Key words: Wearable systems, fibre optic technology
Requirements: Master Degree in at least one of the following subjects: Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Automatic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Materials Engineering. Excellent English, written and spoken.
The research activities focus on the development of a wearable system for monitoring the posture of persons. This system will be based on the use of fiber optic strain sensors strain sensors embedded in the back side of the wearable. This work will be carried out in cooperation with the Laboratory of Measurement and Biomedical Instrumentation at Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma.
The research program will be carried out through experimental activities, aimed to achieve the desired outcomes. The timing will be established in agreement with the Principal Investigator of the study.
The activity will be carried out according to the following phases: analysis of the literature; evaluation of different of working principles of fiber optic systems and establishment of the ones useful for retrieving posture information from strain measurement; learning of the techniques for embedding the fibers into materials for wearable systems; design and development of the monitoring system; tests on volunteers. Travels to the Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma are expected.
Funded through Fondazione Cariplo – Regione Lombardia (“AVVISO CONGIUNTO PER L’INCREMENTO DELL’ATTRATTIVITÀ DEL SISTEMA DELLA RICERCA LOMBARDO E DELLA COMPETITIVITÀ DEI RICERCATORI CANDIDATI SU STRUMENTI DELL’EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL - ERC” edizione 2017)
Annual salary: gross amount 19.736 €
Preliminary queries must be directed to Project PI: prof. Paola Saccomandi at firstname.lastname@example.org including motivation letter and complete scientific CV before August 31, 2019.
The actual selection process will be performed via call for application, to be submitted before September 8, 2019.
The call and relevant attachment and information will be available at this link https://www.mecc.polimi.it/us/work-with-us/research-fellowship/.
Start of activities: 1st October 2019Continue reading
|Title||Development of wearable posture monitoring system with fiber optic technology – ERC LASER OPTIMAL@Polimi – Research Fellowship|
|Employer||Politecnico di Milano|
|Job location||Department of Mechanical Engineering, Via La Masa 1, 20156 Milano|
|Published||July 29, 2019|
|Application deadline||August 31, 2019|
|Job types||Researcher,   Research assistant  |
|Fields||Materials Engineering,   Optics,   Biomedical Engineering,   Aerospace Engineering,   Civil Engineering,   Control Systems Engineering,   Optical Engineering,   Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics,   Electrical Engineering,    and 2 more. Mechanical Engineering,   Electronics  |