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Kortrijk, BE

Date:  Nov 25, 2021
Job ID:  3982

Internship: Evaluation of AR/MR/VR solutions

Barco designs technology that makes everyday life a little better. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). With a team of over 3,300 employees, located all around the globe, we realized sales of 770.01 million euro in 2020. 

Background of Barco Healthcare


Barco develops high-precision medical display systems to bring enhanced visualization and diagnosis across the healthcare enterprise, including radiology, mammography, surgery, pathology, clinical review imaging and dentistry. Barco's full line of color and grayscale diagnostic displays, display controllers and softcopy Quality Assurance (QA) tools facilitate confident diagnoses while guaranteeing perfect image quality over time and across displays. Next to this Barco is also an important player in the Digital Operating Room market with the Barco NEXXIS platform, a unique image management solution that builds on the IP network to ensure complete integration of all devices in and beyond the operating room.


Goal & Description of the project:


Since a couple of years, the use of AR/MR/VR solutions is on the rise. There are various solutions available nowadays ranging from head-mounted devices to autostereoscopic displays offered by a variety of vendors. Some sectors like entertainment or gaming are already mature in the use of these solutions while for other fields like the healthcare domain exploration is still ongoing.
AR/MR/VR can only be used in a medical context if an end-to-end solution reaches a certain quality threshold. This overall quality threshold is determined by quite some factors (e.g. image quality, crosstalk, accuracy/latency of inputs, contents of the scene, …). 
The goal of the internship is to identify the parameters which affect quality, define a way to test (by calculation or measurement) these parameters and to apply these tests on a variety of cutting-edge hardware solutions (ranging from consumer level Oculus Quest2, over HP Reverb to the Varjo XR3, as well as own Barco's stereoscopic displays). 


Required Skills


  • Programming (C, C++, Python, C#)
  • Modern 3D development (Unreal Engine, Unity, WebGL, Vulkan, DirectX, …)
  • Image processing

Also, you …

  • Have an open and enthusiastic attitude
  • Are creative
  • Have an analytical and methodical thinking and way of working
  • Can write and speak English



AR/MR/VR, 3D, Stereoscopy


About internships at Barco


The Technology and Innovation group of Barco Healthcare specialises in designing, testing and validating new display technologies and imaging system components specifically for life-critical healthcare applications.

Internships within the Technology and Innovation group consist of 3 to 6 months working fulltime in the lab environment, interacting with the multi-national, multi-disciplinary R&D teams.

During your internship you will be guided by our engineers who are world-experts in the field of medical display image quality. You will have the possibility to work together with them to bring the future to today’s medical imaging technology.

You will also have the opportunity to contribute to cutting edge research by applying your technical knowledge, and you will have ample opportunity and support for developing your industrial writing and presentation skills.

We are a lively and international group, including nationalities from Europe and around the world. Our past interns have come from a variety of countries, including students from Belgium, France, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Lithuania and even Indonesia.