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João L. Vilaça graduated in Industrial Electronics and Computers at University of Minho, Portugal in 2004. In 2008, he obtained the PhD degree in In- dustrial Electronics from the University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal. From 2009, he has been at the Technology Department of the School of Tech- nology, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave - IPCA, Portugal, where he is Associate Professor. From 2009 to 2018, he was also researcher at the ICVS/3B'¿s Laboratory, university of Minho, Portugal. In February 2018, he joined the 2Ai as re- searcher, where he is currently its Director. Since 2021 he is pro-president for R&D at IPCA. João direct his daily efforts towards challenge driven research, aiming to solve practical problems faced by clinicians and surgeons in their daily practice. His research work focuses on augmenting the information at the disposal of the physician and potentiating its precision. To this end, he aims to integrate multimodality image sources combined with machine learning methodologies and personalized models to improve clinicians¿ scope of the patient¿s anatomy, as well as providing accurate di- agnosis and navigation tools. His work is focused in the areas of medical imaging processing, image tracking, deep learning, artificial intelligence and collaborative robots, with over 150 indexed papers in the field. He found and co-chair the IEEE conference on Series Games and Applications for Heath. More than 100 students have obtained the degree under his supervision, including PhD, master and undergraduate degrees. He has been awarded competitive funding of over 4 million as PI. In projects that he was or is involved has always favoured the development of proto- types that result in 10 patents, one spin-off company - iSurgical3D, and 2 knowledge transfers to international medical companies.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
João L Vilaça

Citation names

  • Vilaça, João L

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
9110-13C6-BD33
ORCID iD
0000-0002-4196-5357
Scopus Author Id
24391349500

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Electrotechnical Engineering, Electronics and Informatics - Robotics and Automatic Control

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Upper intermediate (B2) Advanced (C1)
French Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Spanish; Castilian Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2) Beginner (A1) Elementary (A2)
Education
Degree Classification
2018/10/15 - 2018/10/19
Concluded
Curso LBR MED - Colocação em funcionamento e programação Sunrise OS (Outros)
Major in Robótica Médica
KUKA Roboter GmbH, Germany
2015/09/22 - 2015/09/25
Concluded
Curso de programação de robôs industriais colaborativos KUKA iiwa – for Intelligent Industrial Work Assistant (Outros)
Major in Robótica Colaborativa
KUKA Roboter GmbH, Germany
2015/07 - 2015/07
Concluded
Curso de Sistemas modulares da produção – FESTO MPS Componentes e Funcionamento FESTO (Outros)
Major in Automação
Festo AG und Co KG, Germany
2015/07 - 2015/07
Concluded
Curso de robótica móvel – Programação do Robotino FESTO (Outros)
Major in Automação
Festo AG und Co KG, Germany
2015/07 - 2015/07
Concluded
Curso de Electropneumática – Utilização dos Training Packages da FESTO (Outros)
Major in Automação
Festo AG und Co KG, Germany
2013/07/15 - 2013/07/17
Concluded
Curso de programação de robôs industriais KUKA KR4 - Operador (Outros)
Major in Robótica
KUKA, Germany
2004/09 - 2008/11/24
Concluded
Industrial electronics and computers engineering (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Minho Escola de Engenharia, Portugal
"Flexible Information and Control System for 3D Machines" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Unanimously approved
2007/12/18 - 2007/12/20
Concluded
Curso avançado de programação de robôs da marca (Outros)
Major in Robótica
ABB Automation Technologies AB, Sweden
2007/12/03 - 2007/12/05
Concluded
Curso básico de programação e manutenção de robôs da marca DENSO (Outros)
Major in Robótica
Sumitomo Denso Kabushiki Kaisha, Japan
2007/11/07 - 2007/11/09
Concluded
Curso básico de programação de robôs da marca ABB (Outros)
Major in Robótica
ABB Automation Technologies AB, Sweden
2007/10/29 - 2007/10/30
Concluded
Curso de Super Computadores (Outros)
Major in Super computação
DEISA - Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Application, Italy
2004
Concluded
Industrial Electronics and computers Engineering (Licenciatura)
Universidade do Minho Escola de Engenharia, Portugal
"Industrial Electronics and computers Engineering" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
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Affiliation

Teaching in Higher Education

Category
Host institution
Employer
2017/09/01 - Current Teacher Coordinator (Polytechnic Teacher) Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2009/09/01 - 2017/08/31 Adjunct Teacher (Polytechnic Teacher) Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal

Positions / Appointments

Category
Host institution
Employer
2021/10 - Current Pro-president Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal
2018/02/01 - Current Research Unit Coordinator Instituto politécnico do Cávado e do Ave - Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial Aplicada, Portugal
Instituto politécnico do Cávado e do Ave - Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial Aplicada, Portugal
2013 - Current Scientific Committee of the Master in Electronic and Computer Engineering Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2010 - Current Member of the Technical-Scientific Council of the IPCA Superior School of Technology Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal
2010 - 2021/02 Coordinator of the Disciplinary Area of Control, Automation and robotics Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2018 - 2021 Evaluation Coordinating Council Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal
2016 - 2019 Member of the scientific committee of the Doctoral Program in Applied Health Sciences Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
2014 - 2016 Pedagogical Council Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2013 - 2016 Course Director of Master in Electronics and Computer Engineering Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2022 - Current Scientific Committee of the PhD in Digital Games Development Universidade Europeia IADE Faculdade de Design Tecnologia e Comunicação, Portugal
2021/10 - Current Coordinator of the Disciplinary Area of Intelligent Systems and Control Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2016/03/01 - 2021/10/15 Director of Technology Department, School of Technology Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal
2009 - 2016 Course Director of BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2009/01/01 - 2012/12/31 Postdoctoral researcher at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS) , in the development of medical devices. Universidade do Minho Instituto de Investigação em Ciências da Vida e Saúde, Portugal
2004/10/01 - 2008/11/24 PhD student - Computer vision, computer graphics and mechatronics: R&D in the areas of reverse engineering, automatic trajectories generation and medical Image analysis. Universidade do Minho Escola de Engenharia, Portugal
2000/07/01 - 2000/09/30 Trainee - Presentation of BPI bank web pages to customers and institution employees. Other activities related with the normal operations accomplished by the institution. BPI Lisboa, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2014/03 - 2015/08 Navegação Inteligente em Intervenção Cardíaca através da interpretação de dados Ecocardiográficos 3D em Tempo Real com Modelos Personalizados de RM
Provided by PTCRIS: EXPL/BBB-BMD/2473/2013
EXPL/BBB-BMD/2473/2013
Researcher
Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Universidade do Minho Instituto de Investigação em Ciências da Vida e Saúde, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2014/03 - 2015/02 Digital Impression System for Dental Prosthesis
Provided by PTCRIS: EXPL/BBB-BMD/2146/2013
EXPL/BBB-BMD/2146/2013
Researcher
Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Universidade do Minho Instituto de Investigação em Ciências da Vida e Saúde, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2010/04 - 2013/10 Sistema pectus 3D: modelagem/dobragem automática e personalizada de prótese cirúrgica com fixadores acoplados sem radiação, e simulação virtual do resultado cosmético pós-cirúrgico.
Provided by PTCRIS: PTDC/SAU-BEB/103368/2008
PTDC/SAU-BEB/103368/2008
Principal investigator
Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Universidade do Minho Instituto de Investigação em Ciências da Vida e Saúde, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2009/01 - 2012/12 Pectus3D: biomodelador virtual do resultado cosmético pós-operatório
SFRH/BPD/46851/2008
Post-doc Fellow
Universidade do Minho Instituto de Investigação em Ciências da Vida e Saúde, Portugal
Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT
2004/09 - 2008/07 Sistema de Comando e Informação Flexível para máquinas 3D
SFRH/BD/18155/2004
PhD Student Fellow
Universidade do Minho Centro ALGORITMI, Portugal

Universidade do Minho Centro de Tecnologias Mecânicas e de Materiais, Portugal
Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT
Concluded

Contract

Designation Funders
2020/01 - Current Artificial Intelligence Navigation systems for Robotic Minimal Invasive Interventions
NA
Principal investigator
Instituto politécnico do Cávado e do Ave - Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial Aplicada, Portugal
Karl Storz SE and Co KG
Ongoing
2021 - 2024 RUN-EU PLUS
Principal investigator
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal
2020/10 - 2023/12 SmartHealth - Inteligência Artificial para Cuidados de Saúde Personalizados ao Longo da Vida
Provided by PTCRIS: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000045
Principal investigator
Instituto politécnico do Cávado e do Ave - Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial Aplicada, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2020/01 - 2023/12 Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial Aplicada - Financiamento Programático
Provided by PTCRIS: UIDP/05549/2020
Principal investigator
Instituto politécnico do Cávado e do Ave - Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial Aplicada, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2020/01 - 2023/12 Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial Aplicada
Provided by PTCRIS: UIDB/05549/2020
Principal investigator
Instituto politécnico do Cávado e do Ave - Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial Aplicada, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2021 - 2023/07/30 SAFHE Safe Health Elderly Monitoring
Researcher
Instituto politécnico do Cávado e do Ave - Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial Aplicada, Portugal
Ongoing
2021/09/01 - 2023/06/30 OncoNavigator – Intelligent System for Personalized Navigation and Mapping of Oncological Interventions
Principal investigator
Instituto politécnico do Cávado e do Ave - Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial Aplicada, Portugal
Ongoing
2020 - 2023 RUN-EU
Researcher
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal
Ongoing
2020/04 - 2021/04 HowMI (How am I?) – Home Wearables and Monitors Integrated
POCI-01-02B7-FEDER-053284
Researcher
Instituto politécnico do Cávado e do Ave - Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial Aplicada, Portugal
Ongoing
2020/07 - 2020/11 2AI Summer School
Principal investigator
Instituto politécnico do Cávado e do Ave - Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial Aplicada, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2017/08/10 - 2019/08/09 Ortótese inteligente personalizada para plagiocefalia posicional
Provided by PTCRIS: SAICT-POL/24300/2016
Principal investigator
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal

Instituto Politécnico do Porto Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
2016 - 2019 New avenues for the development of personalized medical interventions for neurological, oncologic and surgical disorders – “PersonalizedNOS
NORTE 01-0145-FEDER-000013
Researcher
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
Concluded
2017/11 - 2018/03 Framework para sistemas robóticos de identificação, recolha e armazenamento automático de peças poliméricas injetadas baseado em visão por computador
Principal investigator
Instituto politécnico do Cávado e do Ave - Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial Aplicada, Portugal
LUCEMPLAST
Concluded
2009/01 - 2012/12 PECTUS EXCAVATUM: SIMULAÇÃO VIRTUAL DO RESULTADO PÓS-OPERATÓRIO
Provided by PTCRIS: SFRH/BPD/46851/2008
Principal investigator
Universidade do Minho Instituto de Investigação em Ciências da Vida e Saúde, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluded
Outputs

Publications

Book
  1. Oliveira, P.; Pinto, Â.; de Castro, A.V.; Rodrigues, F.; Vilaça, J.; Morais, P.; Veloso, F.. Automatic Clinic Measures and Comparison of Heads Using Point Clouds. 2020.
    10.1007/978-3-030-14347-3_55
  2. Morais, P.; Vilaça, J.L.; Queirós, S.; Rodrigues, P.L.; Tavares, J.M.R.S.; D’hooge, J.. A novel interventional guidance framework for transseptal puncture in left atrial interventions. 2018.
    10.1007/978-3-030-01045-4_11
  3. Faculdade de Engenharia. Computer-aided recognition of the fossa ovalis in cardiac CT datasets. 2015.
  4. Rodrigues, P.L.; Moreira, A.H.J.; Fonseca, J.C.; Pinho, A.C.; Rodrigues, N.F.; Vilaça, J.L.. A region-based algorithm for automatic bone segmentation in volumetric CT. 2012.
Book chapter
  1. Viana, Ó.T.; Terroso, M.; Serejo, C.; Vilaça, J.L.. "A Comparison Review of Existing Personal Health Management Apps in the Portuguese Health Sector Framework". 83-92. 2023.
    10.1007/978-3-031-09659-4_7
  2. Octávio Lima; Miguel Terroso; Nuno Dias; João L.Vilaça; Demétrio Matos. "Development of a Pill Dispenser: System Requirements and Product Architecture". 2023.
    10.1007/978-3-031-20364-0_29
  3. Óscar T. Viana; Miguel Terroso; Cristiana Serejo; João L. Vilaça. "Ascertaining the Influence of Style on the Credibility and Appeal of a Digital Health Avatar". 2023.
    10.1007/978-3-031-20364-0_6
  4. Lima, O.; Terroso, M.; Dias, N.; Vilaça, J.L.; Matos, D.. "Development of the Business Model and User Experience for a Pill Dispenser: A Designer Perspective". 552-564. 2022.
    10.1007/978-3-030-89735-2_45
  5. Terroso, M.; Sampaio, J.; Vilaça, J.. "Office Personal Assistant. Towards a Design and AI Approach". 68-78. 2021.
    10.1007/978-3-030-61671-7_7
  6. Gomes-Fonseca, Joao; Miranda, Alice; Morais, Pedro; Queiros, Sandro; Pinho, Antonio C. M.; Fonseca, Jaime C.; Correia-Pinto, Jorge; Lima, Estevao; Vilaca, Joao L.. "A Dual-Modal CT/US Kidney Phantom Model for Image-Guided Percutaneous Renal Access". 378-387. 2018.
    10.1007/978-3-319-68195-5_42
  7. Carvalho, Pedro; Queiros, Sandro; Moreira, Antonio; Brito, Jose Henrique; Veloso, Fernando; Terroso, Miguel; Rodrigues, Nuno F.; et al. "Instrumented vest for postural reeducation". 2017.
    10.1109/SeGAH.2017.7939300
  8. Silva, Silvia; Queiros, Sandro; Moreira, Antonio H.; Oliveira, Eva; Rodrigues, Nuno F.; Vilaca, Joao L.; Silva, S.; et al. "Classification algorithms for body posture". 2017.
    10.1109/SeGAH.2017.7939299
  9. Moreira, Antonio H. J.; Queiros, Sandro; Fonseca, Jose; Rodrigues, Pedro L.; Rodrigues, Nuno F.; Vilaca, Joao L.; IEEE; et al. "Real-time hand tracking for rehabilitation and character animation". 2014.
    10.1109/SeGAH.2014.7067086
  10. Pereira, Ricardo; Moreira, Antonio H. J.; Leite, Mariana; Rodrigues, Pedro L.; Queiros, Sandro; Rodrigues, Nuno F.; Leao, Pedro; Vilaca, Joao L.; IEEE. "Hand-Held Robotic Device for Laparoscopic Surgery and Training". 2014.
    10.1109/SeGAH.2014.7067079
  11. F. Rodrigues, Nuno; Vilaça, João L.; Rodrigues, N.; Vilaça, J.L.. "A mobile health care rule-based system". Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011.
    10.1007/978-3-642-24352-3_39
Conference paper
  1. Luis C. N. Barbosa; Antonio H. J. Moreira; Vitor Carvalho; João L. Vilaça; Pedro Morais. "Biosignal Databases for Training of Artificial Intelligent Systems". 2022.
    10.1145/3569192.3569218
  2. Bruno Duarte; Bruno Oliveira; Helena R. Torres; Pedro Morais; Jaime C. Fonseca; Joao L. Vilaca. "Augmented Synthetic Dataset with Structured Light to Develop Ai-Based Methods for Breast Depth Estimation". 2022.
    10.1145/3569192.3569206
  3. Torres, H.R.; Oliveira, B.; Morais, P.; Fritze, A.; Birdir, C.; Rüdiger, M.; Fonseca, J.C.; Vilaça, J.L.. "Fetal head circumference delineation using convolutional neural networks with registration-based ellipse fitting". 2022.
    10.1117/12.2611150
  4. Veloso, F.; Miranda, D.; Morais, P.; Torres, H.R.; Laranjeira, R.; Ruediger, M.; Miranda, F.; Pinho, A.C.M.; Vilaça, J.L.. "Structural Mechanical Simulation to Optimize the Sensor Arm Geometry to Be Implemented on Cranial Remodeling Orthosis". 2022.
    10.1063/5.0081312
  5. Miranda, D.; Gonçalves, R.; Veloso, F.; Miranda, F.; Vilaça, J.; Costa, C.M.; Lanceros-Méndez, S.. "Lattice Microstructure Design for Cathode Electrodes for High-Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries". 2022.
    10.1063/5.0081322
  6. Morais, P.; Nelles, D.; Schrickel, J.W.; Nickenig, G.; D'Hooge, J.; Sedaghat, A.; Vilaça, J.L.. "3D Segmentation of the Left Atrial Appendage in Computed Tomography for Planning of Transcatheter Occlusion". 2022.
    10.1117/12.2610705
  7. Real, A.; Miranda, D.; Correia-Pinto, J.; Veloso, F.; Morais, P.; Vilaça, J.L.. "A Capacitive Pressure Sensor for Monitoring of the Pectus Carinatum Treatment". 2022.
    10.1063/5.0081496
  8. Valente, S.; Real, A.; Gomes-Fonseca, J.; Torres, H.R.; Lima, E.; Morais, P.; Vilaca, J.L.. "A new handheld ultrasound probe simulator for medical training". 2021.
    10.1109/SEGAH52098.2021.9551859
  9. Torres, H.R.; Oliveira, B.; Morais, P.; Fritz, A.; Veloso, F.; Rudiqer, M.; Fonseca, J.C.; Vilaca, J.L.. "Developing a medical training game for visual assessment of head deformities in infants". 2021.
    10.1109/SEGAH52098.2021.9551906
  10. Pinto, J.F.; Vilaca, J.L.; Dias, N.S.. "A Review of Current Pill Organizers and Dispensers". 2021.
    10.1109/SEGAH52098.2021.9551894
  11. Martins, P.M.; Vilaca, J.L.; Dias, N.S.. "A study about current digital assistants for healthcare and medical treatment monitoring". 2021.
    10.1109/SEGAH52098.2021.9551864
  12. Oliveira, V.M.; Morais, P.; Oliveira, B.; Vilaca, J.L.; Moreira, A.H.J.. "Exploring current communication frameworks for medical teleoperation". 2021.
    10.1109/SEGAH52098.2021.9551888
  13. Veloso, F.; Barbosa, L.C.N.; Real, A.; Torres, H.R.; Olivciral, B.; Pinho, A.C.M.; Correia-Pinto, J.; Morais, P.; Vilaca, J.L.. "Development of a sensor device for measurement of forces in cranial remodeling orthoses". 2021.
    10.1109/SEGAH52098.2021.9551910
  14. Queiros, S.; Morais, P.; Fonseca, J.C.; D'Hooge, J.; Vilaça, J.L.. "Semi-automatic aortic valve tract segmentation in 3D cardiac magnetic resonance images using shape-based B-spline explicit active surfaces". 2019.
    10.1117/12.2512777
  15. Torres, H.R.; Oliveira, B.; Veloso, F.; Ruediger, M.; Burkhardt, W.; Moreira, A.; Dias, N.; et al. "Deep learning-based detection of anthropometric landmarks in 3D infants head models". 2019.
    10.1117/12.2512196
  16. Morais, P.; Queirós, S.; Pereira, C.; Moreira, A.H.J.; Baptista, M.J.; Rodrigues, N.F.; D'Hooge, J.; Barbosa, D.; Vilaça, J.L.. "Automatic left ventricular segmentation in 4D interventional ultrasound data using a patient-specific temporal synchronized shape prior". 2019.
    10.1117/12.2512759
  17. Couto, M.; Gomes-Fonseca, J.; Moreira, A.H.J.; Henriques-Coelho, T.; Fonseca, J.C.; Pinho, A.C.M.; Correia-Pinto, J.; Vilaça, J.L.. "Patient-specific outcome simulation after surgical correction of Pectus Excavatum: A preliminary study". 2019.
    10.1117/12.2512773
  18. Oliveira, B.; Torres, H.R.; Veloso, F.; Vilhena, E.; Rodrigues, N.F.; Fonseca, J.C.; Morais, P.; Vilaça, J.L.. "Automatic strategy for extraction of anthropometric measurements for the diagnostic and evaluation of deformational plagiocephaly from infant's head models". 2019.
    10.1117/12.2512782
  19. Queirós, S.; Gao, H.; De Santis, G.; Papachristidis, A.; Fonseca, J.C.; Vilaça, J.L.; D'Hooge, J.. "Three-dimensional color Doppler ultrasound simulation to mimic paravalvular regurgitation". 2019.
    10.1117/12.2512785
  20. Veloso, F.; Torres, H.R.; Gomes-Fonseca, J.; Oliveira, B.; Ruediger, M.; Hahn, G.; Pinho, A.C.M.; et al. "Synthetic infant head shapes with deformational plagiocephaly: Concept and 3D model parameterization". 2019.
    10.1109/SeGAH.2019.8882444
  21. Faria, C.; Vilaca, J.L.; Monteiro, S.; Erlhagen, W.; Bicho, E.. "Automatic Denavit-Hartenberg Parameter Identification for Serial Manipulators". 2019.
    10.1109/IECON.2019.8927455
  22. Pedrosa, J.; Queiros, S.; Vilaca, J.; Badano, L.; D'Hooge, J.. "Fully Automatic Assessment of Mitral Valve Morphology from 3D Transthoracic Echocardiography". 2018.
    10.1109/ULTSYM.2018.8580112
  23. Faculdade de Engenharia. "Recent advances in the interventional planning stage of the transseptal puncture". 2018.
  24. Faculdade de Engenharia. "Semi-automatic segmentation of the left ventricular wall in computed tomographic images". 2018.
  25. Faculdade de Engenharia. "Automatic segmentation of the atrial region using a competitive deformable model approach". 2018.
  26. Faculdade de Engenharia. "Semi-automatic segmentation of both lumens in aortic dissection ct images". 2018.
  27. Faculdade de Engenharia. "Development of an atrial phantom model for planning and training of inter-atrial interventions". 2018.
  28. Faculdade de Engenharia. "Automatic identification of fossa ovalis in computed tomography imaging". 2017.
  29. Ferreira, A.; Morais, P.; Queirós, S.; Veloso, F.; Rodrigues, N.F.; Correira-Pinto, J.; Vilaça, J.L.. "A proof of concept of an augmented reality system for nuss surgery". 2016.
  30. Torres, H.R.; Oliveira, B.; Queiros, S.; Morais, P.; Fonseca, J.C.; D'Hooge, J.; Rodrigues, N.F.; et al. "Kidney segmentation in 3D CT images using B-Spline Explicit Active Surfaces". 2016.
    10.1109/SeGAH.2016.7586276
  31. Faculdade de Engenharia. "Generation of anatomical models for biomechanical simulation of transseptal puncture". 2016.
  32. Barbosa, Daniel; Queirós, Sandro; Morais, Pedro; Baptista, Maria J.; Monaghan, Mark; Rodrigues, Nuno F.; D’hooge, Jan; Vilaça, João L.. "Improving The Robustness Of Interventional 4D Ultrasound Segmentation Through The Use Of Personalized Shape Priors". 2015.
    10.1117/12.2081813
  33. Morais, Pedro; Queirós, Sandro; Moreira, António H. J.; Ferreira, Adriano; Ferreira, Ernesto; Duque, Duarte; Rodrigues, Nuno F.; Vilaça, João L.. "Computer-aided recognition of dental implants in X-ray images". 2015.
    10.1117/12.2082796
  34. Perissinotto, Andrea; Queirós, Sandro; Morais, Pedro; Baptista, Maria J.; Monaghan, Mark; Rodrigues, Nuno F.; Vilaça, João L.; Barbosa, Daniel. "Robust temporal alignment of multimodal cardiac sequences". 2015.
    10.1117/12.2082712
  35. Moreira, António Herculano Jesus; Queirós, Sandro Filipe Monteiro; Morais, Pedro André Gonçalves; Rodrigues, Nuno F.; Correia, André Ricardo; Fernandes, Valter; Pinho, A. C. Marques; et al. "Voxel-based registration of simulated and real patient CBCT data for accurate dental implant pose estimation". 2015.
    10.1117/12.2082806
  36. Rodrigues, Pedro L.; Rodrigues, Nuno F.; Fonseca, Jaime C.; von Krügerd, M. A.; Pereira, W. C. A.; Vilaça, João L.; von Krüger, M. A.. "A-scan ultrasound system for real-time puncture safety assessment during percutaneous nephrolithotomy". 2015.
    10.1117/12.2082524
  37. Rodrigues, Pedro Miguel Loureiro; Rodrigues, Nuno F.; Fonseca, Jaime C.; Vilaça, João L.; Rodrigues, Pedro L.. "Validation of percutaneous puncture trajectory during renal access using 4D ultrasound reconstruction". 2015.
    10.1117/12.2082528
  38. Queirós, Sandro; Vilaça, João L.; Morais, Pedro; Fonseca, Jaime C.; D’hooge, Jan; Barbosa, Daniel; Queirós, Sandro Filipe Monteiro; Morais, Pedro André Gonçalves; Barbosa, Daniel Joaquim Cunha. "Fast left ventricle tracking in CMR images using localized anatomical affine optical flow". 2015.
    10.1117/12.2082017
  39. Rodrigues, P.L.; Granja, S.; Moreira, A.; Rodrigues, N.; Vilaça, J.L.; Rodrigues, Pedro L.; Granja, Sara; et al. "Application to quantify fetal lung branching on rat explants". 2013.
  40. Vilaça, J.L.; Moreira, A.H.J.; L-Rodrigues, P.; Rodrigues, N.; Fonseca, J.C.; Pinho, A.C.M.; Correia-Pinto, J.; et al. "Virtual simulation of the postsurgical cosmetic outcome in patients with Pectus Excavatum". 2011.
    10.1117/12.878328
  41. Rodrigues, P.; Vilaca, J.L.; Fonseca, J.. "An image processing application for liver tumour segmentation". 2011.
    10.1109/ENBENG.2011.6026097
  42. Vilaça, J.L.; Fonseca, J.C.; Pinho, A.M.; Freitas, E.. "A new machine for acquire pavement texture". 2009.
    10.1109/ICCCYB.2009.5393955
  43. Vilaça, J.L.; Fonseca, J.C.; Pinho, A.C.M.; Vilaca, Joao L.; Fonseca, Jaime C.; Pinho, Acm. "Automatic trajectory generation for the milling of sculpted surfaces acquired from laser scanning systems". 2009.
    10.1109/IECON.2009.5414913
  44. Vilaca, Joao L.; Fonseca, Jaime. "A New Software Application for Footwear Industry". 2007.
    10.1109/wisp.2007.4447602
  45. Vilaça, J.L.; Fonseca, J.. "A new software application for footwear industry". 2007.
    10.1109/WISP.2007.4447602
  46. Joao L. Vilaca; Jaime Fonseca; A. C. Pinho. "Stereo Vision Calibration Procedure for 3D Surface measurements". 2006.
    10.1109/iecon.2006.347777
  47. Vilaça, J.L.; Fonseca, J.; Pinho, A.C.. "Stereo vision calibration procedure for 3D surface measurements". 2006.
    10.1109/IECON.2006.347777
  48. Vilaça, João L.; Fonseca, Jaime C.; Pinho, A. C. Marques de. "Calibration procedure for 3D surface measurements using stereo vision and laser stripe". 2006.
  49. Vilaça, João L.; Rodrigues, Mário; Fonseca, Jaime C.; Mendes, José A.. "Integração de um servidor web num sistema de pesagem". 2004.
Journal article
  1. Nuno Costa; Luís Ferreira; Augusto R. V. F. de Araújo; Bruno Oliveira; Helena R. Torres; Pedro Morais; Victor Alves; João L. Vilaça. "Augmented Reality-Assisted Ultrasound Breast Biopsy". Sensors (2023): https://doi.org/10.3390/s23041838.
    10.3390/s23041838
  2. Fernando Veloso; João Gomes-Fonseca; Pedro Morais; Jorge Correia-Pinto; António C.M. Pinho; João L. Vilaça. "Overview of Methods and Software for the Design of Functionally Graded Lattice Structures". Advanced Engineering Materials (2022): https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.202200483.
    10.1002/adem.202200483
  3. Roth HR; Xu Z; Tor-Díez C; Sanchez Jacob R; Zember J; Molto J; Li W; et al. "Rapid artificial intelligence solutions in a pandemic-The COVID-19-20 Lung CT Lesion Segmentation Challenge.". Medical image analysis (2022): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/36156419.
    10.1016/j.media.2022.102605
  4. Costa JN; Gomes-Fonseca J; Valente S; Ferreira L; Oliveira B; Torres HR; Morais P; Alves V; Vilaca JL. "Ultrasound training simulator using augmented reality glasses: an accuracy and precision assessment study.". Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual International Conference (2022): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/36086196.
    10.1109/embc48229.2022.9871406
  5. Valente S; Morais P; Torres HR; Oliveira B; Gomes-Fonseca J; Buschle LR; Fritz A; et al. "A deep learning method for kidney segmentation in 2D ultrasound images.". Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual International Conference (2022): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/36086291.
    10.1109/embc48229.2022.9871748
  6. Real A; Morais P; Barbosa LCN; Gomes-Fonseca J; Oliveira B; Moreira AHJ; Vilaca JL. "A sensorized needle guide for ultrasound assisted breast biopsy.". Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual International Conference (2022): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/36085709.
    10.1109/embc48229.2022.9871148
  7. Torres HR; Morais P; Fritze A; Oliveira B; Veloso F; Rudiger M; Fonseca JC; Vilaca JL. "3D Facial Landmark Localization for cephalometric analysis.". Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual International Conference (2022): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/36083940.
    10.1109/embc48229.2022.9871184
  8. Ferreira MR; Torres HR; Oliveira B; Gomes-Fonseca J; Morais P; Novais P; Vilaca JL. "Comparative Analysis of Current Deep Learning Networks for Breast Lesion Segmentation in Ultrasound Images.". Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual International Conference (2022): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/36085645.
    10.1109/embc48229.2022.9871091
  9. Silva B; Oliveira B; Morais P; Buschle LR; Correia-Pinto J; Lima E; Vilaca JL. "Analysis of Current Deep Learning Networks for Semantic Segmentation of Anatomical Structures in Laparoscopic Surgery.". Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual International Conference (2022): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/36085761.
    10.1109/embc48229.2022.9871583
  10. Ribeiro RF; Gomes-Fonseca J; Torres HR; Oliveira B; Vilhena E; Morais P; Vilaca JL. "Deep learning methods for lesion detection on mammography images: a comparative analysis.". Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual International Conference (2022): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/36086472.
    10.1109/embc48229.2022.9871452
  11. Oliveira B; Torres HR; Morais P; Baptista A; Fonseca J; Vilaca JL. "Classification of Chronic Venous Disorders using an Ensemble Optimization of Convolutional Neural Networks.". Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual International Conference (2022): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/36086619.
    10.1109/embc48229.2022.9871502
  12. Torres HR; Oliveira B; Morais P; Fritze A; Rüdiger M; Fonseca JC; Vilaça JL. "Realistic 3D infant head surfaces augmentation to improve AI-based diagnosis of cranial deformities.". Journal of biomedical informatics (2022): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/35750261.
    10.1016/j.jbi.2022.104121
  13. Morais P; Nelles D; Vij V; Al-Kassou B; Weber M; Nickenig G; Schrickel JW; Vilaça JL; Sedaghat A. "Assessment of LAA Strain and Thrombus Mobility and Its Impact on Thrombus Resolution-Added-Value of a Novel Echocardiographic Thrombus Tracking Method.". Cardiovascular engineering and technology (2022): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/35562637.
    10.1007/s13239-022-00629-z
  14. Torres HR; Morais P; Fritze A; Burkhardt W; Kaufmann M; Oliveira B; Veloso F; et al. "Anthropometric Landmarking for Diagnosis of Cranial Deformities: Validation of an Automatic Approach and Comparison with Intra- and Interobserver Variability.". Annals of biomedical engineering (2022): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/35622207.
    10.1007/s10439-022-02981-6
  15. Torres, Helena R.; Morais, Pedro; Oliveira, Bruno; Birdir, Cahit; Rüdiger, Mario; Fonseca, Jaime C.; Vilaça, João L.. "A review of image processing methods for fetal head and brain analysis in ultrasound images". Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 215 (2022): 106629. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cmpb.2022.106629.
    10.1016/j.cmpb.2022.106629
  16. Veloso F; Miranda D; Morais P; Torres HR; Oliveira B; Correia-Pinto J; Pinho ACM; Vilaça JL. "Study of the compression behavior of functionally graded lattice for customized cranial remodeling orthosis.". Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials (2022): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/35358940.
    10.1016/j.jmbbm.2022.105191
  17. Morais, P; Nelles, D; Vij, V; Al-Kassou, B; Weber, M; Nickenig, G; Schrickel, JW; Vilaca, J; Sedaghat, A. "Assessment of LAA strain and thrombus mobility and its impact on thrombus resolution - value of a novel echocardiographic thrombus tracking method". European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging 23 Supplement (2022): http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jeab289.294.
    10.1093/ehjci/jeab289.294
  18. Gharleghi R; Adikari D; Ellenberger K; Ooi SY; Ellis C; Chen CM; Gao R; et al. "Automated segmentation of normal and diseased coronary arteries - The ASOCA challenge.". Computerized medical imaging and graphics : the official journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society (2022): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/35334316.
    10.1016/j.compmedimag.2022.102049
  19. Morais, Pedro; Fan, Yiting; Queirós, Sandro; D'hooge, Jan; Lee, Alex Pui-Wai; Vilaça, João L.. "Feasibility and Accuracy of Automated Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Analysis of Left Atrial Appendage for Transcatheter Closure". Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 35 1 (2022): 124-133. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.echo.2021.08.023.
    10.1016/j.echo.2021.08.023
  20. Torres, Helena R.; Queiros, Sandro; Morais, Pedro; Oliveira, Bruno; Gomes-Fonseca, Joao; Mota, Paulo; Lima, Estevao; et al. "Kidney Segmentation in 3-D Ultrasound Images Using a Fast Phase-Based Approach". IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control 68 5 (2021): 1521-1531. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/tuffc.2020.3039334.
    10.1109/tuffc.2020.3039334
  21. Gomes-Fonseca, J.; Veloso, F.; Queirós, S.; Morais, P.; Pinho, A.C.M.; Fonseca, J.C.; Correia-Pinto, J.; Lima, E.; Vilaça, J.L.. "Technical Note: Assessment of electromagnetic tracking systems in a surgical environment using ultrasonography and ureteroscopy instruments for percutaneous renal access". Medical Physics 47 1 (2020): 19-26. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85075517727&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1002/mp.13879
  22. Duque, D.; Vilaca, J.L.; Zielke, M.A.; Dias, N.; Rodrigues, N.F.; Thawonmas, R.. "Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Serious Games for Health". IEEE Transactions on Games 12 4 (2020): 337-340. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85098556379&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1109/TG.2020.3042425
  23. Torres, H.R.; Morais, P.; Fritze, A.; Oliveira, B.; Veloso, F.; Rudiger, M.; Fonseca, J.C.; Vilaca, J.L.. "Anthropometric Landmark Detection in 3D Head Surfaces using a Deep Learning Approach". IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (2020): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85097423380&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1109/JBHI.2020.3035888
  24. Morais, P.; Vilaca, J.L.; Queiros, S.; De Meester, P.; Budts, W.; Tavares, J.M.R.S.; D'Hooge, J.. "Semiautomatic estimation of device size for left atrial appendage occlusion in 3-D TEE Images". IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control 66 5 (2019): 922-929. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85065065918&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1109/TUFFC.2019.2903886
  25. Queirós, Sandro; Morais, Pedro; Fehske, Wolfgang; Papachristidis, Alexandros; Voigt, Jens-Uwe; Fonseca, Jaime C.; D'hooge, Jan; et al. "Assessment of aortic valve tract dynamics using automatic tracking of 3D transesophageal echocardiographic images". International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging 35 5 (2019): 881-895. http://hdl.handle.net/11110/1714.
    10.1007/s10554-019-01532-w
  26. Gomes-Fonseca, João; Queirós, Sandro; Morais, Pedro; Pinho, António C. M.; Fonseca, Jaime C.; Correia-Pinto, Jorge; Lima, Estevão; et al. "Surface-based registration between CT and US for image-guided percutaneous renal access - a feasibility study". Medical Physics 46 3 (2019): 1115-1126. http://hdl.handle.net/11110/1571.
    10.1002/mp.13369
  27. Fonseca, João; Veloso, Fernando; Queirós, Sandro; Morais, Pedro; Pinho, António; Fonseca, Jaime; Pinto, Jorge; Lima, Estevão; Vilaça, João. "Assessment of electromagnetic tracking systems in a surgical environment using ultrasonography and ureteroscopy instruments for percutaneous renal access". (2019): https://doi.org/10.1002/mp.13879.
    https://doi.org/10.1002/mp.13879
  28. Morais, Pedro; Vilaça, João L.; Queirós, Sandro; De Meester, Pieter; Budts, Werner; R. S. Tavares, João M.; D'hooge, Jan. "Semi-Automatic Estimation of Device Size for Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion in 3D TEE images". (2019): http://hdl.handle.net/11110/1713.
  29. Torres, Helena R.; Queiros, Sandro; Morais, Pedro; Oliveira, Bruno; Fonseca, Jaime C.; Vilaca, Joao L.; Torres, Helena; et al. "Kidney segmentation in ultrasound, magnetic resonance and computed tomography images: A systematic review". Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 157 (2018): 49-67. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000425897400007&KeyUID=WOS:000425897400007.
    10.1016/j.cmpb.2018.01.014
  30. Morais, Pedro; Vilaca, Joao L.; Queiros, Sandro; Marchi, Alberto; Bourier, Felix; Deisenhofer, Isabel; D'hooge, Jan; et al. "Automated segmentation of the atrial region and fossa ovalis towards computer-aided planning of inter-atrial wall interventions". Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 161 (2018): 73-84. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000433324800008&KeyUID=WOS:000433324800008.
    10.1016/j.cmpb.2018.04.014
  31. Morais, P.; Queirós, S.; De Meester, P.; Budts, W.; Vilaça, J.L.; Tavares, J.M.R.S.; D’hooge, J.; et al. "Fast segmentation of the left atrial appendage in 3-D transesophageal echocardiographic images". IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control 65 12 (2018): 2332-2342. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85054387018&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1109/TUFFC.2018.2872816
  32. Queirós, Sandro; Morais, Pedro; Barbosa, Daniel; Fonseca, Jaime; Vilaça, João; D'hooge, Jan; Queiros, Sandro; Fonseca, Jaime C; Vilaca, Joao L. "MITT: Medical Image Tracking Toolbox". IEEE transactions on medical imaging (2018): http://hdl.handle.net/11110/1416.
    10.1109/TMI.2018.2840820
  33. Fonseca, João; Morais, Pedro; Queirós, Sandro; Veloso, Fernando; Pinho, António; Fonseca, Jaime; Correia-Pinto, Jorge; et al. "Personalized dynamic phantom of the right and left ventricles based on patient-specific anatomy for echocardiography studies — Preliminary results". (2018): 1-7. http://hdl.handle.net/11110/1417.
    10.1109/SeGAH.2018.8401362
  34. Oliveira, Bruno; Queirós, Sandro; Morais, Pedro; Torres, Helena; Fonseca, João; Fonseca, Jaime; Vilaça, João; et al. "A novel multi-atlas strategy with dense deformation field reconstruction for abdominal and thoracic multi-organ segmentation from computed tomography". Medical Image Analysis 45 (2018): 108-120. http://hdl.handle.net/11110/1412.
    10.1016/j.media.2018.02.001
  35. Oliveira, Bruno; Torres, Helena; Queirós, Sandro; Morais, Pedro; Fonseca, Jaime; D'hooge, Jan; Rodrigues, Nuno; et al. "Segmentation of kidney and renal collecting system on 3D computed tomography images". (2018): 1-8. http://hdl.handle.net/11110/1420.
    10.1109/SeGAH.2018.8401384
  36. Queirós, Sandro; Morais, Pedro; Dubois, Christophe; Voigt, Jens-Uwe; Fehske, Wolfgang; Kuhn, Andreas; Achenbach, Tobias; et al. "Validation of a Novel Software Tool for Automatic Aortic Annular Sizing in Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiographic Images". Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 31 4 (2018): 515-+. http://hdl.handle.net/11110/1414.
    10.1016/j.echo.2018.01.007
  37. Vilaça, João. "A competitive strategy for atrial and aortic tract segmentation based on deformable models.". Medical image analysis (2017): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/28780174.
    10.1016/j.media.2017.07.007
  38. Vilaça, João. "Fast left ventricle tracking using localized anatomical affine optical flow.". International journal for numerical methods in biomedical engineering (2017): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/28208231.
    10.1002/cnm.2871
  39. Vilaça, João. "Development of a patient-specific atrial phantom model for planning and training of inter-atrial interventions.". Medical physics (2017): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/28887857.
    10.1002/mp.12559
  40. Vilaça, João. "Ureteroscopy-assisted Percutaneous Kidney Access Made Easy: First Clinical Experience with a Novel Navigation System Using Electromagnetic Guidance (IDEAL Stage 1).". European urology (2017): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/28377202.
    10.1016/j.eururo.2017.03.011
  41. Vilaça, João. "Fully automatic left ventricular myocardial strain estimation in 2D short-axis tagged magnetic resonance imaging.". Physics in medicine and biology (2017): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/28783715.
    10.1088/1361-6560/aa7dc2
  42. Vilaça, João. "A new methodology for assessment of pectus excavatum correction after bar removal in Nuss procedure: Preliminary study.". Journal of pediatric surgery (2017): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/28094014.
    10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.12.029
  43. Vilaça, João. "Automatic 3D aortic annulus sizing by computed tomography in the planning of transcatheter aortic valve implantation.". Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography (2017): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/28063844.
    10.1016/j.jcct.2016.12.004
  44. Morais, Pedro; Vilaca, Joao L.; Ector, Joris; D'hooge, Jan; Tavares, Joao Manuel R. S.. "Novel Solutions Applied in Transseptal Puncture: A Systematic Review". Journal of Medical Devices-Transactions of the Asme 11 1 (2017): http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000395330800001&KeyUID=WOS:000395330800001.
    10.1115/1.4035374
  45. Queiros, Sandro; Papachristidis, Alexandros; Morais, Pedro; Theodoropoulos, Konstantinos C.; Fonseca, Jaime C.; Monaghan, Mark J.; Vilaca, Joao L.; D'hooge, Jan; Vilaça, João. "Fully Automatic 3-D-TEE Segmentation for the Planning of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation". Ieee Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 64 8 (2017): 1711-1720. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000405675000006&KeyUID=WOS:000405675000006.
    10.1109/TBME.2016.2617401
  46. Vilaca, Jaime; Pinto, Jose Pedro; Fernandes, Sandra; Costa, Patricio; Pinto, Jorge Correia; Leao, Pedro. "Comparative Study of 2D and 3D Optical Imaging Systems: Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery in an Ex Vivo Model". Surgical Innovation 24 6 (2017): 598-604. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000416022200009&KeyUID=WOS:000416022200009.
    10.1177/1553350617728160
  47. Castro, A. P. G.; Pacheco, J. D.; Lourenço, C.; Queirós, Sandro Filipe Monteiro; Moreira, A. H. J.; Rodrigues, N. F.; Vilaça, João L.. "Evaluation of spinal posture using Microsoft Kinect™: a preliminary case-study with 98 volunteers". (2017): http://hdl.handle.net/1822/48489.
    10.1016/j.pbj.2016.11.004
  48. Vilaça, João; Queiros, Sandro; Barbosa, Daniel; Engvall, Jan; Ebbers, Tino; Nagel, Eike; Sarvari, Sebastian I.; et al. "Multi-centre validation of an automatic algorithm for fast 4D myocardial segmentation in cine CMR datasets.". European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging (2016): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/26494877.
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  60. Rodrigues PL; Rodrigues NF; Duque D; Granja S; Correia-Pinto J; Vilaça JL. "Automated image analysis of lung branching morphogenesis from microscopic images of fetal rat explants.". (2014): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/25250057.
    10.1155/2014/820214
  61. Rodrigues PL; Vilaça JL; Oliveira C; Cicione A; Rassweiler J; Fonseca J; Rodrigues NF; et al. "Collecting system percutaneous access using real-time tracking sensors: first pig model in vivo experience.". (2013): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/23714434.
    10.1016/j.juro.2013.05.042
  62. Vilaça JL; Rodrigues PL; Soares TR; Fonseca JC; Pinho AC; Henriques-Coelho T; Correia-Pinto J. "Automatic Prebent Customized Prosthesis for Pectus Excavatum Minimally Invasive Surgery Correction.". (2013): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/24151136.
    10.1177/1553350613506299
  63. Rodrigues PL; Rodrigues NF; Fonseca J; Lima E; Vilaça JL; Rodrigues, Pedro L.; Rodrigues F., Nuno; et al. "Kidney targeting and puncturing during percutaneous nephrolithotomy: recent advances and future perspectives.". (2013): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/23488637.
    10.1089/end.2012.0740
  64. Vilaça, J.L.; Rodrigues, P.L.; Moreira, A.H.J.; Fonseca, J.G.; Pinho, A.C.M.; Fonseca, J.C.; Rodrigues, N.; et al. "Automatic modeling of an orthotic bracing for nonoperative correction of Pectus Carinatum". VISAPP 2013 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications 2 (2013): 71-74. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84878225996&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  65. Rodrigues, Pedro L.; Direito-Santos, Bruno; Moreira, António H. J.; Fonseca, Jaime C.; Pinho, A.C.M.; F. Rodrigues, Nuno; Henriques-Coelho, Tiago; et al. "Variations of the soft tissue thicknesses external to the ribs in Pectus Excavatum patients". (2013): http://hdl.handle.net/11110/510.
    10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2013.01.047
  66. Moreira, António H. J.; Fonseca, João Gomes; Rodrigues, Pedro L.; Fonseca, Jaime C.; Pinho, A.C.M.; Correia-Pinto, Jorge; F. Rodrigues, Nuno; et al. "Assessment of 3D scanners for modeling Pectus Carinatum corrective bar". VISAPP 2013 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications 2 (2013): 122-125. http://hdl.handle.net/11110/509.
  67. Torrão, Luis; Queirós, Sandro F.; Teixeira, Pedro M.; Vilaça, João L.; F. Rodrigues, Nuno; Luis Torrao; Sandro F. Queiros; et al. "Palco: a multisensor realtime 3D cartoon production system". 2013 {IEEE (2013): http://hdl.handle.net/11110/815.
    10.1109/segah.2013.6665314
  68. Soares, T.R.; Henriques-Coelho, T.; Vilaça, J.; Silva, A.R.; Carvalho, J.L.; Correia-Pinto, J.. "Quality of life evaluation of the patients and parents satisfaction after Nuss procedure in the management of Pectus Excavatum | Avaliação da qualidade de vida dos doentes e pais dos doentes após tratamento do pectus excavatum com a técnica de Nuss". Revista portuguesa de cirurgia cardio-torácica e vascular : órgão oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-Torácica e Vascular 19 4 (2012): 199-202. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84931024298&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  69. Moreira, A.H.J.; Rodrigues, P.L.; Fonseca, J.; Pinho, A.C.M.; Rodrigues, N.F.; Correia-Pinto, J.; Vilaça, J.L.; et al. "Pectus excavatum postsurgical outcome based on preoperative soft body dynamics simulation". Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE 8316 (2012): http://hdl.handle.net/11110/507.
    10.1117/12.911601
  70. Rodrigues, P.L.; Moreira, A.H.J.; Teixeira-Castro, A.; Oliveira, J.; Dias, N.; Rodrigues, N.F.; Vilaça, J.L.; et al. "Automatic segmentation and 3D feature extraction of protein aggregates in Caenorhabditis Elegans". Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE 8317 (2012): http://hdl.handle.net/11110/508.
    10.1117/12.911567
  71. Soares TR; Henriques-Coelho T; Vilaça J; Silva AR; Carvalho JL; Correia-Pinto J. "[Quality of life evaluation of the patients and parents satisfaction after Nuss procedure in the management of Pectus Excavatum].". (2012): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/24490196.
  72. Fonseca, João Gomes; Moreira, António H. J.; Rodrigues, Pedro L.; Fonseca, Jaime; Pinho, A.C.M; Correia-Pinto, Jorge; F. Rodrigues, Nuno; et al. "Thoracic wall reconstruction using ultrasound images to model/bend the thoracic prosthesis for correction of pectus excavatum". (2012): http://hdl.handle.net/11110/506.
    10.1117/12.911626
  73. Teixeira-Castro A; Ailion M; Jalles A; Brignull HR; Vilaça JL; Dias N; Rodrigues P; et al. "Neuron-specific proteotoxicity of mutant ataxin-3 in C. elegans: rescue by the DAF-16 and HSF-1 pathways.". (2011): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/21546381.
    10.1093/hmg/ddr203
  74. Teixeira-Castro, Andreia; Dias, Nuno; Rodrigues, Pedro; Oliveira, João Filipe; F. Rodrigues, Nuno; Maciel, Patrícia; Vilaça, João L.; et al. "An image processing application for quantification of protein aggregates in Caenorhabditis elegans". 93 (2011): http://hdl.handle.net/11110/419.
    10.1007/978-3-642-19914-1_5
  75. Queirós, Sandro F.; Vilaça, João L.; F. Rodrigues, Nuno; Neves, Sara C.; Teixeira, Pedro M.; Correia-Pinto, Jorge; Queirós, S.F.; et al. "A laparoscopic surgery training interface". (2011): http://hdl.handle.net/11110/417.
    10.1109/SeGAH.2011.6165446
  76. Vilaça, João. "3D surface profile equipment for the characterization of the pavement texture – TexScan". (2010):
    10.1016/j.mechatronics.2010.07.008
  77. Vilaça, J.L.; Fonseca, J.C.; Pinho, A.M.. "Non-contact 3D acquisition system based on stereo vision and laser triangulation". Machine Vision and Applications 21 3 (2010): 341-350. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77953357950&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1007/s00138-008-0166-7
  78. F. Rodrigues, Nuno; Vilaça, João L.; Rodrigues, N.; Vilaça, J.L.. "Identifying clones in functional programs for refactoring". 109 CCIS (2010): http://hdl.handle.net/11110/514.
    10.1007/978-3-642-16402-6_33
  79. Vilaça, J.L.; Fonseca, J.C.; Pinho, A.M.. "Calibration procedure for 3D measurement systems using two cameras and a laser line". Optics and Laser Technology 41 2 (2009): 112-119. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-54249093682&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.optlastec.2008.05.012
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Fonseca, João Luís Gomes da. "Surgical navigation system for percutaneous renal access: electromagnetic guidance and imaging working together". PhD, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/77316.
  2. Valente, Simão Pedro Rodrigues. "Handheld Ultrasound Guidance for Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy". Master, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/11110/2239.
  3. Carvalho, Rui Miguel Martins. "Sistema para mapeamento e navegação da uretra através de múltiplos sensores". Master, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/11110/2191.
  4. Miranda, Francisco José Pereira; Barbosa, António Isaías Vieira; Santos, André Manuel Macedo. "Sistema de Alerta para o Tratamento da Enurese Noturna". Master, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/11110/1582.
  5. Queirós, Sandro Filipe Monteiro. "Real-time segmentation and tracking of 3D transesophageal echocardiographic images to improve transcatheter aortic valve implantation". PhD, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/56171.
  6. Dias, João André Lopes. "XpecEye X01: desenvolvimento de ferramentas de processamento e análise de imagem multiespectral". Master, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/11110/1322.
  7. Rodrigues, Pedro Miguel Loureiro. "Navigation system based in motion tracking sensor for percutaneous renal access". PhD, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/46014.
  8. Sousa, Carlos Miguel Pereira. "All Aboard: uma plataforma para ensinar programação". Master, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/11110/1321.
  9. Moreira, António Herculano Jesus. "Dental implants' acquisition system for personalized dental prosthesis". PhD, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/43096.
  10. Fonseca, João Luís Gomes. "Determinação da grade costal em pacientes com pectus excavatum utilizando técnicas imagiológicas sem radiação". Master, 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/20285.
  11. Vilaça, Maria João Leite. "Artemisinias no tratamento da Malária: Perspectivas futuras". Master, 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/10216/53577.
  12. Vilaça, João L.. "Sistema de comando e informação flexível para máquinas 3D". PhD, 2008. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/9116.

Intellectual property

Patent
  1. Vilaça, João L. 2021. "DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF FOR LASER SKIN TREATMENT".
    Pending
  2. Vilaça, João L. 2019. "GUIDANCE SYSTEM, METHOD AND DEVICES THEREOF".
    Granted/Issued
  3. Pedro Leão; Ana ribeiro; Vilaça, João L; Nuno Sousa. 2019. "LASER POINTER DEVICE FOR USE IN A LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY PROCEDURE". Portugal.
    Pending
  4. Vilaça, João L. 2016. "Método para determinação da posição e orientação tridimensional de implantes em imagens médicas".
    Granted/Issued
  5. Vilaça, João L. 2016. "Sistema de aquisição da posição e orientação tridimensional de implantes dentários e respetivo método de utilização". Portugal.
  6. Vilaça, João L.; Pinto, Jorge; Pinho, António; Fonseca, Jaime C.; Peixinho, Nuno. 2009. "System for Automatic and Personalized Modelling/Bending of Surgical Prosthesis for Correction of Pectus Excavatum Based on Pre-Surgical Imagyology Information".
  7. Vilaça, João L.; Pinto, Jorge; Pinho, António; Fonseca, Jaime C.; Peixinho, Nuno. 2009. "Sistema de modelagem/dobragem automática e personalizada de prótese cirúrgica para correcção de Pectus Excavatum com base na informação imagiológica pré-cirúrgica".
Provisional application for patent
  1. 2021. "Device and operating method thereof for laser tattoo removal".
    Protected

Other

Other output
  1. CholecTriplet2021: A benchmark challenge for surgical action triplet recognition. 2022. Nwoye, C.I.; Alapatt, D.; Yu, T.; Vardazaryan, A.; Xia, F.; Zhao, Z.; Xia, T.; et al. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85128993506&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  2. Fetal Brain Tissue Annotation and Segmentation Challenge Results. 2022. Payette, K.; Li, H.; De Dumast, P.; Licandro, R.; Ji, H.; Siddiquee, M.M.R.; Xu, D.; et al. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85128883147&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  3. Rapid Artificial Intelligence Solutions in a Pandemic - The COVID-19-20 Lung CT Lesion Segmentation Challenge. 2021. Roth, H.R.; Xu, Z.; Diez, C.T.; Jacob, R.S.; Zember, J.; Molto, J.; Li, W.; et al. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85132479642&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.21203/rs.3.rs-571332
  4. Innovative way to guide percutaneous renal access procedures. A transfer technology agreement was established between the IPCA, UM and Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany. Karl Storz will add the developed guidance framework into their commercially available clinical equipment, spreading this technology worldwide. Total value: 1.000.000,00€ plus 2.25% royalty for 10 years after CE and FDA marked.. 2019. Vilaça, João L.
  5. Medical imaging tracking toolbox (MITT). This toolbox was licensed by IPCA, UM and KU LEUVEN to Medviso AB, Lund, Sweden company. The MITT toolbox was added to the Segment software 14 (commercial product of Medviso) to perform strain analysis of different cardiac imaging modalities. Total value: royalties of 50% per license.. 2019. Vilaça, João L. https://2ai.ipca.pt/mitt/.
  6. An electromagnetic tracker system for the design of a dental superstructure. 2014. António Moreira; Sandro Queirós; Nuno Rodrigues; A Pinho; Jaime Fonseca; João Vilaça. http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b17071-27.
    10.1109/MeMeA.2014.6860046
  7. System for automatic and personalized modelling/bending of surgical prosthesis for correction of pectus excavatum based on pre-surgical imaging information. 2009. Vilaça, João.
Activities

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2021 - Current Surgical process modeling for laparoscopic vídeo urological minimal invasive surgeries
Supervisor
Doutoramento em Ciências da Saúde Aplicadas (PhD)
Universidade do Minho Escola de Medicina, Portugal
2021 - Current KidneyNAV - Smart navigation system for urology
Supervisor
Doutoramento em Ciências da Saúde Aplicadas (PhD)
Universidade do Minho Escola de Medicina, Portugal
2021 - Current Semantic segmentation methodologies for laparoscopic vídeo in urological minimal invasive surgeries
Supervisor
Doutoramento em Ciências da Saúde Aplicadas (PhD)
Universidade do Minho Escola de Medicina, Portugal
2021 - Current Smart Tracking methodologies for laparoscopic vídeo urological minimal invasive surgeries
Supervisor
Doutoramento em Ciências da Saúde Aplicadas (PhD)
Universidade do Minho Escola de Medicina, Portugal
2020 - Current Smart medical device for ostomized patients
Supervisor of Isaias Barbosa
Programa Doutoral em Engenharia Eletrónica e Computadores (PhD)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2020 - Current Development of smart urological sensors
Supervisor
Engenharia Eletrónica Industrial e de Computadores (PhD)
Universidade do Minho Escola de Engenharia, Portugal
2018/09 - Current Cranial orthosis modeling and treatment outcome prediction framework for infants with deformational plagiocephaly
Supervisor
Engenharia Biomédica (PhD)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2018/09 - Current Artificial intelligence collaborative robot for patient-specific laser treatment of vascular lesions
Supervisor
Engenharia Biomédica (PhD)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2018/09 - Current Desenvolvimento de ortótese craniana personalizada para a correção da plagiocefalia posicional
Supervisor
Engenharia Mecânica (PhD)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2022 - 2023 Robust3D breast reconstruction based on monocular images and artificial intelligence for robotic guided oncological interventions
Supervisor
Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Biomédica (Master)
Universidade do Minho Escola de Engenharia, Portugal
2022 - 2023 Artificial Intelligence for Tattoo Removal Treatment Planning
Supervisor
Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Electrónica Industrial e de Computadores (Master)
Universidade do Minho Escola de Engenharia, Portugal
2022 - 2023 Breast Tumor Segmentation and Classification using Deep Learning Methods
Supervisor
Mestrado em Engenharia Informática (Master)
Universidade do Minho Departamento de Informática, Portugal
2022 - 2023 COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DEEP LEARNING MODELS FOR SEGMENTATION AND DETECTION OF BREAST LESIONS IN MAMMOGRAPHY
Supervisor
Mestrado Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2022 - 2023 DEVELOPMENT OF A HANDHELD SENSORIZED NEEDLE GUIDE FOR ULTRASOUND-GUIDED BREAST BIOPSY
Supervisor
Mestrado em Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2021 - 2023 CONTROLO SEGURO DE SISTEMA DE NAVEGAÇÃO ROBÓTICA PARA CÂMARA LAPAROSCÓPICA
Supervisor
Mestrado em Engenharia Informática (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2021 - 2023 MEDICAL ROBOTIC ASSISTANT SYSTEM TO LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY
Supervisor of José Miguel de Sousa Rodrigues
Mestrado em Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2021 - 2022 INTELLIGENT MEDICAL DOCUMENT SCANNING SYSTEM
Supervisor
Mestrado em Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2021 - 2022 Modular framework for a breast biopsy smart navigation system
Supervisor
Mestrado em Engenharia Informática (Master)
Universidade do Minho Escola de Engenharia, Portugal
2021 - 2022 DEVELOPMENT OF AN AI SYSTEM FOR SMART SAFE HEALTH MONITORING
Supervisor
Mestrado em Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2021 - 2022 A ROBOTIC AND GAME-BASED FRAMEWORK FOR ASSISTED UPPER LIMB REHABILITATION
Supervisor
Mestrado em Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2021 - 2022 EASILY ADAPTABLE SYSTEM FOR INSERTING RFID TAGS DURING PLASTIC INJECTION
Supervisor
Mestrado em Engenharia eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2021 - 2022 SISTEMA INTELIGENTE PARA MONITORIZAÇÃO EM TEMPO REAL DA ROTAÇÃO DA CABEÇA EM RECÉM-NASCIDOS
Supervisor
Mestrado em Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2021 - 2022 INTELIGÊNCIA ARTIFICIAL PARA MONITORIZAÇÃO DE SINTOMAS E DO BEM-ESTAR DURANTE TRATAMENTOS MÉDICOS - SMART HEALTH DIGITAL ASSISTANT
Co-supervisor
Mestrado em Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2021 - 2022 Sistema Inteligente de Desblistagem e Dispensa de Medicamentos
Co-supervisor
Mestrado em Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2020/01 - 2021/03 Intelligent Mapping System of the urethra
Supervisor
Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2020 - 2021 HANDHELD ULTRASOUND GUIDANCE FOR PERCUTANEOUS NEPHROLITHOTOMY
Supervisor
Mestrado em Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2018 - 2021 Image-based framework for radiation-free percutaneous renal access in minimally invasive interventions
Supervisor
Ciências da Saúde (PhD)
Laboratório Associado ICVS 3B's, Portugal
2016 - 2021 Image-based framework for radiation-free percutaneous renal access in minimally invasive interventions
Supervisor
Doutoramento em Ciências da Saúde Aplicado (PhD)
Universidade do Minho Escola de Medicina, Portugal
2019 - 2020 Sistema embebido para aplicar num dispositivo em doentes ostomizados
Supervisor
Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2014/11 - 2019/02 Guidance of transseptal punctures for left heart interventions using personalized biomechamical models and volumetric ultrasound imaging
Supervisor of Pedro André Gonçalves Morais
Engenharia Biomédica (PhD)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2016 - 2019 Real-time segmentation and tracking of 3D transesophageal echocardiographic images to improve transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Supervisor
Doutoramento Engenharia Biomédica (PhD)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2017 - 2018 Sistema de Alerta para o Tratamento da Enurese Noturna
Supervisor
Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2016 - 2017 All Aboard - uma plataforma para ensinar programação
Supervisor
Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2016 - 2017 XpecEye X01: Desenvolvimento de ferramentas de processamento e análise de imagem multiespectral
Supervisor
Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2016 - 2017 Sistema de controlo de libertação de conteúdo intestinal para doentes ostomizados
Supervisor
Design e Desenvolvimento do Produto (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Design, Portugal
2015 - 2016 Desenvolvimento de um classificador para análise biométrica de um colete instrumentado
Supervisor
Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2015 - 2016 Sistema eletromecânico para controlo intuitivo dos movimentos de uma sonda transesofágica
Supervisor
Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2015 - 2016 Colete instrumentado para reeducação postural
Supervisor
Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2012 - 2016 Navigation system based in motion tracking sensor for percutaneous renal access
Supervisor
Doutoramento em Engenharia Biomédica (PhD)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2012 - 2016 Dental implants´ acquisition system for personalized dental prosthesis
Supervisor
Engenharia Electrónica e de Computadores (PhD)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2013 - 2014 Contributo do Design nos Dispositivos de Intervenção Cirúrgica
Supervisor
Design e Desenvolvimento do Produto (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2012 - 2013 Sistema de Apoio à Decisão Escolar
Supervisor
Mestrado em Engenharia Informática (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2016 - Current SYMPOSIUM OF APPLIED RESEARCH (SAR) - The Symposium on Applied Research presents a series of projects of the current 2nd-year master students of the programs of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Computers Engineering, Games Development Engineering and Integrated Management Systems (Quality, Environment and Safety). (2016)
2011 - Current EEE SeGAH - International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health The overall objectives of the conference are the discussion and sharing of knowledge, experiences and scientific and technical results, related to state-of-the-art solutions and technologies on serious games and applications for health and healthcare, as well as the demonstration of advanced products and technologies. (2011)
Conference (Co-organisor)
IEEE, United States
2016 - 2017 Technical diretor of iDroneExperience the largest and most complete national event for Drones, which brings together a varied educational, business, sports, cultural and recreational offer. (2015 - 2017) Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal

Consulting

Activity description Institution / Organization
2020/01/01 - Current KARL STORZ consultant in the development of surgical navigation systems Karl Storz SE and Co KG, Germany
Distinctions

Award

2022 Winner of the “Students & Young Professionals” from IES-SYPA Contest in IECON 2022 Insertion of RFID tags into plastic parts using ultrasonic welding.
2022 Winner Knowledge Circle vouchers contest: “LaserNAVI - Navigation system based on medical robots for intelligent laser therapies”, 10K€
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal
2021 Challenge: HeiChole Surgical Workflow Analysis and Full Scene Segmentation (HeiSurF) - Winner Instrument Detection; 2nd Phase Recognition; 2nd Action Recognition
2019 Finalist of the competition “Kuka Innovation award 2019” with the project LaserNAVI - Collaborative robotic system based on artificial intelligence for the treatment of varicose veins, MEDICA fair, Dusseldorf.
KUKA Roboter GmbH, Germany
2019 European Society for Paediatric Research - Winner of ESPR Young Investigator START - UP Award 2019- Projet SmarOrthosis
European Society for Paediatric Research, Netherlands
2009 SpinUM 2009

Other distinction

2021 Challenge: COVID-19 Lung CT Lesion Segmentation Challenge - Finalist, top 10
2021 Challenge: Surgical Action Triplet Recognition 2021 - Finalist
2021 Challenge: Fetal Brain Tissue Annotation and Segmentation Challenge (FeTA) - Finalist, 7th
2015 Honorable prize at SPIE Medical Imaging - with the paper "Voxel-based registration of simulated and real patient CBCT data for accurate dental implant pose estimation".
2015 Poster award at SPIE Medical Imaging with the paper " "Semi-automatic 3D segmenation of costal cartilage in CT data from Pectus Excavatum patients "
2014 Best abstract 7 Congress SPCMIN "Avaliação de competências laparoscópicas: 2D versus 3D e instrumentos clássicos versus novo aparelho robótico para laparoscopia"
2013 Honorable Mention in 14º Congresso Nacional de Pediatria, Porto 3, 4 e 5 October 2013, with the work “Evolução da dinâmica da parede do tórax após tratamento do pectus excavatum pela operação de Nuss”.
2013 1st place Final Nacional do Concurso Poliempreende 2013, with the project “EndoRobot – Handheld Robot for MIS”.
2013 1st Place • Best video APU (Portuguese Association of Urology) Symposium “Confirmação da eficácia da punção renal e ureteral em modelo experimental com a utilização de um sistema de localização electromagnética”
Associação Portuguesa de Urologia, Portugal
2012 1st Prize with the Poster “Experiência inicial em humanos de um novo aparelho para ajuda na punção de um cálice renal Nefrolitotomia percutânea”
2012 Honorable Mention in Congress SPSIM 2012 with the presentation "pectus excavatum postsurgical outcome based on preoperative volumetric mass Spring simulation model"
2011 Imagine Cup 2011
2011 2sd place in the national contest Poliempreende
2011 Best paper ICVS 2011, “Neuron-specific proteotoxicity of mutant ataxin-3 in C. elegans: rescue by the DAF-16 and HSF1 pathways, Human Molecular Genetics. 20 (15): 2996-3009.”
2010 Imagine Cup 2010
2009 START 2009
2008 Prize for Best Communication on the Engineering School Day
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2004 Grant for School Merit
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2003 Prize for School Merit
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2002 Prize for School Merit
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2001 Prize for School Merit
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2000 Prize for School Merit
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
1999 Prize for School Merit