dr. M. Cabrita (Miriam)


About Me

Hi, I'm Miriam, born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal.

I am the manager of the recently established research program on ‘Personalized eHealth Technology’. This research program combines the expertise from multiple disciplines (e.g. Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Design, Behavioral Sciences) in the design, development and evaluation of technology to support those with chronic conditions.

I am also a researcher in eHealth & Telemedicine at Roessingh Research and Development, a research center in the Netherlands that primes in translating the needs from healthcare in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases to innovative and usable technology solutions. My research interest focus on investigating motivational strategies to improve adherence to eHealth interventions, mostly related to the promotion of active lifestyles.

Finally, I am a member of the board of directors of the International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, where I am responsible for the organisation of activities for the Early Career Researcher members of the society.


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van Delden, R., Klaassen, R., Meireles Ferreira Cabrita, A. M., Tabak, M., Heylen, D. K. J., & Thio, B. (2018). Play In Public Spaces As Part Of Persuasive Systems (PIPSAPOPS) Keep It Simple.. Poster session presented at 13th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2018, Waterloo, Canada.
Klaassen, R., Van Delden, R., Cabrita, M., & Tabak, M. (2017). AIRPlay: Towards a 'breathgiving' approach. In P. Tikka, R. Klaassen, P. Karppinen, R. de Vries, R. van Delden, H. Oinas-Kukkonen, L. van Gemert-Pijnen, ... D. Heylen (Eds.), BCSS 2017: Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems (pp. 38-45). (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 1822).
Cabrita, M., Melenk, J., El Menshawy, N., Tabak, M., & Vollenbroek-Hutten, M. M. R. (2016). Tailored interventions to promote Active Ageing using mobile technology: a feasibility study. 215-216. Paper presented at 12th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, EUGMS 2016, Lisbon, Portugal.
Cabrita, M., Tabak, M., & Vollenbroek-Hutten, M. M. R. (2016). Technology based interventions to promote Healthy and Active Ageing: the role of positive emotions and physical activity. In Doctoral Consortium on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (DCICT4AWE 2016), (pp. 3-9). Portugal: SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications, Lda.. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2147.9284
Cabrita, M., Tabak, M., & Vollenbroek-Hutten, M. M. R. (2015). Relating physical activity, pleasure, and daily satisfaction of older adults: a pilot study. In Fourth International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, ICAMPAM 2015 (pp. -). Limerick, Ireland: ISMBP. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2396.7848

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Since 2014 I am coordinating the course Remote Care Nearby from the Creative Technology program. Besides that, you can often find me as a guest lecturer in courses from Health Sciences and Biomedical Engineering curriculum.

I am very passionate about supervising bachelor and master assignments. I have mostly been involved in assignments from Creative Technology, Health Sciences (Bsc. & MSc.) and Psychology (BSc.). If you would like to do an assignment under my supervision feel free to write an email to m.cabrita@utwente.nl.

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News on utwente.nl

  • Launching the Personalized eHealth Technology programme: http://www.magsite.nl/1080218/18/
  • Announcement PhD Defence: https://www.utoday.nl/science/64693/older-people-and-technology-a-good-combination


Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room ZH224
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Horst Complex  ZH224
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands