Student project: Develop a sensor based method to determine physical and mental load.
What you will do
The physical load of a professional athlete during a training or a match is often monitored with accelerometer and heart rate monitors. However, this data is not used to its full extend and there is an increasing demand for monitoring of the physical and mental load outside the training/competition. Determination of the total load of an athlete gives the trainer/coach the opportunity to personalize the training program and prevent injuries.
The goal of this project is to determine the physical and mental load on soccer and hockey players, both during their training, as well as outside, using multiple sensors. The student(s) will set up a research protocol, perform measurements, analyze the data and write algorithms. The data collection will take place at a (semi-) professional soccer and/or hockey club in Eindhoven. The results will be used to set-up a sensor based platform to monitor individual athletes on loading capacity in a team setting as part of the European project Nano4Sports.
- Study the problem & provide state-of-the-art analysis/literature study.
- Set up a research protocol.
- Perform measurements.
- Pre-process and analyze the data.
- Write algorithms.
- Present results to the team (intermediate and final).
What we do for you
By joining the Wearable Health Solutions team in Eindhoven, you will be part of a team of disruptive innovators and thinkers. Together, with our Researchers and Engineers, you will work on wireless and wearable healthcare applications that empower people to manage their own health. We invite you to be part of our ambitious team where your ideas will have an impact on our society and our future lives.
Who you are
- Msc Biomedical Engineering or Human Movement Sciences or Electrical Engineering or Data science/machine learning or Mechatronics.
- Available for 7 to 12 months.
- Experience with Matlab and/or python.
- Interest in sports and human physiology.
- Analytic and critical thinking.
- Able to work independently, provide unbiased report and proactively receive feedback.
- Eligible to do an internship in the Netherlands.
- Motivated student eager to expand knowledge in the field.
- Good written and verbal English skills.
Click on ‘apply’ to submit your application. You will then be redirected to e-recruiting. If you know someone who could be the right fit for the job click on ’refer’.
Please be informed that non-European nationals, that are studying outside of the Netherlands, may be restricted to do an internship at imec the Netherlands.