These industry partnership projects aims to extend ergonomic sensor systems and modelling to include real-time evaluations, via computer vision, machine learning and wearable devices, with co-botics and exo-skeletons to make a step change in workplace safety, performance and health measurement, design, and operations.   

Specifically, these projects envisions a networked enabled people-centric framework, in which cognitive and physical fatigue, injury risk, and job sequencing between workers and machines are considered holistically and in a combined digital twin. 

To achieve this vision, an interdisciplinary approach will be required combining research threads in: 

  1. Biometric and location sensing 
  2. Modelling of human factors, such as cognitive load and ergonomics 
  3. Manufacturing modelling, planning and optimization 
  4. Data analytics 
  5. IoT, Mobility, and User interface design 

The successful candidates will work in an industry/academic team and individually to architect, develop and physically prototype a holistic system for industry use.  

About the candidate

These projects would suit someone interested in Human Factors, Ergonomics, Occupational health and safety, Human movement control and behaviours, Bio-mechanics, Engineering, Mechatronics, Model-based systems engineering, Robotics, Computer Sciences, Digital twins, Virtual world modelling, Synthetic data creation, Artificial intelligence or other relevant fields. 

We are seeking students to help make a step change in safety and quality and change the way we build aircraft.  We are bringing together multiple persons to bring the variety of skills required across academia and industry.  So, an ability to work with others is desirable.