Movida | Physical activity monitoring platform


Principal Investigator: Rui Fonseca-Pinto

Research Unit: IT-IPLeiria

Institutional Partners: Polytechnic of Tomar, Polytechnic of Castelo Branco, Leiria Municipality, Leiria Medical Center

Team Members Researchers at Polytechnic of Leiria: Rui Fonseca-Pinto, Ricardo Martinho, Rui Rijo, Pedro Assunção, Maria Alexandra Seco, Maria Pedro Guarino, Maria Dulce Gomes, Cátia Pontes

Project Summary: Chronic diseases prevention and management joint with rehabilitation programs establishes a true  challenge to the health care community. Epidemiological studies point to an increased prevalence of cardiovascular and chronic diseases, and specifies the supervised physical activity as a strong tool to control the progression thereof.

This project will create a global health community program, centered in a platform with a mobile App and a dashboard, aimed to monitor physical activity, being divided into 4 main modules, targeting several branches of the population. This program enables exercise prescription and monitor user’s performance and adherence, in metabolic diseases patients by (MOVIDA.cronos), to draw and follow a cardiac rehabilitation program (MOVIDA.eros), to track and quantify indoor movements (MOVIDA.domus), and also to access to a stratified training circuit, for maintain or improve fitness level (MOVIDA.polis).

The project enrolls three academic partners and included research institutes, but also health and community stakeholders. Students from engineering and health sciences will be integrated in the project, benefiting of this interdisciplinary environment.