Intern Psychology

4 April 2022

Do you want to help develop the behavioral models of the HUME? Then please read this vacancy. 


About Mentech

People with an intellectual disability or dementia are often insufficiently able to express their emotions, pain or discomfort and experience unnecessary stress. As a result, their behaviour is not always understood, and care professionals cannot always provide the necessary attention and meaningful care. 


The solution we are developing is the HUME, an emotion recognition platform based on sensors, behavioural models, and machine learning. These in-house developed sensors record physiological characteristics such as heart rate, skin conductance and activity. This information is converted into meaningful information in the HUME database through behavioural models. In this way, we can help caregivers better understand clients and thus increase the quality of life for clients.


Job description

In addition to measuring stress, Mentech also wants to be able to measure underalertness in clients. The elderly care sector, among others, has indicated that under-alertness is a major problem for the well-being of their clients. As an intern, you will help develop an innovative instrument for signaling, diagnostics and intervention for underalertness.


What will your tasks be? 

  • Define the concept of underalertness based on literature review and interviews with healthcare professionals;
  • Determining if the set of physiological signals used for stress detection is also sufficient for detection of underalertness;
  • Understanding how and when care workers want to be alerted about their clients’ underalertness;
  • Setting up a test design for measuring underalertness.


What do we expect from you? 

  • HBO or WO Bachelor student (neuro)psychology, health sciences, pedagogical sciences;
  • Area of interest is elderly care and/or mentally handicapped care;
  • Analytical and creative;
  • You are a team player, but can also work well independently;
  • Interest in technological developments in healthcare.


Who are we? 

Mentech is a high-tech and innovative company located in Eindhoven, Boschdijk 766. Every day we work with more than 25 young and driven data scientists, software developers, behavioural experts and healthcare technologists on our mission to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. We have a hands-on mentality and we switch quickly and work on what has the highest priority at that moment. 


What do we offer? 

  • An attractive internship assignment which is also important for the company;

  • All room for own ideas and personal development;

  • Motivated colleagues with a diversity of backgrounds and nationalities;

  • Future growth opportunities within the company;


Want to join our team?
Would you like to work within a startup that is growing at a fast pace? And do you want to contribute to our mission to increase the happiness and quality of life of vulnerable people? Then please apply now for the position of Intern Psychology!