Founded By: Complementary National Plan PNC-I.1 “Research initiatives for innovative technologies and pathways in the health and welfare sector” D.D. 931 of 06/06/2022, DARE – DigitAl lifelong pRevEntion initiative, code PNC0000002

Start date: 15 Dec. 2022          End date: 14 Dec. 2026

Grant: € 124.000.000

Partners: Department of General Psychology (DPG, University of Padova), Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (UNIBO), University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), University of Palermo (UNIPA), University Aldo Moro of Bari (UNIBA), University of Parma (UNIPR), University of Roma Tor Vergata (UNIROMA2), University of Enna “Kore” (UKE), Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli (IOR), Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna Policlinico Sant’Orsola (IRCCS AOU BO), Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli Irccs (FPG), Azienda Unità Sanitaria, Locale della Romagna (AUSL ROMAGNA), Istituto Tumori Bari Giovanni Paolo II IRCCS (IRCCS GPII BA), Azienda Sanitaria Locale della Provincia di Bari (ASL BA), Azienda Sanitaria Locale Roma 1 (ROMA1), Azienda Ospedaliera University of Padova (AOUP), Fondazione Policlinico Tor Vergata (PTV), Azienda Usl di Bologna – IRCCS, Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche (IRCCS ISNB), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Italy Srl (UPMCI), Agenzia Regionale per la protezione dell’ambiente Sicilia (ARPA), BI-REX Competence Center – Big Data Innovation & Research Excellence (BI-REX), Exprivia S.P.A. (EXP), Engineering S.P.A. (ENG), Leithà S.R.L. (LEI), Fondazione Gimbe (GIMBE), Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Catania (AOUPCT), Maria Cecilia Hospital – Gruppo Villa Maria S.P.A. (MCHGVM)

HTLab Involved People: Luciano Gamberini, Merylin Monaro

The DARE project (DigitAl lifelong pRevEntion) is a wide-ranging initiative financed by the Complementary National Plan that integrates the contents of the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan. The aim of the project is to create and develop a connected an distributed knowledge community for digital preventive healthcare through research, innovation, and participation of multiple stakeholders. The initiative will produce, collect, and systematize multidisciplinary knowledge and solutions (technical, ethical-legal, and organizational) necessary to affirm Italy as a leading country in digital prevention.
In this large project, the HTLAB is part of SPOKE 2 (Community-based digital primary prevention), WP3 (Disease-independent determinants and lifestyles in daily-life and occupational environments), where it coordinates the Task 3.3 (Work-life balance and Workers Healthy Ageing). The Task aims to prevent workers’ psychological issues generated or exacerbated by work, an unsustainable work-life balance, and problematic lifestyles.

Both self-reported data and physiological and behavioral data digitally gathered from people in their working environment and private life (e.g., sleep-related data such as sleep efficiency and average heart rate variability) will be collected and analysed using machine learning techniques to build predictive models to identify workers at risk of developing psychological diseases and to identify risk factors. Crucially, environmental and wearable sensors, as well as contextually-aware systems, will support the data collection.

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