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We Have a New Special Issue!

We are thrilled to announce the opening of a new Special Issue from Sensors journal, titled “Applications of Smart Sensing Textiles for Assessment and Assistance of Motion”!

We invite researchers, scholars, and experts in the field to contribute their innovative research and insights in this burgeoning area of smart sensing textiles. Manuscripts can be submitted until August 31, 2024. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your work and contribute to advancements in motion assessment and assistance technology! For more details and submission guidelines, please visit the Sensors journal website –

Let’s shape the future of biomedical sensors together!


Our PI Cristina Santos Presented our Robotic Cane Project on TV!

We are thrilled to announce that our lab’s Principal Investigator (PI) Cristina Santos had the honor of showcasing our groundbreaking project on the popular TV show “Manhã Informativa” aired on Porto Canal.

On January 9th, our PI passionately presented our innovative concept for a robotic cane, highlighting its potential to revolutionize mobility assistance technology. This invaluable opportunity not only allowed us to share our vision with a broader audience but also reinforced our commitment to advancing cutting-edge solutions that enhance the quality of life for individuals worldwide. We extend our gratitude to Porto Canal for the platform and look forward to further developments in our robotic cane project.


Our Collegue Sara Monteiro Presented Her Master Thesis!

We are happy to announce that BiRDLAB has a new Master in Biomedical Engineering.

Our colleague, Sara Monteiro, has officially earned her Master’s in Biomedical Engineering. She wrapped up her studies with a bang, presenting her MSc thesis on “Human-in-the-loop Control for Lower Limb Assistance by an Exoskeleton.” Sara’s work is a standout contribution, highlighting her passion and expertise in exploring how exoskeletons can assist lower limbs with a human touch. Big congrats to Sara on this well-deserved achievement!


Our Collegue Helena Gonçalves Presented Her PhD Thesis!

We’re thrilled to share another round of exciting news from our research community!

Our exceptional colleague, Helena Raquel Gouveia Silva Gonçalves, has officially completed her doctoral research in Biomedical Engineering, titled “Biofeedback Devices: A Contribution to Parkinson’s Disease.” This momentous occasion provided an excellent opportunity to delve into the culmination of Helena’s dedicated research, offering valuable insights into the creative application of biofeedback devices to address the challenges posed by Parkinson’s disease. This academic milestone not only highlights Helena’s unwavering commitment but also shines a light on the promising strides in biomedical engineering and their potential impact on healthcare. Heartfelt congratulations to Helena on this outstanding achievement!


Our Collegue Roberto Barbosa Presented His PhD Thesis!

We’re thrilled to share another round of exciting news from our research community!

Our colleague Roberto Martins Barbosa presented his Doctoral research as part of the Doctoral Programme in Leaders for Technical Industries. The gathering provided a unique opportunity to explore the innovative developments in computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery. Attendees had the chance to delve into Roberto’s research findings, gaining valuable insights into advancements at the intersection of technology and healthcare. This event marked the culmination of Roberto’s doctoral journey, offering a glimpse into the future of medical diagnostics and treatment.


Our Collegue Nuno Ribeiro Presented His PhD Thesis!

We’re thrilled to share another round of exciting news from our research community!

As part of the Doctoral Programme in Leaders for Technical Industries, our colleague Nuno Miguel Ferrete Ribeiro presented his doctoral research on “Senior-oriented robotic devices and algorithms for personalized fall prediction and prevention.” The significant event unfolded on December 19, 2022, at 2:30 PM, at Universidade do Minho, Campus de Azurém. The occasion provided a platform to explore innovative advancements in senior-oriented technology, specifically focusing on personalized fall prediction and prevention. Attendees had the opportunity to delve into Nuno’s research, gaining insights into the intersection of robotics and healthcare for the well-being of the elderly. This event marked a crucial milestone in Nuno’s academic journey and contributed to the ongoing discourse on technological solutions for addressing challenges faced by seniors.