Post Doctoral Research Assistant to Develop Virtual Reality Applications (Fixed-Term) (#14021240) 

Poole, South West, United Kingdom

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.With the Bournemouth University 2025 vision and strategy centred on Health & Wellbeing and Digital & Technological Futures, applications are invited for two Pre/post-doctoral Research Assistant to work on EU Interreg project. The post-holder will be expected to develop virtual reality based applications for stroke rehabilitation.The post holder will be responsible for developing digital games, augmented reality and virtual reality interface for stroke rehabilitation. They will also be responsible for software development, liaising with project partners across EU countries, and opportunities to be involved in project management and dissemination activities. The post holder will be expected to have relevant experience in graphical modelling, virtual reality and game development. Experience of interactive and immersive technology will be an added advantage.The AiBle project will produce a virtual reality environment for patient training, providing patients with a natural and engaging environment. This will help the patients to recover in a more natural and effective way, based on the latest technology in VR. A basic graphics interface will be created which will show different rehabilitation routines available to patients and will guide through by offering verbal commands. To reach the optimal performance the system will prompt to improve the routine and will be controlled through the attached exoskeleton. The sensors will provide quantitative data for arm’s joint angles during rehabilitation which could be used for performance monitoring. The generic software will use an open-source integrated development environment (IDE) such as Visual Studio, Unity, as well as OpenGL, to be integrated with AiBle. A variety of rehabilitation games would be created that will guide the participant's activities on the screen with voice commands.This post is available on a fixed-term basis until 30 June 2023. BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment. We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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South West
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