Sara Cerqueira has a master’s in Biomedical Engineering and is currently a PhD Student in Control, Automation and Robotics, at the University of Minho. Her research delves into Human-Robot Collaboration as a means to mitigate the prevalence of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSDs) and drive innovation in ergonomic interventions. She focuses on delivering collaborative robot assistance tailored to the worker needs, through the development of human-aware and human-care control strategies, powered by Artificial Intelligence and interoperable wearable technology. As a Visiting Student Researcher at IMES laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sara aims to exchange knowledge to develop a digital pain biomarker. This research targets the creation of more inclusive and healthier workstations that allow each willing individual to work in a role where they are motivated and have a sense of purpose.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Grant duration: 4 months