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Brief Biographical History: 1994 concluded the BSc degree in Electrical Engineering, Institute if Engineering of Coimbra, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal. 1996 concluded the Licenciatura degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Porto, Portugal. 1999 concluded the MSc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Porto, Portugal. 2006 concluded the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Trás-dos-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal.

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2018

New Bioinspired Filter of DICOM Images

Authors
Saraiva, AA; Fonseca Ferreira, NM; Valente, A;

Publication
Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2018) - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, January 19-21, 2018.

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2018

Intensive summer course in robotics – Robotcraft

Authors
Fonseca Ferreira, N; Araujo, A; Couceiro, M; Portugal, D;

Publication
Applied Computing and Informatics

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2018

Application of virtual reality for the treatment of Strabismus and Amblyopia

Authors
Saraiva, AA; Nogueira, AT; Fonseca Ferreira, NM; Valente, A;

Publication
6th IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2018, Vienna, Austria, May 16-18, 2018

Abstract
This work presents a technique that uses the immersion of patients in an interactive 3D virtual environment in the orthoptic treatment of strabismus. The most important part of this work is the act of forcing the eyes to cooperate, increasing the level of adaptation of the nervous system to the binocular vision, allowing the diverted eye to be rehabilitated. Returning to the patient better visual comfort and quality of life. The virtual environment, because it is attractive, has the function of entertainment, possessing as its property the ability to propose challenges directed towards specific objectives. In addition to offering real-time biological feedback to the healthcare professional who is making use of this product. Another point is that this interface has ideal approaches to be used in orthoptic treatment. And all of it was developed with free software and made by a low-cost virtual reality glasses, Google Cardboard, which uses a smartphone as a display for its display. © 2018 IEEE.

2018

Computer applications for education on industrial robotic systems

Authors
Fonseca Ferreira, NMF; Freitas, EDC;

Publication
Computer Applications in Engineering Education

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2018

Virtual Interactive Environment for Low-Cost Treatment of Mechanical Strabismus and Amblyopia

Authors
Saraiva, AA; Barros, MP; Nogueira, AT; Fonseca Ferreira, NMF; Valente, A;

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This study presents a technique that uses an interactive virtual environment for the rehabilitation treatment of patients with mechanical strabismus and/or amblyopia who have lost eye movement. The relevant part of this treatment is the act of forcing the two eyes to cooperate with each other by increasing the level of adaptation of the brain and allowing the weak eye to see again. Accordingly, the game enables both eyes to work together, providing the patient with better visual comfort and life quality. In addition, the virtual environment is attractive and has the ability to overcome specific challenges with real-time feedback, coinciding with ideal approaches for use in ocular rehabilitation. The entire game was developed with free software and the 3D environment, which is made from low-cost virtual reality glasses, as well as Google Cardboard which uses a smartphone for the display of the game. The method presented was tested in 41 male and female patients, aged 8 to 39 years, and resulted in the success of 40 patients. The method proved to be feasible and accessible as a tool for the treatment of amblyopia and strabismus. The project was registered in the Brazil platform and approved by the ethics committee of the State University of Piaui-UESPI, with the CAAE identification code: 37802114.8.0000.5209.