Physical activity monitoring platform

Chronic diseases prevention and management combined with rehabilitation programs establishes a true challenge for the healthcare community. Epidemiological studies reveal an increased prevalence of cardiovascular and chronic diseases and specifies supervised physical activity as a strong tool to control their progression.
This interdisciplinary and inter-institutional project will create a global health community program centered in a platform with a mobile app and a dashboard, aimed to monitor physical activity, being divided into 4 main modules to target several branches of the population. The program enables exercise prescription and monitor user’s performance and adherence in metabolic diseases patients (MOVIDA.cronos), draw and follow up cardiac rehabilitation programs (MOVIDA.eros), track and quantify indoor movements (MOVIDA.domus), and access to a stratified training circuit to maintain or improve fitness levels in healthy users (MOVIDA.polis).

Principal Investigator
Rui Fonseca-Pinto

Research Team
Ricardo Martinho;
Rui Rijo;
Pedro Assunção;
Maria Alexandra Seco;
Maria Pedro Guarino;
Maria Dulce Gomes;
Cátia Pontes;
Bruno Carreira;
Gabriel Pires;
Luís Oliveira;
Pedro Correia;
Catarina Leitã.

Research Unit
Telecommunications Institute – Polytechnic of Leiria delegation

18 months (2017 – 2019)

Institutional Partners and Others
Polytechnic Institute of Tomar
Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco
Leiria Municipality
Leiria Hospital Center
Santiago Family Health Unit



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