External Junior Researcher
Juan Graduated graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia, and with a master’s degree in Interaction Design from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. Since 2015 he has worked designing and developing wearable solutions for both the healthcare and sports market at the R&D department at Usono at the High-Tech Campus Eindhoven. Currently, Juan is studying towards a PhD on developing and designing products and services aimed to reduce running-related injuries among recreational runners.
In her PhD project entitled “Run-Work-Sleep-Repeat: 24/7 monitoring for healthy running”, Juan explores methodologies to reduce running-related injuries among recreational runners. By implementing a 24/7 monitoring approach, Juan is working on a model to define the Individual Workload Profile of runners according to multiple and interdependent dimensions such lifestyle, perception, environment, physiology, training, and injuries history. The objective of this approach is twofold. Firstly, to obtain a holistic understanding of each individual’s behavior and its impact on the risk from suffering running-related injuries. Secondly, to use these outcomes to develop an individual-tailored and unobtrusive wearable device and system to assess and support recreational runners to achieve better and healthier running (and lifestyle) habits. Furthermore, within his project, Juan implements a user-centered design approach and interaction design principles to develop rich user experiences, aimed to deliver a better, more intuitive, and meaningful feedback for recreational runners.
Besides the academic and professional activities, Juan is a recreational runner, skates around the city and designs his own cooking recipies.