DAPHNE (data-as-a-service platform for healthy lifestyle and preventive medicine)


DAPHNE brings together 10 multidisciplinary academic and industry collaborators from across Europe. Sedentariness is related to many health problems and diseases. The sedentary lifestyle is closely related to the current obesity epidemic, which is a major health problem, with increasing incidence in the younger population. The objective of DAPHNE project is to develop a state-of-the-art breakthrough ICT platform for reducing sedentariness and unhealthy habits, based on data-as-a-service and personalised services, providing the necessary organisational, security and business models for the exploitation of project results.

The DAPHNE platform will deliver personalized guidance services for lifestyle management to the citizen/patient by means of:

  1. advanced sensors and mobile phones to acquire and store data on lifestyle aspects, behaviour and surrounding environment

  2. individual models to monitor their health and fitness status

  3. intelligent data processing for the recognition of behavioural trends

  4. specific services for personalized guidance on healthy lifestyle and disease prevention.

Our research group is responsible for firstly, developing ‘virtual individual models’ on a portfolio of health markers including physiological, metabolic and psychological aspects of health and wellbeing. During the second phase of the project, the advanced sensors developed within the DAPHNE consortium will be used within our research experiments and combined with our multi-level research platform. From this research, we are particularly interested using state-of-the-art techniques to examine the role of sedentary behaviour in appetite control. Intervention studies will be designed to investigate moving from an inactive lifestyle to an active lifestyle on markers of appetite control.

This research has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 610440.