Data Science Seminars

Invisibles: A New Frontier in Cardiovascular Assessment

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Por Hugo Silva (IST).

In the U.S. alone, there are almost twice more heart attacks than reported home structure fires every year. Nevertheless, a typical household has multiple fire detectors to help prevent the latter, and virtually no way of warning about the former. Biomedical sensing, analysis, and data interpretation are basic elements of wellbeing assessment, preventive healthcare, and creation of better healing environments. 

While wearables have contributed to make such elements a more pervasive and integral part of people’s daily lives, biomedical sensing can take health monitoring one step further. By incorporating biomedical sensing in the surrounding environment in a more integrated way, it can become much more pervasive. Although this approach is not likely to “replace” regular methods, it may act as an invisible proxy or complement to regular care.

In this talk we will provide a brief introduction to the “invisibles” approach to biomedical sensing, describing some of the ways in which they can be incorporated in our everyday lives, and presenting practical examples of tools and conceptual installations that illustrate how the living space of the future may become an “invisible doctor”.


Hugo believes he’s one of the few lucky people that can say he worked very few days in his life... not because of lack of a job (fortunately), but because when you do things you love and you're passionate about almost every single day, there's no boundary between what's work and what's just pure fun.
He completed his PhD in Electrical and Computers Engineering at the University of Lisbon. Since 2004, Hugo is a researcher at the IT - Instituto de Telecomunicações ( and a Professor at IST - Instituto Superior Técnico since 2019. Hugo is also a co-founder of multiple innovative technology-based companies, operating in the fields of biomedical devices and data science for healthcare and quality of life.
More recently, he has been actively working (i.e. having fun) towards making the world a bit more physiological through BITalino (, an open source software and low-cost hardware toolkit, which allows anyone from students to professional app developers, to create cool projects and applications with physiological sensors. His main interest areas include biomedical instrumentation and data acquisition, system engineering, signal processing, and machine learning.

Transmissão em direto via Zoom.

Departamento de Informática | Ciências ULisboa

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Seminário Permanente de Filosofia das Ciências, por Anna Ciaunica (CFCUL/GI2).

Seminário de Formação Avançada em Jardins, Paisagens e Ambiente, por Daniela Araújo e Mauro Nascimento (Museu de Lisboa | EGEAC).

Logótipo do evento, sobre um fundo branco

A iniciativa conta com o apoio do Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia.

Seminário conjunto do Centro de Estatística e Aplicações da Universidade de Lisboa e do Centro de Matemática Computacional e Estocástica, por Kristen Campbell (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA).

Research at the Faculty of Sciences

Participation is free but prior registration is suggested.

Encontro Scientia, por Rui A. P. Perdigão (EChanges - Chair Professor and Head of the Met Institute for Complex System Science, Vienna, Austria / NORA Climate Dynamics and Complexity Chair, Vienna, Austria & Princeton NJ USA / CCIAM coordinator at cE3c, Lisboa, Portugal).

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Conversa com Galopim de Carvalho.

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Candidaturas online de 01 a 31 de outubro 2021.

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Concerto e conferência pela Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa.

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Um programa de aceleração de ideias e negócios, promovido pela redeSaúde, com candidaturas até 15 de outubro de 2021.

Conversa com Galopim de Carvalho.

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Conversa com Galopim de Carvalho.

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Conversa com Galopim de Carvalho.

EvoS aims at turning evolutionary theory into a common language to areas that pertain to the natural world, including human affairs.

Conversa com Galopim de Carvalho.

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Pre-proposals submission until 30 November 2021, 15:00 CET(local time in Brussels).

O evento tem como tema central o "Conhecimento ao serviço das áreas classificadas" e marca o seu regresso ao formato presencial, mas com a possibilidade de participação online!