[Comp-neuro] Funded PhD studentship in eye-hand coordination in virtual reality (UK/EU students only)

Sang-Hoon Yeo s.yeo at bham.ac.uk
Sun Apr 24 14:50:24 CEST 2016

Development of a low-cost, virtual reality based eye-hand coordination
assessment system for home-based rehabilitation

Dr Sang-Hoon Yeo and Dr Ned Jenkinson,
School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham, UK

Starting October 2016, We have a funded PhD studentship available for UK
and EU (who have been in UK for more than 3 years) students. The goal of
this 3 year PhD project is 1) to develop a novel virtual reality based
hardware and software platform that can capture and assess the
three-dimensional eye-hand coordination patterns during interceptive
movements and 2) to build a computational model that will advance our
quantitative understanding of the brain’s interception mechanism. One
unique and innovative aspect of the development is that the whole system
will consist of consumer-level display and motion tracking devices (head
mounted display, e.g. Oculus Rift, with and eye tracking ability and
magnetic sensor based 3D joysticks), of which the total cost will be no
more than £1,000. This will allow us to build a cost-effective, home-based
health care system that can be easily distributed to patients’ home, which
will quantitatively evaluate the patient’s sensorimotor performance, detect
and prevent preemptively any potential neuromotor disorders, and help
patient’s rehabilitation following neuromotor disease.

We are looking for motivated people to participate in the development of
the experimental platform, data collection and computational modelling /
analysis. The ideal candidate will have a background in computer science,
robotics, psychology, mathematics, physics, and have some experience (or at
least a keen interest) in one or more of the following fields: human
movement experiment, motion capture, eye-tracking, computer animation,
virtual reality, software development.

Please contact Dr Sang-Hoon Yeo (s.yeo at bham.ac.uk) for further information.
Deadline for application is 20-MAY-2016.

Best wishes,


      Dr Sang-Hoon Yeo

       Lecturer in Biomechanics and Motor Control

       School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences

       The University of Birmingham

       Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom

       +44(0)121 414 8748
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