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The MyLeg European consortium aims at developing both a solid theoretical understanding and the enabling of technologies for the realization of a new generation of transfemoral prostheses that can be intuitively operated, sensed, and trusted ...
Limb loss is one of the most physically and psychologically devastating events that can happen to a person. The MyLeg European consortium aims at developing both a solid theoretical understanding and the enabling of technologies for the realization of a new generation of transfemoral prostheses that can be intuitively operated, sensed, and trusted as well as the healthy counterpart. MyLeg introduces the concept of smart and intuitive osseointegrated transfemoral prostheses that embody advanced dynamic behaviors. In this PhD project, the MyLeg prosthetic system will be evaluated with osseointegrated amputees in a wide variety of activities of daily living, with regard to both effort and quality of movement.
Tasks and responsibilities
In addition to the job interview, the procedure also involves a writing assignment in English.
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Vivian Weerdesteyn, associate professor Department of Rehabilitation via +31 (0)24 361 48 92.
We request applicants to send a motivation letter explaining their interest and qualifications regarding the position, their prior research/work experience, a CV, and contact information of two professional references.
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The MyLeg project is a European project with various partners around Europe. Within Radboudumc the project runs at the departments of General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. The candidate will be physically working at the Department of Rehabilitation. This department provides an (inter)national and stimulating working environment for about 70 clinicians (physicians as well as physical, occupational, and speech-language therapist) and researchers and is an exciting place to perform both translational and applied research in the area of neurorehabilitation.
The department is specialized in balance and gait problems in chronic neurological patients, rehabilitation of patients with neuromuscular (mainly muscular dystrophies) and neurodegenerative (e.g. Parkinson, HSP) diseases, and rehabilitation after major trauma (mainly acute phase of spinal cord injury, traumatic amputations, and severe hand injury).
The department is well embedded within the university hospital (Radboudumc) and research institutes and has intensive collaborations particularly with the departments of Neurology, Pediatrics, General / Orthopedic and Neurosurgery. It also works closely together with the rehabilitation centres of the St. Maartenskliniek (Nijmegen), Tolbrug (Den Bosch), and Groot Klimmendaal (Arnhem).