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Associate Professor with Habilitation at University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) and Senior Researcher at INESC TEC.

He earned a doctorate in UTAD in 2002 in Electrical Engineering and held in 2008 the Habilitation in Informatics/Accessibility. I was Associate Professor in December 2012.

He was Pro-Rector for Innovation and Information Management at UTAD, from 23 July 2010 to 29 July 2013.

He produced over 150 scientific papers, including book chapters, journal articles and articles in proceedings of scientific events. He supervised 40 postgraduate students (masters and doctorates).
He was member of the research team in 35 research and development projects.

He was member of several organizing committees of the international scientific meetings. In 2006 he directed the team that created the conference "Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion (www.dsai.ws/2016) and in 2016 the conference Technology and Innovation is Sports, Health and Wellbeing (www.tishw.ws/2016).
The main research interests are: Digital Image Processing, Accessibility and Human Computer Interaction.

Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=HBVvNYQAAAAJ&hl=en

SCOPUS: http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=20435746800

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Publications

2018

Supporting Palliative Care Services - An IS System to Monitor the Patients and Manage the Mobile Support Team

Authors
Reis, A; da Guia, EB; Rodrigues, V; Barroso, J;

Publication
Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2018) - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, January 19-21, 2018.

Abstract

2018

eHealth Context Inference - A Review of Open Source Frameworks Initiatives

Authors
Reis, A; Paulino, D; Martins, P; Paredes, H; Barroso, J;

Publication
Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2018) - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, January 19-21, 2018.

Abstract

2017

AppVox: An Application to Assist People with Speech Impairments in Their Speech Therapy Sessions

Authors
Goncalves, C; Rocha, T; Reis, A; Barroso, J;

Publication
Recent Advances in Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2 [WorldCIST'17, Porto Santo Island, Madeira, Portugal, April 11-13, 2017].

Abstract
In this study an application to assist people with speech impairments in their speech therapy sessions is presented. AppVox simulates a vocalizer (audio stimulus feature) that can be used to train speech by repeating different words. In this paper, we aim at presenting the application as an assistive technology option and assess if this is a usable option for digital interaction for children with speech impairment. To assess the application we present a case study in which the participants were asked to perform tasks using the AppVox application. The results showed that this group of participants attained a good performance when interacting with the application. © Springer International Publishing AG 2017.

2017

Assessment of Microsoft Kinect in the Monitoring and Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients

Authors
Abreu, J; Rebelo, S; Paredes, H; Barroso, J; Martins, P; Reis, A; Amorim, EV; Filipe, V;

Publication
Recent Advances in Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2 [WorldCIST'17, Porto Santo Island, Madeira, Portugal, April 11-13, 2017].

Abstract
Telerehabilitation is an alternative way for physical therapy of stroke patients. The monitoring and correction of exercises can be done through the analysis of body movements recorded by an optical motion capture system. This paper presents a first study to assess the use of Microsoft Kinect in the monitoring and rehabilitation of patients who have suffered a stroke. A comparative study was carried out to assess the accuracy of joint angle measurement with the Microsoft Kinect (for Windows and for Xbox One) and Optitrack™. The results obtained in the first experiment showed a good agreement in the measurements between the three systems, in almost all movements. These results suggest that Microsoft Kinect, a low cost and markerless motion capture system, can be considered as an alternative to complex and high cost motion capture devices for the monitoring and rehabilitation of stroke patients. © Springer International Publishing AG 2017.

2017

Assistive Platforms for the Visual Impaired: Bridging the Gap with the General Public

Authors
Rocha, T; Fernandes, H; Reis, A; Paredes, H; Barroso, J;

Publication
Recent Advances in Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2 [WorldCIST'17, Porto Santo Island, Madeira, Portugal, April 11-13, 2017].

Abstract
The visual impaired are a specific minority group that can benefit from specific assistive systems in order to mitigate their mobility and accessibility constrains. In the last decade, our research group has been integrating and developing assistive technologies, focused in human-computer interaction, artificial vision, assisted navigation, pervasive computing, among others. Several projects and prototypes have been developed with the main objective of improving the blind’s autonomy, mobility, and quality of life. Currently the technology has reached a maturation point that allows the development of systems based on video capturing, image recognition and location referencing, which are key for providing features of artificial vision, assisted navigation and spatial perception. The miniaturization of electronics can be used to create devices such as electronic canes that equipped with sensors can provide so much more contextual information to a blind user. The adoption of these systems is dependent of an information catalogue regarding points of interest and their physical location reference. In this paper we describe the current work on assistive systems for the blind and propose a new perspective on using the base information of those systems to provide new services to the general public. By bridging the gap between the two groups, we expect to further advance the development of the current systems and contribute to their economic sustainability. © Springer International Publishing AG 2017.

Supervised
thesis

2016

ADAPTAÇÃO DINÂMICA E SENSÍVEL EM CONTEXTO DE INTERFACES MÓVEIS EM AMBIENTE UBÍQUO

Author
André Filipe Esteves de Sousa

Institution
UTAD

2016

MODELO E ORIENTAÇÃO DE CEGOS BASEADO EM VISÃO POR COMPUTADOR E INFORMAÇÃO CONTEXTUAL

Author
Hugo Ricardo Morais Fernandes

Institution
UTAD

2016

SEMI-AUTOMATIC INSTANTIATION OF DATA CLEANING OPERATIONS SPECIFIED AT CONCEPTUAL LEVEL

Author
Ricardo Gabriel Soares Fernandes de Almeida

Institution
UTAD

2016

Wearable devices for blind orientation and navigation

Author
Luís Miguel Alves Fernandes

Institution
UTAD

2015

MODELO PARA O ENSINO DE ALGORITMOS DE RECONSTRUÇÃO DE SINAL EM ENGENHARIA

Author
Mónica Isabel Teixeira Costa

Institution
UTAD