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Vania Almeida: On my way to Birmingham

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My name is Vania. I was born and raised in a small town north of Portugal. I studied Biomedical Engineering in the University of Coimbra, Portugal,  where I graduated in 2009. Also in 2009, I started my PhD project under the supervision of Prof. Joao Manuel R Cardoso, I had the opportunity to develop an electronic platform dedicated to arterial stiffness assessment. Since then I have investigated a broad range of topics, which necessitated interdisciplinary scientific knowledge since fields such as electronics, medical data acquisition to computer science.

I was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship at Aston University. My research project entitled Improved Patient Safety through Intensive Biosignal Monitoring (IPSIBiM) targets the development of a system based on wireless recording of real-time vital signs and analytical algorithms capable of providing guidance to clinicians of early signs of deterioration.

The project will be developed mainly in the Aston University under the supervision of Professor Ian Nabney. Additionally, it will be carried out in collaboration with Research and Development department of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH), under the supervision of Mr Edward Davis, expert in hip and knee replacement surgery and in the development and use of computer navigation-assisted surgery.

This is the first post of this adventure that will probably have a big effect on my life. I will share with you both my scientific achievements and my personal experience in this unknown city.

You will get to know more about the IPISBiM  project  on the next posts…