Santiago Hors-Fraile

Santiago Hors-Fraile
Universidad de Sevilla | US · Architecture and Computer Technology

MSc in Computational & Software Techniques in Engineering: Software Engineering for Technical Comput, Computer Software Engineering

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October 2015 - present
Universidad de Sevilla
Position
  • Researcher
February 2012 - July 2012
NORUT Northern Research Institute
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (42)
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Within the most recent years, most of the cancer patients are older age, which implies the necessity to a better understanding of aging and cancer connection. This work presents the LifeChamps solution built on top of cutting-edge Big Data architecture and HPC infrastructure concepts. An innovative architecture was envisioned supported by the Big D...
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Background: Health recommender systems (HRSs) are intelligent systems that can be used to tailor digital health interventions. We compared two HRSs to assess their impact providing smoking cessation support messages. Methods: Smokers who downloaded a mobile app to support smoking abstinence were randomly assigned to two interventions. They received...
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BACKGROUND Stress and anxiety are psychophysiological responses commonly experienced by patients during a perioperative process that can increase pre- and post-surgical complications to a comprehensive and positive recovery. Preventing and intervening stress and anxiety can help patients achieve positive outcomes on health and wellbeing. Similarly,...
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Contents 1. Theory to understand health behavior 144 2. Integrated-Change Model 148 3. Digital health and tailoring 150 4. Pragmatic methodology to design digital health 151 4.1 Choice of the theoretical model 152 4.2 Goal and objectives of the computer-tailored intervention 152 4.3 Identification of salient beliefs 152 4.3.1 Literature research 15...
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This chapter illustrates a previously discussed pragmatic methodology to design a tailored smoking cessation digital health program. Guided by principles of intervention planning protocols, sociocognitive theories, such as the Integrated-Change Model, are useful to design evidence-based interventions. Intervention planning protocols can be deemed h...
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This paper presents a virtual coach for older adults at home to support active and healthy aging, and independent living. It aids users in their behavior change process for improving on cognitive, physical, social interaction and nutrition areas using SMART goals. To achieve an effective behavior change of the user, the coach relies on the I-Change...
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Background: Patients undergoing elective surgery often face symptoms of anxiety and stress. Healthcare systems have limited time and resources to provide individualized stress relief interventions. Research has shown that stress relief interventions and educational resources can improve health outcomes and speed recovery. Objectives: Digital health...
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Chronic pain is one of the most common health problems affecting daily activity, employment, relationships and emotional functioning. Unfortunately, the lack of specialized health care personnel, and the high heterogeneity in terms of clinical manifestation and treatment results contribute in failure to manage efficiently and effectively pain. Info...
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BACKGROUND Smoking cessation is a persistent, leading public health challenge. Digital therapeutic solutions are emerging to improve smoking cessation treatments. Previous approaches have proposed supporting cessation with tailored motivational messages. Some managed to prove short-term improvements in smoking cessation. Yet, these approaches were...
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Background: Smoking cessation is a persistent leading public health challenge. Mobile health (mHealth) solutions are emerging to improve smoking cessation treatments. Previous approaches have proposed supporting cessation with tailored motivational messages. Some managed to provide short-term improvements in smoking cessation. Yet, these approache...
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Recommender systems are gaining traction in healthcare because they can tailor recommendations based on users’ feedback concerning their appreciation of previous health-related messages. However, recommender systems are often not grounded in behavioural change theories, which may further increase the effectiveness of their recommendations. This pap...
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The evidence that quality of life is a positive variable for the survival of cancer patients has prompted the interest of the health and pharmaceutical industry in considering that variable as a final clinical outcome. Sustained improvements in cancer care in recent years have resulted in increased numbers of people living with and beyond cancer, w...
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UNSTRUCTURED The evidence that Quality of Life is a positive variable for survival of cancer patients has prompted the interest of the health and pharmaceutical industry in considering that as a final clinical outcome. Sustained improvements in cancer care in recent years have resulted in increased numbers of people living with and beyond cancer, w...
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Our work exhibits how previous projects on the Active and Healthy Ageing field have advanced to the conception of CAPTAIN, a radically new approach towards increased end-user acceptance. The goal is to create intuitive technology that does not require specific skills for interaction and blends in with real life. CAPTAIN will be co-designed by all t...
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The evidence that quality of life is a positive variable for the survival of cancer patients has prompted the interest of the health and pharmaceutical industry in considering that variable as a final clinical outcome. Sustained improvements in cancer care in recent years have resulted in increased numbers of people living with and beyond cancer, w...
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Chronic pain is one of the most common health problems affecting daily activity, employment, relationships and emotional functioning. Unfortunately, the lack of specialized health care personnel, and the high heterogeneity in terms of clinical manifestation and treatment results contribute in failure to manage efficiently and effectively pain. Info...
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Background: Smoking cessation is the most common preventative for an array of diseases, including lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Although there are many efforts advocating for smoking cessation, smoking is still highly prevalent. For instance, in the USA in 2015, 50% of all smokers attempted to quit smoking, and only 5-7% o...
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BACKGROUND Smoking is considered the main cause of preventable illness and premature deaths worldwide. The treatment usually prescribed to subjects who wish to quit smoking is a multidisciplinary intervention, combining both psychological advice and pharmacological therapy, since the application of both strategies significantly increases the chance...
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Introduction Taiwan has around 4million smokers, resulting in 27,000 deaths annually. Despite the knowledge of smoking hazards and intention to quit smoking, the abstinence rate is below 20%. The objective of this study is to evaluate if a mobile app based smoking cessation intervention, embedded with the concept of recommender system and computer...
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There are hundreds of mobile apps for smoking cessation but many of them are designed without clear evidence or the use of behavioral change models. In this presentation, we will explore how data-driven recommender systems can be used to create mobile behavioral interventions that adjust to the context of the patients in a more automatic and user-f...
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Background: Smoking is one of the most avoidable health risk factors, and yet the quitting success rates are low. The usage of tailored health messages to support quitting has been proved to increase quitting success rates. Technology can provide convenient means to deliver tailored health messages. Health recommender systems are information-filte...
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Chronic pain is one of the most common health problems affecting daily activity, employment, relationships and emotional functioning. Unfortunately, limited access to pain experts, the high heterogeneity in terms of clinical manifestation and treatment results, contribute in failure to manage efficiently and effectively pain. Information and Commun...
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INTRODUCTION Obesity is one of the major health risk factors behind the rise of non-communicable conditions. Understanding the factors influencing obesity is very complex since there are many variables that can affect the health behaviors leading to it. Nowadays, multiple data sources can be used to study health behaviors, such as wearable sensors...
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Download link: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1WugV4xGJ~p6no Background: Recommender systems are information retrieval systems that provide users with relevant items (e.g., through messages). Despite their extensive use in the e-commerce and leisure domains, their application in healthcare is still in its infancy. These systems may be used to cre...
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The 2017 Workshop on Health Recommender Systems was held in conjunction with the 2017 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems in Como, Italy. Following the fists workshop in 2016, the focus of this workshop was on enhancing the results of the first workshop by elaborating discussions on the topics, attracting scientist from other domains, finding cro...
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People increasingly use the Internet for obtaining information regarding diseases, diagnoses and available treatments. Currently, many online health portals already provide non-personalized health information in the form of articles. However, it can be challenging to ï¿¿nd information relevant to one's condition, interpret this in context, and unde...
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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women both in developed and developing countries. More than half of all cancer mobile application concern breast cancer. Gamification is widely used in mobile software applications created for health-related services. Current prevalence of gamification in breast cancer apps is unknown and detection must be...
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Although the use of games and gamification for health is a novel field, and more research is needed, there are a new series of publications with promising results in which it is shown that these tools can be beneficial for health. Scientific research, case studies, and the facilitator’s observations show that games and gamification have an effect o...
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Objectives: Social media is increasingly being used in conjunction with health information technology (health IT). The objective of this paper is to identify some of the undesirable outcomes that arise from this integration and to suggest solutions to these problems. Methodology: After a discussion with experts to elicit the topics that should b...
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In this article, we describe the design of two recommender systems (RS) designed to support the smoking cessation process through a mobile application. We plan to use a hybrid RS (content-based, utility-based, and demographic filtering) to tailor health recommendation messages, and a content-based RS to schedule a timely delivery of the message. We...
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Physical activity is important for all, but for the elderly balance and sufficient strength is vital to function in daily life. It can be difficult for all of us to find motivation to exercise at home, and seniors are no exception. We have experienced that exergaming can be motivational for elderly since it is fun, but most commercial games are not...
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We aim to solve which off-the-shelf motion sensor device is the most suitable for extensive usage in PC open-source exergames for the elderly. To solve this problem, we studied the specifications of the market-available sensors to reduce the initial, broad set of sensors to only two candidates: the Nintendo Wii controllers and the Microsoft© Kinect...
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Una de las tendencias más relevantes en el ámbito de la salud y la tecnología es el"e-paciente"o"el paciente empoderado". Con un mejor acceso a la información, las personas adquieren un mayor conocimiento sobre su salud, lo que les permite ser protagonistas en la toma de decisiones. Recientemente, este concepto se ha visto complementado por el"app-...
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In this paper we discuss about the integration of Ambient-Assisted Living (AAL) with virtual worlds. The integration of sensors from the AAL environment (e.g. vital signs, motion sensors) in the Virtual World can enhance the provision of in-world eHealth services, such as tele-rehabilitation, and taking advance of the social nature of virtual world...

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Innovation for perioperative stress management
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InAdvance project proposes a new model of palliative care based on early integration and personalised pathways addressed specifically to older people with complex chronic conditions. The resulting interventions from InAdvance must be sustainable over time and replicable in different cultural contexts and in different healthcare paths. At the same time the project aims to address the major European concern in reducing the socio-economic impact of chronic diseases.
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The project is poised to make major progresses to improve health outcomes for individuals experiencing symptoms and chronic pain conditions, by translating evidence-based therapy validated by the medical services to home settings as well as advancing available and affordable technologies.