Funding is available for the following research project which will be supervised jointly between Queen Margaret University and Edinburgh Napier University:
Smart wearable devices for supporting multi-comorbid and frail individuals to live independently.
We aim to design, develop and evaluate a smart multi-sensor instrument that allows a personalised assessment of gait, stability and activities of daily living. The data will be used to perform different analysis to show risks associated with physical frailty and/or falls and pre-falls using AI approaches.
Start date: 23 January 2023.
The successful applicant will be supported by a supervisory team and the Graduate School and will receive:
- Full waiver of tuition fees;
- an annual stipend of £15,609 lasting 3 years for full-time study; and
- a research budget of £2,000 to cover project expenses and travel.
The deadline for applications is 7th August 2022. Interviews are expected to take place during the last week of August or the first week of September 2022.