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Maintenence of physical independence

Our organisation type is:: University, Research institution

We are active in the following Technologies: Service innovation, Social Science/Elderly, Field trials / living lab, Learning & Training, Knowledge transfer, Project management

Applications: Health & wellness, Home care, Information and learning, Mobility, Social interaction, Work

The Faculty of Human Kinetics-FMH, Technical University of Lisbon is the oldest Faculty of Sports Science in Portugal (1940).  FMH is nowadays open to a wide range of study areas of interest to various sectors of society, with 5 Undergraduate Courses, 15 Master’s Courses & 2 Doctoral degrees (Human Movement & Education). The Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Human Performance (CIPER) is a Research Unit of FMH, sponsored by FCT. It aims to establish a common conceptual framework between different disciplines, applying multidimensional models in order to analyze problems posed by human functioning and performance. Research projects include the study of interaction between human abilities & activity performances focused in body movement & composition & non intrusive intervention methods, including those required to support independent living of elderly and people with disabilities. It considers lifespan & different performance levels, in order to: enhance human functioning & performance in different contexts; promote health & well-being; develop experimental methodologies, including design, modulation, simulation & validation of tools for the study of human function & performance.

Contact details


Fátima Baptista, Ph.D
Phone: 351214149198


Faculty of Human Kinetics, Technical University of Lisbon