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PhD Research Studentships
Promoting independence by designing enjoyable multimodal activities to encourage users to engage in rehabilitation
Glasgow Caledonian University - School of Engineering and Computing

Opportunity for a PhD Studentship in: Promoting independence by designing enjoyable multimodal activities to encourage users to engage in rehabilitation

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD research Studentship within the School of Engineering and Computing.  The studentship is for a period of three years, subject to satisfactory progress and provides payment of tuition fees at the UK/EU rate plus an annual stipend of 14,275*.  The successful candidate is expected to undertake up to 6 hours of academic support activity per week.

*[please note that students from outside the EU are required to pay the difference between International and EU fees, currently this would amount to 6,100 per annum.  This will be deducted from the stipend at the beginning of each session providing an annual stipend of 8,175.]

Project Description

The ability to move and perform the physical tasks of normal daily activity is a crucial factor for a healthy and fulfilling life. Across the lifespan illnesses and ageing factors affecting the musculoskeletal or neurological systems of the body can reduce one's capacity to live an independent life. Appropriate rehabilitation has the potential to restore the individual to their optimum physical capability and hence to reduce the impact of illness on physical and mental wellbeing. Conversely, poor rehabilitation can leave the patient with significant deficits causing reliance on others, and leaving the user prone to further illness to the detriment of their overall wellbeing.

Aim: The research aims to design engaging multimodal activities that will enable users to perform exercises to their maximum capability and hence promote healthy ageing and the ability to live independently throughout the life course and in later life.

Objectives:

 1.  To create in the first instance some concepts for multimodal activities for an engaging rehabilitation routine. These activities will be created such that the rehabilitation routine seems less like a chore and more like a fun experience that keeps the patient engaged for the duration of the routine.
 2.  To develop the preferred activities and feedback given user preferences investigated in objective 1.
 3.  To evaluate the created activities in various ubiquitous settings e.g. users homes, sheltered homes and health care settings, to assess their usefulness in assisting users to engage with rehabilitation.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a good honours degree (minimum 2.1) or Masters in Computer Science or a related discipline, who will have good analytical and programming skills and a strong interest in some or all of the following: Computer supported Collaborative Work, Human Computer Interaction, Multimodal Interaction, Mobile & Pervasive Computing or Games. Solid programming skills in J2ME/Java/C++ are highly desirable. The candidate must also have a positive attitude toward interdisciplinary research and teamwork. For informal enquiries and further details of this project please contact the group by email at: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> (Dr Lynne Baillie).

School of Engineering and Computing<http://www.gcal.ac.uk/sec/research/>

How to Apply:
Application forms are available from Ms Diane Dickie (Tel: +44 (0)141 331 8096; E: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> )
Please state the Project Title on the completed application form.

Please state the Project Title on the completed application form.

The closing date for applications is Friday 18th December 2009



Glasgow Caledonian University is a registered Scottish charity, number SC021474

Winner: Times Higher Education's Widening Participation Initiative of the Year 2009 and Herald Society's Education Initiative of the Year 2009
http://www.gcal.ac.uk/newsevents/news/bycategory/theuniversity/1/name,6219,en.html

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Glasgow Caledonian University is a registered Scottish charity, number SC021474

Winner: Times Higher Education's Widening Participation Initiative of the Year 2009 and Herald Society's Education Initiative of the Year 2009
http://www.gcal.ac.uk/newsevents/news/bycategory/theuniversity/1/name,6219,en.html

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