Internship LUMC: Quantification and analysis of tissue perfusion using the ‘Eulerian Video Magnification’ video editing technique.

Within the field of vascular surgery a current knowledge gap exists in the visualisation and quantification of tissue perfusion. A wide variety of pathologies, e.g. artherosclerosis and diabetes mellitis, impair blood flow towards tissues which causes pain and damages tissue like sensory neurons, potentially leading to chronic wounds and ultimately loss of limb.
An accurate quantification of tissue perfusion aids the vascular surgeon in treating this condition.
Eulerian video magnification (EVM) is a video editing technique developed by MIT capable of detecting and magnifying subtle changes in motion and color. It takes a standard video sequence as input, and applies spatial decomposition, followed by temporal filtering to the frames. The resulting signal is then amplified to reveal hidden information.
With this technique the visualisation of subtle changes in skin-color during the systolic and diastolic phases of a heartbeat is possible.

We propose to use aforementioned technique in patients with proven impairment of bloodflow towards the lower limbs. Before and after surgical or endovenous treatment we intend to measure bloodflow using a normal camera and EVM.
Beforehand we need to experiment with the optimal setting to take video footage and do a pilot study with healthy subjects.

We are in search of a master student biomedical engineering looking for a challenging research-internship with a potential direct impact on vascular patient care.
A high degree of independency and inventiveness is requisite.
Do you want to work on the dividing line between healthcare and engineering and have an affiliation with image processing? We invite you to contact us.

Department of Vascular Surgery, LUMC, dr. J.R. vd Vorst, vascular surgeon
The Division of Image Processing, LUMC, prof.dr. B.P.F. Lelieveldt, head of department

Contact: j.r.van_der_vorst@lumc.nl


Three new research internships at Odd.Bot

Odd.Bot is a young company founded in 2018 and gained a big momentum from TU Delft minor students, they currently have about a dozen engineers working on a prototype that can autonomously remove weeds in between crops without the use of harmful herbicides. During these COVID-19 times they devised three internships topics which can be done fully from home (although implementation may be done in the fields):

  • Weeding robot “lane keeping” (Robotics) – R&D into the software and hardware needed to drive in between rows of crops.
  • Crop health detection (Robotics & Biology) – R&D into concepts and sensors that can monitor plant health, e.g. fungus or disease detection.
  • Laser removal of weeds (Robotics & some Biology) – R&D into subsystems that can position a laser to quickly (& sustainably) remove weeds.

They are specifically looking for the skill set possessed by BMD students (the project conforms to ME-BMD Research assignment requirements (15 ECTS)).

For more information about the internship positions, and how to apply, feel free to email the intern supervisor directly: rick@odd.bot

For more information about Odd.Bot, visit their website.


International Student Congress Of (bio)Medical Sciences (ISCOMS) 

ISCOMS is one of the world’s leading student congresses in (bio)medical sciences. The congress is organized by students for students from all over the world. With Nobel laureates as key-note speakers, a rich variety of workshops and an engaging social-programme it is one of the highlights on the academic calendar.    

The 28th edition will take place from the 8th until the 10th of June 2021 and will be even more prestigious than the year before, with key-note speakers such as Nobel laureate Professor Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and the Dutch virologist Marion Koopmans. The abstract submission for students is open now and it is possible to submit an abstract until the 31st of January. Thus, are you a motivated (bio)medical student and are you looking for the chance to present your research: submit your abstract via this website. See you at ISCOMS 2021!   


Drie vacatures Qualified Medical Engineer (QME) in opleiding (Dutch only)

Per 1 maart 2021 zijn er drie nieuwe opleidingsplaatsen voor een Qualified Medical Engineer in opleiding. Meer informatie en de drie specifieke vacatures vind je op deze website.

Solliciteren kan via: smpee.qme@tue.nl. Vermeld daarbij altijd voor welke vacature je solliciteert.