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  Developing an AI-driven BCI-based neurofeedback device to treat chronic post-viral fatigue syndrome


   Faculty of Science and Health

  Dr Vito De Feo  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

The Faculty of Science and Health at the University of Essex is offering one PhD research Scholarship for a student to participate in a joint project with g.tec (gtec.at), NHS, and BT.

We propose a PhD research plan to develop an AI-driven BCI-based neurofeedback device to treat chronic post-viral fatigue syndrome (e.g., Long Covid) affecting many previously healthy employees. The proposed PhD project is a proof of concept / feasibility test of a novel device (potentially commercial). Chronic fatigue patients have particular deficits in the cognitive domains of attention and sensory integration, which contributes to their fatigue and compromises their work. They would benefit from AI-driven adaptive training in these domains with wide-ranging positive impacts on brain functions because sensory integration and attention are fundamental building blocks of all higher-level cognitions (e.g., memory, language, emotions).

How to apply

You should apply for PhD scholarship funding separately from your online PhD study application. Your PhD scholarship funding application consists of an application form (on which you will write a statement of interest), and which you will need to submit along with your CV, a reference letter, and a transcript of all modules taken as part of Undergraduate and Masters degrees, showing related marks.

You should apply for a place to study as soon as possible. The deadline for the online applications for PhD study and for the funding/scholarship applications is Monday 5 June 2023 at midnight GMT.

Full details

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