Jorge Cancela

Jorge Cancela received the B.S. in Telecommunications Engineering and the M.Sc. degree in Telemedicine and Biomedical engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain, in 2009. Currently, he is a PhD candidate on biomedical engineering at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. He received a grant to conduct his research from the Campus de Excelencia Internacional CEI Moncloa, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). He was visiting researcher at the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (USA) in 2011, at the Duke-National University of Singapore (Singapore) in 2012 and at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2015. Since 2009 he has worked with the Life Supporting Technologies group at UPM where he has been involved in several R&D projects dealing with information and communication technologies (ICT) in the healthcare field. In 2015, he received the IDEA² Madrid Awardee from the Madrid-MIT M+Visión Consortium and a merit prize at the Young Investigator Award 2015 from the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering. His research interests involve the design, development and evaluation of eHealth, mHealth and telehealth systems, including the evaluation of human factors, interaction and health technology assessment as well as the used of machine learning in this field.

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OB CITY – Definition of a Family-Based Intervention for Childhood Obesity Supported by Information and Communication Technologies
Childhood obesity is becoming one of the 21st century’s most important public health problems. Nowadays, the main treatment of childhood obesity is behavior intervention that aims at improve children’s lifestyle to arrest the disease. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have... Read more