How biologically old are you? The project aims to provide an accurate answer to this ambitious and challenging question.
The human body has two different ages: a Chronological Age (CA) and a Biological Age (BA). Chronological Age refers to the actual time a human has been alive, while Biological Age refers to how old that human seems. The real BA is different to the CA because it includes the speed at which each person is aging and, for this reason, it is dramatically difficult to estimate. At the same time, the knowledge of an accurate BA index for each individual is of vital importance because it can be used to identify causes of aging and evaluate rejuvenation therapies and, thus, it impacts on different spheres of the society, including, among others, health, economics, political and welfare strategies and decisions.
The MIR-AGE project has the ambitious and challenging goal to propose, and experimentally validate, an innovative tool for accurately estimating and predicting the BA of each individual. This research study is of primary interest and directly impacts one of the societal challenges and priorities of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, H2020, namely the “Health, demographic change and wellbeing”. In addition, different public and private organizations have expressed their interest on the MIR-AGE project activities, such as AitAAL (Italian Association for AAL), INNOVAAL, FIMMG (Federazione Italiana Medici di Medicina Generale Regione Marche), DAN (Divers Alert Network Europe), UNIVERSITY OF PASSAU (Complex & Intelligent Systems), INRCA ((Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico – IRCCS) and ASUR (Azienda Sanitaria Unica Regionale).
Identification of biological and lifestyle factors and selection of a healthy reference population
Development and simulation of the algorithmic tool to estimate the BA of each individual (UnivPM-BA Index)
Study and development of the ICT infrastructure for the lifestyle monitoring
Validation of UnivPM biological age index
Project Impact, Dissemination and Exploitation
The ambitious goal of the project will be reached adopting a multidisciplinary approach, involving several expertise of different research fields. The involved partners are expert group from the Economics, Medicine and Engineering Faculty who have long research experiences on methodologies and technologies for active aging, proven by several international publications, and their enrollment in international and international projects, such as the Smart Living Technologies’ Cluster (SHELL Project), Smart Cities and Communities and Social Innovation (Health@Home Project), and others.
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