The Computational Physiology & Biomedical Instruments group of the University of Pisa has been invoved in several International research and innovation projects funded by the European Commission in the frame of the 7th Framework/Horizon 2020 Programme, and by the University of Pisa.
(NEurobehavioural predictiVE and peRsonalised Modelling of depressIve symptoms duriNg primary somatic Diseases with ICT-enabled self-management procedures)
Personal health systems for the management of chronic diseases have seen giant leaps in development over recent years. These systems offer vital sign monitoring and therapy delivery at home, focusing on the primary physical disease conditions. However, they do not provide support for early mood assessment or psychological treatment and lack a real-time comprehensive assessment of the patient’s mental status.
Project Objective: Personalized health is a European priority and one of the strategic research areas for Horizon 2020. This project advances the state-of-the-art of personal health technologies for affective disorders, estimated to be the highest ranking cause of disease by 2020. It marks a significant shift from the current wearable technologies capturing emotional responses whose understanding usually requires physicians’ input, to low-cost self-help technologies for visualizing, exploring and regulating emotions.
(Synergy-based Open-source Foundations and Technologies for Prosthetics and RehabilitatiOn)
Project: SoftPro project will study and design soft synergy-based robotics technologies to develop new prostheses, exoskeletons, and assistive devices for upper limb rehabilitation, which will greatly enhance the efficacy and accessibility to a greater number of users.
The complexity of the world around us is creating a demand for cognition-enabled interfaces that will simplify and enhance the way we interact with the environment. Project WEARHAP, aims at laying the scientific and technological foundations for wearable haptics, a novel concept for the systematic exploration of haptics in advanced cognitive systems and robotics that will redefine the way humans will cooperate with robots.
(The Collective Experience of Empathic Data Systems)
The Collective Experience of Empathic Data Systems (CEEDs) project is developing novel, integrated technologies to support human experience, analysis and understanding of very large datasets.The Collective Experience of Empathic Data Systems (CEEDs) project is developing novel, integrated technologies to support human experience, analysis and understanding of very large datasets.
Feel-ING is a new start-up specialized in developing and implementing innovative Information and Communication Technology solutions for the optimization of the psychophysical performance and the promotion of wellbeing and mental health