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Unique identifier: b098c56e-e379-40b4-abad-e67c9cfb7118

1. Descrição do cargo/posição/bolsa
1. Job description

Job:
Call for Master Studentship (BI) under the “AHA: Augmented Human Assistance” project (CMUP-ERI/HCI/0046/2013)

Job/Fellowship Reference: AHA

Main research field: Not available

Sub research field:

Job summary:

A call is open for one Master student at the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) of the University of Madeira (Funchal, Portugal), in the contexts of the “AHA: Augmented Human Assistance” project (CMUP-ERI/HCI/0046/2013) financed by the FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) under the Carnegie Mellon | Portugal Entrepreneurial Research Initiative 2013 program (CMU|Pt ERI) under the following conditions:



Job description:

A call is open for one Master student at the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) of the University of Madeira (Funchal, Portugal), in the contexts of the “AHA: Augmented Human Assistance” project (CMUP-ERI/HCI/0046/2013) financed by the FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) under the Carnegie Mellon | Portugal Entrepreneurial Research Initiative 2013 program (CMU|Pt ERI) under the following conditions:

Scientific area: Sports Science

Admission requirements:

The ideal candidate would be a sport science professional, physical education teacher or a closely related discipline with background in one or more of the following fields: pedagogical teaching/training experience, sports performance evaluation and analysis; observational system for physical performance experience; exercise prescription for healthy population with special considerations.

Applicants should fulfill the following requirements:

- MSc degree or equivalent in sports science or teaching physical education and sports or other relevant disciplines for the project;

- Strong oral and written English communication skills, people skills, the ability to work independently as well as a team member and taking the initiative and being proactive;

- Willingness to participate and support End—User evaluations with healthy population with special considerations.

Work plan:

The main task for the accepted candidate will be to conduct research towards the area of serious games for health. The candidate is expected to support the development of several based- serious games interventions programs to promote functional fitness healthy population.

The “AHA: Augmented Human Assistance” project is a novel, integrative and cross-disciplinar approach by an international consortium of universities and industry partners that combines innovation and fundamental research in the areas of human computer interaction, robotics, serious games and physiological computing. AHA’s goal is to develop a new generation of ICT based solutions that have the potential to transform healthcare by optimizing resource allocation, reducing costs, improving diagnoses and enabling novel therapies, thus increasing quality of life. The project proposes the development and deployment of a novel Robotic Assistance Platform designed for:

- Physical (re)training: Using Mixed Reality (MR) technology and serious games, AHA will develop adaptive MR physical training tools that deliver online feedback on performance to prevent sedentarism, support active aging and provide personalized tools for function re-training in motor impaired patients.

- Increasing self-awareness: Monitoring of user state by means of biosensors, computer vision systems and exercise performance data. User state will be assessed in a transparent manner and data will be visualized through friendly user interfaces, and shared with patients, clinicians and/or relatives.

- Augmented assistance: The above systems will be integrated on a mobile robotic platform with indoor navigation capabilities that will interact through a virtual coach system to assist patients, provide reminders on tasks, guide patients through exercises, and support them in daily routines.

The AHA project is an interdisciplinary collaboration of the following institutions:

- YDreamsRobotics ( http://www.ydreamsrobotics.com/ )

- PLUX - wireless biosignals ( http://www.plux.info/)

- Madeira-ITI ( http://neurorehabilitation.m-iti.org )

- Instituto Superior Técnico ( http://vislab.isr.ist.utl.pt/)

- Universidade Nova ( http://www.cefitec.fct.unl.pt/en )

- Faculdade de Motricidade Humana ( http://ciper.fmh.ulisboa.pt/)

- Carnegie Mellon University ( http://www.ri.cmu.edu/)


Legislation and regulations
: The scholarships are directed to applicants under the law nº40/2004 of August 18th (Research Grant Holder Statute) and the current conditions established on the FCT regulations http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT.pdf .

Work place : The work will be conducted at Madeira-ITI (Funchal, Portugal) in close collaboration with AHA Project partners and end users, under the supervision of Prof. Élvio Rúbio Gouveia, Prof. Sergi Bermúdez i Badia, and Prof. Mónica S. Cameirão.

Scholarship length : The scholarship will have an expected duration of 9 month, with an expected start in November 2017.

Monthly stipend : The student will receive a stipend of 980€/month, according to the Portuguese directives from the ministry of science and education www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores . Voluntary Social Security (SSV) and accidents insurance are included.

Selection process: The selection process will be based on:

- Motivation letter (10%)

- Curriculum Vitae (30%)

- Previous experience (20%)

- Interview (40%)

Applications should send by email to hr@m-iti.org and erubiog@uma.pt with the reference “AHA CALL”:

- Motivation letter in English;

- English Curriculum Vitae;

- Copy of all degree certificates with final scores.

Recommendation letters are facultative but can contribute positively to the evaluation. Speaking and understanding Portuguese will also be considered as a plus.

Selection committee: Prof. Dr. Élvio Rúbio Gouveia (President), Prof. Dr. Mónica S. Cameirão, Prof. Dr. Sergi Bermúdez i Badia.

Notification of results: The final results will be published through an ordered list by final note that will be posted in a visible and public place at the Madeira-ITI, being all candidates notified by email.

Candidacy term and applications form: The competition will be open over the period of 20-09-2017 and 18-10-2017.




Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: To be defined

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Funchal

Job company/institute: Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute


Application deadline: 18 Outubro 2017
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

2. Dados de contactos da organização
2. Organization contact data

Organization/institute: MITI - Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute

Address:
Polo Cientifico e Tecnologico da Madeira
Funchal - 9020-105
Portugal

Email: admin@m-iti.org

Website: www.m-iti.org

3. Habilitações académicas
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4. Línguas exigidas
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5. Experiência exigida em investigação
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