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Wearable Sensing Device Design, Evaluation and Data Analytics

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  • Full or part time
    Dr S Woolley
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Wearable technology and data analytics are active and important areas of research with many opportunities for innovation. This project will provide an opportunity to pursue world-class wearable technology research, provide experience of design and evaluation processes and an opportunity for substantial contribution to international publication in leading journals/fora proceedings.

The PhD research will involve the use, testing and evaluation of commercial and prototype wearable tech. designs as well as an opportunity to research data analytics with acquired data.

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education and research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student life. The University has the UK’s largest campus with 617 acres of landscaped parkland, fields, woodlands and lakes. Keele University runs its own day nursery for infants from 3 months to 5 years and is committed to equality and diversity. Information for prospective postgraduate researchers can be found here: http://www.keele.ac.uk/pgresearch/

Research Context: This PhD project will connect with on-going collaborative research activities (for example, in health and well-being applications: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313861434_The_Quantified_Outpatient_-_Challenges_and_Opportunities_in_24hr_Patient_Monitoring and https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325828687_Reliability_Assessment_of_New_and_Updated_Consumer-Grade_Activity_and_Heart_Rate_Monitors. The research will be supervised by Dr Sandra Woolley in the Centre for Computer Science Research at Keele University and in collaboration with Dr Tim Collins at Manchester Metropolitan University and, potentially, with other national and international project partners.

Eligibility Criteria


Eligibility Criteria

Applications are welcomed from science, technology, engineering or mathematics graduates with (or anticipating) at least a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent. Applicants should have good computing skills and an enthusiasm for wearable technology. They should be self-motivated and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

This opportunity is open to UK/EU and overseas students. The collaborative and presentation aspects of the research require good English language and communication skills. Overseas applicants would therefore require an English IELTS (or equivalent) of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any subtest.

Please quote FNS GS 2018-07 on your application.

Funding Notes

Open to fully self-funded students only.

Self-funded applicants must provide funding for both tuition fees and living expenses for the 3 year duration of the research. There is a future possibility of competitive scholarship awards for outstanding applicants (1st class honours), however, none are currently available.
For information regarding University tuition fees see: http://www.keele.ac.uk/pgresearch/feesandfinance/

Eligibility Criteria

This opportunity is open to UK/EU and overseas students. The collaborative and presentation aspects of the research require good English language and communication skills. Overseas applicants therefore require an English IELTS (or equivalent) of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any subtest.

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