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1- Currently enrolled in a PhD program in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Coimbra since 2022, focusing on advancing research in the field. 2- Completed a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra from 2019 to 2022, following a Bachelor's degree in the same field from 2016 to 2020 at the same institution. 3- Recipient of a PhD Grant from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal, since 2022, supporting my doctoral research endeavors. 4- Published contributions include two chapters in books scheduled for 2024, and multiple articles and conference abstracts between 2021 and 2023, covering various aspects of biomechanics and engineering. 5- Enhanced expertise through participation in workshops on Non-Linear Analysis Techniques and Computer Vision with OpenCV and Python in 2022, and an intensive English language course in 2020. 6- Actively involved in academic and industry events, contributing to the dissemination of knowledge and fostering of community within the biomechanics and engineering fields.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Maria Inês Pinho da Cruz

Citation names

  • Cruz, Maria
  • M.Cruz
  • M. I. Cruz

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
F016-C277-DBCF
ORCID iD
0000-0003-4829-6595

Email addresses

  • ines.p.cruz.98@gmail.com (Professional)

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2)
Education
Degree Classification
2022/09/01 - 2026/09/01
Ongoing
Engenharia Mecânica (Doutoramento)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Portugal

Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciências do Desporto e Educação Física, Portugal
"Multi-sensors system development for biomechanical analysis on performance and rehabilitation in nautical sports" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2023/02/23 - 2023/02/24
Concluded
Falar em público & técnicas de apresentação (Outros)
FFonseca, Portugal
2022/11/07 - 2022/11/09
Concluded
Workshop on Non-Linear Analysis Techniques presented by Professor Nicholas Stergiou (Outros)
Major in Biomechanics
University of Nebraska Omaha, United States

Instituto Politécnico de Leiria Escola Superior de Saúde, Portugal
2022/09/19 - 2022/09/23
Concluded
Visão de Computador com OpenCV e Python (Outros)
FFonseca, Portugal
2019/09/16 - 2022/01/10
Concluded
Mechanical Engineering (Mestrado)
Major in Construção e Manutenção de Equipamentos Mecânicos
Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra, Portugal
"Budda - Dispositivo de suporte biomecânico para auxílio na autocateterização de pacientes espásticos" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
17
2016/10/17 - 2020/07/07
Concluded
Mechanical Engineering (Licenciatura)
Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra, Portugal
12
2020/02/16 - 2020/06/06
Concluded
Intensive English Language Course (Outros)
ROYAL SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES - Aveiro | Escola de Línguas & Tradução, Portugal
Level B2
Affiliation

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2022/09/01 - Current PhD Grant - FCT Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciências do Desporto e Educação Física, Portugal
Outputs

Publications

Book chapter
  1. M.Cruz; BB Gomes; Marco Silva; A. M. Amaro; L. Roseiro. "Use of the Paddle and Oar Instrumented as a Structural Element for Quantification of the Exercised Force—Pre-study of Strain Gauge Behavior with Simulation in Dry and Wet Environments.". In Proceedings of the 10th Congress of the Portuguese Society of Biomechanics.. Portugal: Springer, 2024.
    Accepted
  2. Amaro, C.M.; M. I. Cruz; V. Maranha; A. M. Amaro; M. A. Castro. "Myoelectric Activity of the Upper Limb with and without Compression Garment when Throwing and Receiving a Ball". In Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2024 A. Martins Amaro et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Congress of the Portuguese Society of Biomechanics, Lecture Notes in Bioengineering. Springer Nature Switzerland, 2024.
    Published
Conference abstract
  1. Amaro, C.M.; M. I. Cruz; V. Maranha; A.M.Amaro; M.A. Castro. "Atividade mioelétrica do membro superior no lançamento de uma bola com e sem manga de compressão.". Paper presented in XCNB2023, 2023.
    Published
Conference paper
  1. Cruz, Maria; Maranha, Vítor; Moita, Fernando D.; Cruz, Nuno; Rasteiro, Deolinda; Carvalho, Filipe; Lains, Jorge; ROSEIRO, LUIS. "Biomechanical support device for physical-motor rehabilitation of spastic patients". Paper presented in 2nd International Congress of Health and Well-being Intervention (ICHWBI 2021), 2021.
    Published
Journal article
  1. Cruz, Maria; Maranha, Vítor; Moita, Fernando D.; Cruz, Nuno; Deolinda M. L. Dias Rasteiro; Carvalho, Filipe; Lains, Jorge; ROSEIRO, LUIS. "Biomechanical Device for Measurement of Adductors Strength and Aid in Self-Catheterisation of Spastic Patients". Designs 6 1 (2022): 7. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/designs6010007.
    Published • 10.3390/designs6010007
  2. Cruz, Maria; Rasteiro, Deolinda; Carvalho, Filipe; Lains, Jorge; ROSEIRO, LUIS. "Evaluation of the force applied by the adductor muscles in a healthy student population performing an adduction task". European Journal of Public Health 31 Supplement (2021): http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckab120.114.
    Published • 10.1093/eurpub/ckab120.114

Intellectual property

Patent
  1. Cruz, Maria; ROSEIRO, LUIS; Lains, Jorge; Carvalho, Filipe; Cruz, Nuno; Maranha, Vítor; Deolinda M. L. Dias Rasteiro; Moita, Fernando D.. 2022. "DISPOSITIVO DE SUPORTE BIOMECÂNICO PARA AUXÍLIO NA AUTOCATETERIZAÇÃO DE PACIENTES ESPÁSTICOS". Portugal.
    Granted/Issued
  2. Cruz, Maria; ROSEIRO, LUIS; Lains, Jorge; Carvalho, Filipe; Cruz, Nuno; Maranha, Vítor; Deolinda M. L. Dias Rasteiro; Moita, Fernando D.. 2022. "Dispositivo de Suporte Biomecânico para Auxílio na Autocateterização de Pacientes Espásticos". Portugal.
    Pending
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2023/05/06 Atividade mioelétrica do membro superior no lançamento de uma bola com e sem manga de compressão X Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Biomecânica
Sociedade Portuguesa de Biomecânica (Figueira da Foz, Portugal)
2023/05/05 Utilização da pagaia e remo instrumentado como elemento estrutural para quantificação da força exercida – pré-estudo de comportamento do extensómetro com simulação em ambiente seco e molhado X Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Biomecânica
Sociedade Portuguesa de Biomecânica (Figueira da Foz, Portugal)
2021/06/18 Evaluation of the force applied by the adductor muscles in a healthy student population performing an adduction task Annual Meeting 2021 Global Health | New Trends
Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Saúde de Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal)
2021/05/29 Biomechanical support device for physical-motor rehabilitation of spastic patients 2nd International Congress of Health and Well-being Intervention (ICHWBI 2021)
Instituto Piaget (Viseu, Portugal)

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2023/05/05 - 2023/05/06 Assistance to the Organizing Committee in the logistics and organization of the X National Congress of Biomechanics (2023/05/05 - 2023/05/06)
Congress (Other)
Sociedade Portuguesa de Biomecânica, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2023/03/22 - 2033/03/22 I actively participated in the DEM Journeys, an annual event where I shared my testimony as a Mechanical Engineering student. I presented significant projects that illustrated my journey and demonstrated the practical application of the knowledge acquired. This experience allowed me to inspire new students and strengthen our academic community, sharing valuable knowledge and encouraging practical learning.
Other
Jornadas do Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica
Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra, Portugal
2023/09/29 - 2023/09/29 European Researchers' Night - Coimbra 2023
Exhibition
European Researchers' Night - Coimbra 2023
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2023/05/05 - 2023/05/06 X National Congress of Biomechanics
Congress
X National Congress of Biomechanics
Sociedade Portuguesa de Biomecânica, Portugal
2022/09/16 - 2022/09/16 The Innovation in Health Technological Exhibition aims to encourage the exchange of good practices between researchers and the regional business community; promote innovative technologies, products and services in the area of Health and also encourage the establishment of new strategic partnerships in the region.
Exhibition
Mostra Tecnológica Inovação em Saúde
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Associação para a Investigação Biomédica e Inovação em Luz e Imagem, Portugal
2021/10/11 - 2021/10/27 BfK Ideas is the competition that brings together the best business ideas born from scientific and/or technological knowledge. With an annual edition, this initiative aims to publicize and distinguish business ideas coming from Portuguese Higher Education Institutions, encouraging and supporting the work developed by these Institutions and their Technology Transfer Offices.
Call
BFK Ideas 2021
Agência Nacional de Inovação SA, Portugal

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2023/06 - Current Proceedings of the 10th Congress of the Portuguese Society of Biomechanics (2195-2728) Springer
Distinctions

Award

2023 Best master's thesis in the field of Biomechanics
Sociedade Portuguesa de Biomecânica, Portugal