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Kortrijk, BE

Job ID:  367

Internship: Improving gaze tracking performance by optimizing algorithm design

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. 




In order to be able to best assist physicians in their diagnostic work, Barco monitors must be able to follow, understand and adapt to the task at hand. For this, Barco would like to develop a gaze tracking system, allowing the display to know at any time where the attention of the doctor is. However, many of the current state-of-the-art trackers are limited in tracking range. The user is only tracked within a relatively small bounding box.  


In this project, the aim is to explore if algorithms can be designed to remove some of these limitations. An in-depth study of the current tracking algorithms will be made to gain an insight in the performance of the current implementation. Further a literature study will be made of AI algorithms that may improve the tracking accuracy or push the bounding box to wider limits. For example, an AI algorithm could be used to denoise the tracking data, or an AI algorithm could perform accurate tracking from poor data gathered outside of the defined bounding box. A demonstrator will be built to showcase the possible improvements. 




  • You have knowledge of data science and AI 

  • You have knowledge of Python 

  • It's a plus if you are interested in electronic and optics 

  • 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.