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”. (Source: https://www.fct.unl.pt/noticias/2020/09/projeto-comrehab-e-um-dos-vencedores-do-premio-investigacao-colaborativa-santandernova)

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.”  (Source: http://interactivemediainstitute.com/cypsy23/awards-honors/)