We’re back in the swing of things and looking forward to engaging with you at these upcoming meetings!
|Upcoming Meetings||Date||Location||Booth Number|
|Neuroscience 2021 (SfN Annual Meeting)||November 13-16, 2021||Chicago, IL||#1656|
|Brainbox Initiative Annual Conference||September 21-24, 2021||Virtual||#TBD|
|Neural Control of Movement||April 25 – 29, 2022||Dubrovnik, Croatia||#TBD|
Kinarm is seeking an energetic junior software developer to join our stellar team.
Kinarm’s interactive robotics are changing the way researchers study the brain, and our understanding of brain injury and disease. Our one-of-a-kind products are designed, manufactured and shipped around the world – all from our headquarters located in historic Kingston, Ontario. We are looking for someone who loves to work as part of a small, wickedly talented team and who is willing to attack any challenge.
The self-motivated and organized candidate will be an essential member of our team, involved in every aspect of the development process. Working in compliance of IEC 62304, you will be responsible for implementation, and debugging on all of our software products. Our products cover a broad range of applications, including:
- Hardware control: real-time control of Kinarm™ robots and other advanced technology during experimental tasks;
- Data acquisition: definition of experimental tasks and protocols, and collection of data in lab and clinical settings;
- Data analysis: creation of automated analyses for our Kinarm Standard Tests product suite requiring sophisticated analytical methods and attention to detail.
This is a unique position that blends technical responsibility, growth potential, and the opportunity to facilitate the translation of cutting-edge brain research to advance the care of persons suffering brain injury and disease.
- Software development with Java, Python, C/C++ or other mainstream language – 3+ years
A portfolio of experience demonstrating:
- Proven ability to define and deliver quality results at each stage of the development process.
- High level of imaginative problem solving, troubleshooting and debugging ability.
- High level of curiosity, creativity, tenacity, and thoughtfulness.
- Ability to follow and provide instructions as both a team member and individual.
- Ability to learn quickly and be comfortable when something is unfamiliar or things become uncertain.
- Strong initiative and communication skills.
- Experience with MATLAB, real-time software development, statistics, and/or robotics an asset, but not required.
- Experience in software development for medical devices and an understanding of medical device compliance landscape an asset, but not required.
- Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in Computer Science or Engineering.
Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: Kingston, ON
Start Date: Immediate
Apply via our post in Indeed. Applicants will be considered as soon as received. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.
Kinarm is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from people with disabilities. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Advisory posted 18-Jun-21, re bug in the NI-6229 block
- The bug affects those sending out digital out pulses only AND running MATLAB R2019b
- Analog output is not affected.
- This bug will be fixed with 3.9.1 expected early July 2021.
- The workaround is to unlink the Sync TTL block, copy the BKIN 6229 DO block inside it and use that instead.
- Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help with the workaround.
We are pleased to announce the release of our latest model of Kinarm End-Point Lab, PN 14332.
This updated design includes many “under-the-hood” enhancements that preserve the ‘feel’ and function of the old Kinarm End-Point robot (PN 10288, first released in 2010) while bringing the overall electronics design up to current day standards.
To an experienced user, you may find it difficult to find the differences!
Can robotic technology bring neurological assessment into the 21st century?
Stephen H. Scott
Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Dept. of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada
Location: KITE, University Health Network, Toronto
Our 8th annual Kinarm Camp, will be held Monday, May 17 – Friday, May 21, 2021 ‘virtually’ from ~ 10 am EDT to 4 pm EDT
The objective of the Camp is to provide focused training on Custom Task development for Kinarm Labs. The five-day agenda is tailored to Basic Researchers and will provide hands-on learning on the use of MATLAB Simulink and Stateflow to develop Custom Task Programs for the Kinarm Lab. New users, graduate students, and post docs are all invited to attend. Clinical researchers with an interest in Custom Task development are also welcome to attend.
- Dexterit-E™ 3.9.0; and
- Dexterit-E Explorer™ 3.9.0
- New Kinarm Standard Tests
- Arm Movement Matching – the purpose of this test is to assess the ability of a subject to perceive motion of their arm in the horizontal workspace.
- Arm Posture Perturbation – the purpose of this test is to assess the ability of a subject to respond to unexpected disturbances of the arm when maintaining their hand at a spatial goal. (Exo only.)
- MATLAB 2019b support
- Input files for Task Programs – it is now possible to pass a user-generated file from the Dexterit-E Computer to the Robot Computer which can then be used in your Task Program. (This feature requires a Robot Computer with PN 13107 or higher.)
- See the release notes for Dexterit-E and Dexterit-E Explorer for a full list of new features.
Like all businesses around the world, we are feeling the impacts of COVID 19. To keep you abreast of the impact, we’ve started this blog: