Sano MSc Project: Accurate sensing and detecting a physical or behavioral health conditions using medical and consumer grade wearables.

Location Kraków
Employment type Part-time
Region / State / Province małopolskie
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Sano MSc Project

Project title: Accurate sensing and detecting a physical or behavioral health conditions using medical and consumer grade wearables.

Publication date: 06.09.2022

Closing date: 21.09.2022

Level of education: Undergraduate (BSc, BEng)

Hours: approx. 16 working hours per week/40% FTE

Salary indication: stipend for up to 2500 PLN gross monthly


Dr. Maciej Malawski (Extreme Scale Data and Computing Research Group Leader)

Dr. Tomasz Trzciński (Warsaw University of Technology)

Degree awarding institution: AGH

Project start: September/October 2022

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).


Study at Sano

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!

What are you going to do?

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.  
What do we require?

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.
Our offer

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.

Last modified Tuesday, September 6, 2022