About me

I am a researcher on digital health at Innovation Sprint, a start-up focused on disrupting the field of digital therapeutics by incorporating real-world data into clinical trials and personalized coaching. My role in the team as Biomedical Engineer is to bridge healthcare needs with the development of technology. I call myself a connect-the-dots person as I excel in connecting ideas, projects, people. I am always glad to get to know new people and see how we can help each other. Feel free to drop me an email at mcabrita@innovationsprint.eu.

When I am not working, you can find me running in the Dutch countryside.

Research Interests

  • eHealth | digital health
  • 24-hour activity cycle (sleep, sedentary behavior & physical activity)
  • wearable technology
  • persuasive technology
  • multimodal assessment
  • chronic disease management

Work Experience


  • PhD Nov2017

    Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering

    University of Twente |Enschede, the Netherlands

  • MSc. Oct2013

    Master in Biomedical Engineering

    Universidade Nova de Lisboa | Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2011-2012

    ERASMUS programme

    University of Twente | Enschede, the Netherlands

    Other Roles


    • 2018

      Good Clinical Practice certification


    • 2016

      Staatsexamen Nederlands als Tweede Taal - Programma II

      Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO)