Luis Fernandez Luque

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I am working in several projects related to social media, serious games and eHealth in applications areas such as diabetes, sexual health, physical activity and anorexia. My PhD research project is focused on information retrieval for health social media, mainly videos.


2007 - current: PhD Student in Computer Science, University of Tromsø (Norway)

2004 - 2006: Master Computer Science (Ing. Superior Informática), University of Sevilla (Spain)

2001-2004: Bachelor in Computer Science (Ing. Tec. Informática), University of Sevilla (Spain)

Exchange Programs and research visits:

2010: Working in my PhD project at the GroupLens of the University of Minnesota

2010: Indivo Health, University of Harvard-MIT.

2005-2006: Technical University of Valencia (Spain): My studies were focused on Telemedicine and Medical Informatics.

2004: University of Applied Sciences of Stralsund, FH-Stralsund, (Germany): My studies were focused on Medical Informatics and I did my Bachelor Project about Zigbee and Bluetooth for Vital Sign telemonitoring with Prof. Dr. Martin Staemmler.


September 2007 – until now : I am working at NORUT AS in the Tromsø Telemedicine Laboratory.

October 2005 - June 2007 : I worked in the TSB-ITACA research group. There I was involved in R&D in the Group of Technologies for Health and Well-Being (TSB), which is focused on E-Health, E-Inclusion, Life Quality and Health Information.

June 2005 – July 2006: I worked part time in Sadiel S.A in the Health Area of this ICT company. In there I was involved in new projects related with Wireless Medical Sensors and Telemedicine.

Other collaborations

I am advisor in the Diabetes Hands Foundation since 2011

I have been collaborating in several projects with the group IBIME-ITACA and the Robotics & Computer Technology for Rehabilitation Laboratory, University of Sevilla, Spain, http://www.atc.us.es

I have been reviewer in many conferences and journals, such the journals JMIR, BMC Medical Education and the conferences MIE and AMIA Anual Symposium.



Yom-Tov E, Fernandez-Luque L, Weber I, Crain SP. Pro-anorexia and pro-recovery photo sharing: a tale of two warring tribes.J Med Internet Res. 2012 Nov 7;14(6):e151. doi: 10.2196/jmir.2239. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23134671

Lau AYS, Gabarron E, Fernandez-Luque L, Armayones M. Social media in health – what are the safety concernsfor health consumers?, Health Information Management Journal, Vol 41 No 2 2012 ISSN 1833-3583 (2012) Pages: 1-11 URL

C. Paton, M. Hansen, L. Fernandez-Luque, A.Y.S. Lau, Self-Tracking, Social Media and Personal Health Records for Patient Empowered Self-Care, IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2012, PubMed

Gómez-Zúñiga B, Fernandez-Luque L, Pousada M, Hernández-Encuentra E, Armayones M ePatients on YouTube: Analysis of Four Experiences From the Patients' Perspective Med2 2012;1(1):e1 URL:http://www.medicine20.com/2012/1/e1/ doi: 10.2196/med2.2039

Gabarrón E, Fernández-Luque L. [eHealth and online videos for health promotion].Gac Sanit. 2012 May;26(3):197-200. Epub 2012 May 2. Spanish. Pubmed

Fernandez-Luque L, Karlsen R, Melton GB, HealthTrust: A Social Network Approach for Retrieving Online Health Videos, J Med Internet Res 2012;14(1):e22, URL: http://www.jmir.org/2012/1/e22/


L Fernandez-Luque, R Karlsen, Genevieve B Melton, "HealthTrust: Trust-based Retrieval of YouTube's Diabetes Channels", 20th ACM Conference on Informating and Knowledge Management, 24-28 October, 2011, Glasgow, UK, Link

Stathis Th. Konstantinidis, Luis Fernandez-Luque, Panagiotis Bamidis and Randi Karlsen. "Exploring Social Media and Semantic Web for Health Education", The Second International Workshop on Web Science and Information Exchange in the Medical Web" October 28, Glasgow, UK, Link

Zubiete, Enrique Dorronzoro; Luis Fernandez-Luque; Rodriguez, Ana Veronica Medina; Gonzalez, Isabel Gomez; , "Review of wireless sensors networks in health applications" Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society,EMBC, 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE , vol., no., pp.1789-1793, Aug. 30 2011-Sept. 3 2011  Link, Pubmed

Chomutare T, Fernandez-Luque L, Årsand E, Hartvigsen G, "Features of Mobile Diabetes Applications: Review of the Literature and Analysis of Current Applications Compared Against Evidence-Based Guidelines",  Med Internet Res 2011;13(3):e65, Link

Brox, E.; Luque, L.F.; Evertsen, G.J.; Hernandez, J.E.G.; , "Exergames for elderly: Social exergames to persuade seniors to increase physical activity," Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth), 2011 5th International Conference on , vol., no., pp.546-549, 23-26 May 2011, Link

AYS Lau, KA Siek, L Fernandez-Luque, H Tange, P Chhanabhai, SYW Li, PL Elkin, A Arjabi, L Walczowski, CS Ang, G Eysenbach, "The Role of Social Media for Patients and Consumer Health", IMIA Yearbook 2011, 131-138. Link, Pubmed

Abdul SS, Lin CW, Scholl J, Fernandez-Luque L, Jian WS, Hsu MH, Liou DM, Li YC. Facebook use leads to health-care reform in Taiwan. Lancet. 2011 Jun 18;377(9783):2083-4 Pubmed

E Brox; L Fernandez-Luque, T Tøllefsen, Healthy Gaming – Video Game Design to promote Health, Applied Clinical Informatics, 128-142, Vol. 2: Issue 2 2011, Link

Shabbir SA, Fernandez-Luque L, Li Y, Hsu M, Lee P, Chiu W. Leaks and threats to patient data. British Medical Journal. 2011 Feb 11;342(feb11 1):d871-d871 Link

D. Cascado, J. L. Sevillano, L. Fernández-Luque, K. J. Grøttum, L. K. Vognild, T. M. Burkow, "Standards and Implementation of Pervasive Computing Applications", Chapter 9 in Pervasive Computing and Networking, Mohammad S. Obaidat, Mieso Denko, and Isaac Woungang (Eds.), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., UK., Paper

L Fernandez-Luque, R Karlsen, J Bonander, "Extracting Information from the Social Web for Health Personalization" J Med Internet Res. 2011 Jan 28;13(1):e15. Review. Pubmed

Guirao Aguilar J, Bellika JG, Fernandez Luque L, Traver Salcedo V. "Respiration tracking using the Wii remote game controller". Stud Health Technol Inform. 2011;169:455-9 Pubmed

Editors: L Fernandez-Luque, V Traver, "El ePaciente y las Redes Sociales" (Spanish), Fundacion Vodafone, 365 pages, ISBN: 978-84-694-4110-7 (Spanish), Link, Amazon


J Guirao Aguilar, V Traver Salcedo, JG Bellika, L Fernandez-Luque. "La respiración como interfaz de usuario para programas de rehabilitación pulmonar: adquiriendo senales respiratorias con el mando de la Wii"  [Respiration as user interface for pulmonary rehabilitation: acquisition of breathing signals with the Wii Remote] In proceedings of CASEIB 2010, 28th Annual Conference of the Spanish Biomedical Engineering Society. 24-26 Nov 2010, Madrid, Spain

L Fernandez Luque, V Traver, A Ochoa, "La nueva sanidad y los nuevos pacientes en la web 2.0" [New health and new patients in the Web 2.0], DiarioMedico, Dossier published in a the Spanish medical newspaper. Link

E Johnsen, . Fernandez-Luque, R. Hagen, "Det Sosiale Nettet og helse" [Health and the Social Web],  Digitale Pasienter, ed: Tjora & Sandaunet, 2010, Gyldendal akademisk (Norwegian, Book chapter) ISBN:978820539909

L Fernandez-Luque, R Karlsen, T. Krogstad, TM. Burkow, LK Vognild, "Personalized Health Applications in the Web 2.0: The Emergence of a New Approach", Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010;2010:1053-6. Review.(Invited paper), Pubmed

D Cascado, SJ Romero, S Hors Fraile, A Brasero, L Fernandez-Luque, JL Sevillano, "Virtual Worlds to Enhance Ambient-Assisted Living", Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010;2010:212-5. (Invited paper), Pubmed


S. Romero, L. Fernandez-Luque, JL Sevillano Ramos, LK. Vognild, "Open Source Virtual Worlds and Low Cost Sensors for Physical Rehab of Patients with Chronic Diseases", accepted in eHealth 2009, September 2009, Istambul, Turkey, PAPER (Springer)

LK. Vognild, TM Burkow, L Fernandez-Luque, "The MyHealthService Approach for Chronic Disease Management Basedon Free Open Source Software and Low Cost Components", Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009;2009:1234-7, PAPER (Pubmed) (Invited paper)

L Fernandez Luque, R Karlsen, LK Vognild, "Challenges and Opportunities of using Recommender Systems for Personalized Health Education”, Stud Health Technol Inform. 2009;150:903-7, PAPER (Pubmed), PRESENTATION

L Fernandez-Luque, N Elahi, FJ Grajales III, “An analysis of personal medical information disclosed in YouTube videos created by patients with multiple sclerosis”, Stud Health Technol Inform. 2009;150:292-6., PAPER (Pubmed), PRESENTATION

L Fernandez-Luque, “Personalization in the Age of Health 2.0: MyHealthEducator”, In Proceedings of International Workshop on Adaptation and Personalization for Web 2.0 (AP-WEB 2.0 2009), UMAP 2009, Trento, Italy, June 22, 2009, pp. 139-142, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, ISSN 1613-0073, PAPER, PRESENTATION

L Fernandez-Luque, LK. Vognild, TM. Burkow, E. Johnsen, S. Romero, et al., "Web Technologies for personalized health services, MyHealthService towards the Web 2.0", (Poster), 6th International Workshop on Wearable Micro and Nanosystems for Personalised Health (pHealth), June 2009, Oslo, Norway

LK Vognild, TM Burkow, L Fernandez-Luque, Elin Johnsen, JM. Cruz Dominguez, T. Krogstad, A.  Bratvold, MJ Risberg, E. Henriksen, Salvador Romero, “Off-the-shelfs devices and Open Source for Low-Cost Personalized Home-based Telemedicine” (Poster), 6th International Workshop on Wearable Micro and Nanosystems for Personalised Health (pHealth), June 2009, Oslo, Norway

V. Traver, L. Fernandez-Luque, FJ GrajalesIII, R. Karlsen, “The Paradigm Shift: The Roles of Patient 2.0 in Today's Healthcare Systems”, (Poster), 6th International Workshop on Wearable Micro and Nanosystems for Personalised Health (pHealth), June 2009, Oslo, Norway POSTER


L. Fernandez-Luque, I. Basagoiti, E. Johnsen, R. Karlsen, “Study of the ePatient as a provider of content in the Internet”, Medicine 2.0, Toronto, Canada, Sept 4-5, 2008, Pages 28-29, PRESENTATION


Fernandez L, Sevillano J, Hurtado F, Moriana F, Cascado D. , “eDiab: A system for monitoring, assisting and educating people with diabetes” Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. 4061. 2006. Pg. 1342-1349 ISBN: 3-540-36020-4, PAPER (Springer)

Luis Fernandez-Luque, M. Robles, Estudios superiores de bioinformática, revisión de la oferta educativa en Alemania” [Studies of Bioinformatics, review of the universitary offer in Germany] (Spanish); VIII Spanish National Congress of Medical Informatics, 28-30, March, 2006, Madrid, Spain ISBN: 84-689-7412-9

Luis Fernandez-Luque, M. Robles,  “Estudios de Informatica Medica, el caso de la Republica Federal Alemana”[Studies of Medical Informatics, the case of the Federal Republic of Germany] (Spanish); (Poster) VIII Spanish National Congress of Medical Informatics, 28-30 March, 2006, Madrid, Spain, ISBN: 978-84-689-7412-9

Luis Fernandez-Luque, JM Blasco, JF Fernández, E. Montón, . “Wireless Sensor Networks in Ambient Intelligence”; I Workshop on Technologies for Healthcare & Healthy Lifestyle - WTHS’06 - April 2006 – Technical University of Valencia, Spain, ISBN 978-84-611-1311-8, PAPER


Luis Fernandez-Luque, Jose Luis Sevillano, “Utilizacion de Zigbee para la monitorizacion y sensorizacion en la salud”[Utilization of Zigbee for monitoring and sensoring in Health];(Spanish) VII Spanish National Congress of Medical Informatics, March 2005, Madrid, Spain



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