Contributors to BEAM Contributors to BEAM

Members

Collaborators in BEAM include biomedical researchers (neuroscience, bioengineering, psychology), health care professionals (such as psychologists working at a hospital), and education technology researchers.

Marc Beardsley

Marc Beardsley

Principal Investigator

Marc Beardsley is a researcher and project manager in the TIDE research group. While at UPF, Marc has created, managed, and led the investigations for a number of European projects (Illuminated, Spotlighters, Illumine) and locally funded projects (BEAM, PyramidApp: Collaborative Self-explanations). His interest in supporting mental health literacy was sparked in 2013 after attending the Brain Development & Learning Conference in Vancouver, Canada. 

Batuhan Sayis

Batuhan Sayis

Batuhan Sayis is a researcher in FubIntLab of the CMTech research group. While at UPF. Batuhan has explored and specified the potentialities of a Mixed Reality (MR) Full-body Interactive system designed for children with Autism from a computational approach based on psychophysiology, body cues, video coding of overt behaviors with the use of complex statistical inference and machine learning techniques. Findings reported in his research shed new light on multimodal objective evaluation tools for carefully designing and assessing interventions that can be utilised in mental health and wellbeing applications.

Marta Portero

Marta Portero-Tresserra 

Marta Portero is Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Clinical Psychologist. She is researcher in the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory group from the Institute of Neuroscience at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain. She is Associated Lecturer at UAB, Universitat de Girona (UDG) and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) teaching courses of Psychobiology, Neuroscience and Neurobiology, and she participates in several research projects in the field of cognitive neuroscience. 

Simone Tassani

Simone Tassani

Simone Tassani is Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with specialization in biomechanics. He is researcher in the Biomechanics and Mechanobiology group (BMMB) at Universitat Popeu Fabra (UPF) with specific interests in multilevel analysis of human motion and posture. He is Director of the Motion Capture Laboratory of UPF, lecturer of biomechanics, statistics, design of experiment and numerical methods and PI of the interdisciplinary project for Breathing Dynamic Modelling for Body Mind Interaction in Students (BYMBOS).

Davinia

Davinia Hernández-Leo

Davinia Hernández-Leo is Full Professor at the Department of Information and Communications Technologies Department (DTIC) at UPF, the coordinator of the Interactive and Distributed Technologies for Education group (TIDE), Vice-Dean of the UPF Engineering School and the Head of its Unit for Teaching Quality and Innovation.

Research Groups

TIDE Research Group of Interactive and Distributed Technologies for Education

TIDE Research Group of Interactive and Distributed Technologies for Education

TIDE research lies at the intersection of human-computer interaction, network and computer applications, and learning sciences. TIDE brings knowledge from developing educational interventions both face-to-face and technology based. TIDE coordinates the Spotlighters project and has led the development of the outputs (student lessons, teacher workshops, ClassMood tool) being advanced  in this project.

Full-Body Interaction Lab (FubIntLab)

Full-Body Interaction Lab (FubIntLab)

This research in FubIntLab is based on current embodied cognition theories, principles from developmental psychology, and physiological reactions. The application areas focused on are Learning, Play & Playgrounds, Special Needs (Autism), Cultural Heritage, and Exergames. This research is undertaken from the standpoint of Interaction Design and Interactive Audiovisual Communication, focusing mainly on interaction for children and using mainly non-invasive Extended Realities (XR) technologies.

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (BMMB)

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (BMMB) is one of the eight Research Areas of BCN MedTech. It settled at UPF in 2015. Research at BMMB focuses on the load-bearing organs and tissues of the human body in health and disease, and it targets (i) the interactions between tissue multiphysics and biological processes, (ii) the multiscale regulation of organ functional biomechanics, (iii) the identification of mechanistic risk factors associated with different diseases and disorders, based on synthetic data and on the virtual augmentation of real world data.