Fraunhofer AICOS Master Students Workshop 2013

Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS held on the 5th of July a public session of presentations of the work carried on by AICOS Master Students for their MSc dissertations.

Each one of the eighteen students had the opportunity to provide a presentation of their work and achievements to a broad audience, who included AICOS researchers and collaborators, and external guests.

The presentations were held from 9h00 to 12h00 and from 14h00 to 17h00. Between 12h00 and 13h00, a session of demonstrations allowed the audience to interact more directly with the work developed by the students.

In this session, the students presented the practical applications of their work, from which resulted solutions for areas such as Fall Prevention, Human Activity Prediction, Motion-based physical rehabilitation games, among others.

These MSc theses were developed having in mind the Fraunhofer AICOS orientation for “Research of Practical Utility” and provided very useful results and solutions which might be applied to AICOS’ projects such as Mover, SmartCompanion, EnAware, FUSAMI and others.

This initiative, organized by AICOS for the second year, intends to publicly present the work of its Master students, with the objective of getting the attention of researchers, students and partner institutions.

Since its creation in 2008, Fraunhofer AICOS has received Master students, allowing them to develop their work in a professional environment, oriented to the creation of practical solutions; and benefiting from these students expertise and knowledge, thus resulting in a win-win relationship.

In general, all of AICOS students finish their MSc thesis with excellent grades, and are able to find a job afterwards, whether in AICOS, in industry or in other institutions.


These were the MSc projects presented at the 5th of July session:


Augusto Soares

Visual Prototyping Tool for Android and iOS

Bruno Ferreira  

Smartphone Based Fall Prevention Exercises

Carla Abreu       

Assisted Coding Technologies for International Classification of Diseases

Carlos Ferreira  

Smartphone Based Tele-Rehabilitation

Carlos Tiago Babo            

Generic and Parameterizable Service for Remote Configuration of Mobile Phones Using Near Field Communication

Fábio Pinho       

Improving geolocation by combining GPS with Image Analysis

Helder Moreira                

STAlz: remotely supporting the diagnosis, tracking and rehabilitation of patients with Alzheimer's

Jaime Azevedo                

Effective Scheduling of Energy Consumption in Smart Grids

Joana Lobo        

Personal Medication Advisor

Joana Silva                         

Smartphone based Human Activity Prediction

João Ferreira     

Behavioral Analytics for Medical Decision Support: Supporting dementia diagnosis through outlier detection

José Pedro Sá   

Multi Person Tracking in Real-time Video Streams

Lourenço Castro              

Mobile Based Human-Computer Interaction using Electroencephalography and Electromyography

Nuno Matos      

PhysicTV - Motion-based physical rehabilitation games for the Google-TV

Paulo Silva          

Smartphone Gesture Learning

Pedro Chambino             

Android-based implementation of Eulerian Video Magnification for vital signs monitoring

Ricardo Graça   

ParkDetect - Early Diagnosing Parkinson's disease

Steven Thomas

QuadAALper - Adapting Quadcopters to Real-Life AAL Application


Source: 08.07.2013, Fraunhofer Portugal