AffecTech project participated to Madeira’s Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies Conference BIOSTEC 2018


Innovative Training Network coordinator Professor Corina Sas of Lancaster University (pictured) has presented the project AffecTech during the BIOSTEC Conference in Madeira, Portugal.

PLUX president Professor Hugo Gamboa had the honour of being BIOSTEC co-chair, definitely one of the most fruitful environments to build bridges between research and technology areas, having received over 300 paper submissions in its 11th edition.

Being appointed as keynote speaker, Professor Sas shared the AffecTech view on the need for an interdisciplinary approach to the development of new affective technologies that will empower mental health patients with emotion regulation tools.

Some of the most recent advances within the network, such as innovative wearable user-tailored emotional displays, shared spaces with cutting edge works on Virtual Reality interfaces, Biosignal processing methods and upcoming devices.

As a result of a PLUX collaboration with LIBPhys/FCT at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, ongoing work on an online approach and platform for the assessment of the heart-rate variability was presented by AffecTech’s researcher Miquel Alfaras.

The 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC) was held January 19 – 21, 2018 at Hotel Vila Gale Santa Cruz, Madeira, Portugal.

About AffecTech
AffecTech is established with support from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network funded by European Commission H2020. The AffecTech network brings together institutions from across Europe including PLUX Wireless Biosignal in Portugal, and Lancaster University in the UK.
Article by AffecTech researcher Miquel Alfaras.
Graphic illustrating heart-rate variability assessment, image of Professor Sas courtesy of Plux.