Background & about us
Joint injuries are a complex matter. Due to the low blood flow to the tendons and ligaments, they take months or even years to heal; some fail to heal. This can be devastating for the elite athlete as well as for the labour worker or everyday person. Today, devices that detect an upcoming inflammation or injury, cost 15 000 US dollars and more. We have found that a cheaper and more user-friendly technology would increase the access. This project has since January 2020 been investigating the possibility to detect an upcoming inflammation through measuring the local skin temperature. The results indicate that this is possible. We are developing a device containing a number of thermometers to put around your limb. It will send the results to an application on the phone, and the application will process the data and present the results to the user in a user-friendly manner.
This project is a result from a master theses at KTH aiming to investigating the possibility to detect an upcoming inflammation through measuring the local skin temperature. The results indicate that this is possible. You will be part of a team with competences in chemistry, human chiropractic, sports and the equine industry.
Our next step is to develop a prototype, in order to pursue the goal to commercialise a product. This product will meet the need of a more affordable device that can help prevent injuries in humans and horses.
When a prototype is in place, it will be tested on healthy as well as injured subjects at the chiropractor clinic in Stockholm, which we have a cooperation with. The data will be processed and evaluated. Based on the results, the microcontroller will be coded to conduct certain outcomes depending on the temperature results.
Who you are
In order to develop a prototype, we are looking for you with competence in putting together electronic devices as well as programming in c++. You probably have experience in putting together electronic compounds, such as resistors (in this case, it will be thermometers) with batteries and microcontrollers. You have knowledge about different resistor, battery and microcontroller options. Perhaps you have used an Arduino, Raspberry Pi or similar. If you have knowledge in creating phone applications, that is meritorious but not a demand.
What we offer
We offer a place with various different background knowledge: chemistry, human chiropractic, sports and equine industry. You will be a part of a team which has already revolutionised by exploring new grounds: Relative temperature testing on human skin.
With a working prototype in place, we will perform a bigger clinical study, apply for funding and thereby offer you a highly desirable position: On contract, as an employee or co-founder - this is up to our arrangement.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
Kids are the future, go spend time with them.