Playtest Session on Antena 1 Madeira

Antena 1 Madeira
31 December, 2015 (All day)

The Virtual Body Experience team interview was broadcast on the program "Os Dias Depois de Amanhã" of Antena 1 Madeira, on the 31/12/2015.
Virtual Body Experience created a videogame using Virtual Reality Glasses and a stationary bike to immerse users in a flying experience using a classical renaissance environment. They also created a board-game developed to encourage teams to make exercising during a gameplay with cards and tokens.
 The Playtest session took place on the 16/12/2015 at M-ITI.

You can see the full interview here.

President of Portugal visited M-ITI

RTP Madeira, RTP, JM, Diário de Notícias da Madeira, Diário de Notícias, Público, Jornal I,
17 November, 2015 (All day)

The President of the Portuguese Republic, Professor Dr. Aníbal Cavaco Silva, made an official visit to M-ITI. Read the news piece in:

 - Telejornal Madeira at RTP Madeira 

 - Telejornal at RTP 

 - National newspapers

Mara Dionisio and Valentina Nisi's project, 7 Stories, on "Casa das Artes" RTP Madeira

12 November, 2015 (All day)

Mara Dionisio and Valentina Nisi appeared on "Casa das Artes" RTP Madeira, talking about their most recent project. Their project, 7 Stories, conjugates new technologies with Madeira traditions. It consists of a mobile application, and will be exhibited in Detroit on the 15/01/2016.

You can check the complete video here.

Agreement with US

Jornal de Notícias
24 June, 2015 (All day)

The 15 new PhDs, 10 masters and the short programs arising from the partnership between Portugal and three US universities have already postgraduate and trained, in technological areas, close to a thousand students.

Read the complete article below (in PT).

Video games created in Madeira help in the rehabilitation of stroke victims

RTP / Sapo
23 June, 2015 (All day)

The University of Madeira has developed video games to help in the recovery of patients who have suffered a cerebrovascular accident. The project is the responsibility of Interactive Technologies Institute and is being evaluated in various units of the health service in the region.

You can check the complete video here

An entire Radio Station on Phone: The inspiring story behind RootIO community Radio in Uganda

dignited.com
22 June, 2015 (All day)

Not print media, not TV, not WhatsApp, not Facebook rule the media in Uganda with such magnitude as radio. Radio is the undisputed king with over 100 stations throughout the country, up from only one in the 1990s, serving a population of 34 million people. It’s the ultimate source of news, entertainment and notoriously influential in debate and conversation.

Chris Csikszentmihalyi and Jude Mukundane the founders of a ground breaking project, Grassroots Radio for Community Input and Output, creatively put as RootIO Radio.

Read the complete article here

Distance no object: creating an edgy research agenda will get you noticed

Science | Business
11 June, 2015 (All day)

The subtropical island of Madeira has long held sway with tourists, but it would take a lot to convince researchers to pack in their jobs and move there.

Yet this is exactly what is happening. The young Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, created in 2009, has lured renowned US technologist Chris Csikszentmihalyi to come and sign a life-long contract.

Read the complete article here.

Distance no object: creating an edgy research agenda will get you noticed

UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts
11 June, 2015 (All day)

Chris Csikszentmihalyi is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts Alumnus. In this article Éanna Kelly writes about Chris coming to Madeira Island and to M-ITI.

Read the complete article here.

RehabNet helps stroke victims

Diário de Aveiro
10 June, 2015 (All day)

The RehabNet, a project that arose from the need to find innovative methods to assist the rehabilitation process
in stroke patients. Recently, it was presented in Centro Médico da Murtosa (CMM), M-ITI's partner, where it is being developed, and funded with European funds.

Read the complete article below (in PT).

The Prince and the Frogs

Diário de Notícias da Madeira
10 June, 2015 (All day)

Prof. Nuno Nunes is writing this article while being in Riga, capital of Latvia, that currently has the presidency of the European Commission, and where now takes place the week of innovative regions of Europe. Nuno Nunes is an invited speaker.

If we want to surpass this huge structural gap we have to make the investments in research and innovation a priority.

Read the complete article below (in PT).

Futures of Future Fabulators

Loose Diary, Time's Up
9 June, 2015 (All day)

Future Fabulators comes to an end. Well, at least that part of Future Fabulators (FFab) which was supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union. Everything else (…) will keep flourishing and already have been grown into new project-sketches and tangible, solid project outlines. 

Read the complete article here.

Partnerships for Research and Innovation

Ineo.pt
5 June, 2015 (All day)

The international partnership programs with US universities - MIT Portugal, Carnegie Melon Portugal and UT Austin Portugal - constitute the most important initiatives in science, technology and innovation in Portugal in recent years.

Carnegie Melon PORTUGAL

This program focuses on Information and Communication Technologies, and one of the main instruments of the program is Research - promotion of R & D projects in partnership with companies. The creation of Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-iti).

Read the complete article below (in PT).

By the way...

Agora Madeira
4 June, 2015 (All day)

Sancho Freitas, Marítimo Football Club Financial Director discussed about economy and "intelligence export".

In the global market, 1000 Km of continental Europe - and with transport policies that aggravate the constraints of insularity rather than mitigate them - there are not many ways to go. The M-ITI can be an interesting catalyst. And, it should be boosted.

Read the complete article below, in PT.

M-ITI develops Project for UNICEF

Jornal da Madeira
31 May, 2015 (All day)

Read the complete article below (in PT).

Project developed in Madeira unites Ugandan remote communities

Diário de Notícias da Madeira
30 May, 2015 (All day)

Chris Csikszentmihályi launched RootIO, a radio community project. The project intends to operate as an interactive network, "in an extremely simple and inexpensive way, and it will be possible to maintain the roots and the language of the various communities involved.

Read the complete article below (in PT).

An Android phone and a bucket unite Uganda communities

Notícias ao Minuto
30 May, 2015 (All day)

Chris Csikszentmihályi launched RootIO, a community radio project. In rural Uganda, traditional radio will serve to educate about AIDS or to promote "regional product markets," among other possibilities that are no longer limited by the lack of communications.

Read the complete article below (in PT).

M-ITI Faculty Launches Innovative Radio Station

Diário de Notícias da Madeira
29 May, 2015 (All day)

M-ITI's ERA Chair & Scientific Director Chris Csikszentmihályi is currently in Uganda launching his community project called RootIO. Chris, who considers himself an artist, designer, and technologist, seeks to blend the best of radio with the best of the Internet.

Read the complete article below (in PT).

 

MHCI Students present their work

Funchal Notícias
16 May, 2015 (All day)

MHCI students will present their work on May 20th at 3pm in Classroom. Team Push and Team WavesFM are the teams involved. 

M-ITI looses critical mass

Diário de Notícias da Madeira
15 May, 2015 (All day)

The fact that MET it's in its final year, has generated some chain reactions. Another Faculty is leaving M-ITI and whenever a talent leaves or a top program closes means that another substantial investment is lost.

Read the complet article below, in PT.

 

M-ITI students will present their work

Diário de Notícias da Madeira
14 May, 2015 (All day)

M-ITI students will present their Capstone Projects on May 20th at 3pm in Classroom.

Read the complete article below (in PT).

MET Program is over

Jornal da Madeira
13 May, 2015 (All day)

The MET program has come to an end. The students made their final presentation last May 11th.

Please read the complete article below (in PT).

MET Capstone Project Presentation

Jornal da Madeira
11 May, 2015 (All day)

MET students will be presenting their work today May 11th at 11:30am.

Read more below (in PT).

Masters present their work

Jornal da Madeira
9 May, 2015 (All day)

M-ITI Masters will present their work.

Read the complete article below (in PT).

M-ITI students present their work

Diário de Notícias da Madeira
7 May, 2015 (All day)

M-ITI students will present their work.

Read the complete article below (in PT).

Rector of the University of Madeira focus on internationalization of the institution

Diário de Notícias da Madeira
5 May, 2015 (All day)

UMa, is already focusing in the internationalization policy, by developing partnerships with Carnegie Mellon, through M-ITI, with Danghua, China (in the areas of nano- chemical and nano-materials) and prepares cooperation with universities in Brazil (Amazonia) and Venezuela.

Read the complete article below (in PT).

Rector of the University of Madeira focus on internationalization of the institution

Açoriano Oriental
5 May, 2015 (All day)

UMa, is already focusing in the internationalization policy, by developing partnerships with Carnegie Mellon, through M-ITI, with Danghua, China (in the areas of nano- chemical and nano-materials) and prepares cooperation with universities in Brazil (Amazonia) and Venezuela.

Read the complete article below (in PT).

KEYEWAI: LAST MEAL - The video game that you play with your eyes

Canal Superior
30 April, 2015 (All day)

What if during playing a videogame you could control the characters with your eyes, and simultaneously see your opponent? Paulo Bala, student of the Masters in Entertainment Technologies, has developed a game that allows you to do so.

Learn more here 

Or read the complete article below (in PT).

Keyewai: the holographic game is controlled by your eyes and was developed in Madeira

Exame Informática
29 April, 2015 (All day)

M-ITI students Paulo Bala, Lucília Nóbrega and Guilherme Neves won the first place in Innovative Interfaces at CHI2015, in Seoul, South Korea.

Read the complete article here (in PT)

Or read below.

M-ITI Researcher Wins Best Ph.D. Student Award at SustainIT’2015

Carnegie Mellon Portugal
27 April, 2015 (All day)

Filipe Quintal, researcher at the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI), has recently won the Best Ph.D. Student Award at SustainIT’2015, with the paper “Exploring the Dimensions of Eco-feedback in the Wild.”

The paper, written with Nuno Nunes and Valentina Nisi, professors at Universidade da Madeira and researchers at M-ITI, presents the research conducted over the last three years in the area of eco-feedback systems, where the team collected and analyzed data from 30 homes in the Madeira Island. The results showed that, in the beginning, families using eco-feedback systems reduced their overall energy consumption. After four weeks of receiving information about the energy consumption in their homes, their attention to this information decreased. The eco-feedback system provided information through different devices (smartphones, tablets), and in different locations inside the house. The data collected showed that a few months later, the domestic consumption went back to the initial numbers. With these results, the authors showed new alternatives to keep consumers aware of their energy consumption, helping them reduce their ecological footprint. 

Read more

Interview

Jornal da Madeira
27 April, 2015 (All day)

The Research at M-iti has generated more than 8 million euros, it's one of the best in the country. 

Read the complete article below (in PT).

Best Student Paper Award in the Sustain IT

Diário de Notícias da Madeira
17 April, 2015 (All day)

Filipe Quintal, M-ITI Researcher under the supervision of Prof. Nuno Nunes and Prof. Valentina Nisi, has won the Best Student Paper Award in the Sustain IT Conference with with Exploring the Dimensions of Eco-feedback in the Wild. The Conference took place in Madrid, Spain.

Read more below (in PT).

Mónica Cameirão and the RehabNet Project

Diário Cidade
24 March, 2015 (All day)

Monica Cameirão, professor at the University of Madeira and Researcher at M-ITI was invited to present the work done under the RehabNet project, at the annual congress of the Portuguese Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, held between 19 and 21 March, at the Hotel Miragem in Cascais, Lisbon.

Read the complete article here or below (in PT).

CMOSIS Celebrates Best Student Paper at Electronic Imaging Conference 2015, Supported by Subsidiary AWAIBA

AZO Optics
23 March, 2015 (All day)
CMOSIS, the leading European supplier of advanced CMOS image sensor solutions, is proud to announce that its recently acquired AWAIBA group was honored with Best Student Paper Award at the Electronic Imaging Conference, held in conjunction with Photonics West in San Francisco, CA, USA.
 
Ricardo Sousa was granted the award for his Master Thesis "Multi-camera Synchronization Core Implemented on a USB3-based Platform. The work was supported by AWAIBA Lda, based in Funchal, Madeira/Portugal.
 
The paper selected for the coveted award is Ricardo Sousa's Master Thesis, which he carried out at the University of Madeira Interactive Technology Institute under the supervision of Prof Morgado Dias.
 
Read the complete article here.
 
 
 
Ricardo Sousa was granted the award for his Master Thesis "Multi-camera Synchronization Core Implemented on a USB3-based Platform.". The work was supported by AWAIBA Lda, based in Funchal, Madeira/Portugal.

M-ITI in Horizon 2020

Diário de Notícias da Madeira
18 March, 2015 (All day)
The European Commission website, in the space dedicated to Horizon 2020, there is an highlight of the work done in M-ITI, with the collaboration of Chris Csikszentmihályi, who since last year is responsible for projects related to Human-Computer Interaction, and Nuno Jardim Nunes responsible for the investigation area. The M-ITI secured financing of 2.35 million euros from this program.
 
Learn more by reading the attached .pdf file (in PT).

Europe funds

Diário de Notícias da Madeira
16 March, 2015 (All day)

Europe funds a project with € 2.4 million and praises the hiring of an US professor, Chris Csikszentmihályi, PhD, ERA Chair & Scientific Director.

ERA Chair & Scientific Director

Check the complete video here.

Student Paper Award

Madeira Travel News
3 March, 2015 (All day)

Ricardo Sousa won the Student Paper Award under a project, supervised by Professor Morgado Dias and M-ITI for the Telecommunications and Energy Network Engineering at the University of Madeira. The award was given during the the conference "Electronic Imaging" in San Francisco, United States. Ricardo Sousa chose a thesis project proposed by AWAIBA Lda., and he developed the smallest digital sensor in the market.

This sensor can be used for endoscopies and in invasive procedures such as brain tumor removal.

Read the complete article below (in PT).

The smallest digital sensor in the market

RTP Madeira
28 February, 2015 (All day)

Ricardo Sousa won the Student Paper Award under a project, supervised by Professor Morgado Dias and M-ITI for the Telecommunications and Energy Network Engineering at the University of Madeira. Ricardo Sousa chose a thesis project proposed by AWAIBA Lda., and he developed the smallest digital sensor in the market.

This sensor can be used for endoscopies and in invasive procedures such as brain tumor removal.

Watch the complete video (in PT, 03:45) here.

Node.js: more than back-end JavaScript : industry, use cases and community insights

RTP Madeira
28 February, 2015 (All day)

M-ITI organized a Talk about Node.js by Pedro Teixeira on February 25th, 2:30 pm @ Classroom

Node.js platform is used by computer programmers to build websites and applications.

Abstract:
Ever since being introduced in 2009, Node.js has enjoyed unprecedented growth and has been heavily adopted by the software industry. JavaScript is quickly on its way to world domination: it is the language of user interfaces, databases, IoT and now, with Node.js, the language being used server-side.
In this talk we’ll analyse all the inside facts behind the hype: what makes this a great platform, its main use cases, the companies driving it and the community around Node.js.
 
Learn more the event here.
 
Watch the video here (Part 2, 08:05)

M-ITI awarded with the public utility status

fibra.pt
25 February, 2015 (All day)

M-ITI was awarded, by Regional Government of Madeira with the public utility status.

Read the complete article below, in PT.

M-ITI awarded with public utility status

Briefing.pt
25 February, 2015 (All day)

M-ITI was awarded, by Regional Government of Madeira with the public utility status. 

Read the complete article below (in PT).

 

Student Paper Award

Jornal da Madeira
23 February, 2015 (All day)

Ricardo Sousa won the Student Paper Award.

Read the complete article below, (in PT).

M-ITI is going to have fiscal benefits

RTP Madeira
21 February, 2015 (All day)

M-ITI will have fiscal benefits.

Watch the video here

Masters Student awarded "Student Paper Award"

Diário de Notícias da Madeira, Diário Cidade, Jornal da Madeira
20 February, 2015 (All day)

Ricardo Sousa was awarded "Student Paper Award".

Read the complete article below, (in PT).