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Two postdoc openings: modelling and control of bio-protective robots for injury prevention and movement rehabilitation across large temporal scales

Do you want to develop wearable technologies for preventing musculoskeletal injuries in occupational settings, e.g., factory workers performing manual tasks? Do you want to understand how skeletal muscles change their biological structure in response to mechanical stimuli and how rehabilitation robots (e.g., exoskeletons, robotic dynamometers) can steer such structural changes over time? 

The Neuro-Mechanical Modeling and Engineering Lab (Department of Biomechanical Engineering, University of Twente) is seeking for two outstanding postdoctoral fellows to work on two large-scale European projects respectively: 

Please, apply for the postdoc openings via the links below:

We offer high-reaching positions with a generous allowance as well as extraordinary research facilities and working environment. Your work will be facilitated by in-house expertise and mentorship. You will collaborate with top-scientists on aspects including exoskeleton control, skeletal muscle modelling, statistical modelling, giving large opportunity of growth and to perform impactful research! 

For questions, please contact Prof. Massimo Sartori, mail: m.sartori@utwente.nl. 


THE EUROPEAN PROJECTS:

The INTERACT Project aims to develop predictive models of the neuromuscular system to establish new closed-loop control methods for robotics-based neuro-rehabilitation. With a focus on spinal cord electrical stimulation and robotic exoskeleton, we will demonstrate how motor dysfunction is repaired by inducing optimal changes in neuromuscular targets. Visit the project page here

The SOPHIA Project seeks to realize adaptable and safe human-robot collaborative environments. Through well-tested sensing methods, modeling, and control algorithms, SOPHIA will see humans and robots working together in factory production settings. In this way, SOPHIA will remove the separation between man and machine to improve factory output. SOPHIA consortium encompasses a large international consortium of academic and industrial partners. Visit the project page here


THE ORGANIZATION: 

The Neuro-Mechanical Modelling & Engineering Lab. We interface robotic technologies with the neuromuscular system to improve movement. We apply modelling and signal processing, in a translational way, to develop novel real-time bio-inspired assistive technologies. Our goal is to establish a roadmap for discovering fundamental principles of movement at the interface between humans and wearable robots ultimately for improving human health. Check our Lab out on our Website and YouTube pages.  

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 talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research (https://www.utwente.nl/en/).