The Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) group at Tyndall has secured funding in the development of Smart systems for next generation wearable sensors for sports and rehabilitation. These systems will incorporate multiple sensing modalities and communications technologies to solve the research problem of accuracy and precision, low-latency and high-speed real-time motion tracking.
The successful candidate will therefore be required to integrate and control the relevant components of the wearable system. This will involve reviewing state-of-the-art in wearables on an ongoing basis; identifying appropriate signal analysis techniques and methodologies suitable for the assigned tasks; implementing efficient versions of the signal processing techniques by using different programming tools (Matlab, C, Java) also targeting devices with constrained resources; developing algorithms for wearable sensors; defining prototypes and demos; aiding the wider team with validating system performance under laboratory conditions.
Reporting to the WSN Head of Group or his nominee, this is an exciting opportunity to help define and implement applied research projects in this fast-moving, industrially relevant area of wearable sensing systems. Working with the Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Head of Group and industry applied research team, the successful candidate will be part of a team of multi-disciplinary industry aligned researchers with expertise in microsystems technology, wireless sensors, electronics and low-power system hardware and software design to execute industry defined applied research projects. The team comprises of engineers, researchers and postgraduate students with various levels of experience and qualifications.
Activities will include applied research implementation, data analytics implementation on devices with constrained resources, and travel to international conferences, workshops, industry meetings, proposal project meetings and dissemination of the group’s activities in high impact journal and conference publications.
Reporting to the Project Principle Investigator and Group Head, the candidate will be required to: