Gabriel Pires

Gabriel Pires, Ph.D

Gabriel Pires (PhD) is Assistant Professor (Professor Adjunto) at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, and Integrated Researcher at the Institute for Systems and Robotics, University of Coimbra. Gabriel Pires received the M.Sc and the Ph.D degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 2001 and 2012, respectively. He has been involved with several funded projects in the areas of Human-computer interfaces and assistive mobile robotics. His current research interests include EEG-based brain-computer interfaces, biomedical signal processing, multi-modal interfaces, and assistive technology. He was a member of the direction board of the Portuguese Rehabilitation Society (Sociedade Portuguesa de Engenharia de Reabilitação e Acessibilidade - SUPERA) between 2013 and 2015 and he is currently the coordinator of the research Lab VITA.IPT- Assisted living by intelligent environments (Vida Assistida por ambientes Inteligentes).


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Funded projects for research

He is/was member of the research team in the following National Scientific Projects:


AMS-HMI2012: Assited Mobility Supported by Shared-Control and Advanced Human-Machine Interfaces, FCT Project RECI/EEI-AUT/0181/2012, ISR / UC / IPT / APCC, 2013-2015, WEBPAGE-link

Projecto-B - Diagnosis and Assisted Mobility for People with Special Needs, Centro-SCT-2011-01, CENTRO-07-0224-FEDER-FEDER-002028 (QREN Mais Centro), 2013-2015

INTERFACE10: Emergent Interfaces for Improving Accessibility of Persons with Cerebral Palsy, Project RIPD/ADA/109661/2009, ISR Coimbra, Program SAESCTN, FCT, INR, 2010-2012.

QREN SLEEPTIGHT, Desenvolvimento de tecnologias para um diagnóstico ambulatório de patologias do sono, Project QREN, FEDER CENTRO-01-0202-FEDER-011530, DEEC/ISA, 2010-2012

PMITS06: Perception Methods for an Intelligent Transportation System using on-board and off-board Sensing, Project PTDC/EEA-ACR/72226/2006, FCT, ISR/IPT, 2008-2010

MTDTS04: Multi-Target Detection and Tracking in Semi-structured Outdoor Environment using Laserscanner and Vision, FCT/ POSI/EEA-SRI/58279/2004, ISR/IPT, 2004-2008


Funded projects to promote science and to stimulate education in science (some in colaboration with high-schools)

Paticipation in the Projeto "RENOVAR" (Roteiros para Novos Ambientes de Aprendizagem) by invitation of Escola Secundária Maria Lamas (Ação 5 – Implementação do estudo de comunicação de informação na área da Física). Financiado pela Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian ao abrigo do Projeto EMA - Estímulo à Melhoria das Aprendizagens, 2013-2014

Coordination of the project “Escolher Robótica, Escolher Ciência!” - PEC88, Programa científico Escolher Ciência, Financiado pela Ciência Viva - Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica e Tecnológica, 2013-2014, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar

Co-coordination of the summer school Ciência Viva no Laboratório “Robot ChampionChip IPT 2012" 9 a 13 de Julho de 2012, Financiado pela Ciência Viva - Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica e Tecnológica, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar


Member of the following programme/scientific Conference committees

IEEE 5th Portuguese Meeting on Bioengineering (ENBENG) organized by the Portuguese Chapter of IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS)

European Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) Conference: AAATE 2013 , AAATE 2015

International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics, and Informatics: NEUROTECHNIX 2013, NEUROTECHNIX 2014, NEUROTECHNIX 2015, NEUROTECHNIX 2016

International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health: SeGAH 2013 , SeGAH 2014

International Conference on Software Development for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion: DSAI 2010, DSAI 2012, DSAI 2015


Societies membership

Member of The Portuguese Rehabilitation Society – Sociedade Portuguesa de Engenharia de Reabilitação e Acessibilidade - SUPERA

IEEE Member, and membership in the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and in the IEEE Education society

Member of The Engineering in Education Portuguese Society – Sociedade Portuguesa para a Educação em Engenharia – SPEE


Contact Information

Instituto Politécnico de Tomar
Departmento de Engenharias
Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Tomar do Instituto Politécnico de Tomar
Estrada da Serra - Quinta do Contador
2300-313 Tomar - Portugal

Tel: ++351 249328156
Fax: ++351 249328197
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Coordenadas GPS: 39.601076, -8.391479

Institute of Systems and Robotics
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Coimbra
Pinhal de Marrocos - Polo II
3030 COIMBRA - Portugal



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Coordenadas GPS: 40.186627, -8.417265