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Arsénio Reis (M) is an Informatics Specialist at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD). He earned a doctorate by UTAD in 2015, and in 2016 was admitted as researcher at the INESC-TEC CSIG research center. From 2006 to 2009, he served as Informatics Technical Coordinator, and from 2009 to 2014, he served as Director of the Informatics and Communications Services at UTAD. In 2007, he completed the Diploma of Specialization in Information Society and Innovation in Public Administration (DESIIAP), at the National Administration Institute (INA), and in 2009 he completed the Course of High Management of Public Administration (CADAP), at INA. During his career, he has been deeply involved in research and development projects, together with private and public partners, having represented UTAD in several occasions, such as, elected member of the UTAD’s General Council, from 2009 to 2012, and member of the executive committee of the European Information Systems Association (EUNIS), from 2009 to 2014. His main research interests have for long being in the areas of Information Systems and Software Engineering, and more recently, in the areas of Accessibly, Human Computer Interaction, and eHealth. He produced more than 40 academic papers, including book chapters, articles and communications in conference proceedings and participated in the organization of scientific meetings of various international and national nature, whith emphasizes on the organization of the EUNIS Congress in 2012 (www.eunis.pt) at UTAD.

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  • Name

    Arsénio Reis
  • Cluster

    Computer Science
  • Role

    Senior Researcher
  • Since

    01st August 2016
011
Publications

2021

Web AR Solution for UAV Pilot Training and Usability Testing

Authors
Ribeiro, R; Ramos, J; Safadinho, D; Reis, A; Rabadao, C; Barroso, J; Pereira, A;

Publication
Sensors

Abstract
Data and services are available anywhere at any time thanks to the Internet and mobile devices. Nowadays, there are new ways of representing data through trendy technologies such as augmented reality (AR), which extends our perception of reality through the addition of a virtual layer on top of real-time images. The great potential of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for carrying out routine and professional tasks has encouraged their use in the creation of several services, such as package delivery or industrial maintenance. Unfortunately, drone piloting is difficult to learn and requires specific training. Since regular training is performed with virtual simulations, we decided to propose a multiplatform cloud-hosted solution based in Web AR for drone training and usability testing. This solution defines a configurable trajectory through virtual elements represented over barcode markers placed on a real environment. The main goal is to provide an inclusive and accessible training solution which could be used by anyone who wants to learn how to pilot or test research related to UAV control. For this paper, we reviewed drones, AR, and human–drone interaction (HDI) to propose an architecture and implement a prototype, which was built using a Raspberry Pi 3, a camera, and barcode markers. The validation was conducted using several test scenarios. The results show that a real-time AR experience for drone pilot training and usability testing is achievable through web technologies. Some of the advantages of this approach, compared to traditional methods, are its high availability by using the web and other ubiquitous devices; the minimization of technophobia related to crashes; and the development of cost-effective alternatives to train pilots and make the testing phase easier for drone researchers and developers through trendy technologies.

2021

SAR.IoT: Secured augmented reality for IoT devices management

Authors
Fuentes, D; Correia, L; Costa, N; Reis, A; Barroso, J; Pereira, A;

Publication
Sensors

Abstract
Currently, solutions based on the Internet of Things (IoT) concept are increasingly being adopted in several fields, namely, industry, agriculture, and home automation. The costs associated with this type of equipment is reasonably small, as IoT devices usually do not have output peripherals to display information about their status (e.g., a screen or a printer), although they may have informative LEDs, which is sometimes insufficient. For most IoT devices, the price of a minimalist display, to output and display the device’s running status (i.e., what the device is doing), might cost much more than the actual IoT device. Occasionally, it might become necessary to visualize the IoT device output, making it necessary to find solutions to show the hardware output information in real time, without requiring extra equipment, only what the administrator usually has with them. In order to solve the above, a technological solution that allows for the visualization of IoT device information in actual time, using augmented reality and a simple smartphone, was developed and analyzed. In addition, the system created integrates a security layer, at the level of AR, to secure the shown data from unwanted eyes. The results of the tests carried out allowed us to validate the operation of the solution when accessing the information of the IoT devices, verify the operation of the security layer in AR, analyze the interaction between smartphones, the platform, and the devices, and check which AR markers are most optimized for this use case. This work results in a secure augmented reality solution, which can be used with a simple smartphone, to monitor/manage IoT devices in industrial, laboratory or research environments. © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

2021

Usability of Smartbands by the Elderly Population in the Context of Ambient Assisted Living Applications

Authors
Correia, L; Fuentes, D; Ribeiro, J; Costa, N; Reis, A; Rabadao, C; Barroso, J; Pereira, A;

Publication
ELECTRONICS

Abstract
Nowadays, the Portuguese population is aging at a fast pace. The situation is more severe in the interior regions of the country, where the rural areas have few people and have been constantly losing population; these are mostly elderly who, in some cases, live socially isolated. They are also often deprived of some types of social, health and technological services. One of the current challenges with respect to the elderly is that of improving the quality of life for those who still have some autonomy and live in their own residences so that they may continue living autonomously, while receiving the assistance of some exterior monitoring and supporting services. The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm demonstrates great potential for creating technological solutions in this area as it aims to seamlessly integrate information technology with the daily lives of people. In this context, it is necessary to develop services that monitor the activity and health of the elderly in real time and alert caregivers or other family members in the case of an unusual event or behaviour. It is crucial that the technological system is able to collect data in a nonintrusive manner and without requiring much interaction with the elderly. Smartband devices are very good candidates for this purpose and, therefore, this work proposes assessing the level of acceptance of the usage of a smartbands by senior users in their daily activities. By using the definition of an architecture and the development of a prototype, it was possible to test the level of acceptance of smartbands by a sample of the elderly population-with surprising results from both the elderly and the caregivers-which constitutes an important contribution to the research field of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL). The evaluation showed that most users did not feel that the smartband was intrusive to their daily tasks and even considered using it in the future, while caregivers considered that the platform was very intuitive.

2021

IndoorCare: Low-Cost Elderly Activity Monitoring System through Image Processing

Authors
Fuentes, D; Correia, L; Costa, N; Reis, A; Ribeiro, J; Rabadao, C; Barroso, J; Pereira, A;

Publication
SENSORS

Abstract
The Portuguese population is aging at an increasing rate, which introduces new problems, particularly in rural areas, where the population is small and widely spread throughout the territory. These people, mostly elderly, have low income and are often isolated and socially excluded. This work researches and proposes an affordable Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)-based solution to monitor the activities of elderly individuals, inside their homes, in a pervasive and non-intrusive way, while preserving their privacy. The solution uses a set of low-cost IoT sensor devices, computer vision algorithms and reasoning rules, to acquire data and recognize the activities performed by a subject inside a home. A conceptual architecture and a functional prototype were developed, the prototype being successfully tested in an environment similar to a real case scenario. The system and the underlying concept can be used as a building block for remote and distributed elderly care services, in which the elderly live autonomously in their homes, but have the attention of a caregiver when needed.

2020

A Head Mouse Alternative Solution Proposal for People with Motor Impairments: Design and Usability Assessment Study

Authors
Zengin, HA; Reis, A; Barroso, J; Rocha, T;

Publication
HCI International 2020 – Late Breaking Papers: Universal Access and Inclusive Design - Lecture Notes in Computer Science

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Supervised
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2021

A computer language for agroecological extension -an appropriate technology to the context of Serra da Capivara Territory, Brazilian Caatinga

Author
Maxim Simões de Abreu Jaffe

Institution
UP-FEUP

2021

HI-Drones! – Human Interaction for Drones

Author
ROBERTO AGUIAR RIBEIRO

Institution
UTAD

2021

Serviço de Apoio a Idosos Recorrendo a Veículos Aéreos não Tripulados

Author
DAVID FERREIRA SAFADINHO

Institution
UTAD

2019

Serviço de Apoio a Idosos Recorrendo a Veículos não Tripulados

Author
DAVID FERREIRA SAFADINHO

Institution
UTAD

2019

HI-Drones! - Human Interaction for Drones

Author
ROBERTO AGUIAR RIBEIRO

Institution
UTAD