Welcome to GILT Research Unit

We are located in the College of Engineering (ISEP) and we are focused on the analysis, design and development of scientific and technical knowledge in the fields of Learning Technology, Assistive Technology, Serious Games, Interaction and Health Technology.

CAT-SL: innovative system for Sign Language teaching

The research unit took part of an international event on the 13th of January, to present the CAT-SL interactive system for teaching sign languages. This presentation session was a success for all the ones involved. The event, open to the public, was translated in Portuguese, Dutch and Greek sign languages.

The aim was to learn about the objectives and partners of the project and watch a demonstration of the current state of research results. CAT-SL aggregates research results from different european partners, like the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, in the areas of 3D animation, machine learning, computer vision and linguistics, since 2020.

The participation was promoted in the Polytechnic Institute of Porto newsletter, to be accessed here. For more information about the project, please click here.

VRNURSE4KIDS: Kick-off meeting

The VRNURSE4KIDS project – Preparing students Nursing for future healthcare: Virtual reality in paediatric settings – involves four European higher education institutions (three nursing departments and one department of technology) and one company specialised in the use of Virtual Reality (VR) as digital sedation.

The Polytechnic Institute of Porto is one of the partners. With local coordination of three GILT researchers, the project will run until 2024 and the kick-off meeting will take place in the upcoming 2nd and 3rd of February, in Belgium, to initiate the respective work plan. The aim is to ensure that Nursing educators take the lead in integration of innovative health care technologies in Nursing curricula.

For more information about the project, please click here.

Boletim Informativo: Departamento de Engenharia Informática

Já se encontra disponível o Boletim Informativo do Departamento de Engenharia Informática, que avalia objetivos alcançados e atividades desenvolvidas.

Ao nível das oportunidades de investigação e parcerias internacionais para a investigação e desenvolvimento, foi destacada a Unidade de Investigação GILT. A Unidade foca-se na promoção da educação, inovação e inclusão, e em destaque encontram-se os projetos ICHT, ICT-INOV, DICYSTECH e ATHENA.  O boletim reforça ainda a qualidade do projeto Virtual Sign, um “assistente virtual” que traduz texto para língua gestual portuguesa e que recentemente se tornou bastante importante na inclusão da comunidade surda nos Municípios Nacionais.

Esta e outra informação relevante poderá ser consultada em anexo.


HEALING: Training of Trainers Workshop

Between the 15th and 19th of November, the European partners working in the HEALING project met in Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in Portugal, to share their knowledge and experience on Arts Therapy Education through training workshops.

As for the project, the aim is to support health services to improve long-term quality of life, by stabilizing degenerative diseases, for example, but also to support and enhance mental health treatment. The intention is to use art-based therapeutic activities to work with mental health patients, long-term conditions patients, refugees, orphans, or elderly in homecare.

To achieve this goal, the requirement is that partners develop a multidisciplinary diploma in Art therapy in Health Education. This will enhance education and it will be possible for professionals to work with arts as part of their therapeutic work.

For more information about the project, please click here.