Online Experimentation and New Experiences in Remote Laboratories




María Teresa Restivo


Online experimentation is based on emergent technologies, like remote access to experimentation, virtual 2D and 3D experimentation, augmented reality applications combined with sensorial devices for remote or virtual reality interaction and other additional tools such as serious games and live videos, available through web platforms and exploring and increasing the user immersion in real systems or in their virtual replicas. In this travel around the different possibilities, in the areas of education, industrial and medical training, and research and knowledge dissemination, new contributions will be presented, namely those offered by the NeReLa Consortium. Aspects such as resources evaluation will be also referred.



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Author's biography

Maria Teresa Restivo

Maria Teresa Restivo has a degree in Solid State Physics and a PhD in Engineering Sciences. Her research and teaching activities, are accomplished within the Automation, Instrumentation and Control Group of the Mechanical Engineering Department (DEMec) of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) and the System Integration and Process Automation Research Unit (UISPA) within the Associated Laboratory for Energy, Transports and Aeronautics (LAETA-INEGI). These activities are related with the intelligent control of laboratory/industrial systems, development of sensors also for the health area, virtual instrumentation, online experimentation, wireless sensorization, as well as the use of emergent technologies in training and in education. She is author (or co-author) of articles, book chapters and books. She has been awarded prizes in R&D areas. She has been project leader and team member at national and international levels. She has supervised a number of theses. She has four patents, one licensed and a fifth one pending. She is coordinator of the System Integration and Process Automation Research Unit within the Associated Laboratory for Energy, Transports and Aeronautics (LAETA-INEGI). She is member of the scientific boards of FEUP and DEMec. She is Executive Committee Member of the International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP) and has the International Engineering Educator (ING-PAED IGIP) qualification. She is institutional member of GOLC. She is Individual and Institutional Member of the VIT@LIS network and of the ELTF Task Force - EUNIS (European University Information Systems Organization) and of "IT in Engineering Education" and "Tools to Develop Higher Order Thinking Skills", both working groups of SPEE (Portuguese Society for Engineering Education). She is in the Executive Committee of the International Association of Online Engineering.

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