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Two PhD openings at UTwente: model-based control of locomotion/balance in bionic legs

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  • Two PhD openings at UTwente: model-based control of locomotion/balance in bionic legs

    The Neuro-Mechanical Modeling and Engineering Lab at the University of Twente has two PhD openings to work within the newly funded MSCA Innovative Training Network SimBionics.

    The openings are about developing real-time neuro-musculo-skeletal models for the control of robotic bionic legs to improve locomotion (PhD opening 1) and balance (PhD opening 2) in transfemoral and transtibial amputees.

    We offer two ambitious 4-year positions, extraordinary research facilities and working environment. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience both in accademia and in industry with 18 months planned at world-leading company OttoBock (Germany) and visits at Aalborg University (Denmark). Please, apply via the link below no later than March 29th, 2020.

    The project SimBionics aims at developing a novel robotic control scheme to mimic the mechanical and somatosensory function of biological limbs that can provide better interfaces for current and future robotic prostheses. You will receive training to improve your research skills as well as your entrepreneurial and technological skills by developing a cross-sector mind-set that will allow you to bring cutting-edge scientific achievements to the market.

    The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. We have a strong focus on personal development and researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking science.

    Massimo Sartori, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Head of Neuromechanical Modelling and Engineering Lab

    Department of Biomechanical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering Technology
    TechMed Centre
    University of Twente

    Building Horsting ¬ Room W106 ¬ P.O. Box 217
    7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
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