Cargo/posição/bolsa: Bolsa de Iniciação Científica;
Área científica genérica: computer science, electric, electronic, biomedical or tele-communications engineering, information systems;
Área científica específica: n/a;
The ideal candidate would be a student in computer science, electric, electronic or tele-communications engineering or a closely related discipline with a background in one or more of the following fields: Game Development, Human-Computer Interaction, or Signal processing.
Applicants should fulfill the following requirements:
This project combines the latest research findings for brain mapping during awake brain surgery (ABS) for tumor resection together with novel biomedical systems (Electromiography - EMG), sensor technology (eye tracking) and immersive virtual reality (VR) (HTC VIVE).
Brain mapping during ABS is a standard procedure for increasing the extent of tumors resection, reducing the risk of neurologic deficits. There are several tests for language assessment. There is a need for the development of tests to assess other cognitive functions but also emotional recognition and responsiveness. VR technology offers the opportunity to develop innovative tasks for complex cognitive and emotional functions mapping and was recently considered safe and with promising efficacy.
CogMap project aims to enhance the reliability of this neurosurgical procedure and long-term patient outcome by developing, in collaboration with neuropsychology and neurosurgery experts, a system with different cognitive and emotion related paradigms implemented in a VR headset.
The main task for the accepted candidate will be to develop an immersive experience with emotional recognition and responsiveness tasks – the EmotionMap.
The main tasks will consist of:
The work will be conducted in the NeuroRehabLab, ARDITI (Funchal, Portugal), under the supervision of Prof. Sergi Bermúdez i Badia.
The scholarship will have a length of 3 months (non-renewable), with an expected start date of August 1st, 2022.
The student will receive a stipend of 486,12 €/month free of taxes. ARDITI stipends and regulations are determined by ARDITI (https://cloud.arditi.pt/index.php/s/wJGZEAJWaQx6wcx?dir=undefined&path=%2FRegulamentos%2FBolsas&openfile=24051256).
How to apply:
The following elements should be included in the email:
The selection process will be based on:
Recommendation letters are facultative but can contribute positively to the evaluation. Speaking and understanding Portuguese is strictly necessary as the candidate will collaborate with the local clinical partners and patients.
Selection Panel: Prof. Dr. Ana Lúcia Faria, Prof. Dr. Luís Ferreira, Prof. Dr. Sergi Bermúdez i Badia (President).
Notification of results:
All candidates will be notified by email.
|Número de vagas: 1|
|Tipo de contrato: Informação não disponível|
|Instituição de acolhimento: NeuroRehabLab at ARDITI|
|Data limite de candidatura: 5 de Julho de 2022
(A data limite de candidatura deve ser confirmada no texto do anúncio)