The candidate will be expected to implement and validate technological advancements for both simulators in terms of hardware, software (including data collection, processing and storage), and control system design. Furthermore, he/she will be optimizing and unifying the start-to-finish operational flow surrounding both simulators in view of future research projects as well surgical training sessions. Finally, the candidate may also have an active role in the design and execution of experiments as well as the scientific dissemination of their results. Through this, you will contribute to further strengthening and consolidating our close collaborations with industry, clinicians and researchers in our ambition to improve outcome of surgery. Furthermore, by integrating this platform into our current surgical training and education programs we aim to, for the first time, provide trainees with unique biomechanical feedback, thus greatly improving its effect on surgical quality.
This funded project involves multi-disciplinary collaborations between the IORT (Prof. L. Scheys), the Human Movement Biomechanics Lab (Prof. I. Jonkers), the division of Biomechanics (Prof. J. Vander Sloten and Prof. L. Labey) and the Anatomy Skills Center (Prof. P. Herijgers). In obtaining the project goals the successful candidate will be advised and supervised by a senior researcher appointed to this project, as well as the involved academic staff.