Name: Mário Augusto Pires Vaz, PhD
Position: Member of LABIOMEP’s Direction Board, Associate professor of Mechanical Engineering, President of the Portuguese Society of Biomechanics’ Assembly, Coordinator of LOME: Laboratório de Ótica e Mecânica Aplicada of INEGI, member of LAETA: Laboratório Associado de Energia, Transportes e Aeronáutica.
Website: Research Gate
Research interests: 3D Reconstruction, Computer Vision, Image Processing, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Mechanics, Ergonomics
Selected scientific publications:
1- M. Peduzzi de Castro, S. Abreu, V. Pinto, R. Santos, L. Machado, M. Vaz, and J. P. Vilas-Boas, “Influence of pressure-relief insoles developed for loaded gait (backpackers and obese people) on plantar pressure distribution and ground reaction forces,” Applied Ergonomics, vol. 45, pp. 1028-1034, 2014.
2- P. J. Tavares and M. A. Vaz, “Linear calibration procedure for the phase-to-height relationship in phase measurement profilometry,” Optics Communications, vol. 274, pp. 307-314, 2007.
3- F. Ferreira, M. A. Vaz, and J. A. Simões, “Mechanical properties of bovine cortical bone at high strain rate,” Materials Characterization, vol. 57, pp. 71-79, 2006.
4- F. Santos, M. Vaz, and J. Monteiro, “A new set-up for pulsed digital shearography applied to defect detection in composite structures,” Optics and Lasers in Engineering, vol. 42, pp. 131-140, 2004.
5- J. A. Simões, M. A. Vaz, S. Blatcher, and M. Taylor, “Influence of head constraint and muscle forces on the strain distribution within the intact femur,” Medical Engineering & Physics, vol. 22, pp. 453-459, 2000.