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PhD Position in Squeezable Interactions for Health Care Applications Leuven Belgium,  

KU Leuven (company)

Posted on : 23 May 2017

Project Description

  • In this PhD project, we aim to investigate how to further empower health care professionals and patients, by extending and optimizing the squeeze technology.
  •  In this PhD, you will investigate how sensors, e-textiles,and machine learning techniques can be used to improve and enable rich squeeze interactions.
  • Moreover, you will engage in a participatory design approach, in which you carefully collaborate with health care professionals and patients to ensure a values-led, user driven design of a DIY platform. 
  • You will explore and test how the system can be incorporated in therapy and how it can be adapted to the needs of the client.
  •  The goal is to build a DIY platform with low-floors, a high ceiling and wide walls 

  • Master sdegree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, ProductDesign or an equivalent university-level degree and relevant experience
  • Strongand demonstrated computer programming skills
  • Research,work, or significant course experience in human-computer interaction
  • Experienceand/or keen interest in machine learning
  • Acreative mind and a talent to create aesthetic experiences
  • Aninterest to engage in a participatory, user-centered design process
  • Abilityto work as an independent and flexible researcher in interdisciplinary teams
  • Strong English writing and speaking skills


3000 Leuven Belgium

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