santé"
    Téléport 2, Bd Marie et Pierre Curie, BP 30179
    86962 Chasseneuil Futuroscope Cedex, France.
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