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Congratulations on your decision to pursue an international co-op! The process involves two steps and both must be completed by the application deadline indicated below (App Deadline) but not necessarily in this order. You must apply to the position and a mandatory meeting with an international team member is required. This meeting can be scheduled by calling 215-895-2185.
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Instituto Scientifico Eugenio Medea – Research Assistant
Bosisio Parini, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall/Winter
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Drexel undergraduate students enrolled in a co-op program
Dates / Deadlines:

Academic Year below always refers to the start of each academic year. Fall is the first term in an academic year and it always starts in September of every year. Please refer to the start and end date listed below for appropriate application term. If you do not see the date range applicable to you, please contact the International Co-op Team. Click here for more co-op terms details.
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Min. GPA Requirement: 2.5 Number of Positions: 1
Eligible Major(s): Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Program Description:

Instituto Scientifico Eugenio Medea

Program Description:

ItalyEugenio Medea is a Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Health Care founded by Association La Nostra Famiglia in Bosisio Parini (Lecco) in 1985. To date Eugenio Medea is the only scientific institute in Italy recognized for research and rehabilitation in childhood and adolescence. The institute boasts: the largest number of child and adolescent patients in Italy; a network of rehabilitation centers as a unique and privileged observatory for child and adolescent disabilities; and a large, multi-specialty group practice, offering both primary and specialized care, from genetics to social aspects of rehabilitation.

Job Description and Required Skills

Job Title: Research Assistant

Job Description: In recent years, standard rehabilitative treatments for upper and lower limb have been flanked by high-tech methodologies, mainly based on robotics and virtual reality. The advantages of these new devices include patient safety and engagement, movement repeatability and repetitiveness, kinematic consistency and operation by a single therapist. Moreover, there is some evidence that robotic and virtual reality interventions influence cortical organization. Another key issue, featuring these technologies, is the amount of data recorded during the rehabilitative sessions, which are often immediately available after the training for a clinical assessment.

Currently, the Institute is equipped with robotic devices for upper and lower limb rehabilitation and platforms, based on virtual reality, for whole body or hands training.The goal of this position is to analyze data collected from robotic or VR devices and to evaluate changes in the outcome measures conveyed by the rehabilitation treatment. Students will be required to learn how to use the equipment, how to analyze data and perform statistical evaluations.

Required Job Skills: Statistical analysis expertise, MATLAB expertise, Biomechanical competencies, signal processing basics

Number of Positions: 1

GPA Requirement: Minimum 2.5 GPA

Language Requirements: It's recommended that students study the language prior to departure and/or upon arrival in country. However, students can speak English at the lab.

Compensation: Between $300.00 and $500.00 per month depending on experience.

Financial Award: Students will be considered for a financial award from Steinbright once accepted and paperwork submitted.

Housing: The Institute will assist in identifying housing.

Visa Requirement: Contact the Italian consulate in Philadelphia:


This program is currently not accepting applications.

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International Co-op • 3201 Arch Street Suite 250

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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