Micael Couceiro

My name is Micael Couceiro and I am an experienced professional in Robotics. I obtained the BSc, Teaching Licensure (+ 2 years) and MSc degrees on Electrical Engineering (Automation and Communications), at the Engineering Institute of Coimbra (ISEC), Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (IPC). In 2014, I obtained the PhD degree on Electrical and Computer Engineering (Automation and Robotics), at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of University of Coimbra (FCTUC). Since 2007, I have been conducting scientific research in several areas besides robotics, namely computer vision, sports engineering, economics, sociology, digital media, and others, all at the Artificial Perception for Intelligent Systems and Robotics (AP4ISR), Institute of Systems and Robotics (ISR), in collaboration with many other groups, namely RoboCorp, CIDAF, RoboticsLab and SRGE. This resulted on some dozens of scientific articles in international impact factor journals, book chapters and international conferences. Besides being currently a post-doc. researcher at AP4ISR, I have also been invited for lecturing, tutoring and organization of events (e.g., professional courses, national and international conferences, among others), both in the public and private domains. I am also one of the founders and the CEO of Ingeniarius, Lda.

Vera Lúcia Zymbal

Her current research interests are the study of exercise/physical activity and bone health. The work is centered on the associations/effects of exercise and physical activity in bone health, namely in material and structural components of bone. Currently, explores the effects of exercise and physical activity on hip morphology and bone mass distribution in children, adults and older people.

Pedro Júdice Alexandre Barracha da Guerra

Pedro B. Júdice is a post-doctoral fellow at the CIPER – Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon. Currently his research is funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT grant: SFRH/BPD/115977/2016) which is part of a trans-national prospective study (European Youth Heart Study) that follows a large sample of children from different countries including Portugal, for up to 12-years, thus embracing the transition from childhood to adulthood. He is interested in examining if MVPA can eliminate the detrimental effect of sedentary-time and the benefits of a breaking pattern in paediatric ages with metabolic risk in adulthood. Pedro B Júdice is also an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Lusófona University. He holds a PhD in Physical Activity and Health by the Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, where he finished his degree in Sports Sciences with 16.4 values ​​followed by a Master degree in Exercise and Health with a final classification of 18.2 values. He published 18 original papers in scientific journals with arbitration and 8 papers in event’s proceedings. He participated in 10 events both abroad and in Portugal, and has received 11 awards as best student during his career. In his professional activities he interacted with 30 collaborators in co-authorship of scientific work, having spent 6 months in Australia, working at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. He is also a reviewer for several scientific journals in the field.

Marco António Colaço Branco

Academic Degrees:

  • PhD in Human Movement, in the specialty of Biomechanics
  • Master in Sport Sciences, in the Specialty of Fitness and Health
  • Postgraduate in Exercise & Health, in the specialty of Personal Training
  • Degree in Sport Sciences, in the specialty of Fitness and Health

Current Position:

  • Assistant Professor at ESDRM-IPS – Sport Sciences School of Rio Maior – Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, Portugal

Lecturing Activities:

  • Biomechanics of Sports and Exercise
  • Motor Control and Learning
  • Exercise and Health
  • Martial Arts and Combat Sports Training (Karaté)

Research Interests:

  • Effect of biomechanical loading on the musculoskeletal system in women during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Effect of morphology and physical activity.
  • Biomechanical indicators for Sports Performance in Martial Arts and Combat Sports
  • 2bio4cartilage – Integrated intervention program for prevention and treatment of cartilage lesions

António Prieto Veloso

Academic degree

  • PhD in Human Kinetics, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon
  • Degree in Physical Education, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon

Current position

  • Laboratory of Biomechanics and Functional Morphology Group Coordinator
  • Full Professor in the Sports and Health Department of the Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon
  • Member of the board of directors of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) since 2006

Lecturing activities

  • Undergraduate course: Biomechanics; Occupational Biomechanics
  • Master Courses: Clinical Biomechanics; Research Methods in Biomechanics

Research interests

  • Development of experimental methodologies, modeling and simulation for the study of mechanical load on the musculoskeletal system
  • Implementation of methodology for morpho-functional evaluation in vivo in humans with use of imaging techniques
  • Population-based epidemiological studies for evaluation of mechanical loads and the effects of exercise programs in conditions such as osteoarthritis, aging, pregnancy, as well as the effects of exposure to outdoor conditions of everyday life and occupational settings

Augusto Gil Brites de Andrade Pascoal

Academic degree

  • Bachelor/Degree: Human Motion Sciences – Faculty of Human Kinetics, Technical University of Lisbon in 1988.
  • Master: Human Motion Sciences – Faculty of Human Kinetics, Technical University of Lisbon in 1990
  • PhD: Human Motion Sciences – Faculty of Human Kinetics, Technical University of Lisbon in 2001

Current position

Assistant Professor at Faculty of human Kinetics, University of Lisbon

Lecturing activities

  • Anatomophysiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Prevention, Security and Emergency

Research interests

Shoulder biomechanics and exercise adaptations on pregnant and postpartum women, with particular interest in mechanisms of injury and rehabilitation approaches.

Filipa Oliveira da Silva João

Academic degree

  • PhD in Human Kinetics – speciality in Biomechanics, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon.
  • Degree in Sports Sciences – minor in Exercise and Health, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon.

Current position

Assistant Professor at Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon

Lecturing activities

  • Biomechanics,
  • Occupational Biomechanics
  • Physical Activities Methodology

Research interests

  • Methodologies for modeling and experimental evaluation of the mechanical load on the musculoskeletal system;
  • Effects of the application of cyclic loading in the neuromechanical musculo-tendinous complex;
  • Three-dimensional reconstruction and analysis of mouse lower limb during locomotion

Maria Filomena Araújo da Costa Cruz Carnide

Academic degree

  • PhD in Human Kinetics- specialty in Ergonomics, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon
  • Post-graduate in Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon
  • Degree in Physical Education – Ergonomics field, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon

Current position

Assistant Professor at Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon

Lecturing activities

  • Risk analysis in Occupational Context
  • Industrial Ergonomics
  • Epidemiology
  • Occupational Biomechanics

Research interests

  • Assessment of mechanical exposure n musculoskeletal system in occupational settings.
  • Population-based epidemiological studies (both observational and experimental designs) centered on the evaluation of effect of mechanical loads and the effects of exercise programs in health impairment conditions in special populations.
  • Neuromuscular changes analysis associated with ageing process and its implications on the functionality and falls.

Maria Filomena Soares Vieira

Academic degree

PhD in Human Kinetics, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon

Current position

Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon

Lecturing activities

Kinanthropometry

Research interests

  • Effects of mechanical loading on the musculoskeletal system during growth and pregnancy
  • Technical excellence in sport: identification of predictive factors ( morphology, maturity, mechanical and functional) for the young athlete profile

Júlia Maria Vitorino Teles

Academic degree

PhD

Current position

Assistant Professor

Lecturing activities

Statistics

Research interests

Applied statistics, Generalized linear models, Bayesian statistics, Measures of agreement