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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 Industrial Electronics from the University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal. From 2009, he has been at the Technology Department of the School of Technology, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal, where he is Associate Professor (since 2017) and the head of the Technology Department (since 2015). 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 Associate Research, where he is currently its Director. João L. Vilaça 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 multi-modality image sources combined with machine learning methodologies and personalized models to improve clinicians’ scope of the patient’s anatomy, as well as providing accurate diagnosis 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 97 indexed papers and 5 patents in the field. In all these research areas João L Vilaça has achieved novel and relevant contributions. Thus, his works have been published in high ranked journals, such as IEEE Transactions on medical Imaging, Medical Image Analysis, European urology, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography among others. He has been published 5 topical reviews has given over 10 invited talks in major conferences, seminars and workshops. Overall, he has over 40 conference presentations. He found and co-chair the IEEE conference on Series Games and Applications for Heath. More than 80 students have obtained the degree under his supervision, including PhD, master and undergraduate degrees. In projects that he was or is involved has always favoured the development of prototypes that, in addition to a research component, have an industrial application. He has also privileged in his research field, the closer contact with companies and other institutions of research and development. Together with the scientific achievements, the technologies developed in his group give rise to 5 patents, the formation of one spin-off company, iSurgical3D, in the area of personalized medicine - design of patient-specific thoracic implants based in medical image processing and computer-aided technologies and knowledge transfer to international medical companies, namely a navigation system for urologic minimal invasive percutanueos interventions and Medical Image Tracking methodologies for customization of image tracking solutions for cardiac dense motion field estimation, to KARL STORZ and MEDVISO, respectively.
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)
16 valores
Affiliation

Teaching in Higher Education

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

Positions / Appointments

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

Others

2016/03/01 - Current Director of Technology Department, School of Technology
Employer
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal
2009 - 2016 Course Director of BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Host institution Employer
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal
2009/01/01 - 2012/12/31 Postdoctoral researcher at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS) , in the development of medical devices.
Employer
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.
Employer
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.
Employer
BPI Lisboa, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2009 - 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 - 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

Contract

Designation Funders
2020 - 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
2020 - 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
2020 - 2020/11 2AI Summer School
FCT
Principal investigator
Instituto politécnico do Cávado e do Ave - Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial Aplicada, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2017 - 2019/08/09 Ortótese inteligente personalizada para plagiocefalia posicional
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
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
2017 - 2018/03 Framework para sistemas robóticos de identificação, recolha e armazenamento automático de peças poliméricas injetadas baseado em visão por computador
ROBPLAST
Principal investigator
Instituto politécnico do Cávado e do Ave - Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial Aplicada, Portugal
LUCEMPLAST
2014 - 2015/08/31 Navegação Inteligente em Intervenção Cardíaca através da interpretação de dados Ecocardiográficos 3D em Tempo Real com Modelos Personalizados de RM
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
2014 - 2015/02/28 Digital Impression System for Dental Prosthesis
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
2010 - 2013/10/31 Sistema pectus 3D: modelagem/dobragem automática e personalizada de prótese cirúrgica com fixadores acoplados sem radiação, e simulação virtual do resultado cosmético pós-cirúrgico.
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
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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Faculdade de Engenharia. "Recent advances in the interventional planning stage of the transseptal puncture". 2018.
  11. Faculdade de Engenharia. "Semi-automatic segmentation of the left ventricular wall in computed tomographic images". 2018.
  12. Faculdade de Engenharia. "Automatic segmentation of the atrial region using a competitive deformable model approach". 2018.
  13. Faculdade de Engenharia. "Semi-automatic segmentation of both lumens in aortic dissection ct images". 2018.
  14. Faculdade de Engenharia. "Development of an atrial phantom model for planning and training of inter-atrial interventions". 2018.
  15. Faculdade de Engenharia. "Automatic identification of fossa ovalis in computed tomography imaging". 2017.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. Faculdade de Engenharia. "Generation of anatomical models for biomechanical simulation of transseptal puncture". 2016.
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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.
  27. 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
  28. Rodrigues, P.; Vilaca, J.L.; Fonseca, J.. "An image processing application for liver tumour segmentation". 2011.
    10.1109/ENBENG.2011.6026097
  29. Vilaça, J.L.; Fonseca, J.C.; Pinho, A.M.; Freitas, E.. "A new machine for acquire pavement texture". 2009.
    10.1109/ICCCYB.2009.5393955
  30. 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
  31. Vilaca, Joao L.; Fonseca, Jaime. "A New Software Application for Footwear Industry". 2007.
    10.1109/wisp.2007.4447602
  32. Vilaça, J.L.; Fonseca, J.. "A new software application for footwear industry". 2007.
    10.1109/WISP.2007.4447602
  33. Joao L. Vilaca; Jaime Fonseca; A. C. Pinho. "Stereo Vision Calibration Procedure for 3D Surface measurements". 2006.
    10.1109/iecon.2006.347777
  34. Vilaça, J.L.; Fonseca, J.; Pinho, A.C.. "Stereo vision calibration procedure for 3D surface measurements". 2006.
    10.1109/IECON.2006.347777
  35. Vilaça, João L.; Fonseca, Jaime C.; Pinho, A. C. Marques de. "Calibration procedure for 3D surface measurements using stereo vision and laser stripe". 2006.
  36. Vilaça, João L.; Rodrigues, Mário; Fonseca, Jaime C.; Mendes, José A.. "Integração de um servidor web num sistema de pesagem". 2004.
Journal article
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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.
    10.1093/ehjci/jev247
  29. Queirós, S.; Papachristidis, A.; Barbosa, D.; Theodoropoulos, K.C.; Fonseca, J.C.; Monaghan, M.J.; Vilaça, J.L.; D'Hooge, J.. "Aortic Valve Tract Segmentation from 3D-TEE Using Shape-Based B-Spline Explicit Active Surfaces". IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 35 9 (2016): 2015-2025. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84984939531&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1109/TMI.2016.2544199
  30. Morais, P.; Queirós, S.; Ferreira, A.; Rodrigues, N.F.; Baptista, M.J.; D’hooge, J.; Vilaça, J.L.; et al. "Dense motion field estimation from myocardial boundary displacements". International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering 32 9 (2016): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84951299126&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1002/cnm.2758
  31. Moreira AH; Rodrigues NF; Pinho AC; Fonseca JC; Vilaça JL; Moreira, António H. J.; Rodrigues, Nuno F.; et al. "Accuracy Comparison of Implant Impression Techniques: A Systematic Review.". (2015): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/25828851.
    10.1111/cid.12310
  32. Morais-Santos, Filipa; Granja, Sara; Miranda-Goncalves, Vera; Moreira, Antonio H. J.; Queiros, Sandro; Vilaca, Joao L.; Schmitt, Fernando C.; et al. "Targeting lactate transport suppresses in vivo breast tumour growth". Oncotarget 6 22 (2015): 19177-19189. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000359360000038&KeyUID=WOS:000359360000038.
    10.18632/oncotarget.3910
  33. Neves SC; Pinho AC; Fonseca JC; Rodrigues NF; Henriques-Coelho T; Correia-Pinto J; Vilaça JL; et al. "Finite element analysis of pectus carinatum surgical correction via a minimally invasive approach.". (2015): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/24428546.
    10.1080/10255842.2013.843675
  34. Leite, Mariana; Carvalho, Ana F.; Costa, Patrício; Pereira, Ricardo; Moreira, António; Rodrigues, Nuno; Laureano, Sara; et al. "Assessment of Laparoscopic Skills Performance: 2D Versus 3D Vision and Classic Instrument Versus New Hand-Held Robotic Device for Laparoscopy". (2015): http://hdl.handle.net/11110/996.
    10.1177/1553350615585638
  35. Queirós S; Barbosa D; Heyde B; Morais P; Vilaça JL; Friboulet D; Bernard O; D'hooge J. "Fast automatic myocardial segmentation in 4D cine CMR datasets.". (2014): http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/25042098.
    10.1016/j.media.2014.06.001
  36. Rodrigues, P. L.; Vilaca, J. L.; Oliveira, C.; Cicione, A.; Rassweiler, J.; Fonseca, J.; Rodrigues, N. F.; Correia-Pinto, J.; Lima, E.. "Re: Collecting System Percutaneous Access Using Real-Time Tracking Sensors: First Pig Model In Vivo Experience Reply". Journal of Urology 191 5 (2014): 1477-1478. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000335147100123&KeyUID=WOS:000335147100123.
  37. Rodrigues, Pedro L.; H. J. Moreira, António; F. Rodrigues, Nuno; Pinhod, A. C. M.; Fonseca, Jaime C.; Lima, Estevão; Vilaça, João L.; et al. "Preliminary clinical trial in percutaneous nephrolithotomy using a real-time navigation system for percutaneous kidney access". Medical Imaging 2014: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling (2014): http://hdl.handle.net/11110/820.
    10.1117/12.2043647
  38. Rodrigues, Pedro L.; Moreira, António H.J.; F. Rodrigues, Nuno; Pinho, A. C. M.; Fonseca, Jaime C.; Correia-Pinto, Jorge; Vilaça, João L.; et al. "Artificial neural networks for automatic modelling of the pectus excavatum corrective prosthesis". Medical Imaging 2014: Computer-Aided Diagnosis (2014): http://hdl.handle.net/11110/817.
    10.1117/12.2043638
  39. Rodrigues, Pedro L.; F. Rodrigues, Nuno; Pinho, ACM; Fonseca, Jaime C.; Correia-Pinto, Jorge; Vilaça, João L.; Rodrigues, Nuno F.; et al. "Automatic modeling of pectus excavatum corrective prosthesis using artificial neural networks". (2014): http://hdl.handle.net/11110/809.
    10.1016/j.medengphy.2014.06.020
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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.
  45. 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
  46. 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.
  47. 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
  48. 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.
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 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.
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. Vilaça, João. "3D surface profile equipment for the characterization of the pavement texture – TexScan". (2010):
    10.1016/j.mechatronics.2010.07.008
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. 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. Barbosa, António Isaías Vieira. "Sistema embebido para aplicar num dispositivo em doentes ostomizados". Master, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/11110/1793.
  2. Miranda, Francisco José Pereira. "Sistema de Alerta para o Tratamento da Enurese Noturna". Master, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/11110/1582.
  3. 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.
  4. Santos, André Manuel Macedo. "Sistema de controlo de libertação de conteúdo intestinal para doentes ostomizados". Master, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/11110/1331.
  5. Rodrigues, Pedro Miguel Loureiro. "Navigation system based in motion tracking sensor for percutaneous renal access". PhD, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/46014.
  6. Sousa, Carlos Miguel Pereira. "All Aboard: uma plataforma para ensinar programação". Master, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/11110/1321.
  7. Dias, João André Lopes. "XpecEye X01: desenvolvimento de ferramentas de processamento e análise de imagem multiespectral". Master, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/11110/1322.
  8. Moreira, António Herculano Jesus. "Dental implants' acquisition system for personalized dental prosthesis". PhD, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/43096.
  9. 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.
  10. Vilaça, Maria João Leite. "Artemisinias no tratamento da Malária: Perspectivas futuras". Master, 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/10216/53577.
  11. 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
  2. 2019. "DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF FOR LASER TREATMENT OF VEINS".
    Protected

Other

Other output
  1. Vilaça, João L. 2019. 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..
  2. Vilaça, João L. 2019. 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.. https://2ai.ipca.pt/mitt/.
  3. António Moreira; Sandro Queirós; Nuno Rodrigues; A Pinho; Jaime Fonseca; João Vilaça. 2014. An electromagnetic tracker system for the design of a dental superstructure. http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b17071-27.
    10.1109/MeMeA.2014.6860046
  4. Vilaça, João. 2009. System for automatic and personalized modelling/bending of surgical prosthesis for correction of pectus excavatum based on pre-surgical imaging information.
Activities

Supervision

Thesis Title
Role
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2021 - Current Security framework for robotic laparoscopy
Supervisor
Mestrado em Engenharia Informática (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
2021 - Current Intelligent agent for laparoscopic robotic optic handling
Supervisor of Miguel Rodrigues
Mestrado em Engenharia Eletrónica e de Computadores (Master)
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave Escola Superior de Tecnologia, 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
2018/09 - Current Artificial intelligence collaborative robot for patient-specific laser treatment of vascular lesions
Supervisor
Engenharia Biomédica (PhD)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2017/09 - Current Cranial orthosis modeling and treatment outcome prediction framework for infants with deformational plagiocephaly
Supervisor
Engenharia Biomédica (PhD)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2017/09 - Current Desenvolvimento de ortótese craniana personalizada para a correção da plagiocefalia posicional
Supervisor
Engenharia Mecânica (PhD)
Universidade do Minho, 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
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
2019 - 2019 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
2018 - 2018 Image-based framework for radiation-free percutaneous renal access in minimally invasive interventions
Supervisor
Ciências da Saúde (PhD)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2018 - 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
2017 - 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
2017 - 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
2017 - 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
2016 - 2016 Navigation system based in motion tracking sensor for percutaneous renal access
Supervisor
Engenharia Biomédica (PhD)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2016 - 2016 Dental implants´ acquisition system for personalized dental prosthesis
Supervisor
Engenharia Electrónica e de Computadores (PhD)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2016 - 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
2016 - 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
2016 - 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
2016 - 2016 Real-time segmentation and tracking of 3D transesophageal echocardiographic images to improve transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Supervisor
Engenharia Biomédica (PhD)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2014 - 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

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

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