Objectives and Description
For the third consecutive year, VR2Market project was present at the biggest scientific event in Portugal – “Encontro Ciência 2018”. This event has the aim to discuss scientific advances in Portugal and had more than 4000 participants, including the presence of the European Commissioner of Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, the President of Portugal,
The Project VR2Market was distinguished by “Exame Informática” with an award in the innovation category. This honorable mention was a Portuguese prize on a event named “Os Melhores do Portugal Tecnológico 2018” (The Best of the Technological Portugal). This price was received in a ceremony in Lisbon by Duarte Dias and Joana Paiva, both members of the
A presentation session took place on June 20, at NAV facilities in Lisbon. Preliminary results regarding the analysis of stress and fatigue among Air Traffic Controlers were presented to the Board and to all the participants involvedin the study. Further steps will involve the collaborative preparation (INESC TEC/NAV) of an ecological protocol to be implemeted in August,
The VR2Market Seminar was held at INESC TEC on 7th May 2018. Aitor Coca, consultant of the VR2 Market project presented his work entitled: “Comparison of thermal manikin modelling and human subjects’ physiological responses under personal protective ensembles in the heat” Aitor Coca is a Senior Research Physiologist at Center for Disease Control and Prevention/
On 16 March, the Collaborative Laboratory (CoLAB) ForestWISE, coordinated by INESC TEC, was presented publicly with the signature of a memorandum of understanding with the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) at the Forest Ciência Viva Centre in Proença-a-Nova. The event was attended by the Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa, Minister of Science, Manuel Heitor,
VR2 Market team went to Albergaria fire department for data collection procedures during the fire summer season. A total of 130 hours of clinical-grade ECG, along with environmental and self-report data was obtained for further analysis.
On 19th October of 2017, the VR2 Market organized a meeting to discuss the project WP status and upcoming work.
Duarte Dias and Rui Rosas, researchers at VR2MArket project went to the USA for 7 weeks to participate in the “Entrepreneur in Residence Program ,” also known as inRes, at the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, a partnership between CMU and the government of Portugal, funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). A prototype
Air Traffic Controllers were monitored during an air traffic simulation (March, 2017) and a stress-induced controlled situation (April, 2017) for stress and fatigue assessment. Psychophysiological data and reaction times are being analyzed.
VR2 Market team participated in the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Symposium held at Porto Business School, Porto at 27th June of 2017. VR2 Market was one of the showcased projects.