Samanta Villanueva

Samanta Villanueva Mascato received the B.S. in Telecommunications Engineering and the M.Sc. degree in Telemedicine and Biomedical Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain, in 2014.

Her work is mainly oriented to the improvement of the quality of life of people with cognitive impairments and neurodegenerative disease. She is focused on healthcare sector environments, especially in the fields of mHealth, eHealth, home care and telemedicine. She has experience in the development of graphical user interfaces and webs, the design of algorithms for the automatic evaluation of motor symptoms, the design and development of mobile applications and the analysis and evaluation of data.

She has collaborated on several funded R&D projects, among them, a project to build an mHealth platform for the automatic assessment and management of motor and non-motor systems for the integral care of Parkinson’s disease patients. Other research fields include the design and development of several home rehabilitation tools for patients with psychological and cognitive impairments, such as a personalized system to enhance the rehabilitation of stroke patients or an mHealth platform for Parkinson’s Disease training and rehabilitation at patient’s home based on music and External Rhythmic Cueing (ERC) and Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS). She is currently a researcher at Life Supporting Technologies Group in UPM dealing with information and communication technologies (ICT) in the area of e-Health. Her present research activity is focused on the development of e-Health and m-Health solutions for the improvement of the quality of life and the use of ICT for chronic disease management.

Current projects: PD_manager, HOOP