Davide Rua Carneiro

Davide is a Professor and Researcher at the University of Minho and at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto. His research goal is to design Intelligent Environments supported by intelligent HCI.


Innovation is, undoubtedly, one of the key factors in the success of any organization. In this post I do not address innovation in the sense of creativity or idea generation. I rather look at innovation in the domains of work methodologies, work processes or management strategies. To establish a distinction, the former is the ability to come up with new and valuable ideas, that can distinguish one organization from its competitors. The latter is the ability to implement organizational processes that can support the development and growth of these ideas, materializing them into specific products or services. Or yet, the...

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The interest of the society in applications and devices for the monitoring and increase of well-being of individuals is unprecedented. All major players in consumer electronics are developing or releasing devices and applications for monitoring stress, fatigue or other indicators of well-being. Most of these approaches rely on specific hardware, such as hearth rate monitors and other physiological sensors or video cameras. While such approaches tend to be accurate, they also require specific actions from the user (e.g. users need to wear the sensor, users need to stop what they are doing and press the video camera for a...

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