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ciTechCare is celebrating 3 years

ciTechCare’s third birthday gathered, last Friday, 13 may, several collaborators to talk about Cardio-respiratory rehabilitation and secondary prevention.  This research, development and innovation unit dedicated to the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the prevention, diagnosis and early intervention of the disease have been evolved for the past 3 years towards a challenging and motivated path, through a scientific community even more specialized.  According to Maria Guarino, ciTechCare coordinator, “the last 3 years provided new scientific knowledge, funded projects, published articles, international collaborations and strengthening of our regional network. We are making a difference in the health sciences field”. The celebration

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RUN-EU Institutional Visit to Polytechnic of Leiria

On May 10, at ciTechCare, more than 40 people had the opportunity to get to know the Biosignals and the Advanced Diagnosis laboratories, the Assistive Technology and Occupational Performance Laboratory (aTOPlab) and the Healthcare Simulation Laboratory, whose main goal is to allow healthcare students to practice before their rotations, with advanced technology equipment. Polytechnic of Leiria is one of the 7 institutions that led the RUN.EU – European  University, which is constituted by European multidisciplinary universities located in Finland (Häme University of Applied Sciences), Hungary (University of Győr – Széchenyi Istvan University), Ireland (Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest), Austria (Vorarlberg University of

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ciTechCare received Feevale University Committee

According to the established protocol between Politécnico de Leiria and Feevale University, ciTechCare was visited by the committee of this Higher Education Institution from Rio Grande do Sul, last 4th May.  Doctor Cleber Prodanov, Feevale University Dean and Doctor Paula Casari Cundaria,  Director of International and Institutional Relations, got the chance to visit the bioengineering and biochemical laboratories, the Assistive Technology and Occupational Performance Laboratory (aTOPlab) and the Healthcare Simulation Center. It was a moment for sharing experiences and getting to know more about innovative projects in health research for both institutions.  The visit was led by Maria Guarino, Rui Fonseca-Pinto and Rui Pedrosa, in

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Bodyshaming and satisfaction with body image

On September 21, 2021, our researcher Roberta Frontini gave a workshop at Leiria IPL’s School of Education and Social Sciences entitled “Bodyshaming and satisfaction with body image”.This workshop was part of the #BEACTIVE week, a week that intended to celebrate the European week of sport at ESECS. The workshop focused on the importance of understanding and mitigating bodyshaming, a form of aggression that involves criticizing and humiliating others through derogatory and negative comments that relate to physical appearance.

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Congress of the Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro

On October 9th, Pedro Machado, PhD fellow at ciTechCare, was invited to participate in the Roundtable: Rehabilitation in Survival, in the II Congress of PsychoOncology of the Liga Portuguesa contra o Cancro, with the topic “Rehabilitation and physical exercise”, where he highlighted the main benefits of physical exercise in cancer.According to Pedro, ‘this was another opportunity to learn and share knowledge”. This initiative continues the scientific events in the field of Psycho-Oncology that the League has been promoting since the creation, in 2009, of Psycho-Oncology Units across the country, complementing the provision of free consultations for cancer patients and their

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Flash-talk about CBmeter in the 2021 Jornadas of Scientific Computing

The ciTechCare’s researcher Maria Guarino will present a flash-talk intitled ” Decoding signals from oxygen sensors to diagnose…diabetes”, based on the CBmeter project, at the 2021 Jornadas de Computação Científica, in the session “Polytechnic of Leiria – Knowledge at the Service of the Society”.This session will be held on Wednesday, October 20th, at 10:30. Several Research, Development and Innovation (R&D+i) projects developed at the Polytechnic of Leiria will be presented as an example of an institutional strategy focused on the activities of sharing and valorisation of knowledge with impact on the economic and social fabric of the region and with

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