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Apr 17, 2006

PhD in Computing/Virtual Reality & Neuroscience - Bournemouth, UK

This project is situated at the interface between computing and neurology. Our work in phantom limb syndrome has shown that effective pain relief can be achieved when subjects interact with a virtual environment that models the appearance and behavior of their missing limb. Development of this software is complex and time-consuming; therefore a more effective, flexible and reusable gesture system is needed. The system will intelligently interpret motion capture data gathered from multiple sources, including the subject’s stump and able limbs, to affect virtual enactment. This project is a collaboration between the Software Systems Modelling Group (www.sosym.co.uk) and Poole Hospital.

Applicants must have (or expect to receive) a good honours degree or equivalent in computer science or related discipline and demonstrate:

* An excellent understanding of Human-Computer Interaction
* Strong object oriented design and programming skills
* Strong computer graphics knowledge and experience

Studentships will be funded at £12,500 per year, starting 01/10/2006. Please send applications (including covering letter, CV and two academic referees) to the address below.

Dr Fiona Knight
Graduate School Manager
The Graduate School
Bournemouth University
PG63 Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow, Poole
Dorset BH12 5BB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1202 965902
Fax: +44 (0)1202 965069
Email: graduateschool@bournemouth.ac.uk

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