Alexandre Ferreira da Silva

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Electronic products, including sensors, are often used in harsh environments. However, many parameters, such as severe weather conditions, high electronic noise, or dangerous chemical compounds in situ, may compromise the required high reliability. Therefore, development of a reliable sensing solution for monitoring those extreme conditions may become a(More)
Wearable devices are used to record several physiological signals, providing unobtrusive and continuous monitoring. These systems are of particular interest for applications such as ambient-assisted living (AAL), which deals with the use of technologies, like brain-computer interface (BCI). The main challenge in these applications is to develop new wearable(More)
Cadmium (Cd) is a trace element that is very toxic to fish. It is commonly found in surface waters contaminated with industrial effluents. When dissolved in water, Cd can rapidly cause physiological changes in the gills and kidneys of freshwater fish. The objective of this study was to evaluate the acute effects of Cd on the osmoregulation of the(More)
This work shows a developed wearable elongation sensor based on an optical fiber. The presented approach to sew a fiber optic into a lycra textile enables the modulation of light amplitude in respect to textile strain. This apparatus in combination with small-size instrumentation enables the development of a wearable textile garment capable of monitoring(More)
This work aimed to study the pollination ecology of the tropical weed Triumfetta semitriloba Jacq. (Tiliaceae), in Viçosa, South-eastern Brazil, during the flowering season of 1993 and 1994. Two patches located in pasture (P1 and P2) and one patch in a forest trail (P3) were chosen and ten plants on each patch were sorted. The number of opened flowers were(More)
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