Hybrid X-ray+video capture engineer

About Inria and the position

Inria, a French research institute dedicated to digital sciences, employs 2600 people from the world’s leading universities and takes up the challenges of computing and mathematics. Inria has 9 centers in France, including the Inria Grenoble – Rhône-Alpes research center, which employs nearly 730 people. Inria is organized into « project-teams » that bring together researchers with complementary skills around a focused scientific project.

The Morpheo team is part of this center and conducts research on the capture and analysis of moving forms from visual information. In particular, Morpheo is working on new hybrid motion capture systems based on video cameras and X-ray imaging devices to provide innovative tools for analyzing moving anatomical structures. These activities are based on the Kinovis platform which allows the simultaneous acquisition of colour video and X-rays in motion at up to 30Hz.

The job offer is part of this effort and is funded by the CaMoPi national project which brings together French academics (Inria Grenoble and Mines de Saint-Etienne) and entities of the French shoe industry (CTC Lyon, SPORALTEC and sports shoe manufacturers). The main objective of the project is to design and experiment new 3D dense foot models that allow the combined analysis of internal and external foot structures and foot dynamics. Ultimately, this will help develop new shoe design tools.

The candidate will be co-supervised by Julien Pansiot and Edmond Boyer at Inria Grenoble, France.


The candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing a combined video and X-ray capture protocol for moving samples, as well as pre-processing the collected data.

Job Description

The candidate will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Develop a combined video and X-ray capture protocol and potentially force sensors to meet the needs of the CaMoPi project
  • Specialize the Kinovis capture platform for the specific experimental needs of the project, ie the foot shod in motion
  • Prepare simulation samples (anatomical phantoms)
  • Capture moving sample data
  • Pre-process the data and make them available to the team and partners
  • Liaise with the CaMoPi project partners
  • Document all of his/her activities

Required profile

The candidate must hold an engineering degree, Master in Computer Science, or equivalent. Very good basics in computer vision, 3D modeling, or medical imaging are expected. Knowledge in biomechanics or sport science are a plus.

Contract duration: 1 year, renewable
Starting date: early 2018

Informal inquires can be addressed to julien.pansiot|edmond.boyer@inria.fr. Please upload your application, quoting the project CaMoPi, on the team website: http://morpheo.inrialpes.fr/job-applications.