José Maria Fernandes

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In this paper we propose FIREMAN, a low cost system for online monitoring of firefighters ventilation patterns when using Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), based on a specific hardware device attached to SCBA and a Smartphone application. The system implementation allows the detection of relevant ventilation patterns while providing feasible and(More)
Recent investigations suggest that there are differences between the characteristics of EEG and MEG epileptiform spikes. The authors performed an objective characterization of the morphology of epileptiform spikes recorded simultaneously in both EEG and MEG to determine whether they present the same morphologic characteristics. Based on a stepwise approach,(More)
From 16 to 18 days of fetal life (fl) the subfornical organ (SFO) of the rat shows diffuse acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity. From 21 fl its definitive pattern begins to be organized and is achieved at 30 days of postnatal life (pl). This pattern is characterized by a homogeneous AChE activity in the rostral region, a ring-like distribution in the(More)
Computations are pervasive across many domains, where end users have to compose various heterogeneous computational entities to perform professional activities. Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a widely used mechanism that can support such forms of compositions as it allows heterogeneous systems to be wrapped as services that can then be combined with(More)
A critical question in tapping behavior is to understand whether the temporal control is exerted on the duration and trajectory of the downward-upward hand movement or on the pause between hand movements. In the present study, we determined the duration of both the movement execution and pauses of monkeys performing a synchronization-continuation task(More)
—Many domains such as scientific computing and neuroscience require end users to compose heterogeneous computational entities to automate their professional tasks. However, an issue that frequently hampers such composition is data-mismatches between computational entities. Although, many composition frameworks today provide support for data mis-match(More)
Movement-related diseases, such as Parkinson's disease (PD), progressively affect the motor function, many times leading to severe motor impairment and dramatic loss of the patients' quality of life. Human motion analysis techniques can be very useful to support clinical assessment of this type of diseases. In this contribution, we present a RGB-D camera(More)
—Professionals such as First Responders are frequently exposed to extreme environmental conditions, inducing stress and fatigue during extensive periods of time. In this scenario, the main issues are the quantification and evaluation of stress and fatigue, since uncontrolled levels have a profound and negative impact on human health and performance. Based(More)
This work presents probabilistic methods for testability analysis at RTL and their use to evaluate the sensitivity of a digital circuit to Single Event Upsets (SEUs). A new probabilistic testability metric is proposed, in order to evaluate if the possible changes caused by SEUs are ignored or propagated by the dynamic behavior of the circuit. The new(More)
We propose a technical solution that enables 3D video-based in-bore movement quantification to be acquired synchronously with the BOLD function magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) sequences. Our solution relies on in-bore video setup with 2 cameras mounted in a 90 degrees angle that allows tracking movments while acquiring fMRI sequences. In this study we(More)