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Professor Tognetti presents TOLIFE Project at Robotics Festival in Pisa

TOLIFE Project presented at Robotics Festival in Pisa

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26 May 2024

Professor Tognetti, the coordinator of the TOLIFE Project, presented an engaging talk at the renowned Pisa Robotics Festival.

The presentation, titled “Intelligent Sensors and Artificial Intelligence for Managing Complex Chronic Diseases: The TOLIFE Project,” showcased the innovative work being done to transform healthcare management through advanced technology.

The TOLIFE Project aims to clinically validate an artificial intelligence (AI) solution to enable optimized and personalized treatment for patients with complex chronic diseases, with a particular focus on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). By analyzing daily patient data captured from non-invasive smart devices (such as smartwatches, smartphones, smart mattress covers, smart shoes, and environmental units), TOLIFE predicts exacerbations, assesses patient health outcomes, and characterizes patient health status.

During the talk, Professor Tognetti provided an in-depth overview of the non-invasive smart devices selected for the TOLIFE clinical studies. The discussion emphasized the data collection framework, the rationale behind selecting each specific sensor, the raw data associated, and the health parameters detected.

The event garnered significant attention, drawing experts and enthusiasts from the fields of robotics and healthcare technology. Positive feedback highlighted the audience’s interest in the potential applications of TOLIFE’s cutting-edge solutions.

Stay updated with more news on the TOLIFE project as we continue to innovate in healthcare technology.

For more information about the festival and other talks, visit the Robotics Festival website here.

Interview with Tognetti

Tognetti “TOLIFE final goal is to improve patient’s quality of life”

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21 February 2024

Alessandro Tognetti, professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pisa and Coordinator of the TOLIFE project, recently conducted an interview shedding light on the project’s progress.

Over the past 18 months, the TOLIFE project has achieved significant milestones. The team has focused on developing smart sensors and a data platform to monitor COPD patients’ daily activities. With pre-trials currently underway, the project stands on the cusp of transitioning from laboratory development to real-world application.

Looking ahead, the project aims to implement its developed technology in the field. By utilizing non-invasive sensors and advanced algorithms, the goal is to enhance the quality of care for COPD patients and improve their overall health outcomes.

For more insights into the TOLIFE project and its potential impact, watch the full interview with Professor Alessandro Tognetti.


New article of TOLIFE Project is out now!

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16 November 2023

We are pleased to inform you that a new article of TOLIFE Project is available online now on Repubblica Firenze – Italian Tech, an italian journal focused on innovative Italian technologies. The article entitled “Sensori nel materasso controllano i pazienti” talks about the sensor devices: the shoes, the smartwatch, the mattress, the spirometer+oximeter, all connected to the smartphone that gathers the data and sends them on the TOLIFE cloud platform.



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26 October 2023

On 20-22 October 2023, TOLIFE project was presented at Maker Faire 2023, the European event that facilitates and talks about technological innovation in a simple and accessible way, connecting businesses, Academia, people and ideas. It is a trade fair where industry experts, makers and innovators meet to share their projects with the general public. During the event, Lucia Arcarisi and Carlotta Marinai presented TOLIFE inside the University of Pisa’s booth: a highlight was given to the smart mattress that was presented and tested by the participant. At the end of the event, TOLIFE project received a special mention from the fair organizers based on the innovation the project is bringing to society.

Here’s the pictures of the event.

Alessandro tognetti presentation

TOLIFE Project at SOMIRO School

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20 October 2023

We are proud to inform you that our project coordinator, Alessandro Tognetti, took the stage at the SOMIRO project School on Miniaturized and soft robots on 9-12 October 2023, in Marina di Castagneto Carducci (Italy).  He presented the innovative technological ideas and devices that are shaping the future of COPD care through the TOLIFE Project.


TOLIFE Project General Assembly M12

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10 October 2023

On 28-29 September 2023, the TOLIFE project team gathered in Barcelona (Spain) in the COPD innovation capital for the M12 General Assembly meeting. During the meeting our Patient Advisory Board (PAG) have joined the Month 12 TOLIFE meeting to preview and give their feedback on the usage of the sensor devices: the shoes, the smartwatch, the mattress, the spirometer+oximeter,all connected to the smartphone that gatjers the data and sends them on the TOLIFE cloud platform.

Have a look at some pictures of the meeting below!


TOLIFE presented at the European researchers’ night 2023 in Pisa

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09 October 2023

TOLIFE project was presented at the European Researchers’ Night in Pisa on September 29th, 2023. The event took place in the Research Area of ​​the CNR, and different initiatives were organized: talk shows for schools, open laboratories and seminars. The aim was to open the science doors to citizens. Among the open laboratories organized, also TOLIFE laboratories was set up to show people how wearables and artificial intelligence can be useful in the medical sector.

Here you can find some pictures of the event!

New publication is out!

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01 June 2023

We are pleased to inform you that a Special Issue “Wearable Sensors and IoT Devices Applied in Daily Life” in available online now on MDPI journals! In this Special Issue, we invite original research papers aiming to promote novel and innovative applications and services that take advantage of IoT technologies to solve or improve activities of daily living in any domain. We are also interested in investigations of the impact of these IoT based services in different aspects of our daily life, such as wellbeing, social relationships, workability, leisure and sustainability.

More information available here >>

TOLIFE Patients advisory group meeting

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26 January 2023

On January 19th, 2023, the first TOLIFE Patients advisory group meeting was held online. The event was organized by the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’​ Associations (EFA) that put together 11 patients from 8 different countries with the aim of receiving important inputs for the development of the TOLIFE technology.

The Patients Advisory Group and their feedbacks are very important because they will help to ensure that TOLIFE operates with a patient-centred approach.

Have a look at some pictures of the event below!

TOLIFE Project Video is online now!

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16 December 2022

What this project does?

TOLIFE is a European project involving 12 partners from four different countries that aims to help patients through an AI-Based solution. Technology will be used to collect Daily life patient data for a better management of COPD.

For further information watch the video!