Gloria Cea


Gloria Cea (F) received the B.S. in Telecommunications Engineering and the M.Sc. degree in Telemedicine and Biomedical engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain, in 2011.

She is senior researcher and project manager in the area of digital health and wellbeing at Life Supporting Technologies (LifeSTech – UPM) in the fields of: digital health technologies designed specifically for children, seniors, or people with chronic disease; personalised health services; Internet of Things; usability and user satisfaction; Large Scale Pilots implementation. Her first research line was the use of wearable technologies and mobile applications development for motivation, monitoring and guiding during the exercise practice.

Her main research area is the use of ICT applied to promote a healthy lifestyle and she has collaborated in several funded H2020 R&D projects, among them No One Left Behind, OCARIoT, ACTIVAGE, GATEKEEPER and PULSE. She has collaborated with a clinic dedicated to combating obesity, in the creation of a system to ensure a complete wellbeing by means of nutrition, physical activity and mindfulness that includes gamification techniques.

Her present research activity focuses on two fields through IoT based solutions and services: Active and Healthy Aging to prolong and support the independent living of older adults in their living environments & prevention and improvement of the childhood obesity by adopting healthy habits. She has a wealth of experience on user interaction, interfaces design, UI, UX and Usability. Current projects: ACTIVAGE (H2020‐ 732679), OCARIoT (H2020-777082), GATEKEEPER (H2020 – 857223), TT Hubs (H2020 – PRIMA – 1931)