Igancio Prieto Egido


Signal Theory and Communications

Short Bio

Ignacio Prieto-Egido received his Telecommunication Engineer degree from Carlos III University in Madrid and his M.Sc in Telecommunication Networks for Developing Countries from King Juan Carlos University (Madrid, Spain). His research is based on improving health care in rural areas of developing countries through the use of communications technologies (telemedicine) and has published results on journals such as IEEE Communications Magazine, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, or Telemedicine and e-Health. He has 8 years of experience working on projects in Ecuador, Cambodia, Peru, Guatemala or Bolivia with funding of international institutions such as the European Union, the Inter-American Development Bank, USAID or the Development Bank of Latin America. Currently he works as visiting lecturer at King Juan Carlos University (Spain) and is the Project Director of the EHAS Foundation, focusing his work on designing, deploying and evaluating solutions to reduce maternal and infant mortality in rural areas of developing countries.

Research lines

broadband wireless technologies, rural communications in developing countries, telemedicine, maternal and neonatal mortality reduction, e-health, m-health


Office D201. Departamental III
Universidad Rey Juan carlos
Camino del Molino s/n.
Fuenlabrada, 28943, Madrid, Spain



Selected publications

.- Milart, P. H. C., Molina, C. A. D., Prieto-Egido, I., & Martínez-Fernández, A. (2016). Use of a portable system with ultrasound and blood tests to improve prenatal controls in rural Guatemala. Reproductive Health, 13(1), 110.

.- Martinez-Fernandez, A., Vidal, J., Simo-Reigadas, J., Prieto-Egido, I., Agustin, A., Paco, J., & Rendon, A. (2016). The TUCAN3G project: wireless technologies for isolated rural communities in developing countries based on 3G small cell deployments. IEEE Communications Magazine, 54(7), 36-43.

.- Prieto-Egido, I., González-Escalada, A., García-Giganto, V., & Martínez-Fernández, A. (2016). Design of New Procedures for Diagnosing Prevalent Diseases Using a Low-Cost Telemicroscopy System. Telemedicine and e-Health, 22(11), 952-959.

.- Martínez-Fernández, A., Lobos-Medina, I., Díaz-Molina, C. A., Chen-Cruz, M. F., & Prieto-Egido, I. (2015). TulaSalud: An m-health system for maternal and infant mortality reduction in Guatemala. Journal of telemedicine and telecare, 21(5), 283-291.