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Kortrijk, BE

Date:  Jun 23, 2022
Job ID:  3865

Internship: Improving gaze tracking measurement setups

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). Our solutions make a visible impact, allowing people to enjoy compelling entertainment experiences; to foster knowledge sharing and smart decision-making in organizations and to help hospitals provide their patients with the best possible healthcare. Headquartered in Kortrijk (Belgium), Barco realized sales of 804 million euro in 2021 and has a global team of 3,000+ employees, whose passion for technology is captured in +500 granted patents.

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


Barco is currently creating setups to evaluate and develop eye tracking systems that can be integrated into displays. The goal is to track the location of the gaze on the monitor at all times. We have laid the groundwork for both a simulation setup and a hardware setup that can be started from. However much work still needs to be done to improve on these setups. The simulation environment works in Unreal Engine and most work needs to be done towards automating the process of rendering multiple gaze features and locations leveraging Unreals Metahuman. The physical setup takes the shape of a robotic head of which the direction of the eyes can be precisely controlled. The work would consist of integrating the robotic head into a data gathering setup. Furthermore, the ambient light has an impact on the pupilsize and hence also on any gaze tracking to be performed. There are 2 positions to fill this internship, one for the software aspect and one for the mechanical design aspect.


Required Skills


  • Programming Python /C /C++ (Unreal is a bonus)
  • Mechanical design (CAD / Fusion360 / Solidworks)

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



Gaze tracking, mechanical design, software design, programming


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.

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