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    TAPAS 2022

Technologies in Health and Exercise 

Fernando Morales

Fernando is CEO of Dynamics VR. He is Personal trainer specialized in rehabilitation of knee injuries at Fidias Health & Sport Center since 2014. He is also Professor in different conferences and Msc in the field of physical activity and rehabilitation.

Job Godino

Dr. Godino is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UCSD. He received his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge. His research was conducted within the MRC Epidemiology Unit and focused on the effects of brief personalized information on objectively measured physical activity. He then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging Training Program at the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health. His research was conducted within the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research and focused on age-related decline in physical function and its associated disease burden.

Dr. Godino is currently a core faculty member of the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems and serves as the Director of the Exercise and Physical Activity Resource Center, both of which are based in the California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology’s Qualcomm Institute.

The majority of Dr. Godino’s research focuses on the development, conduct, and evaluation of complex interventions that utilize mobile and wearable technology (e.g., smart phones, accelerometers, and heart rate monitors) to promote healthy changes in physical activity, sedentary behavior, diet, and sleep for the primary and secondary prevention of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. He is also actively engaged in the development and evaluation of on- and off-body sensors that measure various components of human physiology and behavior.

Beatriz Crespo

Beatriz Crespo (1985, Ciudad Real), a professional with more than 15 years of experience leading business projects and innovation teams in health and wellness. Was named one of the Top 100 most influential women in Spain in 2018 and one of the most influential women in 2021. Top 100 most disruptive and innovative leaders at an international level. Her focus has always been the generation of value and profitability for companies and people.

She holds a PhD in Medicine and PhD of Paralympic Sports Performance. In 2014 she founded Freedom & Flow, the company and team that has created the first platform that automates, measures and optimizes the management of health & corporate wellness with big data and artificial intelligence. She currently actively helps companies to lead healthy business cultures in companies such as Repsol, Cepsa, Mahou-San Miguel, Astrazeneca or AON.

 *Recognitions for professional career in Leadership of Healthy Companies:

HR Tech Summit Winners 2022

Globant Awards 2021 Tech Entrepreneur

Excellence Entrepreneurship Awards 2021 - MOLO9

Ranking Top100 Líderes Disruptivos e Innovadores 2021 - Diario Empresa

Top 111 List Nova Talent 2021 - Healthcare & Life Science

Premio Pyme 2020 – Mujeres Empresarias ASEME

LinkedIn Top Voices 2019

Top 100 Mujeres Líderes España 2018

Mejor Directiva ZEN 2018 - Adecco & El Mundo

Óscar García Panella

Oscar García Pañella holds a PhD from La Salle-URL and a postdoc at the Entertainment Technology Center of Carnegie Mellon University. He is the academic director of the School of New Interactive Technologies (Universitat de Barcelona) as well as a consultant in Gamification and a partner in Cookie Box. He directs the first online master's degree in Gamification at the state level (IEBS) and is coordinator of the technological area of the new EUNEIZ university. He participates in numerous European research projects (GameWise, jamToday, GameBIZ, Robogenius, Playing for Real, interSTEM, etc.).

Technologies in Physical Education

Jeroen Koekoek

Dr. Jeroen Koekoek is Senior Lecturer Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy for PE Teacher Education at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. He gives courses in the physical education and sport pedagogy master’s program and teaches games in the bachelor. He received his PhD from Utrecht University.

His research interests are in the areas of game-based approaches and teacher education related to game pedagogy. Jeroen is chair-elect of the executive board Teaching Games for Understanding special interest group (TGfU-SIG) related to AIESEP. He is involved in several research projects regarding digital technology pedagogy. He worked on the Smart Sports Exercises project that aims to improve volleyball practices through the use of interaction technology. Jeroen contributed to several books and papers on physical education and sport with a focus on teaching and learning. Jeroen is co-editor of Routledge’s book published in 2018 about international perspectives on digital technology in physical education.

This year he will publish as co-author Routledge’s book ‘Game based pedagogy in physical education and sports: designing rich learning environments’. In this book a particular game-based pedagogy is merged with digital observation tools.

Alberto Ruiz Ariza

International Doctorate in Educational Innovation and Teacher Training.

He is currently a lecturer at the University of Jaén and an active researcher in the AFAES Group (https://www.grupoafaes.com/). He has carried out research stays in several countries, highlighting the Playful Learning Center of the Faculty of Education in Helsinki (Finland).

He has published articles related to Education, Physical Education and New Technologies, highlighting some in JCR and SJR Q1, in the area of Education. He has participated as a researcher in 4 funded Teaching Innovation Projects and 2 as PI, most of them with topics related to New Technologies (podometry to encourage step challenges, use of Goya-Move, etc), as well as in other 4 R&D projects. One of the R&D projects consisted in develop an app for smartphones: "IntEFsity", with the aim of encouraging the practice of daily physical activity of schoolchildren through the use of smart bracelets.



Sara Suárez Manzano

Graduated in Teaching in Physical Education, graduated in Sports Sciences and PhD with International Mention in Didactic Innovation and Teacher Training. She is currently a contracted professor at the University of Jaén (Spain) and an active researcher in the AFAES Group (https://www.grupoafaes.com/

Actividad Física Aplicada a la Educación y Salud GRUPO DE INVESTIGACIÓN Quiénes somos Principales Líneas de Investigación Efectos psicológicos, cognitivos y académicos de la actividad física Estilos educativos parentales Actividad física en poblaciones especiales (TDAH, Sobrepeso-Obesidad, etc) CONDICION FÍSICA Y SALUD Nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la Educación fÍSICA ...

www.grupoafaes.com). She has carried out research and teaching stays in Portugal, Finland, France, Mexico, USA. He has participated in 4 funded Teaching Innovation Projects, as well as in 3 other I+D+i projects, notably the “IntEFsity” project, which consisted of developing an App for smartphones, with the aim of promoting the practice of daily physical activity of schoolchildren through the use of smart bracelets.

She has published articles related to Physical Education, Education, active methodologies and ICTs, highlighting some in JCR, in the area of Education. She too, has published 3 books and numerous chapters on Physical Activity and Education. She has presented contributions in National and International congresses (Poland, Portugal, Chile, Hungary, Turkey or USA).

Technologies in Sport Management

José Ignacio Arbea

Responsible for integrity of LaLiga. Inspector of the Spanish National Police and Head of the Economic Crime and Organized Crime Group of the JSP. Director of Security and Head of Security for the General Directorate of the Police. Specialist in sports management from the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria de Madrid.

Lucas Leal

Specialist in Biomechanics and Strength Training. He is an international speaker and author of the books "Fundamentals of Exercise Mechanics" and "Atlas of muscular biomechanics. Gluteus and hip".

He is the creator and promoter of the first utility token in the world of sports and fitness #fittoken. The first Fitness utility token that encourages customers to train by rewarding them for their results and improvements in the gym.

José Luis Felipe

Associate Professor at Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (Toledo, Spain). Co-founder of IGOID Sportec S.L. Head of Injury Prevention Department at U.D. Las Palmas (Smartbank League, Spain).

Luis Jordan de Urries

Telecommunication Engineer Zaragoza, Mastére Specialisé Telecom Paris and EMBA IESE Madrid. Profesional Career: +20 years in ICT sector, B2C&B2B, cloud, video, IoT, Big Data/AI, telco networks. Expertise: product design, strategy, innovation, M&A, digital transformation. PhD candidate related to fitness apps.

Federico Winer

Federico Winer (adesso.ch) is a trusted industry advisor for customers in gaming, esports, betting, lotteries, cinemas and digital arts. He is an Entertainment Industry influencer, ranking in the top 1% at LinkedIn and Crunchbase networks. He has developed international business for Media, Sports and Entertainment corporations since the start of his career, with a firm understanding of how humanities and IT coexist. Federico holds grades in Journalism and Media (TEA, 2001), Computing Science and Telecommunications (IES, 2004), Humanities (UOC, 2018) and an Executive Master in Business Administrations (EADA/UCLA, 2014).

Technologies in High Performance in Sport

Chris Bishop

Dr. Chris Bishop is a Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute, Middlesex University, where he is the Programme Leader for the MSc in Strength and Conditioning and the Director of Postgraduate Programmes in Sport. Chris has published over 160 peer-reviewed academic journal articles, with over 60 of these in the area of inter-limb asymmetry and sports performance.

John McMahon

Dr John McMahon is a lecturer in biomechanics and strength and conditioning at the University of Salford (UK) where he leads the strength and conditioning pathway for final-year BSc (Hons) sports science students and the postgraduate certificate in strength and conditioning which forms part of the MSc Strength and Conditioning programme. John has co-authored >75 peer-reviewed journal articles that have been published in top quartile international sports science and medicine journals. John has also co-edited two strength and conditioning textbooks (published by Routledge).

John holds various external leadership roles, including being a grant committee member for the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation and an advisory board member of the International Universities Strength and Conditioning Association. John has been a dual accredited strength and conditioning (National [USA] and United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Associations) since 2010 and has worked as a strength and conditioning coach across several team sports.

Carlos Balsalobre

PhD in Sport Science and full professor at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Carlos teachs Biomechanics in the Sports Science Degree. Carlos is specialist in technology, assessment and resistance training. He has been assessor of elite athletes including Olympic athletes and players of NBA.

Author of numerous research studies in the topic of strength training and technologies for assessing physical performance. Carlos is designer of numerous apps application for assessing physical performance as My Jump Lab.

José Carlos Barbero

PhD in Sport Science and full professor at University of Granada (Melilla´s campus), José Carlos teachs Sport Training and Soccer in the Sports Science Degree. José Carlos has co-authored >50 peer-reviewed journal articles focused in the assessment of training load, physical demands and the useful of technologies in athletes, mainly soccer players. José Carlos has been strength & conditioning consultant and performance analyst of professional soccer teams, including Spanish soccer team (from 2008 to 2016). Currently, he is Director from “Rendimiento 24/7” (ex GPsportSpain), a company based Science & Technology Products & Support Services to enhance Sport Performance. Rendimiento 24/7 provides and distributes High Performance Solutions (Playermaker, FusionSport, Fitlight and Firstbeat products).


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