Michele S. Gomes da Rosa graduated in physiotherapy in 2003, having specialised in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. She subsequently completed a Master's degree in electrical engineering in 2008 (PUCRS), with research developed in the area of Aerospace Biomedical Engineering, followed by a doctorate in Health Sciences in 2014, with research linked to Clinical Medicine (PUCRS). She is a member of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH) and the Riograndense Society of Bioethics.
Michele worked for 6 years in hospitals, intensive care units and medical clinics in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, applying her physiotherapeutic knowledge to the rehabilitation of patients following trauma or to those with cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
Michele was a professor of human physiology and anatomy, and ergonomics at UNIPACS, Brazil, and also contributed to Aerospace Medicine theory-practical lessons, taught to students of the Faculty of Aeronautical Sciences, PUCRS, with students undergoing hypoxia training using gas mixtures in inspired air, angular spatial disorientation (Barany's Chair), night & chromatic vision, visual illusions and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Innovation and technology transfer act as the motivating factors for her studies in academic research. Michele focuses on human physiology evaluations in ground-based simulations of the space environment and has participated, for example, in the development of research related to cardiorespiratory resuscitation in microgravity, and to human gait in hypogravity environments, such as found on the Moon and Mars.
In addition to her academic-scientific activities in space physiology, Michele has good experience in organising and implementing telehealth projects, involving actions in education, research, and medical care in remote and deprived areas of Brazil. She has participated in telehealth missions for many years, guiding the collection of data, such as medical histories, performing ECGs and obtaining photographic images of skin lesions, with their subsequent transmission for second opinion by a remote expert. These activities encompass the areas of telecardiology, teleodontology, teledermatology, telesurgery and telegerontology.
She also has expertise in the development and implementation of validation processes for medical protocols, and in the evaluation of electro-medical technologies, as well as in the study of the usability of biomedical equipment and devices, especially in embedded telemetry systems. Michele was the Administrative Coordinator of the Microgravity Research Centre (MicroG), PUCRS, between 2015-2018, attending various national and international scientific events, congresses and symposia for meetings and presenting research papers. Currently she is completing post-doctoral studies at the Cardiovascular Centre, University of Lisbon in Portugal. Michele has several publications in scientific journals focused on space science, aviation medicine, aerospace physiology, telehealth and eHealth.