Pandemic race

Salvato Feijó, collaborator member of ciTechCare, current clinical director of Centro Hospitalar de Leiria and director of the Pulmonology Departmentof the same hospital, was interviewed by Jornal de Leiria on January 28th, where he spoke about the challenge that the Leiria Hospital Center, like other hospitals in the country, is facing due to the new wave of COVID-19. “We are in a race against the pandemic time to gain some advantage, given the epidemiological evolution. The situation is very serious.” says Salvato. “What we are experiencing in hospitals is not comparable with anyother time. (…) The health system mustrespond. We

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What about tomorrow?

Sónia Gonçalves Pereira, researcher at ciTechCare, published an opinion article on January 14, in Jornal de Leiria, with a topic that is even more distressing today – the pandemic situation in which we all live in, the feeling of insecurity when looking at the present and the future, and the need for adaptation. Sónia emphasizes that «the society is ‘made of change’. (…) Today’s society has already experienced the disturbance. Adaptation is now needed. We need to give it time (and space). Tomorrow.» Read full article HERE.

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MOVIDA at the WONCA Conference

At the last European conference of WONCA European Family Doctors, held in Bratislava, Slovakia in June, the MOVIDA project won the best paper award in the field of Public Health and Health Prevention. The ciTechCare researchers Rui Fonseca-Pinto and Bruno Carreira attended the conference and also presented a workshop on Prescribing Physical Activity, where they discussed the use of mobile applications to prescribe and monitor physical activity.

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ciTechCare was represented at the CMBEBIH 2019

Rui Fonseca-Pinto presented two communications at the International Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering, which took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina from the 16th to the 19th of May. Francisco Cunha, Luis Távora, Pedro Assunção, Sérgio Faria, Rui Fonseca-Pinto – Stereo laser speckle dissimilarity analysis using self-organizing maps Rui Fonseca-Pinto – Prescribe and Monitor Physical Activity through a community based eHealth Program: MOVIDA platform Find more information HERE.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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