Mónica Cameirão

Assistant Professor

Multimodal Systems

Country: Portugal

Affiliation: Universidade da Madeira and NOVA LINCS

Email: monica.cameirao@gmail.com



Mónica is an Assistant Professor and researcher at the University of Madeira (UMa) and integrated member of the NOVA Laboratory for Computer Science and Informatics (NOVA LINCS). She is the current Director of the PhD Program in Informatics Engineering of UMa. Since Mónica arrived in Madeira in 2011, she has been coprincipal investigator and co-founder of the NeuroRehabLab Research Group, an interdisciplinary research group that investigates at the intersection of technology, neuroscience and clinical practice to find novel solutions to increase the quality of life of those with special needs. Mónica has been particularly involved in the development and clinical assessment of Virtual Reality (VR) technologies for stroke rehabilitation, exploring specific brain mechanisms that relate to functional recovery to approach motor and cognitive stroke rehabilitation by means of non-invasive and low-cost technologies. Her research addresses aspects such as serious gaming, personalization of training, and integrative motor-cognitive tasks. More recently, Mónica has also been interested in VR for mental health applications. In 2016, Mónica has been awarded the ISVR Early Career Investigator Award, an award granted by the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation to recognize and acknowledge outstanding contributions by early career scientists whose research relates to virtual rehabilitation. From 2020, Mónica is a member of the Ethics Committee of UMa.