Estefanía Guisado - ESR1 - Hosted by UCD
During this period, she did some special secondments in amputee, vestibular rehabilitation, ultrasound guided techniques for diagnosis and treatment and a special one at the neuro rehabilitation unit at King´s College Hospital in London, with the objective to get management in the use of Botulin Toxine for spasticity in neurological disorders.
Furthermore, she got a masters degree in Neurophysiology and Neuroscience in 2013 and now she is immersed in another one in Acupuncture, to develop a new skill in control and treatment of chronic pain (apart from other medical chronic and acute conditions) as part of the usual and daily treatments in the Pain Units.
She has worked as medical advisor for an Android app called “Fitness Park”, aimed at facilitating the use of the exercise machines available in our parks for our seniors, which has nearly 1000 downloads.
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Now, she´s into her PhD and looking forward to becoming a Connected Health expert to continue working and helping in the development of the telemedicine and the telerehab, and also to encourage more clinicians and health professionals to take part of this present future.
Rob Argent - ESR 2 - Hosted by the Beacon
Rob’s clinical experience is largely in the NHS in the UK, as well as the private sector. He has worked primarily in Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy and understands the challenges facing healthcare provision in both sectors. His main areas of interest are in improving service-user adherence to exercise programmes, maximising cost-effectiveness and utilising new innovative technology in healthcare.
Guido Giunti ESR3 - Hosted by Salumedia
Speaker on multiple international conferences and seminars on healthcare IT; Internal Medicine teacher and visiting instructor at NuVu Studio, an innovative education institute related to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is currently working on his PhD on the use of persuasive technologies and gamification to promote healthy behaviors in patients with chronic conditions.
Yasaman - GEM
Kristina - ESR5 - AUTH
In 2014, Kristina has completed M.Sc. program in Telemedicine and e-Health at the Department of Computer Science, The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). While working on her thesis in software application development for diabetes care management in general practice, Kristina took place at the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine (NST), Medical informatics & Telemedicine (MI&T) group.
After graduation, Kristina continued to gain scientific experience in integration of different fields of science at the R&D Institute of Biomedical systems, Saint-Petersburg State Electrotechnical University “LETI”, as a research associate. Concurrent with research activities, until the end of 2015, Kristina worked as a system analyst within medical technology industry (fields of Radiology, Teleradiolory, and Medical Informatics).
Starting from 2016, Kristina, as a part of Connected Health team, will be hosted at the Laboratory of Medical Informatics (LOMI), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and work on integrative patient modeling of health-related behaviors and lifestyle change within Health Behavioral Informatics (HBI) domain. The major focus of her research is on improvements of interventions personalization and tailoring with regard to patient physiological and psychological characteristics and states, and contextual factors to allow patient behavior predictions patterns.
To contact Kristina, the following e-mail address is recommended to be used: firstname.lastname@example.org
This artifact should be easily understood and used. In other words she thought that if technology is here to help people, then people should be taken into consideration when designing technology. As such, she wanted to learn more about human perception on computers and technology. Thus, she moved to Sweden to study Human-Computer Interaction and take her masters degree. There she focused on different ways of design, evaluation and visualization.
Now, she lives in Finland as a part of CHESS program in order to research how visualization can lead to behavioral change towards a healthier life through persuasive technology. More informations can be found at: http://vasiliki.co.nf/
Caoimhe Bennis - ESR7 - UCD
Since receiving her BSc in Physiotherapy from UCD in 2009, Caoimhe has worked as a physiotherapist in the clinical and research setting. Clinically, Caoimhe has experience in muskuloskeletal, neurorehabilitative and palliative care. Within the research domain she has focused on the use of technology to support independent living through the coordination of EU FP7 project CAPSIL and as a research physiotherapist at the Motion Analysis Lab in Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston.
At Spaulding, Caoimhe was involved in the processes of conception, development, clinical testing and clinician training around the use of robotics in neurorehabilitation, while using technology such as EMG and rTMS to gain greater understanding of the rehabilitation process and potential, for patients after stroke, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.
After some time working at the Irish Embassy in Canada, Caoimhe is looking to refocus her experience of clinical, research and diplomatic practices to develop Interprofessional Education (IPE) in the primary care setting. As a PhD candidate within CHESS, a training programme funded by the the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement, Caoimhe seeks to develop an online IPE forum for all clinicians engaged in the primary care services to support their efforts in management and prevention of chronic disease.
Rohit has previously completed his Bachelor’s studies in Electronic Engineering in India and more recently has completed his Master’s in Biomedical Engineering in Austria. He has over four years work experience in field of medical devices. His recent work experiences include development of patient data management systems for haemodialysis units. This work was undertaken whilst employed with BBraun Austria GmbH. Whilst at the Austrian Institute of Technology Rohit has also been involved in the development of mhealth technology and mobile applications for use in human subject monitoring applications.
Rohit has strong technical development skills which include experience in dynamic programming languages such as MATLAB and Python, Object oriented programming languages such as C#, JAVA and database management systems. He has experience in Android software development and windows application development. He also has experience with the regulatory requirements and standards for medical software such as ISO 14971(Application of risk management for medical devices), EN 62304 (Medical device software- software lifecycle), EN 62366(Application of usability engineering in medical devices), EN 80001-1 (Application of risk management for IT-networks incorporating medical devices).
His research studies are guided by Dr.Dewar Finlay, Dr.Daniel Guldenring and Prof. Jim McLaughlin and he is based at Ulster University’s Nanotechnology and Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC).
Casandra Grundstrom - ESR 10 - University of Oulu
Casandra’s Bachelor Degree was conducted at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in her native land of Canada, and focused on Information Technology and Business. Her love of technology and desire to expand her knowledge ultimately lead to her pursuing a Master’s Degree in Information Technology Management at Umeå University in Sweden. Casandra enjoys swimming, board games, and watercolour painting. She can be contacted at: email@example.com .
Violeta - ESR11 - Philips
She is an experienced specialist in clinical data management, big data mining and chronic diseases, however as a person she is defined by her hobbies of perfumery, tennis and swimming. As a PhD candidate within CHESS, a training consortium funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Violeta investigates an analysis framework that addresses the information needs of connected health stakeholders.
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ESR 13 - UCD
Vidya - ESR14 - GEM
Vidya is an Early Stage Researcher with CHESS, funded by the European Union under Horizon 2020 that brings forth a unique mix of interdisciplinary research and training.
She is hosted at Grenoble Ecole de Management with the Business Model & Strategy team. Her research includes analysing the newer trends & changing dynamics within the healthcare ecosystem due to rapid digitization, and addressing the sustainability concerns of the stakeholders by exploring diverse applications of the business models.
Prior to joining the PhD with CHESS she has worked with various hospitals with an Operations and Customer Management profile. She holds her Masters in Management, Organisations & Governance from London School of Economics & Political Sciences, London & Masters in Hospital Administration from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
Michael has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in informatics from Umeå University, Sweden, in the topics of digital media production and human computer interaction, respectively. In his free time, he enjoys illustration, music, politics, and video games. If you want to contact him, he is most easily reached through e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.