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Request for Proposal
Eye Tracking Software Developer
Baycrest Geriatric Care and Research Centre is looking for a sotware developer to support the Eye-Tracking Cognitive Assessment Project (Project initiated by Dr. Jennifer Ryan with the collaboration of the Innovation Engine):
This role will require 30-35 hours a week for a potential total of 560 hours.
The Software programmer is required to help develop the software solution for cognition assessment and to adapt this software to various potential eye-tracking software and hardware offerings. The developer is expected to be experienced in Linux and shell-scripting using at least one of Python, Bash, Java, C++, C# (or other similar languages). The service provider must be able to produce secure code with excellent performance. Evidence of this expertise is expected to be based on past systems that they have helped develop.
The software developer might also develop a database and a module based on Content Management System. The developer is expected to be experienced in developing with MySQL databases and be familiar with libraries such as JQuery or YUI. Familiarity with a templating language such as Smarty or Django is ideal.
• Computer Science degree/programming diploma
• Good working knowledge of the programming languages and software listed
• Excellent programming etiquette such as documentation, use of object oriented code, functions, comments where appropriate
• Creativity is important
• Communication + good interpersonal skills required
• They will be required to work on several tasks concurrently and should be able to balance and prioritize these.
• The developer will have to be creative and productive in their work and meet tight deadlines for this critical piece of software.
• Communication skills are of utmost importance. Interpersonal skills and the ability to describe and present their work to a group of peers or alternatively non-technical colleagues are invaluable.
About The Eye-Tracking Cognitive Assessment Project
The Eye-Tracjking Cognitive Assessment uses software and hardware to track a participant’s eye movements in relation to various images displayed on a computer screen. Based off the relation of the eye movements to the images displayed, the software will be able to detect signs of memory impairment. This knowledge could be used to have the participant seek further diagnosis by a neurological specialist for potential signs of early onset dementia.
The intention of this contract is to enable Dr. Ryan’s team and the Innovation Engine team to transfer their research into effective and affordable software and hardware products, technologies and services that can be commercialized with an industrial partner.
About Baycrest --
Headquarter on a 22 acre campus in Ontario and fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest is the global leader in developing and providing innovations in aging and brain health to enhance quality of life by optimizing, physical and mental wellbeing. Baycrest is unique in the world, combining a comprehensive system of care for aging patients, one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience, dedicated centres focused on mitigating the impact of age-related illness and impairment, and unmatched global knowledge exchange and commercialization capacity. www.baycrest.org