Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environments

PULSE (Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environments) aims to transform public health leveraging on the power of Big Data technology, mobile, sensor devices and Artificial Intelligence. The project collaborates with seven cities, that provide open city data, data from clinical records, environmental sensors, personal devices and health trackers to assess the health and wellbeing at individual and community level. Specifically, the project has a clinical focus of metabolic diseases (Type 2 Diabetes) and respiratory diseases (asthma) in adult population.

The project created personalized risk stratification models that use as input modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors of individuals, biological, behavioural, social and environmental data. The project fosters the development of a knowledge based, and data driven approaches to define metrics that better define the concept of well-being in the city and community resilience and harmonize these results with the recommendation of World Health Organization (WHO).

Pulse also aims to promote the adoption of the Health in all Policies (HiaP) and it pretends to integrate and assess the information from neighbourhoods, environments, transport and urban planning in each city. To do so this research is developing simulation tools to assists decision makers during the process of urban planning and health promotion in the city.

LST coordinated the research project, developed a citizen app (Pulseair) , set up the City Observatory and a Learning Platform.