Physio-environmental sensing and live modeling

Filippo Castiglione, Vanessa Diaz, Andrea Gaggioli, Pietro Liò, Claudia Mazzà, Emanuela Merelli, Carel G.M. Meskers, Francesco Pappalardo, Rainer Von Ammon

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In daily life, humans are constantly interacting with their environment. Evidence is emerging that this interaction is a very important modulator of health and well-being, even more so in our rapidly ageing society. Information and communication technology lies at the heart of the human health care revolution. It cannot remain acceptable to use out of date data analysis and predictive algorithms when superior alternatives exist. Communication network speed, high penetration of home broadband, availability of various mobile network options, together with the available detailed biological data for individuals, are producing promising advances in computerized systems that will turn information on human-environment interactions into actual knowledge with the potential to help make medical and lifestyle decisions. We introduced and discussed a key scenario in which hardware and software technologies capable of simultaneously sensing physiological and environmental signals process health care data in real-time to issue alarms, warnings, or simple recommendations to the patient or carers.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere3
JournalJournal of Medical Internet Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013


  • Computer Models
  • Mobile Networks
  • Personalized Health Care
  • Telediagnosis

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