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Sérgio Ivan Lopes

Sérgio Ivan Lopes
CiTin - Centro de Interface Tecnológico Industrial

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
Assistant Professor, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo

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Introduction
Sérgio Ivan Lopes (BSc’04, MSc’09, PhD’14, PGdip’18) is an IEEE Senior Member, Director General at CiTin, Assistant Professor at the ESTG-IPVC and researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações. He co-authored more than 100 scientific publications and his research interests include embedded and cyber-physical systems, edge computing, digital signal processing, and indoor positioning.
Additional affiliations
March 2019 - December 2020
Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Professor of Cyber-Physical Systems, Embedded Systems and Digital Signal Processing. Director of the undergraduate course on Computer Networks and Systems Engineering (ERSC)
February 2019 - present
Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Professor of Cyber-Physical Systems, Embedded Systems and Digital Signal Processing. Director of the undergraduate course on Computer Networks and Systems Engineering.
March 2016 - May 2016
European Commission
Position
  • Expert
Description
  • Participation as Expert in the evaluation of the call H2020 ICT-01-2016: Smart Cyber-Physical Systems.
Education
January 2017 - January 2018
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Project Management (Porto Business School)
September 2010 - December 2014
University of Aveiro
Field of study
  • Electrical Engineering
September 2006 - December 2009
University of Aveiro
Field of study
  • Biomedical Engineering

Publications

Publications (92)
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While many companies worldwide are still striving to adjust to Industry 4.0 principles, the transition to Industry 5.0 is already underway. Under such a paradigm, Cyber-Physical Human-centered Systems (CPHSs) have emerged to leverage operator capabilities in order to meet the goals of complex manufacturing systems towards human-centricity, resilien...
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The advent of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) has enabled the feasibility of wireless sensor networks for environmental traffic sensing across urban areas. In this study, we explore the usage of LoRaWAN end nodes as traffic sensing sensors to offer a practical traffic management solution. The monitored Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI)...
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The purpose of this study is to analyze the differences in cardiorespiratory performance during the PACER test using the Classic Beep Method (CBM) in comparison with a technology designed to visually and aurally set the running pace, the PACETECH. Participants (n=10; age: 20.6±1.2 years) were assessed on the PACER test at two moments separated by o...
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is one of the most prevalent diseases in the world. Recent data reveals that the global prevalence of diabetes in 2021 was 537 million people, among adults between 20 and 79. Moreover, half of the patients with diabetes are unaware of their condition and, consequently, are mor...
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A new paradigm known as Industry 5.0 is guiding the transition to a sustainable, human-centered, and resilient industry, which complements the existing concepts of Industry 4.0. These novel systems focus on continuous improvement of manufacturing processes, leveraging relevant aspects related to digitization and enabling technologies at the data le...
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), called “Industry 4 [...]
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Nowadays, aerobic capacity tests are recurrently used to determine the maximum oxygen consumption (VO2max) of an individual. The VO2max expresses the maximum aerobic capacity and is considered the best cardio-respiratory fitness index. A widely used test in a school context for this purpose is the PACER (Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance...
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Humans spend the majority of their time indoors, where they are potentially exposed to hazardous pollutants. Within this context, over the past few years, there has been an upsurge of low-cost sensors (LCS) for the measurement of indoor air pollutants, motivated both by recent technological advances and by increased awareness of indoor air quality...
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Continuous monitoring of vital signs like body temperature and cardio-pulmonary rates can be critical in the early prediction and diagnosis of illnesses. Optical-based methods, i.e., RGB cameras and thermal imaging systems, have been used with relative success for performing contactless vital signs monitoring, which is of great value for pandemic s...
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Localization is an essential element of the Internet of Things (IoT) leading to meaningful data and more effective services. Long-Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) is a low-power communications protocol specifically designed for the IoT ecosystem. In this protocol, the RF signals used to communicate between IoT end devices and a LoRaWAN gateway (GW...
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Traceability in manufacturing, for any type of industry, enables the tracking of products’ components throughout the manufacturing chain, from raw materials to the final product, passing through each intermediate component and process stage, on every industrial player in the chain. The information generated through the manufacturing process, includ...
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The improvement of organizational processes typically relies on opportunities identified by a prior assessment procedure. For example, process digitalization improvement in organizations requires prior knowledge of its digital maturity, thus operating as a starting point for the adoption of a validated and systematized methodology. This work presen...
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Recently we have seen an increase in the frequency of radon concentration measurement campaigns, largely driven by directives adopted at a European level, and by increased public awareness of the problem. Many of the conducted assessments are simple concentration averages over a time range, where passive sensors are mostly used. Other assessments u...
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Autonomous driving is becoming a reality and cars are getting connected with everything (traffic lights, roads, bicycles, other cars, people, infrastructure, etc.) being Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communications a critical factor in the success of autonomous cars. It is, thus, important to understand and study the main security vulnerabilities of...
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In a very early stage of implementation of a comprehensive experimental campaign for indoor radon assessment, a pre-evaluation selection of the variables that play a leading role in influencing expected results must be insightfully assessed, by stimulating compatibility between Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and energy efficiency. Hence, a practical meth...
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Higher education institutions (HEIs) are favored environments for the implementation of technological solutions that accelerate the generation of smart campi, given the dynamic ecosystem they create based on the involvement of inspired and motivated human resources (students, professors, and researchers), moving around in an atmosphere of advanced...
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Indoor radon exposure is raising concerns due to its impact on health, namely its known relationship with lung cancer. Consequently, there is an urgent need to understand the risk factors associated with radon exposure, and how this can be harmful to the health of exposed populations. This article presents a comprehensive review of studies indicati...
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Citation: Nunes, L.J.R.; Curado, A.; Azevedo, R.; Silva, J.P.; Lopes, N.; Lopes, S.I. Designing a Multicriteria WebGIS-Based Pre-Diagnosis Tool for Indoor Radon Potential Assessment.
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Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are favored atmospheres in the civic training of their audiences, undertaking a major role in Global Sustainable Development. The management of waste packaging represents a huge environmental footprint, particularly the plastic water bottles which constitute a major example of everyday waste that directly impact...
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Indoor radon represents a known hazard to public health, namely, its relationship with lung cancer. The data analytic tools adoption for indoor risk assessment with human occupation supports building management decision-making and is a fundamental requirement for implementing remediation measures. This work presents the implementation of a data war...
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This paper proposes a low cost IoT solution to detect head movements and positions of a patient by means of Force Sensing Resistors positioned on a pillow and connected to a micro-controller collecting patient data anytime, when sleeping, sending it to the cloud and making it available to healthcare professionals. The impact of this work is focused...
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Monitoring crowds in public environments is of great value for understanding human routines and managing crowd routes in indoor or outdoor environments. This type of information is crucial to improve the business strategy of an organization, and can be achieved by performing crowd quan- tification and flow direction estimation to generate informati...
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Radon gas is a harmful pollutant with a well-documented adverse influence on public health. In poorly ventilated environments, that are often prone to significant radon levels, studies indicate a known relationship between human radon exposure and lung cancer. Recent technology advances, notably on the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, allow the...
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Large-scale deployments of the Internet of Things (IoT) are adopted for performance improvement and cost reduction in several application domains. The four main IoT application domains covered throughout this article are smart cities, smart transportation, smart healthcare, and smart manufacturing. To increase IoT applicability, data generated by t...
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The textile and clothing industry sector has today a big environmental impact, not only due to the consumption of water and the use of toxic chemicals but also due to the increasing levels of textile waste. One way to reduce the problem is to circularise the, currently linear, textile and clothing value chain, by using discarded clothes as raw mate...
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Internet of Things (IoT) can help to pave the way to the circular economy and to a more sustainable world by enabling the digitalization of many operations and processes, such as water distribution, preventive maintenance, or smart manufacturing. Paradoxically, IoT technologies and paradigms such as edge computing, although they have a huge potenti...
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Wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in sports open a new era in athlete’s training, not only for performance monitoring and evaluation but also for fitness assessment. These technologies rely on sensor systems that collect, process and transmit relevant data, such as biomarkers and/or other performance indicators that are crucial to...
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The explosive data growth in the current information age requires consistent new methodologies harmonized with the new IoT era for data analysis in a space-time context. Moreover, intuitive data visualization is a central feature in exploring, interpreting, and extracting specific insights for subsequent numerical data representation. This integrat...
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Public higher education institutions have a particular moral responsibility in increasing the awareness, knowledge, skills and values required to create a fair and sustainable future. Through sustainable design, the Project Refill_H20 aims to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles in the 6 schools of the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castel...
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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is an essential requirement for improving building sustainability. In fact, indoor pollution creates serious problems for human health and occupants’ well-being. Considering that Europeans spend on average 90% of their time inside buildings, IAQ plays a decisive role in human health, especially for the most vulnerable group...
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Due to its pervasive nature, the Internet of Things (IoT) is demanding for Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) since wirelessly connected devices need battery-efficient and long-range communications. Due to its low-cost and high availability (regional/city level scale), this type of network has been widely used in several IoT applications, such as...
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Higher education institutions are passing through a fast digital transformation process that has the potential to enable frictionless, touchless, and more intuitive experiences in academia. Moreover, students are now digital natives and demand from higher education institutions new digital services for all academic purposes. In this article, we int...
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The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) has been a recurrent view of the physical technological environment, in the light of which it is expected that everyday artifacts are connected, enhancing the availability and ubiquity of “smart” services. Higher education institutions can be seen as a privileged ecosystem for the development of intellige...
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th Annual Smart City 360° Summit. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held virtually. The volume combines selected papers of seven conferences, namely AISCOVID 2020 - International Conference on AI-assisted Solutions for COVID-19 and Biomedical Applications in Smart-Cities; EdgeIoT 2020...
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Abstract. Thisstudyaimstoanalyzethecontributionofamethodologicaldesign approach in health education, more specifically concerning indoor radon gas expo- sure. The work is implemented under the scope of the Project TECH - Technology, Environment, Creativity and Health and is part of a major research activity named RnHealthTech focused on the researc...
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Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can easily accumulate in indoor environments. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), radon gas is the second largest risk factor associated with lung cancer, after tobacco smoking. People spend at least half their life inside buildings, which are becoming increasingly more hermetic due...
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Internet of Things (IoT) has been developing to become a free exchange of useful information between multiple real-world devices. Already spread all over the world in the most varied forms and applications, IoT devices need to overcome a series of challenges to respond to the new requirements and demands. The main focus of this manuscript is to est...
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Plastic production worldwide exceeds 300 million tons per year. About 3% of that production represents 8 million tons of plastic annually reaching rivers, seas and oceans. Plastic water bottles are a major example of everyday waste that directly impacts the economic and ecological sustainability. Based on literature review, this work presents a pro...
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Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas formed in the soil with higher predominance in granitic zones. It is a well-known Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) parameter that is measured in higher radon risk zones. The proposed methodology begins with a unidimensional data characterization followed by a multidimensional analysis that will relate radon co...
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Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can easily accumulate in indoor environments, being classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the second most important cause of lung cancer after tobacco, negatively impacting public health. The presence of this gas indoors tends to increase in regions were the subsoil presents a highe...
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Radon gas is one of the most relevant indoor pollutants in areas of slaty and granitic soils, and is considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the second-largest risk factor associated with lung cancer. In the IoT era, active radon detectors are becoming affordable and ubiquitous, and in the near future, data gathered by these IoT device...
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Granite territories continuously release radon, a radioactive gas that can be very harmful to human health. The assessment of radon gas indoor concentration is relevant for granitic buildings that lie over this substrate. In this work we use a sensor system to study the variation through time of indoor air quality (IAQ) parameters like radon concen...
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Radon gas is considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the most relevant indoor pollutants with proven relationship with higher lung cancer risk. Hence, indoor radon exposure in badly ventilated and extensively occupied rooms increases drastically the risk of health problems. Due to the geological nature of local soil, the Northwe...
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A high-occupancy elementary school building recently retrofitted, with low energy consumption and no central climatization systems for heating, cooling and ventilation, located in the North region of Portugal was widely monitored to assess radon risk as a measure of indoor air quality. The experimental campaign was implemented in the spring of 2018...
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Alto Minho region, Northwest of Portugal, presents high indoor radon concentrations due to the granitic nature of the soil. Indoor radon concentration is related to the amount of uranium and radium in the building foundation soil. According to the World Health Organization, it is proved that radon exposure in poorly ventilated buildings enhances lu...
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Depending on the architectural typology and function of a specific building or compartment, Building Occupancy Estimation (BOE) is a critical factor for effective green building management. By estimating the building occupancy over time we can reduce the overall energy consumption, and therefore, improve the building energy efficiency. In a public...
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IoT-based monitoring (i.e. smart monitoring) technologies have been recently used for on-line monitoring in many application fields, such as home, environmental and industrial process monitoring. People spend at least half of their life inside buildings, therefore, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) plays an important role both on human health and on buildin...
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The use of smart devices in buildings is many times compromised by its form and size. Smart devices are composed of several components including sensors, boards, batteries, processing units, and antennas. However, the form and size of the smart devices are usually limited due to antenna restrictions. In this paper, we propose the architecture of a...
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The World Health Organization (WHO) considers radon gas as one of the most important agents responsible for lung cancer. Hence, radon people exposure in badly ventilated and extensively occupied rooms increases drastically the risk of health problems. Since new legislation is already in force in Portugal to combat radon risk problems, the discussio...