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Location: 

Kortrijk, BE

Date: 
Job ID:  364

Internship: Video collaboration in healthcare applications

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

 

As of today, the demand for teleworking tools increases in every activity sector. This is also true for healthcare. However, if video conferencing and screen-sharing are widely available, they heavily rely on adaptive compression methods to offer an image quality in line with the network bandwidth possibilities. Unfortunately, no tool so far ensures the continuous image quality level required to support diagnostic reading with the same confidence level as what can be achieve on systems that use a standard video connection (like DisplayPort and HDMI). 

 

Key responsibilities

 

You will help defining an image quality metric for collaboration tools used in healthcare context. This real-time metric should enable the healthcare specialist (e.g. radiologist) to know when the image quality is dropping below the level needed to make a diagnostic decision. If successful, the metric will also be useful to evaluate compression algorithms and find optimal parameter settings for their use in healthcare collaboration applications. 

 

Qualifications

 

  • You have knowledge of C/C++ or Python 

  • It's nice if you have experience with image processing  

  • 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.