Sano MSc Project

Accurate sensing and detecting a physical or behavioral health conditions using medical and consumer grade wearables

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Mobile health (mHealth) applications provide support to patients outside of clinic. They are commonly paired with wearable devices which enable continuous health monitoring and facilitate timely intervention. Nevertheless patients frequently perceive medical wearables as difficult to use and abandon their adoption [1]. Consumer-grade wearables are more widely available and are focused more on the user-friendly design, nevertheless, their physiological signal tracking quality might be varying[2]. Apple watch is a consumer-grade watch that has been also medically approved.
In this project, the student will develop mhealth application for iOS and Apple watch and conduct comparative assessment of usability and signal quality extracted from multiple medical and consumer-grade devices.

Project in collaboration with dr Tomasz Trzcinski, Warsaw University of Technology.

[1] Ferguson, C., Hickman, L. D., Turkmani, S., Breen, P., Gargiulo, G., & Inglis, S. C. (2021). “Wearables only work on patients that wear them”: Barriers and facilitators to the adoption of wearable cardiac monitoring technologies. Cardiovascular digital health journal, 2(2), 137-147.
[2] Saganowski, Stanisław, Przemysław Kazienko, Maciej Dziezyc, Patrycja Jakimów, Joanna Komoszynska, Weronika Michalska, Anna Dutkowiak, A. Polak, Adam Dziadek, and Michal Ujma. “Review of consumer wearables in emotion, stress, meditation, sleep, and activity detection and analysis.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2005.00093 (2020).

Postgraduate study can be a great opportunity to gain advanced training, new skills and in-depth subject knowledge. If you’re thinking about a scientific career, you’re interested in computational medicine and are looking at various options, Sano might be the perfect place for you.
Sano is a new nonprofit research institute dedicated to the advancement of computational medicine, developing sophisticated computer methods for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, to meet the overarching worldwide need for efficient, effective and streamlined healthcare.

We recognize that it is all about the skills of people involved in the project, to develop Sano into the world-class research centre for advanced computational medicine.
We’re looking for the best people around and invite all students interested in applied research within computational medicine to apply. The MSc programme at Sano is aimed at providing the next generation of healthcare technology innovators with unique skills.
By applying, you will let us know about your interest in education at Sano. We’re looking for students to work at all our Research Groups – Healthcare Informatics, Computer Vision Data Science, Modeling and Simulation, Clinical Data Science, Personal Health Data Science and Extreme-Scale Data and Computing.
We’re waiting for you!

You are expected to:

  • conduct research under the direction of your supervisor;
  • communicate your progress at meetings and document research findings;
  • collaborate with students, researchers, and other Sano employees.

As our successful candidate you should have:

  • undergraduate degree – BSc, BEng or other, preferably in computer science or related field;
  • interest in pursuing applied research in a multi-disciplinary environment;
  • experience in iOS application development;
  • excellent written and oral English communication skills.
  • fluency in Polish

We offer a stipend contract until the end of academic year 2022/2023 and expect the student to work on the project for approx. 16 hours per week (40% FTE). This includes attendance in courses, trainings and internal research meetings. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with supervisors at Sano and AGH.

The student will receive a stipend of up to 2500 PLN gross monthly for the duration of the contract.

Sano offers excellent opportunities for study and development, an access to many international conferences on computational medicine and a possibility to grow in a scientific society.

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Sano Centre for Computational Medicine is a new International Scientific Foundation located in Kraków, Poland. 

Sano aspires to be a major translational scientific institute, operating at the meeting point of academic science, established MedTech industry, and emerging start-up environment, combining the best of these three perspectives. 

Established with support from the European Commission and the Foundation for Polish Science, Sano aims to be a major driving force behind the advancement of computational medicine for the benefit of healthcare systems worldwide. 

Sano acts as a core technology and expertise provider for industry, and creator of innovation, developing state-of-the-art solutions for healthcare. Thanks to the substantial funding and excellent European partnership network, Sano will bring a critical mass to this transformational field of research, in order to translate scientific advancements onto clinical practice. Sano’s ambition is to become the Reference Centre for Computational Medicine in Central Europe and build a reputation as a leading center on a global level.  

As a cross-disciplinary institution, Sano uses machine learning/artificial intelligence (ML/AI), large scale computer simulations, data science, and other computational technologies towards overcoming global challenges in healthcare systems. The research agenda will be executed in close collaboration with Partners in Poland, EU and USA. 

Sano is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity. 

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application. 

Applications in .pdf should include:

  • a cover letter with an emphasis on your research interests; 
  • a curriculum vitae; 

Apply through Sano recruitment system. If you would like to apply for future openings feel free to send your application to our database.​