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Gabriel Pires obtained his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineer from the University of Coimbra in 2012. He is Adjunct Professor at the Engineering Department of the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, and Integrated Researcher at the Institute of Systems and Robotics, University of Coimbra, being supervisor of several MSc and PhD students, and Postdoc researchers. He is also the coordinator of the Lab. VITA.IPT ¿ Life Assisted by Intelligent Environments. He participated, as responsible, member or collaborator, in several National and European R&D projects in the areas of Human-computer interfaces, assistive mobile robotics and telehealth. His main research focus is on EEG-based brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) and biosignal processing, seeking to improve the reliability and usability of BCIs. He serves as a reviewer in many scientific journals and scientific committees of several conferences. He was the recipient of several national awards including the PhD Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge. He was a member of the board of the Portuguese Society for Rehabilitation and Accessibility Engineering ¿ SUPERA.
Identificação

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Gabriel Pires

Nomes de citação

  • Pires, Gabriel
  • Pires, G.

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID
9C19-9DF1-EB2B
ORCID iD
0000-0001-9967-845X
Google Scholar ID
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=84oroekAAAAJ&hl=en
Researcher Id
W-2972-2018
Scopus Author Id
6701432446

Websites

  • http://home.isr.uc.pt/~gpires/ (Profissional)
  • http://orion.ipt.pt/~gpires/ (Profissional)

Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências da Engenharia e Tecnologias - Engenharia Eletrotécnica, Eletrónica e Informática - Engenharia Eletrotécnica e Eletrónica
Formação
Grau Classificação
2007/01 - 2012/05
Concluído
Engenharia Electrotécnica (Doutoramento)
Especialização em Instrumentação e Controlo
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal
"Biosignal Classification for Human Interface with Devices and Surrounding Environment" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Distinção e Louvor
Projetos

Projeto

Designação Financiadores
2018 - 2021/07/25 BCI-CONNECT – Effective brain connectivity of decision and error monitoring circuits in health and disease: from neurocognition to brain computer interfaces
030852
Investigador
FCT - CENTRO2020 - FEDER
2018 - 2021/06 B-RELIABLE: Boosting reliability and interaction on brain-machine interface systems integrating automatic error-detection
030935
Investigador responsável
Universidade de Coimbra Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica, Portugal
FCT - CENTRO2020 - FEDER
2017 - 2020/01 HTPDIR - HUMAN TRACKING AND PERCEPTION IN DYNAMIC IMMERSIVE ROOMS
POCI-01-0247-FEDER-017644
Investigador responsável
COMPETE2020
2017 - 2019/09/28 VITASENIOR-MT – Senior healthcare assistance in Medio Tejo
CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-023659
Investigador responsável
Instituto Politécnico de Tomar Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Tomar, Portugal
FCT - CENTRO2020 - FEDER
2017 - 2019/09 AGA@4life: Comprehensive Geriatric approach
023369
Investigador
Instituto Politécnico de Tomar Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Tomar, Portugal
FCT - CENTRO2020 - FEDER
2017 - 2019/09 MOVIDA: Plataforma de Monitorização de Atividade Física
023878
Investigador
FCT - CENTRO2020 - FEDER
2017 - 2019/09 EXOBIKE: Equipamento biomecânico para terapia restauradora e apoio à reabilitação
24013
Investigador
FCT - CENTRO2020 - FEDER
2013 - 2015/12 ASSISTED MOBILITY SUPPORTED BY SHARED-CONTROL AND ADVANCED HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACES
126287
Provided by PTCRIS: 126287
Investigador
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2010 - 2012/06 INTERFACE10 - Emergent Interfaces for Improving Accessibility of Persons with Cerebral Palsy
109661
Provided by PTCRIS: 109661
Investigador
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2007 - 2010/09 PmITS06 - Perception Methods for an Intelligent Transportation System using On-Board and Off-Board Sensing
72226
Provided by PTCRIS: 72226
Investigador
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
2005 - 2008/05 MTDTS04 - Multi-target Detection and Tracking in Semi-structured Outdoor Environment using Laserscanner and Vision
Provided by PTCRIS: 58279
58279
Investigador
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
Produções

Publicações

Artigo em conferência
  1. Fonseca-Pinto, R.; Rijo, R.; Assunção, P.; Seco, M.A.; Guarino, M.P.; Braga-Pontes, C.; Gomes, D.; et al. "Prescribe and monitor physical activity through a community-based ehealth program: movida platform". 2020.
    10.1007/978-3-030-17971-7_3
  2. Pires, Gabriel; Almeida, L.; Lopes, E.; Yalcinkaya, B.; Martins, R.; Lopes, A.; Menezes, P.; Pires, G.. "Towards natural interaction in immersive reality with a cyber-glove". 2019.
    10.1109/smc.2019.8914239
  3. Pires, Gabriel; Cruz, A.; Pires, G.; Lopes, A.C.; Nunes, U.J.. "Detection of Stressful Situations Using GSR While Driving a BCI-controlled Wheelchair". 2019.
    10.1109/embc.2019.8857748
  4. Cruz, A.; Pires, G.; Nunes, U.J.. "Generalization of ErrP-Calibration for Different Error-Rates in P300-Based BCIs". 2019.
    10.1109/SMC.2018.00118
  5. Gomes, D.; Fernandes, F.; Castro, E.; Pires, G.. "Head-movement interface for wheelchair driving based on inertial sensors". 2019.
    10.1109/ENBENG.2019.8692475
  6. Figueiredo, J.; Gordalina, G.; Correia, P.; Pires, G.; Oliveira, L.; Martinho, R.; Rijo, R.; et al. "Recognition of human activity based on sparse data collected from smartphone sensors". 2019.
    10.1109/ENBENG.2019.8692447
  7. Mendes, D.; Jorge, D.; Pires, G.; Panda, R.; Antonio, R.; Dias, P.; Oliveira, L.. "VITASENIOR-MT: A distributed and scalable cloud-based telehealth solution". 2019.
    10.1109/WF-IoT.2019.8767184
  8. Farinha, D.; Dias, J.; Neves, P.; Pereira, K.; Ferreira, C.; Pires, G.. "Assistive robotic hand orthosis (ARHO) controlled with EMG: Evaluation of a preliminary prototype". 2019.
    10.1109/ENBENG.2019.8692562
  9. Pires, G.; Yasemin, M.; Nunes, U.J.. "Naturally embedded SSVEP phase tagging in a P300-based BCI: LSC-4Q speller". 2019.
    10.1109/SMC.2019.8913973
  10. Garrote, L.; Perdiz, J.; Pires, G.; Nunes, U.J.. "Reinforcement Learning Motion Planning for an EOG-centered Robot Assisted Navigation in a Virtual Environment". 2019.
    10.1109/RO-MAN46459.2019.8956348
  11. Pires, Gabriel. "VITASENIOR-MT: a telehealth solution for the elderly focused on the interaction with TV". 2018.
    10.1109/HealthCom.2018.8531126
  12. Pires, Gabriel. "Development of a Biomechanical Bike with Assistive Technologies to Be Used for Rehabilitation". 2018.
    doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02053-8_147
  13. Pires, Gabriel. "Measuring the impact of reinforcement learning on an electrooculography-only computer game". 2018.
    10.1109/SeGAH.2018.8401359
  14. Gordalina, G.; Figueiredo, J.; Martinho, R.; Rijo, R.; Correia, P.; Assunção, P.; Seco, A.; et al. "Tracking human routines towards adaptive monitoring: The MOVIDA.domus platform". 2018.
    10.1016/j.procs.2018.10.007
  15. Pires, Gabriel. "Emotional state detection based on EMG and EOG biosignals: A short survey". 2017.
    10.1109/ENBENG.2017.7889451
  16. Cruz, A.; Garcia, D.; Pires, G.; Nunes, U.. "Facial expression recognition based on EOG toward emotion detection for human-robot interaction". 2015.
  17. Parafita, R.; Pires, G.; Nunes, U.; Castelo-Branco, M.. "A spacecraft game controlled with a brain-computer interface using SSVEP with phase tagging". 2013.
    10.1109/SeGAH.2013.6665309
  18. Lopes, A.C.; Pires, G.; Nunes, U.. "RobChair: Experiments evaluating Brain-Computer Interface to steer a semi-autonomous wheelchair". 2012.
    10.1109/IROS.2012.6386276
  19. Sousa, T.; Oliveira, D.; Khalighi, S.; Pires, G.; Nunes, U.. "Neurophysiologic and statistical analysis of failures in automatic sleep stage classification". 2012.
  20. Pires, G.; Nunes, U.; Castelo-Branco, M.. "Evaluation of brain-computer interfaces in accessing computer and other devices by people with severe motor impairments". 2012.
    10.1016/j.procs.2012.10.032
  21. Pires, G.; Torres, M.; Casaleiro, N.; Nunes, U.; Castelo-Branco, M.. "Playing Tetris with non-invasive BCI". 2011.
    10.1109/SeGAH.2011.6165454
  22. Lopes, A.C.; Pires, G.; Vaz, L.; Nunes, U.. "Wheelchair navigation assisted by human-machine shared-control and a P300-based brain computer interface". 2011.
    10.1109/IROS.2011.6048355
  23. Simões, H.; Pires, G.; Nunes, U.; Silva, V.. "Feature extraction and selection for automatic sleep staging using EEG". 2010.
  24. Ribeiro, A.; Sirgado, A.; Aperta, J.; Lopes, A.; Guilherme, J.; Correia, P.; Pires, G.; Nunes, U.. "A low-cost eeg stand-alone device for brain computer interface". 2009.
  25. Pires, G.; Nunes, U.. "A brain computer interface methodology based on a visual P300 paradigm". 2009.
    10.1109/IROS.2009.5354384
  26. Pires, G.; Nunes, U.; Castelo-Branco, M.. "P300 spatial filtering and coherence-based channel selection". 2009.
    10.1109/NER.2009.5109295
  27. Pires, Gabriel; Castelo-Branco, Miguel; Nunes, Urbano; Pires, G.; Castelo-Branco, M.; Nunes, U.. "Visual P300-based BCI to steer a wheelchair: A Bayesian approach". 2008.
    Publicado • 10.1109/iembs.2008.4649238
  28. Pires, G.; Nunes, U.; Castelo-Branco, M.. "Brain computer interface approaches to control mobile robotic devices". 2008.
  29. Pires, G.; Nunes, U.; Castelo-Branco, M.. "Single-trial EEG classification of movement related potential". 2007.
    10.1109/ICORR.2007.4428482
  30. Pires, Gabriel; Aradjo, Rui; Nunes, Urbano; de Almeida, A.T.. "RobChair - a powered wheelchair using a behaviour-based navigation". 1998.
  31. Pires, G.; Honorio, N.; Lopes, C.; Nunes, U.; Almeida, A.T.. "Autonomous wheelchair for disabled people". 1997.
Artigo em revista
  1. Paulo JR; Pires G; Nunes UJ. "Cross-Subject Zero Calibration Driver's Drowsiness Detection: Exploring Spatiotemporal Image Encoding of EEG Signals For Convolutional Neural Network Classification.". IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering : a publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2021): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/33979288.
    10.1109/tnsre.2021.3079505
  2. Cruz, A.; Pires, G.; Lopes, A.; Carona, C.; Nunes, U.J.. "A Self-Paced BCI With a Collaborative Controller for Highly Reliable Wheelchair Driving: Experimental Tests With Physically Disabled Individuals". IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems (2021): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85100445948&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1109/THMS.2020.3047597
  3. Perdiz, Joao; Garrote, Luis; Pires, Gabriel; Nunes, Urbano J.. "A Reinforcement Learning Assisted Eye-Driven Computer Game Employing a Decision Tree-Based Approach and CNN Classification". IEEE Access 9 (2021): 46011-46021. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/access.2021.3068055.
    10.1109/access.2021.3068055
  4. Pereira, Telmo; Pires, Gabriel; Jorge, Dário; Santos, Diogo. "Telehealth monitoring of a hypertensive elderly patient with the new VITASENIOR-MT system: a case study". Blood Pressure Monitoring 25 4 (2020): 227-230. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/mbp.0000000000000443.
    Publicado • 10.1097/mbp.0000000000000443
  5. Pires, Gabriel. "Double ErrP Detection for Automatic Error Correction in an ERP-Based BCI Speller". IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. (2017): http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8048036/.
    10.1109/TNSRE.2017.2755018
  6. Teresa Sousa; Carlos Amaral; João Andrade; Gabriel Pires; Urbano Nunes; Miguel Castelo-Branco. "Pure visual imagery as a potential approach to achieve three classes of control for implementation of BCI in non-motor disorders". Journal of Neural Engineering (2017):
    10.1088/1741-2552/aa70ac
  7. Lopes, Ana; Rodrigues, Joao; Perdigao, Jorge; Pires, Gabriel; Nunes, Urbano. "A New Hybrid Motion Planner: Applied in a Brain-Actuated Robotic Wheelchair". IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine 23 4 (2016): 82-93. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/mra.2016.2605403.
    Publicado • 10.1109/mra.2016.2605403
  8. Sara Barbosa; Gabriel Pires; Urbano Nunes. "Toward a reliable gaze-independent hybrid BCI combining visual and natural auditory stimuli". Journal of Neuroscience Methods 261 (2016): 47-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2015.11.026.
    10.1016/j.jneumeth.2015.11.026
  9. Sousa T; Cruz A; Khalighi S; Pires G; Nunes U. "A two-step automatic sleep stage classification method with dubious range detection.". (2015): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/25677576.
    10.1016/j.compbiomed.2015.01.017
  10. Teixeira, M.; Pires, G.; Raimundo, M.; Nascimento, S.; Almeida, V.; Castelo-Branco, M.. "Robust single trial identification of conscious percepts triggered by sensory events of variable saliency". PLoS ONE 9 1 (2014): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84899804483&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1371/journal.pone.0086201
  11. Lopes, A.C.; Pires, G.; Nunes, U.. "Assisted navigation for a brain-actuated intelligent wheelchair". Robotics and Autonomous Systems 61 3 (2013): 245-258. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84873278782&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.robot.2012.11.002
  12. Khalighi, S.; Sousa, T.; Pires, G.; Nunes, U.. "Automatic sleep staging: A computer assisted approach for optimal combination of features and polysomnographic channels". Expert Systems with Applications 40 17 (2013): 7046-7059. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84880526373&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.eswa.2013.06.023
  13. Pires, G.; Nunes, U.; Castelo-Branco, M.. "Comparison of a row-column speller vs. a novel lateral single-character speller: Assessment of BCI for severe motor disabled patients". Clinical Neurophysiology 123 6 (2012): 1168-1181. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84861459956&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.clinph.2011.10.040
  14. Pires, G.; Nunes, U.; Castelo-Branco, M.. "Statistical spatial filtering for a P300-based BCI: Tests in able-bodied, and patients with cerebral palsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis". Journal of Neuroscience Methods 195 2 (2011): 270-281. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-78751702089&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.jneumeth.2010.11.016
  15. Pires, G.; Nunes, U.. "A wheelchair steered through voice commands and assisted by a reactive fuzzy-logic controller". Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications 34 3 (2002): 301-314. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0036055770&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1023/A:1016363605613
Capítulo de livro
  1. Pires, Gabriel. "A Hybrid Brain-Computer Interface Fusing P300 ERP and Electrooculography". 2020.
    10.1007/978-3-030-31635-8_213
  2. Gomes, A.; Santos, Á.; Alcobia, C.; Páris, C.; Rasteiro, D.; Bigotte, E.; Moita, F.; et al. "Development of a Biomechanical Bike with Assistive Technologies to Be Used for Rehabilitation". In 2008 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. 2019.
    Publicado • 10.1007/978-3-030-02053-8_147
  3. Nunes, U.; Pires, G.; Coelho, P.. "Assistive navigation control architecture". In 2008 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. 2000.
    Publicado
Tese / Dissertação
  1. Pires, Gabriel Pereira. "Biosignal Classification for Human Interface with Devices and Surrounding Environment". Doutoramento, 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/20315.
  2. Pires, Gabriel Pereira. "Navegação assistida de uma cadeira de rodas controlada por computador e com interface de voz". Mestrado, 2001. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/9868.
Atividades

Comissão de avaliação

Descrição da atividade
Tipo de assessoria
Instituição / Organização Entidade financiadora
2021/01 - 2021/12 Guest Editor of the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience with the Research Topic, Error-Related Potentials: Challenges and Applications. jan 2021 https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/18210/error-related-potentials-challenges-and-applications
Avaliador
2020/11 - 2021/09 Jury of The Annual BCI Award 2021. The International BCI Award, endowed with 6,000 USD, is one of the top accolades in BCI research. The BCI Award was created to recognize outstanding and innovative research in the field of Brain-Computer Interfaces. https://www.bci-award.com/
Avaliador
Distinções

Prémio

2018 Best poster
Instituto Politécnico de Santarém Escola Superior de Gestão e Tecnologia de Santarém, Portugal
2014 Winning Project of 11º Edição - Poliempreende - Concurso de Ideias e Planos de Negócio: Project "Wheelchair-Head Motion Unit"
Conselho Coordenador dos Institutos Superiores Politécnicos, Portugal
2012 2nd place on the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2012 in the Phd category: "The effective use of brain-computer interfaces in real-world applications"
Fraunhofer AICOS, Portugal
2000 "Engineering award" - Best robot design (Robot Blue-T)
Mobile Robotic competition, Portugal