Mónica da Silva

Name: Mónica da Silva Cameirão

Position: Assistant Professor / Researcher

Tasks: Research on interactive technologies for neurorehabilitation

Studies: PhD in Information Technologies and Audiovisual Media by the University Pompeu Fabra, Spain; Degree on Physics Engineering and Master on Applied Physics by the University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Bio: Mónica is an Assistant Professor and researcher at the University of Madeira and the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute in Portugal. Previously, she worked as research assistant at the Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems Laboratory (SPECS) at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain; the Institute of Neuroinformatics, ETH-Zürich, Switzerland, and was visiting scholar at the Quality of Life Technologies Center of the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. During the last years, Mónica has been involved in the development and clinical assessment of virtual reality (VR) technologies for stroke rehabilitation. Mónica’s work in VR explores specific brain mechanisms that relate to functional recovery to approach motor and cognitive stroke rehabilitation by means of non-invasive and low-cost technologies. Her research addresses aspects such as serious gaming, personalization of training, integrative motor-cognitive tasks, and physiological computing. In 2016, Mónica has been awarded the ISVR Early Career Investigator Award, an award granted by the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation to acknowledge important contributions by early career scientists whose research relates to virtual rehabilitation.