Irene Mallo obtained a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a specialty in Telemedicine from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain, in 2020.
Her work is mainly oriented to user interaction, UI, UX, Usability and interface design. Her first line of research was in design and innovation of digital payment systems where she worked in the design and validation of various prototypes with users who had difficulties in the use of new technologies. She has collaborated in various funded R&D projects, among them, a home hospitalization project where a digital platform has been created for the management of patients attended remotely from their homes, in which she has worked specifically on the creation of educational materials for patients on the use of medical devices.
She is currently a research engineer in the Life Support Technologies Group of the UPM, which deals with the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to people’s health and well-being. Her current research activity focuses on improving human-machine interaction, adapting technologies and their use to people’s capabilities and needs through user-centered design. She has experience in the design and implementation of communication and audiovisual materials, such as user interfaces for websites and mobile applications, high-level prototypes and promotional and educational videos.