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José Machado da Silva obtained a PhD degree on electrical and computer engineering in 1998 and is currently an Associated Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, and a Senior Researcher at INESC Porto. His teaching and research interests include analogue, mixed-signal, and RF VLSI design and test, signal processing, and biomedical electronics.

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2019

A more rational selection of the behaviour factor for seismic design according to Eurocode 8

Authors
Macedo, L; Silva, A; Castro, JM;

Publication
Engineering Structures

Abstract
The main objective of the research presented in this paper is to assess the influence of a more rational selection of the behaviour factor (q) for the seismic design of steel moment-resisting frames (MRFs) according to Eurocode 8 (EC8). To this end, a large set of steel MRFs were designed using for code-prescribed behaviour factors as well as using the Improved Force-Based Design (IFBD) methodology for a more consistent selection of q. The seismic performance of the archetypes was assessed through nonlinear static and response-history analysis. The results point to the discrepancy between the design assumptions and the real response of the structures, as significant differences between the design base shear and the lateral strength of the frames were observed for frames designed with code-prescribed behaviour factors. Moreover, it is shown that IFBD-designed steel frames exhibit more uniform inelastic demands over the building height, as well as ductility demands more compatible with the design assumptions. Finally, the fragility and seismic risk assessment conducted shows that all building archetypes, regardless of the q-scenario considered, exhibit values of mean annual frequency of collapse that comply with limits available in the literature. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd

2019

Wearable sensor networks for human gait

Authors
Machado da Silva, J; Derogarian, F; Canas Ferreira, J; Grade Tavares, V;

Publication
Wearable Technologies and Wireless Body Sensor Networks for Healthcare

Abstract

2019

A precise low power and hardware-efficient time synchronization method for wearable systems

Authors
Derogarian, F; Canas Ferreira, J; Grade Tavares, V; Machado da Silva, J; Velez, FJ;

Publication
Wearable Technologies and Wireless Body Sensor Networks for Healthcare

Abstract

2019

A reliable wearable system for BAN applications with a high number of sensors and high data rate

Authors
Derogarian, F; Canas Ferreira, J; Grade Tavares, V; Machado da Silva, J; Velez, FJ;

Publication
Wearable Technologies and Wireless Body Sensor Networks for Healthcare

Abstract

2019

Literature on Wearable Technology for Connected Health: Scoping Review of Research Trends, Advances, and Barriers

Authors
Loncar Turukalo, T; Zdravevski, E; da Silva, JM; Chouvarda, I; Trajkovik, V;

Publication
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH

Abstract
Background: Wearable sensing and information and communication technologies are key enablers driving the transformation of health care delivery toward a new model of connected health (CH) care. The advances in wearable technologies in the last decade are evidenced in a plethora of original articles, patent documentation, and focused systematic reviews. Although technological innovations continuously respond to emerging challenges and technology availability further supports the evolution of CH solutions, the widespread adoption of wearables remains hindered. Objective: This study aimed to scope the scientific literature in the field of pervasive wearable health monitoring in the time interval from January 2010 to February 2019 with respect to four important pillars: technology, safety and security, prescriptive insight, and user-related concerns. The purpose of this study was multifold: identification of (1) trends and milestones that have driven research in wearable technology in the last decade, (2) concerns and barriers from technology and user perspective, and (3) trends in the research literature addressing these issues. Methods: This study followed the scoping review methodology to identify and process the available literature. As the scope surpasses the possibilities of manual search, we relied on the natural language processing tool kit to ensure an efficient and exhaustive search of the literature corpus in three large digital libraries: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, PubMed, and Springer. The search was based on the keywords and properties to be found in articles using the search engines of the digital libraries. Results: The annual number of publications in all segments of research on wearable technology shows an increasing trend from 2010 to February 2019. The technology-related topics dominated in the number of contributions, followed by research on information delivery, safety, and security, whereas user-related concerns were the topic least addressed. The literature corpus evidences milestones in sensor technology (miniaturization and placement), communication architectures and fifth generation (5G) cellular network technology, data analytics, and evolution of cloud and edge computing architectures. The research lag in battery technology makes energy efficiency a relevant consideration in the design of both sensors and network architectures with computational offloading. The most addressed user-related concerns were (technology) acceptance and privacy, whereas research gaps indicate that more efforts should be invested into formalizing clear use cases with timely and valuable feedback and prescriptive recommendations. Conclusions: This study confirms that applications of wearable technology in the CH domain are becoming mature and established as a scientific domain The current research should bring progress to sustainable delivery of valuable recommendations, enforcement of privacy by design, energy-efficient pervasive sensing, seamless monitoring, and low-latency 5G communications. To complement technology achievements, future work involving all stakeholders providing research evidence on improved care pathways and cost-effectiveness of the CH model is needed.

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2018

Redução do Lead Time de Entrega: Um Caso de Estudo na Indústria Farmacêutica

Author
Vasco Águeda Azevedo Carvalho de Sousa

Institution
UP-FEUP

2018

Gestão de dados de investigação do tipo experimental: casos de uso e contribuições para a melhoria da qualidade dos metadados

Author
Cristiana Sofia Pereira Landeira

Institution
UP-FEUP

2018

Gestão da Informação e Colaboração no Cluster Português da Indústria Automóvel

Author
João Nuno Fonseca Sousa

Institution
UP-FEUP

2018

Selection of important posts in the timeline of a social network

Author
Miguel Guilherme Perestrelo Sampaio Pereira

Institution
UP-FEUP

2017

Avaliação e Melhoria da Qualidade de Sinais ECG Adquiridos em Sistemas Vestíveis

Author
Cátia Rafaela Rodrigues Fernandes

Institution
UP-FEUP