Fernando Cassola

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Research projects

MELOA

Duration: April/2021 to now
Program: Funded by Horizon 2020
Description:MELOA (Multi-purpose/Multi-sensor Extra Light Oceanography Apparatus) is an H2020 project that is developing an innovative family of products, WAVY drifter units, allowing for a low-cost, easily deployable, high versatility, and low maintenance system for in-situ measurements for marine environments.
Position: PhD researcher
Website: https://www.ec-meloa.eu/
Technology: Java, Ionic framework.

VR Training Industry

Duration: October/2019 to March/2021
Program: Funded by Portugal 2020
Description:This project pretends to develop a 3D Virtual Immersive environment using 3D Oculus Headset to create an immersive training industry experience, promoting certification.
Position: PhD researcher
Technology: To realize that we use Unity platform, PHP and xAPI tools that supports virtual choreographies to certificate users behaviours.

FEEdBACk

Duration: January/2018 to January/2020
Program: Funded by Horizon 2020
Description:This project pretends to Fostering Energy Efficiency and BehAvioural Change through ICT. My research was to create a mobile app (ECOPLay app) that pretends to change energy-related user behaviors through gamification.
Position: PhD researcher
Website: https://feedback-project.eu/
Technology: To realize that we develop an ICT platform that understand users behaviors grouped by virtual choreographies. This platform was developed with UNITY, PHP and MySQL.

GReSBAS

Duration: March/2017 to February/2019
Program: Funded by Horizon 2020 ERA NET
Description:This European project aims to achieve grid responsive consumer-side resources through gamified competition between the building owners with widely used automation technologies
Website: https://www.gresbas.eu/
Position: PhD researcher
Technology: In order to achieve the projects goals we used:
- Onthology based techniques (Jena Framework API, Protégé framework, etc.)
- Mobile development (Java, Firebase, Android Studio, Xamarin)
- Restfull API (SlimPHP; Python)
- Web development (reactJS; laravel)
- Single Application development (C#, SQL Server)
- Gamification process development (Unity)

Stop Depression

Duration: March/2014 to February/2017
Program: Funded by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Description:Stepped care treatments and digital solutions for depression and suicide prevention in primary care. The project implements an evidence-based intensive care model for the management of cases of depression and suicide risk that will occur in West Porto primary care services (ACeSPo). Its overall objectives are: to significantly improve primary care services and the ability of professionals to prevent, diagnose and manage depression and the risk of suicide; evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of managing depression and suicide risk cases; significantly improve equality in access to mental health care in depression and suicide risk.
Position: PhD researcher
Technology: Developing internet based aplications using symfony2, php, mysql, sql server, java, jscript, mvc, jtable, html5, json, bootstrap

E-Compared

Duration: March/2014 to March/2016
Program: Funded by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Description:This project was an European Comparative Effectiveness Research on Internet-based Depression Treatment.
Website: https://www.e-compared.eu/
Position: PhD researcher
Technology: Developing internet based aplications using symfony2, php, mysql, sql server, java, jscript, mvc, jtable, html5, json, bootstrap

Online Gym

Duration: April/2013 to February/2014
Program: PT Inovação
Description:This project was based on collaborative networked virtual reality. The online gym is a 3D platform that encourages people to exercise in groups on the Internet, helping people socialise as individuals from different locations will be able to contact with each other. As a result, the project promotes physical and mental well-being.
Position: PhD researcher
Technology: project developing software about using virtual worlds with motion capture (Microsoft kinect) using C, C++, .Net under Opensim platform

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