• Aberdeen University Featured PhD Programmes
  • FindA University Ltd Featured PhD Programmes
  • Staffordshire University Featured PhD Programmes
  • University of Tasmania Featured PhD Programmes
  • University of Cambridge Featured PhD Programmes
  • University of Pennsylvania Featured PhD Programmes
University of Liverpool Featured PhD Programmes
University of Leeds Featured PhD Programmes
Imperial College London Featured PhD Programmes
University of Liverpool Featured PhD Programmes
University of Tasmania Featured PhD Programmes

Active wearables for efficient living

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

There has been a surge in the use of wearables for monitoring fitness and lifestyle. Our objective is to develop stretchable active wearables that increase the productivity and wellbeing of people at work, school or home [1-4]. These wearables can both detect and balance health parameters, such as blood pressure and stress. This closed loop is critical to effectively regulate the physiological and mental state of the users, according to their personal traits and need.

This project is interdisciplinary, thus giving you the opportunity to learn and develop technologies from diverse fields, such as engineering, biology, medicine, and psychology. You will have a degree in Engineering and are skilled in design, control or system integration. If you have a degree in Medical Sciences or Psychology and are interested in experimental research and system integration, you are also encouraged to apply.

Funding Notes

Applicants can apply for a Scholarship from the University of Sheffield but should note that competition for these Scholarships is highly competitive. it will be possible to make Scholarship applications from the Autumn with a strict deadline in late January/early February. Specific information will appear: View Website

References

[1] Shull P. and Damian D.D. (2015) Haptic Wearables as Sensory Replacement, Sensory Augmentation and Trainer for Sensory Impairments – A Review, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 12:59

[2] Damian D.D., Roberts P. (co-first author), Shan W., Lu T., and Majidi C. (2012) Soft-Matter Capacitive Sensor for Measuring Shear and Pressure Deformation, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 3514-3519

[3] Damian D.D., Ludersdorfer M., Kim Y., Hernandez-Arieta A., Pfeifer R., and Okamura A. (2012) Wearable Haptic Device for Cutaneous Force and Slip Feedback, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp 1038-1043

[4] Damian D.D., Hernandez-Arieta A., Martinez Salazar H.R., and Pfeifer R. (2012) Slip Speed Feedback for Grip Force Control, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 59:8, pp. 2200 – 2210

How good is research at University of Sheffield in General Engineering?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 21.80

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Click here to see the results for all UK universities

Email Now

Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X