The work that the Pattern and Image Analysis (PIA) Group of IT in Lisbon has been developing with the BITalino technology was chosen by the Centro Ciência Viva to be the focal point of the exhibition "Sparks - A Revolução Científica para Além do Laboratório”. In an interactive module dedicated to the BITalino, created by the Pavilhão do Conhecimento and IT, visitors can observe their heart signals live.
Sparks is an itinerant exhibition that portrays projects in the field of healthcare created by individuals and research centers with the primary goal of providing worldwide tools that would otherwise be confined to the walls of a hospital or laboratory.
Hugo Silva, from IT in Lisbon and one of the co-designers of BITalino, told us that“Science centers in each country highlighted a local project representative of this movement. In Portugal the Ciência Viva chose BITalino and the work done by IT in technology as a representative example, which was a great honour for us”.
Inaugurated on January 26, the exhibition will be at the Pavilhão do Conhecimento until March 22.
In the context of a series of “Conversas com Investigadores”, Manuel Heitor, the Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, visited IT in Aveiro on the last February 17.
Manuel Heitor was welcomed by the President of IT Carlos Salema, by the Directors of IT in Aveiro, and by the vice-rectors of the University of Aveiro. Following a brief presentation of IT by Carlos Salema, the Minister Manuel Heitor visited the laboratories of the different areas of research of IT, where he had the opportunity to get acquainted with some of the most relevant research being developed at IT in Aveiro.
The visit ended with an open session that gathered several IT researchers, where Manuel Heitor presented the government´s most recent initiatives addressing the scientific employment and the collaborative laboratories.