Jose Maria

Research Fellow, MS

Doctoral Programme at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
Tampere University of Technology (TUT)

Kauppi Campus - TAYS
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In 2002 I received my Music Examinations Degree in Piano, in the Conservatory of Valladolid (Spain). I started Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Valladolid; in 2009 I received an M.Sc. in Telecommunications Eng. (UEM, Madrid). Between 2007-2009 I lived in Sweden, and received an M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering in 2009 (Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg), respectively. In 2009 I spent six months as an intern in the Medical Signal Processing Group at Phillips–Aachen. where I worked with thoracic BiomImpedance in the FP7 MyHeart project.

I started my first job in a multinational called Mach Connectivity GmbH (acquired by Syniverse) as an implementation Engineer and Service Manager. I switched quickly to Biomedical again, and started a developer in eHealth, at the Zentrum für Telematik e.V. (Germany) for the design of a home dialysis infrastructure for Fresenius Medical Care.

In 2011-2012 I was a fellow at the University of Valladolid, in the Group of Biomedical Engineering in Magnetoencephalography (MEG). I held a position as a researcher in the Personal Health Informatics group in Tampere University of Technology (Finland). During this time, I collaborated at PROTOMO (Start-up incubator in Tampere), shorty at WERK1 (Start-up incubator in Munich), and some additional collaborations.

Currently, I am Ph.D. candidate position as a fellow at Tampere University of Technology, Finland.


The topic of my doctoral thesis is centered on sleep, unobtrusive sensors and mattress sensors (such as Beddit, Emfit (eletromechanical film transducer) mattres , Fitbit, Firstbeat, raw accelerometers, etc.). The thesis proposes several state-of-the-art methods for detecting snoring, breathing efforts, breathing patterns, and heart rate detection algorithms.

List of Publications

Random Projects

Comsol Simulation of a Neuron

This project was part of a course I took in TUT where I simulated a neuron using the FitzHugh-Naguno model

TimeLapse with a Raspberry Pi

This is a timelapse from my house. Note how everything is already dark (winter in Finland), but also, how the goods are arriving to Sale (a supermarket). Gym (GoGo), is opening a bit before 6:00am. It was fun to set it up... I might put the code up (it is rather simple) when I find some time.



A great project using a Raspberry Pi (link). This is my personal webserver, hosting this project where you can upload music and add effects from PureData. The server is at home, so it might not always work (for now). This was part of a project from MediaServices with members Carita Logrén, Enrico Manuzzato, Jose Maria Perez-Macias, and Ugur Kar. I also leave some .wav files for testing since I remember they needed to have an specific sampling rate.

File1, File2, File3

Watering my plants when I am away

Hoping to stop killing my plants when I go on holiday (soon to be uploaded).


This is a game for kids. Develop in Meteor. It can be used on the phone, or iPad, as long it is not a very old iPad (iPad 1) because it becomes very slow (soon to be uploaded on a server).

Wireless sensor monitor

Me and a colleage developed a wireless sensor monitor that is deployed in TUT, pretty cool honestly (soon to be uploaded, well maybe not so soon).

Sound localization

Project from Advanced Audio Processing