Alejandro Rafael Garcia Ramirez

Universidade do Vale do Itajaí

Alejandro Rafael Garcia Ramirez is a Professor in the Mechanical and Computer Departments at the University of Vale de Itajai in Brazil. He earned a certificate in electronic engineering from Instituto Superior Politecnico José Antonio Echeverria in Havana, Cuba in 1989, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Federal University Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Brazil in 2003. He has authored more than 150 papers on robotics, technologies for education, embedded systems, and assistive technologies for local and international peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. He has supervised several international cooperation projects and has established partnerships with various institutions including the Biomedical Department at the University of Glasgow, the Computer Science Department at the University Carlos III of Madrid, and the Biomedical Data Science - ARL Lab at the University of Puerto Rico. Alejandro is a member of the ad-hoc advisory committees of Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Level or Education Personnel (CAPES) and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), and serves on the scientific committees of several journals and scientific conferences. Since 2013, he has received a grant from a CNPq fellowship and has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Scholars Award from the José Antonio Echeverria Higher Polytechnic Institute in Havana, Cuba in 1989 and the Entrepreneurship Incentive Program Award from Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa e Inovação do Estado de Santa Catarina (FAPESC), Brazil, in 2012 and 2021.

Alejandro Rafael Garcia Ramirez

3books edited

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This book covers a wide range of subject areas, including assisted living, social robots, augmentative and alternative communication, connectivity, artificial intelligence, and robot design. Each chapter is authored by experts in their respective fields and offers readers theoretical and applied scientific papers that can serve as original research or review papers. This valuable volume is essential for researchers, practitioners, and anyone interested in developments in assistive technology. It explores trends and innovations in the field, demonstrating how assistive technology is enhancing the lives of people with disabilities or reduced mobility, and the elderly. The book is a comprehensive overview of the latest research and advancements in assistive technology, making it an essential addition to any library for both seasoned researchers and those just starting to explore the field. We are grateful to the authors for their invaluable contributions to this book, which would not have been possible without their generosity in sharing their knowledge and experiences.

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