Ivan Miguel Pires

Ivan Miguel Pires
Universidade da Beira Interior | UBI · Institute of Telecommunications (IT-UBI)

PhD
Professor and Researcher

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Introduction
Web and Mobile developer with more than 6 years of experience. Related to the back-end development, I worked with native PHP and OutSystems, and I also have contact with some PHP frameworks, including Zend, Symfony, Yii, Silex and Wordpress. Related to the database development, I mainly worked with MariaDB and MySQL. Related to the client-side development, I worked with native JavaScript, BackboneJS, UnderscoreJS, jQuery, jQueryUI, AngularJS, Angular 2, Angular 4 and others. Related to the mobile development, my main experience is related to the Android development, and I also do some training about Swift 3. Related to my academic experience, since the MSc couse in Computer Science and Engineering, my focus is related to the research about the use of mobile devices' sensors for the develop

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Publications (165)
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Medical teams can use an electrocardiogram (ECG) as a quick test to examine the electrical activity and rhythm of the heart to look for irregularities that may be indicative of diseases. This work aims to summarize the outcomes of several artificial intelligence techniques developed to identify ECG data by gender automatically. The analysis and pro...
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Identifying the relative loads (%1RM) that maximize power output (P max-load ) in resistance exercises can help design interventions to optimize muscle power in older adults. Moreover, examining the maximal mean power (MP max ) and peak power (PP max ) values (Watts) would allow an understanding of their differences and associations with functional...
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Nowadays, individuals have very stressful lifestyles, affecting their nutritional habits. In the early stages of life, teenagers begin to exhibit bad habits and inadequate nutrition. Likewise, other people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or other conditions may not take food or medicine regularly. Therefore, the ability to monitor could be bene...
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The agriculture sector is the backbone of Pakistan’s economy, reflecting 26% of its GPD and 43% of the entire labor force. Smart and precise agriculture is the key to producing the best crop yield. Moreover, emerging technologies are reducing energy consumption and cost-effectiveness for saving agricultural resources in control and monitoring syste...
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With a rapid increase in population, many problems arise in relation to waste dumps. These emits hazardous gases, which have negative effects on human health. The main issue is the domestic solid waste collection, management, and classification. According to studies, in America, nearly 75% of waste can be recycled, but there is a lack of a proper r...
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Cardiac diseases have increased over the years; thus, it is essential to predict their possible signs. Accurate prediction efficiently treats the patient’s medical history before the attack occurs. Sensors available in commonly used devices may strive for the proper and early identification of various cardiac diseases. The primary purpose of this r...
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The provision of health care is an area that is excessively dependent on the access, processing, analysis, sharing, and storage of data between different stakeholders. Consequently, cloud computing has been adopted in the most diverse areas (e.g., telemedicine, information management, bioinformatics) as a promising model in responding to this need,...
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The evolution of knowledge and information has changed the practices of health services over the years. The use of Information systems (IS), with the underlying Information Technology (IT), plays a vital role in managing medical information and associated resources, always to provide a better quality of health care. IS/IT is increasingly developing...
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COVID-19 has infected several million of individuals while claiming numerous lives. This fact raised the need to apply the measure to prevent its transmission. The use of disinfection products, wearing masks, and avoiding touching doors are important measures to avoid its spread. Thus, this work proposes a framework supported by a Convolutional Neu...
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COVID-19 has infected several million of individuals while claiming numerous lives. This fact raised the need to apply the measure to prevent its transmission. The use of disinfection products, wearing masks, and avoiding touching doors are important measures to avoid its spread. Thus, this work proposes a framework supported by a Convolutional Neu...
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Public databases for glaucoma studies contain color images of the retina, emphasizing the optic papilla. These databases are intended for research and standardized automated methodologies such as those using deep learning techniques. These techniques are used to solve complex problems in medical imaging, particularly in the automated screening of g...
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Cardiovascular diseases have always been here, but there has been an increase in their numbers over time. Even though there are in the digital world a few applications to help with this kind of problem, there are not enough to fulfill the needs of the patients. This study reviews mobile applications that allow patients to monitor and report cardiov...
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The advance of industrialization regarding the optimization of production to obtain greater productivity and consequently generate more profits has led to the emergence of Industry 4.0, which aims to create an environment called smart manufacturing. On the other hand, the Internet of Things is a global network of interrelated physical devices, such...
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Rehabilitation aims to increase the independence and physical function after injury, surgery, or other trauma, so that patients can recover to their previous ability as much as possible. To be able to measure the degree of recovery and impact of the treatment, various functional performance tests are used. The Eight Hop Test is a hop exercise that...
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The accelerated changes on our planet have led to a growing interest in climate change and its consequences: natural hazards and adverse socio-economic impacts. However, the development of climate research and the proliferation of datasets require an integrated and efficient approach to the analysis, investigation, and visualization of atmospheric...
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Glaucoma is a chronic optic neuropathy characterized by irreversible damage to the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), resulting in changes in the visual field (VC). Glaucoma screening is performed through a complete ophthalmological examination, using images of the optic papilla obtained in vivo for the evaluation of glaucomatous characteristics, ey...
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Nowadays, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its subfields, Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL), are used for a variety of medical applications. It can help clinicians track the patient’s illness cycle, assist with diagnosis, and offer appropriate therapy alternatives. Each approach employed may address one or more AI problems, such as segme...
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The dataset presented in this paper presents a dataset related to three motionless activities, including driving, watching TV, and sleeping. During these activities, the mobile device may be positioned in different locations, including the pants pockets, in a wristband, over the bedside table, on a table, inside the car, or on other furniture, for...
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Ideally, to carry out screening for eye diseases, it is expected to use specialized medical equipment to capture retinal fundus images. However, since this kind of equipment is generally expensive and has low portability, and with the development of technology and the emergence of smartphones, new portable and cheaper screening options have emerged...
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Large-scale labeled datasets are generally necessary for successfully training a deep neural network in the computer vision domain. In order to avoid the costly and tedious work of manually annotating image datasets, self-supervised learning methods have been proposed to learn general visual features automatically. In this paper, we first focus on...
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Internet of ‘things (IoT) allows people and objects to be connected anytime, anywhere, in any way/shape and function that can build a dynamic network. IoT is a critical enabling technology for smart home facilities like smart locks, automatic light control, smoke detection, temperature monitoring, etc. With the adoption of these systems, security a...
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Artificial intelligence techniques are now being applied in different medical solutions ranging from disease screening to activity recognition and computer-aided diagnosis. The combination of computer science methods and medical knowledge facilitates and improves the accuracy of the different processes and tools. Inspired by these advances, this pa...
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In the pandemic time, the monitoring of the progression of some diseases is affected and rehabilitation is more complicated. Remote monitoring may help solve this problem using mobile devices that embed low-cost sensors, which can help measure different physical parameters. Many tests can be applied remotely, one of which is the six-minute walk tes...
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One of the significant challenges mobile telecom operators face is providing a good Quality Of Experience (QoE) to their customers. This QoE in mobile broadband is sometimes measured by throughput and latency that the customers observe when using their APPs or even when intentionally perform speed meter tests using, most of the time, the worldwide...
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Sign languages are critical in conveying meaning by the use of a visual-manual modality and are the primary means of communication of the deaf and hard of hearing with their family members and with the society. With the advances in computer graphics, computer vision, neural networks, and the introduction of new powerful hardware, the research into...
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The botnet attack is a multi-stage and the most prevalent cyber-attack in the Internet of Things (IoT) environment that initiates with scanning activity and ends at the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. The existing studies mostly focus on detecting botnet attacks after the IoT devices get compromised, and start performing the DDoS attac...
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Internet of 'things (IoT) allows people and objects to be connected anytime, anywhere, in any way/shape and function that can build a dynamic network. IoT is a critical enabling technology for smart home facilities like smart locks, automatic light control, smoke detection, temperature monitoring, etc. With the adoption of these systems, security a...
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Excessive sun exposure during childhood increases the risk of skin cancer. This study characterized the knowledge and attitudes of caregivers regarding exposure and sun protection of children and adolescents. One hundred and ninety-eight caregivers (38.5 ± 8.0 years) who resorted to the consultations of a Pediatrics Service or a Family Health Unit...
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Medicine is heading towards personalized care based on individual situations and conditions. With smartphones and increasingly miniaturized wearable devices, the sensors available on these devices can perform long-term continuous monitoring of several user health-related parameters, making them a powerful tool for a new medicine approach for these...
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Caffeine is one of the most consumed drugs that affect humans' health. The relation between the effects of coffee drinking and Electroencephalography (EEG) data are being studied, where the high coffee consumption can cause risk of seizure resistant focal epilepsy, attention and working memory, executive function, short-term memory recall task and...
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Solar energy production increased in the world from 0 TWh in 1965 to 724.09 TWh in 2019. Solar energy is adopted as a source for residential renewable energy sources because, besides Biomass sources, it's the only one that can be installed and maintained at home. Operating efficiency is an important consideration when evaluating the application of...
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Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) are reported by experimental studies as practical approaches to reduce burnout in primary healthcare professionals (PHCP). However, to date, no research has synthesized the evidence to determine the overall effects of MBIs for reducing burnout in PHCP. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to anal...
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Fitness and sport have drawn significant attention in wearable and persuasive computing. Physical activities are worthwhile for health, well-being, improved fitness levels, lower mental pressure and tension levels. Nonetheless, during high-power and commanding workouts, there is a high likelihood that physical fitness is seriously influenced. Jarri...
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Teenagers are mainly sedentary with the use of technological devices. However, technological devices may be part of recreational activities to challenge people to achieve better results. This paper described the acquisition of accelerometer data from mobile devices and BioPlux devices, measuring the correct jump flight time with the help of a press...
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Historically, weather conditions are depicted as an essential factor to be considered in predicting variation infections due to respiratory diseases, including influenza and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome SARS-CoV-2, best known as COVID-19. Predicting the number of cases will contribute to plan human and non-human resources in hospital facilitie...
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Given the impact of the pandemic era, it is important the effects of physical activity on human beings, physically and mentally. The significant advance in the technology industry of biomedical sensors and mobile devices allowed the arrival of new health monitoring prototypes to improve people's lives. This work implements a data capture system,...
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One of the significant challenges mobile telecom operators face is providing a good Quality Of Experience (QoE) to their customers. This QoE in mobile broadband is sometimes measured by throughput and latency that the customers observe when using their APPs or even when intentionally perform speed meter tests using, most of the time, the worldwide...
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Healthcare treatments might benefit from advances in artificial intelligence and technological equipment such as smartphones and smartwatches. The presence of cameras in these devices with increasingly robust and precise pattern recognition techniques can facilitate the estimation of the wound area and other telemedicine measurements. Currently, te...
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Connected health is expected to introduce an improvement in providing healthcare and doctor-patient communication while at the same time reducing cost. Connected health would introduce an even more significant gap between healthcare quality for urban areas with physical proximity and better communication to providers and the portion of rural areas...
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The rapid development and widespread use of information and telecommunication technologies do not mitigate, in many situations, information exclusion, nor the physical isolation of people—mainly that of the elderly living in remote locations, whose mobile network coverage is deficient or non-existent, preventing them from accessing health care, be...
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Human activity recognition (HAR) is a significant research area due to its wide range of applications in intelligent health systems, security, and entertainment games. Over the past few years, many studies have recognized human daily living activities using different machine learning approaches. However, the performance of a machine learning algori...
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Nowadays, Coronavirus is the biggest challenge of medicine. This problem is divided into two sectors: health and economy. In relation to health, there has been an alarming exponential rise in deaths, those who do not belong to the risk group are precisely those who contaminate and lead to disease. The economy also bleeds globally, and companies are...
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The Internet of things (IoT) has emerged as a topic of intense interest among the research and industrial community as it has had a revolutionary impact on human life. The rapid growth of IoT technology has revolutionized human life by inaugurating the concept of smart devices, smart healthcare, smart industry, smart city, smart grid, among others....
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Pneumonia caused by COVID-19 is a severe health risk that sometimes leads to fatal outcomes. Due to constraints in medical care systems, technological solutions should be applied to diagnose, monitor, and alert about the disease’s progress for patients receiving care at home. Some sleep disturbances, such as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, can in...
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The widespread use of wearables and the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm provide an opportunity to use mobile-device sensors for medical applications. Sensors available in the commonly used devices may inspire innovative solutions for physiotherapy striving for accurate and early identification of various pathologies. An essential...
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In recent years, research in tracking and assessing wound severity using computerized image processing has increased. With the emergence of mobile devices, powerful functionalities and processing capabilities have provided multiple non-invasive wound evaluation opportunities in both clinical and non-clinical settings. With current imaging technolog...
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All mobile devices include a microphone that can be used for acoustic data acquisition. This article presents a dataset of acoustic signals related to nine environments, captured with a microphone embedded on off-the-shelf mobile devices. The mobile phone can be placed in the pants pockets, in a wristband, over the bedside table, on a table, or on...
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Smartphone sensors have often been proposed as pervasive measurement systems to assess mobility in older adults due to their ease of use and low-cost. This study analyzes a smartphone-based application’s validity and reliability to quantify temporal variables during the single sit-to-stand test with institutionalized older adults. Forty older adult...
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Obesity is one of the most common problem that can be avoid with the correct education of the teenagers. There are different methods, but the use of the mobile devices to promote the creation of social challenges is important, because the teenagers act mainly in groups. The use of questionnaires, challenges and gamification purposes may promote the...
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Most mobile devices include motion, magnetic, acoustic, and location sensors. These sensors can be used in the development of a framework for activities of daily living (ADL) and environment recognition. This framework is composed of the acquisition, processing, fusion, and data classification features. This study compares different implementations...
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Internet of things (IoT), Big Data, and artificial intelligence (AI) are related research fields that have a relevant impact factor on the design and development of enhanced personalized healthcare systems. This paper discussed the review of AI for IoT and medical systems, which include the usage and practice of AI methodology in different fields o...
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies for HealthCare, HealthyIoT 2020, held in Viana do Castello, Portugal, in December 2020. Due to Covid-19 pandemic the conference was held virtually. The IoT as a set of existing and emerging technologies, notions and services can provid...
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The advance of technology allows daily monitoring of people with cardiovascular diseases. It enables patient empowerment, making them increasingly autonomous and responsible for their health by using digital tools and solutions. The purpose of this study is to idealize a system individualized to the patient with cardiovascular diseases, including m...
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Given the impact of the pandemic era, it is important the effects of physical activity on human beings, physically and mentally. The significant advance in the technology industry of biomedical sensors and mobile devices allowed the arrival of new health monitoring prototypes to improve people’s lives. This work implements a data capture system, us...
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This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 7th EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for social Good, GOODTECHS 2021, held in September 2021. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held virtually. The 24 full papers presented were selected from 53 submissions and issue design, implementation,...
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Historically, weather conditions are depicted as an essential factor to be considered in predicting variation infections due to respiratory diseases, including influenza and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome SARS-CoV-2, best known as COVID-19. Predicting the number of cases will contribute to plan human and non-human resources in hospital facilitie...
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Regarding the current social state and the benefits of social distancing, this paper intends to use technology, namely mobile and web applications, to control the flow of people in institutional spaces, namely the management of students at Polytechnic Institute of Viseu. The idea is to use QR codes distributed in spaces (classrooms, libraries) so t...
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Air pollution is becoming a rising and serious environmental problem, especially in urban areas affected by an increasing migration rate. The large availability of sensor data enables the adoption of analytical tools to provide decision support capabilities. Employing sensors facilitates air pollution monitoring, but the lack of predictive capabili...
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The functional tests are essential to test the functionality of different types of people, and specialty for older adults. The primary purpose of this paper is to create a method for the automatic measurement of the results of the different functional tests. These are the Heel-rise Test, Functional Reach Test, Timed Up and Go Test, Ten Meter Walk T...
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The use of the big data in conjunction with artificial intelligence methods used in health areas is increasingly being used. For data capture, smartphones and embedded sensors are an increasingly reliable, accurate and fast way to detect certain types of bio signals. In this study we propose a system for collecting data for the acquisition and stud...
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Stress is or could be one of the most talked-about and recurring things in recent years, because of the world that we live. Stress is our body's response to a pressure thing or situation in our life. In this way, countless things have a stressful impact on our lives. On the other hand, stress is usually due to something new or unexpected, that some...
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Generally, a massive number of mobile applications is growing day today. There are several types of applications. However, healthcare applications are critical domain nowadays in the scientific field. Consequently, it is crucial to understand how the current state of the art in this domain in non-European countries is such as Georgia. Therefore, th...
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We present a dataset related to the teenagers and their physical activity and nutrition habits from two schools of Covilhã and Fundão municipalities (Portugal). It is related to the initial questionnaire distributed by the mobile application named CoviHealth. This mobile application was distributed to twenty-six individuals aged between 13 and 18 y...
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Diabetes is a critical problem in developed and developing countries. The early detection of this disease is crucial for efficient and effective treatment. Moreover, the application of machine learning for disease detection is a trending topic. There are numerous machine learning methods available in the literature. The main contribution of this pa...