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Kortrijk, BE

Date: 
Job ID:  369

Internship: Evaluation of State-of-the-art gaze trackers

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 3,600 employees, located all around the globe, we realized sales of 1,082.6 million euro in 2019. 

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. 

 

Function

 

Barco displays are constantly evolving to better support their users. Recent innovations try to aid the users in their workflow. For this purpose, extra interaction between user and display is required. One of the ways we are trying to monitor the user, is by tracking the gaze of the user. While the current state-of-the-art gaze trackers work very well. However, the trackers are limited in tracking distance and angle. Meaning the user is bound to a relatively small bounding box in which their gaze can be tracked.  

 

In this project, the goal will be to evaluate multiple state-of-the-art gaze trackers and define their limitations under multiple conditions. The advertised specifications will be challenged under multiple conditions (for example different lighting, tracking outside of the bounding box, dust and fingerprints, etc.) and an in-depth study will determine why these limitations exist with insights on how the current technology can be pushed beyond the state of the art. 

 

Requirements

 

  • You have a background in electronics, sensing technologies, (physics of light is a plus) 

  • You have knowledge of Python and possible C/C++ 

  • It's a plus if you are interested in display technology 

  • You have an open and enthusiastic attitude 

  • You are creative 

  • You have an analytical and methodical thinking and way of working 

  • You can write and speak English 

 

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.