Research

 

 

 

Publications

379 Papers since 2018 (264 Q1/Q2)

Researchers

41  Members

11 Collaborators

8 PhD Students

 

Projects

96 Funded Projects

7.6M Secured Funded

Latest Publications

Albuquerque, S., & Teixeira, M. (2021)

COVID-19 and disenfranchised grief. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2021.638874

Almeida, T., Guarda, R., & Cunha, O. (2021)

Positive childhood experiences and adverse experiences: Psychometric properties of the Benevolent Childhood Experiences Scale (BCEs) among the Portuguese population. Child Abuse and Neglect.

Arquissandas, P., Lamas, D., Oliveira, J. (accepted)

Moving from VR into AR using Bio-cybernetic Loops and Physiological Sensory Devices for Intervention on Anxiety Disorders. Virtual Reality Journal.

Albuquerque, S., & Teixeira, M. (2021)

COVID-19 and disenfranchised grief. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2021.638874

Almeida, T., Guarda, R., & Cunha, O. (2021)

Positive childhood experiences and adverse experiences: Psychometric properties of the Benevolent Childhood Experiences Scale (BCEs) among the Portuguese population. Child Abuse and Neglect.

Arquissandas, P., Lamas, D., Oliveira, J. (accepted)

Moving from VR into AR using Bio-cybernetic Loops and Physiological Sensory Devices for Intervention on Anxiety Disorders. Virtual Reality Journal.

Funding

We have organized several local scientific meetings and conferences for practitioners. Labpsicom organized the international conference REHAB ( http://www.rehab-workshop.org/) yearly 2014-2016, the International Conference on Eye Tracking, Visual Cognition and Emotion, in 2013.

We are now organizing the 13th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies, which will be held in Serpa, Portugal ∼ September 9-11, 2020. http://icdvrat2020.ulusofona.pt/

ICDVRAT´s best papers will be submitted to Virtual Reality Journal (IF = 2.906) Special Issue on ‘Virtual Reality for Therapy, Psychological Interventions, and Physical and Cognitive Rehabilitation’

Projects Funded

Secured Funded

Conferences

We have organized several local scientific meetings and conferences for practitioners. Labpsicom organized the international conference REHAB ( http://www.rehab-workshop.org/) yearly 2014-2016, the International Conference on Eye Tracking, Visual Cognition and Emotion, in 2013.

We are now organizing the 13th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies, which will be held in Serpa, Portugal ∼ September 9-11, 2020. http://icdvrat2020.ulusofona.pt/

ICDVRAT´s best papers will be submitted to Virtual Reality Journal (IF = 2.906) Special Issue on ‘Virtual Reality for Therapy, Psychological Interventions, and Physical and Cognitive Rehabilitation’

Editorial Boards

Our researchers serve in the following editorial boards:

Cyberpsychology, Behaviour and Social Networking Journal
The premier peer-reviewed journal for authoritative research on understanding the social, behavioral, and psychological impact of today’s social networking practices, including Twitter, Facebook, and internet gaming and commerce.
Frontiers in Psychology
Frontiers in Psychology is the largest journal in its field, publishing rigorously peer-reviewed research across the psychological sciences, from clinical research to cognitive science, from perception to consciousness, from imaging studies to human factors, and from animal cognition to social psychology. Field Chief Editor Axel Cleeremans, at the Université libre de Bruxelles, is supported by an outstanding Editorial Board of international researchers.
Revista Psicologia
The journal PSICOLOGIA publishes original research in the general scope of psychology and behavioral sciences. PSICOLOGIA welcomes empirical research contributions and systematic reviews within specific scientific areas of Psychology.
Revista de Investigación e Innovación en Ciencias de la Salud
Revista de Investigación e Innovación en Ciencias de la Salud (RIICS in its Spanish acronym) is an Ibero-American scientific journal of the Health Professions, peer-reviewed, in open access and Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0, whose purpose is to be a channel of disciplinary communication of research and review articles, original and unpublished, derived from research projects and processes that provide evidence to respond to current gaps, needs and problems.
Journal of Sexual Medicine
The Journal of Sexual Medicine publishes multidisciplinary basic science and clinical research to define and understand the scientific basis of male, female, and couples sexual function and dysfunction. As an official journal of the International Society for Sexual Medicine and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, it provides healthcare professionals in sexual medicine with essential educational content and promotes the exchange of scientific information generated from experimental and clinical research.
International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology
The International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology (IJCHP) publishes manuscripts with a basic and applied emphasis, including experimental, clinical and theoretical work contributing to the advancement of Clinical and Health Psychology. The IJCHP aims to target four core domains: clinical psychology and psychotherapy, psychopathology, health psychology and clinical neurosciences. The Journal publishes Original Articles (empirical studies) and Review Articles.
Manuscripts submitted to IJCHP should be novel (i.e., not previously published and not under consideration for publication elsewhere). All signing authors must agree on the submitted version of the manuscript. By submitting their manuscript, the authors agree to relinquish their copyrights to the Journal for the duration of the editorial process.

Prizes

Ágata Salvador was awarded FAZER+ ‘Boas Práticas de Investigação no Ensino’ with the project The Hei-Lab Studio – Experiential Museum of Psychology. This project, aiming to adapt classic experiences of Psychology to the digital context, supports the active involvement of Psychology students in research activities, promoting their close relation and collaboration with the research center of their school and encouraging collaborative work with other fields (Videogames and Design).

Micaela Fonseca, an integrated member of Hei-Lab, was awarded the Santander/NOVA Collaborative Research Award for the Com@Rehab of which she is principal investigator. The multidisciplinary project fosters synergies in areas such as Linguistics, Technology and Medicine and has as main objective the development of the Digital Communication Module (MCD Rehab) of an interactive rehabilitation solution in Virtual Reality.  “We intend to focus on the development of the communicative skills of the various actors involved, while strengthening technological literacy and interactivity with technology, thus helping to improve human-man and man-machine interaction, as well as we intend to support the management of therapeutic activities aimed at post-COVID patients, thus making the program more effective and efficient”.

HEI-Lab Director, Pedro Gamito, was awarded with the Life Achievement Award at the  23rd Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference. “This award has a tradition of honoring a person who has demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievements in the fields of advanced technologies and healthcare. It is the highest honor given by our community.” 

Network

Our researchers serve in the following editorial boards:

SHAFE: Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments

SHAFE is coordinated by Cáritas Coimbra and AFEdemy, in close cooperation with main partners, such as the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA), European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC), Reference Sites Collaborative Network, European Covenant on Demographic Change, Eurocities, Utrecht University (as former partner of the European Framework for Age-Friendly Housing), European Centre Social Welfare Policy, European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL) and ECHAlliance.

Porto4Ageing network

This consortium brings together more than 90 organizations, most of them established within the Porto Metropolitan Area, in the Northern Region of Portugal: https://www.porto4ageing.up.pt

LinQBio

LinQBio is a new, fast-growing Global HealthTech Network community created to address the current needs for virtual networking (https://linqbio.com/). LinQBio is a global HealthTech networked community, connecting start-ups, entrepreneurs, corporate, investors, incubators, service providers, physicians and scientists.

Rea ViVa

Rede Portuguesa de Ambientes Saudáveis, Inteleligentes e Amigáveis. The Portuguese Network on Smart, Healthy and Age-Friendly Environments brings together a wide range of Portuguese organizations committed to promoting a joint agenda for the implementation of Inclusive Environments for All Ages, with a particular focus on Health, Social Support, ICT and Building Environments. https://caritascoimbra.pt/project/rede-portuguesa-ambientes-saudaveis/

CCIEC

Centro de Competências para a Inovação em Educação e Cidadania. Parallel to these actions, and with the focus of knowledge/technology transfer (through Models, Processes and Tools) we created, along with ULHT’s CEid – research centre of the ULHT School of Education, the CCIEC: Centro de Competências em Inovação para a Educação e Cidadania.

COST Action

CA19104 – advancing Social inclusion through Technology and EmPowerment. The aim of the COST action is to build an interdisciplinary, intersectoral pan EU and beyond, network which will enhance social inclusion and empowerment of individuals with ASD and/or ID. https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA19104/#tabs|Name:overview

ECHAlliance

The European Connected Health Alliance Group (ECHAlliance Group) is the Global Health Connector for Digital Health, facilitating multi-stakeholder connections around ecosystems, driving sustainable change and disruption in the delivery of health and social care.

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