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Fonseca P, Sousa M, Sebastião R, Goethel M, Barralon P, Idigoras I, Sousa F, Machado L, Vilas-Boas JP. Equimetrix Device: Criteria Based Validation and Reliability Analysis of the Center of Mass and Base of Support of a Human Postural Assessment System. Sensors. 2021; 21(2):374.

Akl A-R, Gonçalves P, Fonseca P, Hassan A, Vilas-Boas JP, Conceição F. Muscle Co-Activation around the Knee during Different Walking Speeds in Healthy Females. Sensors. 2021; 21(3):677.



Figueiredo J, Carvalho SP, Vilas-Boas JP, Gonçalves LM, Moreno JC, Santos CP. Wearable Inertial Sensor System towards Daily Human Kinematic Gait Analysis: Benchmarking Analysis to MVN BIOMECH. Sensors. 2020; 20(8):2185.


Afonso, J., Buzzachera, C. F., & Fernandes, R. J. (2019). Commentary: Do Thirty-Second Post-activation Potentiation Exercises Improve the 50-m Freestyle Sprint Performance in Adolescent Swimmers? Frontiers in physiology, 10, 215-215. doi:10.3389/fphys.2019.00215.

Beleza, J., Albuquerque, J., Santos-Alves, E., Fonseca, P., Santocildes, G., Stevanovic, J.,Rocha-Rodrigues, S., Rizo-Roca, D., Ascensao, A., Torrella, J. R., Magalhaes, J. (2019). Self-Paced Free-Running Wheel Mimics High-Intensity Interval Training Impact on Rats’ Functional, Physiological, Biochemical, and Morphological Features. Frontiers in physiology, 10. doi:10.3389/fphys.2019.00593.

Brito, A., Roriz, P., & Garganta, J. (2019). The effect of game format and age-group on the positioning and displacement of young players. Motricidade, 15(S1)(147). doi:

Cardoso, R., Lumini-Oliveira, J., & Meneses, R. F. (2019). Associations Between Autonomic Nervous System Function, Voice, and Dysphonia: A Systematic Review. Journal of voice: official journal of the Voice Foundation, S0892-1997(0819)30214-30210. doi:10.1016/j.jvoice.2019.07.022.

Cardoso, R., Lumini-Oliveira, J., & Meneses, R. F. (2019). Associations between Posture, Voice, and Dysphonia: A Systematic Review. Journal of voice: official journal of the Voice Foundation, 33(1), 124.e121-124.e112. doi:10.1016/j.jvoice.2017.08.030.

Carvalho, D., Soares, S., Zacca, R., Marinho, D., Silva, A. J., Pyne, D., Vilas-Boas, J. P., Fernandes, R. J. (2019). In-Water and On-Land Swimmers’ Symmetry and Force Production. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(24), 5018. doi:10.3390/ijerph16245018.

Castro, M. P., Fonseca, P., Morais, S. T., Borgonovo-Santos, M., Coelho, E. F. C., Ribeiro, D. C., & Vilas-Boas, J. P. (2019). Functional shoulder ratios with high velocities of shoulder internal rotation are most sensitive to determine shoulder rotation torque imbalance: a cross-sectional study with elite handball players and controls. Sports Biomechanics, 18(1), 39-50. doi:10.1080/14763141.2017.1380222.

Clemente, M., Mendes, J., Moreira, A., Bernardes, G., Van Twillert, H., Ferreira, A., & Amarante, J. M. (2019). A new classification of wind instruments: Orofacial considerations. Journal of oral biology and craniofacial research, 9(3), 268-276. doi:10.1016/j.jobcr.2019.06.010.

Clemente, M. P., Amarante, J. M., Moreira, A., Ferreira, A. P., Vardasca, R., & Mendes, J. (2019). The Functional Interdependence of Wind Instrumentalists’ Embouchure and Their Craniofacial Features. International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering, 15(13), 17-33. doi:10.3991/ijoe.v15i13.10961.

Clemente, M. P., Mendes, J., Cerqueira, J., Moreira, A., Vasconcelos, M., Ferreira, A. P., & Amarante, J. M. (2019). Integrating of piezoresistive sensors on the embouchure analysis of the lower lip in single reed instrumentalists: implementation of the lip pressure appliance (LPA). Clinical and experimental dental research, 5(5), 491-496. doi:10.1002/cre2.214.

Clemente, M. P., Moreira, A., Mendes, J., Ferreira, A. P., & Amarante, J. M. (2019). Wind Instrumentalist Embouchure and the Applied Forces on the Perioral Structures. Open Dentistry Journal, 13, 107-114. doi:10.2174/1874210601913010107.

Cuenca-Fernández, F., López-Contreras, G., Mourão, L., de Jesus, K., de Jesus, K., Zacca, R., Vilas-Boas, J. P., Fernandes, R. J. Arellano, R. (2019). Eccentric flywheel post-activation potentiation influences swimming start performance kinetics. Journal of sports sciences, 37(4), 443-451. doi:10.1080/02640414.2018.1505183.

de Jesus, K., de Jesus, K., Ayala, H., Coelho, L., Vilas-Boas, J. P., & Fernandes, R. J. P. (2019). Predicting centre of mass horizontal speed in low to severe swimming intensities with linear and non-linear models. Journal of sports sciences, 37(13), 1512-1520. doi:10.1080/02640414.2019.1574949.

de Jesus, K., Mourão, L., Roesler, H., Viriato, N., de Jesus, K., Vaz, M., Fernandes, R., Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2019). 3D Device for Forces in Swimming Starts and Turns. Applied Sciences, 9(17). doi:10.3390/app9173559.

Diniz-Sousa, F., Veras, L., Ribeiro, J.C., Boppre, G., Devezas, V., Santos-Sousa, H., Preto, J., Machado, L., Vilas-Boas, J.P. Oliveira, J. Fonseca, H. (2019). Accelerometry calibration in people with class II-III obesity: Energy expenditure prediction and physical activity intensity identification. Gait & posture, 76, 104-109. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2019.11.008.

Ferreira, S., Carvalho, D., Monteiro, A. S., Abraldes, J. A., Vilas-Boas, J. P., Toubekis, A., & Fernandes, R. (2019). Physiological and Biomechanical Evaluation of a Training Macrocycle in Children Swimmers. Sports (Basel, Switzerland), 7(3), 57. doi:10.3390/sports7030057.

Ferreira, V., Machado, L., & Roriz, P. (2019). Center of pressure alterations with the application of lateral wedge insoles. Motricidade, 15(S1)(61). doi:

Ferreira, V., Machado, L., Vilaça, A., Xará-Leite, F., & Roriz, P. (2019). Test–retest reliability of physical function tests in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Motricidade, 15(S1)(45). doi:

Ferreira, V., Simões, R., Gonçalves, R. S., Machado, L., & Roriz, P. (2019). The optimal degree of lateral wedge insoles for reducing knee joint load: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of physiotherapy, 9(1). doi:10.1186/s40945-019-0068-1.

Gonjo, T., McCabe, C., Coleman, S., Soares, S., Fernandes, R. J., Vilas-Boas, J. P., & Sanders, R. (2019). Do swimmers conform to criterion speed during pace-controlled swimming in a 25-m pool using a visual light pacer? Sports biomechanics, 1-14. doi:10.1080/14763141.2019.1572781.

Guimaraes, E., Baxter-Jones, A., Maia, J., Fonseca, P., Santos, A., Santos, E., Tavares, F., Janeira, M. A. (2019). The Roles of Growth, Maturation, Physical Fitness, and Technical Skills on Selection for a Portuguese Under-14 Years Basketball Team. Sports, 7(3). doi:10.3390/sports7030061.

Lazari, J., Almeida, A., Maia, F., Roriz, P., Marcelino, R., & Figueiras, T. (2019). Pacing and turn times profiles during the 1500/800m freestyle competition. Motricidade, 15(S1)(117). doi:

Magalhaes, C., Vardasca, R., Rebelo, M., Valenca-Filipe, R., Ribeiro, M., & Mendes, J. (2019). Distinguishing melanocytic nevi from melanomas using static and dynamic infrared thermal imaging. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV, 33(9), 1700-1705. doi:10.1111/jdv.15611.

Maia, F., Almeida, A., Lazari, J., Roriz, P., Marcelino, R., & Figueiras, T. (2019). Butterfly arm stroke symmetry: two-dimensional analysis simply using the mobile phone. Motricidade, 15(S1)(103). doi:

Matos, L. C., Machado, J., Greten, H. J., & Monteiro, F. J. (2019). Changes of skin electrical potential in acupoints from Ren Mai and Du Mai conduits during Qigong practice: Documentation of a clinical phenomenon. Journal of bodywork and movement therapies, 23(4), 713-720. doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2019.02.021.

Mesquita, I. A., da Fonseca, P. F. P., Pinheiro, A. R. V., Correia, M., & da Silva, C. I. C. (2019). Methodological considerations for kinematic analysis of upper limbs in healthy and poststroke adults Part II: a systematic review of motion capture systems and kinematic metrics. Topics in stroke rehabilitation, 26(6), 464-472. doi:10.1080/10749357.2019.1611221.

Moreira-Silva, I., Azevedo, J., Rodrigues, S., Seixas, A., & Jorge, M. (2019). Predicting musculoskeletal symptoms in workers of a manufacturing company. International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics : JOSE, 1-27. doi:10.1080/10803548.2019.1693112.

Nicolau, A., Ribeiro, L., Conceição, F., Fonseca, P., Serra, N., & Vila-Chã, C. (2019). Push-ups with hands  or  feet  on  unstable  surface:  Does  it  affects  muscle  activation  and  ground  reaction  forces? Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 14 (Proc4), S1169-S1823. doi:10.14198/jhse.2019.14.Proc4.82.

Pereira, G. C., Pereira, S. P., Pereira, F. B., Lourenco, N., Lumini, J. A., Pereira, C. V., Bjork, J. A., Magalhaes, J., Ascensao, A., Wieckowski, M. R., Moreno, A. J., Wallace, K. B., Oliveira, P. J. (2019). Early Cardiac Mitochondrial Molecular and Functional Responses to Acute Anthracycline Treatment in Wistar Rats. Toxicological Sciences, 169(1), 137-150. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kfz026.

Peterson Silveira, R., Soares, S. M., Zacca, R., Alves, F. B., Fernandes, R. J., de Souza Castro, F. A., & Vilas-Boas, J. P. (2019). A Biophysical Analysis on the Arm Stroke Efficiency in Front Crawl Swimming: Comparing Methods and Determining the Main Performance Predictors. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(23), 4715. doi:10.3390/ijerph16234715.

Pizzuto, F., de Oliveira, C. F., Soares, T. S. A., Rago, V., Silva, G., & Oliveira, J. (2019). Relationship Between Running Economy and Kinematic Parameters in Long-Distance Runners. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 33(7), 1921-1928. doi:10.1519/JSC.0000000000003040.

Renato, M., Silva, F., Silva, G., & Roriz, P. (2019). The magnitude of intra-rater difference using the iPhone camera for estimation of jump height: A case study. Motricidade, 15(S1)(192-193). doi:

Rodrigues, J., Mestre, M., Matos, L. C., & Machado, J. P. (2019). Effects of taijiquan and qigong practice over behavioural disorders in school-age children: A pilot study. Journal of bodywork and movement therapies, 23(1), 11-15. doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2018.01.019.

Roriz, P., Figueiras, T., Cunha, P., Manuel, M., Vilas-Boas, M., & Azevedo, R. (2019). Load: too much or too little? Motricidade, 15(S1)(80-81). doi:

Seixas, A., & Ammer, K. (2019). Utility of infrared thermography when monitoring autonomic activity. European journal of applied physiology, 119(6), 1455-1457. doi:10.1007/s00421-019-04120-x.

Seixas, A., Ammer, K., Carvalho, R., Vilas-Boas, J. P., Mendes, J., & Vardasca, R. (2019). Relationship between skin temperature and soft tissue hardness in diabetic patients: an exploratory study. Physiological measurement, 40(7), 074007-074007. doi:10.1088/1361-6579/ab2f03.

Seixas, A., Vilas-Boas, M. D., Carvalho, R., Coelho, T., Ammer, K., Vilas-Boas, J. P., Mendes, J., Cunha, J. P. S., Vardasca, R. (2019). Skin temperature of the foot: comparing transthyretin Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy and Diabetic Foot patients. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering-Imaging and Visualization, 7(5-6), 504-511. doi:10.1080/21681163.2018.1471621.

Silva, A. F., Figueiredo, P., Morals, S., Vilas-Boas, J. P., Fernandes, R. J., & Seifert, L. (2019). Task Constraints and Coordination Flexibility in Young Swimmers. Motor Control, 23(4), 535-552. doi:10.1123/mc.2018-0070.

Silva, A., Figueiredo, P., Ribeiro, J., Alves, F., Vilas-Boas, J.P., Seifert, L., & Fernandes, R.J. (2019). Integrated Analysis of Young Swimmers’ Sprint Performance. Motor Control, 23(3), 354-364. doi:10.1123/mc.2018-0014.

Silva, A. F., Figueiredo, P., Ribeiro, J., Alves, F., Vilas-Boas, J. P., Seifert, L., & Fernandes, R. J. (2019). Integrated Analysis of Young Swimmers’ Sprint Performance. Motor Control, 23(3), 354-364. doi:10.1123/mc.2018-0014.

Silva, D. C. F., Macedo, R., Montes, A. M., Santos, R., Vilas-Boas, J. P., & Sousa, A. S. P. (2019). Does the cleat model interfere with ankle sprain risk factors in artificial grass? Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon), 63, 119-126. doi:10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2019.03.004.

Silva, D. C. F., Santos, R., Vilas-Boas, J. P., Macedo, R., Montes, A. M., & Sousa, A. S. P. (2019). Different cleat models do not influence side hop test performance of soccer players with and without chronic Ankle instability. Journal of human kinetics, 70, 156-164. doi:10.2478/hukin-2019-0029.

Silva, F., Maia, R., Silva, G., & Roriz, P. (2019). Using iPhone camera for temporal gait analysis: A case study. Motricidade(15(S1)), 200-201. doi:

Teixeira, E. B., Santos, M. J., Ramos, B., Machado, J., & Criado, M. B. (2019). Acute effect of Korean hand acupuncture on neck pain: A randomized controlled preliminary study. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 31. doi:10.1016/j.eujim.2019.100954.

Tucher, G., Castro, F. A. D., Garrido, N. D., & Fernandes, R. J. (2019). Monitoring Changes Over a Training Macrocycle in Regional Age-Group Swimmers. Journal of human kinetics, 69(1), 213-223. doi:10.2478/hukin-2019-0014.

Vardasca, R., Magalhaes, C., Marques, D., Moreira, J., Frade, R., Seixas, A., Mendes, J., Ring, F. (2019). Bilateral assessment of body core temperature through axillar, tympanic and inner canthi thermometers in a young population. Physiological measurement, 40(9), 094001-094001. doi:10.1088/1361-6579/ab2af6.

Zacca, R., Azevedo, R., Figueiredo, P., Vilas-Boas, J. P., Castro, F. A. D., Pyne, D. B., & Fernandes, R. J. (2019). VO(2)FITTING: A Free and Open-Source Software for Modelling Oxygen Uptake Kinetics in Swimming and other Exercise Modalities. Sports, 7(2). doi:10.3390/sports7020031.

Zacca, R., Azevedo, R., Peterson Silveira, R., Vilas-Boas, J. P., Pyne, D. B., Castro, F., & Fernandes, R. J. (2019). Comparison of Incremental Intermittent and Time Trial Testing in Age-Group Swimmers. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 33(3), 801-810. doi:10.1519/JSC.0000000000002087.

Zacca, R., Azevedo, R., Ramos, V., Abraldes, J.. Vilas-Boas, J. P., Castro, F. Pyne, D., Fernandes, R. (2019). Biophysical Follow-up of Age-Group Swimmers During a Traditional Three-Peak Preparation Program. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002964. doi:10.1519/JSC.0000000000002964.

Zacca, R., Toubekis, A., Freitas, L., Silva, A., Azevedo, R., Vilas-Boas, J.P., Pyne, D., Castro, F., Fernandes, R. J. (2019). Effects of detraining in age-group swimmers performance, energetics and kinematics. Journal of sports sciences, 37(13), 1490-1498. doi:10.1080/02640414.2019.157243