Cooking Workshop – Veggies4myheart project

Saturday, February 26, the Cooking Workshop of the Veggies4MyHeart project took place at the School of Health Sciences (ESSLei) of the Polytechnic of Leiria, with the special participation of Chef and Nutritionist Rui Lopes and the presence of the project team.Veggies4myHeart is a ciTechCare project, led by Cátia Pontes and promoted by Intern Nutritionists Neuza Barros and Patrícia Ferreira. The project aims to promote literacy in food and nutrition as well as to reinforce the consumption of vegetables in preschool age.This year, the project was carried out in partnership with the PIICIE program (Integrated and Innovative Plan to Combat School Withdraw)

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CBmeter in the podcast

ciTechCare researcher Maria Guarino talked with António Lopes in the podcast UmsobreZero about CBmeter project CBmeter – ciTechcare (ipleiria.pt). In this podcast, topics of interest to most people were addressed, such as the definition of diabetes and the evolution of the disease throughout history, as well as its consequences. The impact of the CBmeter project in diabetes prevention and how it aims to contribute to early diagnosis of this disease that currently affects about 420 million people worldwide. UmsobreZero is a podcast of conversations about technology that was awarded the prize for best Science and Technology podcast in the Portuguese

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SAVETRACK enables to monitor patients at the urgent care

SaveTrack project aims to supervise and to alert health professionals about the essential clinic parameters of patients from the urgent care. “The project goes through the reconstruction and reorganization of the pathway that undergoes at the urgent care”, which motivates the “understanding of who is going to need those sensors and the way the follow-up will be held, trying not to overpressure the healthcare professionals”, says Maria Guarino, coordinator of Center for Innovative Care and Health Technology – ciTechCare and one of the researchers that lead the SAFETRACK study. Leiria Hospital Center invited the polytechnic of Leiria’s researchers to join

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Physical activity promotion in COPD

Today is the World COPD Day. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic and progressive respiratory disease manifested by decreased lung function, associated with symptoms such as shortness of breath and reduced exercise tolerance.To mark this date, we share one of the research projects currently taking place at ciTechCare, the OnTRACK project, which aims to promote physical activity for people with COPD through a mobile application where they can have access to personalized goals adjusted to their condition, with the supervision of a health professional. People with COPD who remain physically active have a better quality of life and

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Campus 5 O’Clock Talks – Impact assessment

Campus 5 O’Clock Talk sessions are back, almost after 2 years of absence, caused by the pandemic, and the last one was about impact assessment, mainly on social projects, which is not only important, but also a needed reality. Compared to other projects, social programs require special and different assessment models, which does not really mean, less effective. It was a pleasant talk lead by Rui Santos, in a hydrib format, that allowed to share experiences and improve knowledge on this fieldwork.

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Poster presentation at Oncofit – From Sports lab to cancer clinic

The second edition of Oncofit – From sports lab to cancer clinic happened last March 18th and 19th, at North Rehabilitation Center. Oncomove and Research and Supportive Care in oncology Association (AICSO) were the organisers of the event whose aim is to promote the discussion about the importance of physical exercise role as a therapeutic approach in oncology. Several articles have been published highlighting the scientific evidence about the benefits of exercise training as supportative intervention in people with this chronic disease. Pedro Machado represented ciTechCare by presenting the poster of the article “Effect of perioperative exercise training on quality

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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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