Signal Processing Algorithm and User Interface Software/Firmware Development for the Tongue Drive System

Company: GT-Bionics Lab

General Information
  • Job Type: Internship
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Educational Requirements: Bachelors Degree
Contact Information
  • Name: Maysam Ghovanloo
  • Email:
  • Address: Maysam Ghovanloo, PhD Director, GT-Bionics Lab ( Associate Professor School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Address: 85 Fifth Street NW, Room TSRB-419, Atlanta, GA 30308-1030 Office: 404-385-7048, Mobile: 605-644-6826, Lab: 404-385-6427, Fax: 404-894-4701, Skype: mghovan Email: Web:
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This is an internship opportunity to work on DSP algorithms and user interface software related to the Tongue Drive System (TDS), which is a new assistive technology that allows individuals with severe physical disabilities access computers, drive wheelchairs, and control their environments using their voluntary tongue motion. Developing advanced real-time sensor signal processing algorithms from multiple sensing modalities (magnetic, acoustic, inertial, optical, and video), data fusion, pattern recognition, electromagnetic localization, creatively designed and engaging graphical user interface (GUI) on PC and smartphone, and able-bodied and end-user evaluation of the algorithms and GUI software are among the tasks and skills involving this internship. Aside from the multidisciplinary learning opportunities about medical device design and development, successful developers will contribute to the scholarly products, IP, and publications that result from the GT-Bionics ongoing research.

Qualifications (as many as the following):





  • Sensor signal processing and DSP algorithms for pattern recognition and machine learning

  • GUI design and development, visualization, user response, and simple games

  • C++, MATLAB, LabVIEW, and Java

  • Microcontroller firmware programming: TI, PIC, nRF, and ARM series

  • FPGA hardware and software: Xilinx, Altera, and IGLOO families

  • Real-time software programming in Windows, iOS, and Android

  • Real-time high-throughput data acquisition and interfacing hardware via USB, Ethernet, Bluetooth and WiFi

  • Quality systems development for medical devices


Georgia Tech Bionics Lab was established in 2007 by Dr. Maysam Ghovanloo to conduct multidisciplinary research on design and development of state-of-the-art medical and scientific research instrumentation for a variety of medical and research fields, particularly neuroscience, neuroprosthetics, implantable devices, wearable devices, and assistive technologies. The lab has an innovative, energetic, and collaborative environment that is highly engaging ad invigorating for its members at all levels and backgrounds from post-doctoral fellows to undergraduate students. As a result, GT-Bionics is one of the most productive laboratories at Georgia Tech and generates tens of journal papers, conference papers, and intellectual properties every year.



How to Apply: Send detailed CV (including GPA) and any prior research background or recent publication.