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Using neurophysiological principles to restore motor function - Rehabilitation, device development, general organisation

PGR-P-431

Key facts

Type of research degree
PhD
Application deadline
Ongoing deadline
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Funding
Non-funded
Supervisors
Dr Samit Chakrabarty
Additional supervisors
Dr M de Kamps; Dr M Tausif; Dr Mehmet Doggar
Schools
School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Computing, School of Design
Research groups/institutes
Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Using neurophysiological knowledge of interactions between pathways and the inputs to the central nervous system as the basis we are building systems that are suited to provided individuals with the need for functional assistance the ability to carry out a motor function in absence of visual verification.<br />

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>Multiple possible projects addressing various substeps or aspects of this project to develop smart affordable mobility aids for global use and reach.<br /> It has aspects that require joint efforts in<br /> 1. Social policy conducted with Business school - Dr Jaspersen<br /> 2. Computational modelling with the school of biocomputing - Dr de Kamps<br /> 3. Developing &nbsp;better and faster algorithms for real-time analysis and feedback - Dr De Kamps, Dr J Kim<br /> 4. Development of devices - Dr Steenson; Dr Russell of Radimedtech Ltd;<br /> 5. Development of clinical and diagnostic apps - Prof O&#39;Brien of Elaros Ltd<br /> 6. Human Robotic interactions - Dr Doggar<br /> 7. Examining the causal role of modulatory inputs in both clinical and normal populations<br /> &nbsp;</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rsa/prospective_students/apply/I_want_to_apply.html">University&#39;s website</a>. Please state clearly in the research information section&nbsp;that the research degree you wish to be considered for is &ldquo;Using neurophysiological principles to restore motor function - Rehabilitation, device development, general organisation&rdquo;&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;<a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/school-biomedical-sciences/staff/41/dr-samit-chakrabarty">Dr Chakrabarty</a> as your proposed supervisor.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Funding on offer</h2>

<p>Self-funded students are encouraged to apply</p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e: fbsgrad@leeds.ac.uk , t: +44 (0)113 343 8186</p>