The context is an ongoing collaboration between Hanyang University, University of Nantes, Nantes University Hospital, and Hanyang University Hospital on the use of VR environments for the testing of executive functions in VR. Several VR environments have been built, and will be tested with patients in Korea and France in the 1st semester of 2021.
Based on the evaluation of several existing prototypes with Alzheimer and depressive patients, the candidate will design and develop a new integrated VR environment for the testing of multiple executive functions based on specific tasks achievement and behavioural data (head/hand movement, eye tracking…).
He/she will then design an experimental protocol to evaluate the VR environment with healthy subjects. This protocol will be run both in France and Korea to assess the cultural effects on the results. The analysis of the results should exhibit behavioural and psychological indicators for the testing of executive functions in VR. These indicators will be then experienced with patients in clinical studies at the hospital.
18 months, beginning in the first semester of 2021.
Nantes (France): work in LS2N Lab at University of Nantes, in Halle 6 Ouest new building based at the heart of the Creative District of Nantes.
Seoul (Korea): a few weeks in Seoul at Hanyang University in 2021 and 2022.
Net monthly salary > 2000€, depending on experience.
Pr. Yannick Prié / Dr. Toinon Vigier (University of Nantes) Dr. Samuel Bulteau (Nantes University Hospital)
Pr. Gyu Hyun Kwon / Dr. Jieun Han (Hanyang University) Dr. Ho Jin Choi (Hanyang University Hospital)
PhD in Computer Science, Cognitive Science.
French candidates are welcome, but they must come from outside Region Pays de la Loire.
French speaking is a plus.
Programming knowledge of immersive technologies and data analysis.
Autonomy, good written and oral communication skills.
Send CV + motivation + references to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.