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Importance of mental health and physical activity in confinement

Roberta Frontini, researcher at ciTechCare, was invited to present a lecture entitled “The importance of promoting mental health and physical activity during pandemic lockdown: the relevance of a multidisciplinary view”, in the 3rd edition of The Man-Machine Wellbeing Symposium (MW).Roberta highlighted some studies carried out by a team of lecturers and researchers at the Polytechnic of Leiria within the scope of COVID-19, reinforcing the importance of the benefits of physical activity in mental health. In the end, Roberta reinforced the importance of multidisciplinary work and the inclusion of designers in teams working on the development of services to promote the well-being

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Role of Science and Technology in Social Awareness

Maria Guarino, coordinator of ciTechCare, will participate tomorrow (May 11th) in the 5th session of the Cycle of Social Innovation Webinars. Under the title “THE ROLE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIAL SENSITIZATION”, this session is part of the webinar promoted by Startup Leiria: “Technology & Knowledge: Innovation Catalysts” which, in turn, is part of a cycle of 6 webinars to be held monthly until June 2021.These sessions aim to raise awareness among social entrepreneurs and our community about the themes of social innovation, highlighting the areas that would most benefit from the intervention of social entrepreneurship. The Session will be

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Second version of the Veggies4MyHeart on Play Store

The second version of Veggies4MyHeart has just been released on Play Store and will soon be launched on the App Store. This serious game for health promotion is targeted at pre-school children and aims to promote knowledge about vegetables and encourage them to eat more vegetables from an early age.This digital game is mentored by a team of health experts led by nutritionist Cátia Pontes, who is a researcher at ciTechCare and lecturer at School of Health Sciences, Polytechnic of Leiria, and was designed by a vast team of students at the Polytechnic of Leiria, with the support of the

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ciTechCare Coordinator supports a national campaign against hate speech

Maria Guarino, coordinator of ciTechCare, joined several people from the theatre, music, photography, literature, dance, academia and other areas to actively support an initiative of the EAPN Portugal (EAPN – European Anti Poverty Network) against hate speech and under the motto “Hate Speech is not an Argument. In each district, 15 people were invited to wear a t-shirt with one of the messages and to advertise it on social networks. “Hate speech has been gaining more and more space within Europe and Portugal is no exception. This speech is reproduced not only in a “soft Portuguese” in spontaneous conversations and

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Researcher in the editorial board of the Journal of Intellectual Disability – Diagnosis and Treatment

Helena Reis, researcher at ciTechCare and teacher at Escola Superior de Saúde do Politécnico de Leiria, is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Intellectual Disability – Diagnosis and Treatment.The journal aims to publish research in the field of diagnosis, prevention and intervention in children and adults with intellectual disability. It covers not just the technical aspects of the procedures in prenatal, newborn and postnatal screening, but also the impact which the process of testing and treatment has on individuals, parents, families and public health in general. More information HERE.

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ciTechCare integrates the map of national technological infrastructures

ciTechCare became part of the Map of National Technological Infrastructures of the Agência Nacional de Inovação (ANI) from 2020. The results of this mapping show that Portugal presents a more diversified and complex set of technological infrastructures, with a broader scope in terms of skills for innovation.The current study also characterizes the reality of technological infrastructures in territorial terms, based on NUTS II, allowing a greater knowledge of the reality of each of the regions in terms of training for R&D and innovation activities.The update of this survey took place within the scope of Order No. 946/2020 of January 23,

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