Seminário DF proferido pela Mestre Ana Isabel Ferreira dia 30 de Janeiro às 11:30h - Sala de Seminários 213 - Edifício I

Ter, 30 janeiro 2024, 11:30 - 13:30
Tipo de evento: 
Departamento de Física
Local do evento: 
Sala de Seminários nº213
Localização específica: 
Edifício I - Departamento de Física


Seminário DF

Departamento de Física, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Campus da Caparica, Portugal

Sala 213 - Edifício I

30 de Janeiro de 2024 às 11h30m

Advances in Technology for Assessing Cerebral Visual Impairment

Mestre Ana Isabel Ferreira

Departamento de Física, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Campus da Caparica, Portugal



Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) is a condition resulting in visual impairment due to brain lesions or dysfunction, often associated with developmental disorders like cerebral palsy, genetic pathologies, autism, or intellectual disability. In developed countries, CVI is the leading cause of visual impairment, with an increasing incidence in developing nations. Given its potential for extensive deficits across various performance areas, accurate diagnosis is crucial. To address this, a systematic literature review was conducted to explore the role of technology in CVI assessment, identifying key parameters linked to impairment evaluation. Additionally, primary biomarkers associated with the clinical situation were extracted. The seminar aims to present and discuss the findings of the literature review, providing reflections and insights for future work in this field.


Ana Isabel Ferreira Bio:

C Ana Isabel Ferreira completed her master´s degree in neuropsychology at Universidade Católica Portuguesa in 2016, following the completion of her bachelor´s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2004. Currently, she is pursuing a doctoral program in Biomedical Engineering and is enrolled as a PhD student at the LIBPhys - Laboratory for Instrumentation, Biomedical Engineering, and Radiation Physics - at the NOVA School of Science and Technology – NOVA University of Lisbon. Her primary research focuses on aquatic therapy and pediatric rehabilitation. Within this field, she has implemented and collaborated on projects related to visual rehabilitation and therapeutically approach of preterm sequelae. Ana Isabel Ferreira has presented the outcomes of some of these projects in conference proceedings, counting until this date with 7 publications. She is pursuing the PhD program in conjunction with her professional activity, i.e. teaching in the Health Department of the Polytechnic Institute of Beja.