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UN Climate Action Summit 2019. The WHO calls stakeholders to take action on climate and health.

To boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres is calling on all leaders to New York the 23th of September for the 2019 Climate Action Summit with the concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas …

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Empowering Citizens through Perceptual Sensing of Urban Environmental and Health Data Following a Participative Citizen Science Approach. New Publication from LifeSTech

A new scientific article from Life Supporting Technologies (LifeSTech), the innovation research group from the Technical University of Madrid, has been published in the scientific journal Sensors, Volume 19, Issue 13 (July-1 2019). The paper, which presents the design and development of PulsAir App and data ecosystem model, explains how these developments are imperative and …

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CLEAN AIR FORUM 28th-29th November 2019. Bratislava, Slovakia #CleanAirEU

The EU Clean Air Forum 2017 in Paris concluded with a message “Solutions to improve air quality further are within reach, but to tackle air pollution successfully, we need to work together across economic sectors, across decision-making levels, across policy areas and together with citizens.” One year later, the European Commission adopted the Communication “A Europe …

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“The Big Data Revolution for Public Health” PULSE at the European Week of Regions and Cities. (8th October Brussels from 16:30 to 19:00)

A paradigm shift towards data-driven urban policies is occurring: innovative tools and techniques have been developed to collect, store, analyse, process and visualize large amount of environmental, sensor, health, social and open data. Nevertheless, Europe is still far from taking full advantage of such revolution to inform urban intesectorial policies and improve population health and wellbeing. In this context, …

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PULSE at the Digital Healthcare Show in London

The Digital Healthcare Show London represents two game-changing days of exceptional education, myth-busting, inspirational collaborative case-studies and digital health insight from around the UK and beyond. ECHAlliance, PULSE Dissemination and Exploitation Work Package Leader, is a strategic partner to this important event, and this year has organized a session on “Big Data and Digital Health …

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EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE – The staggering, true cost of air pollution

Air pollution is a major global hazard affecting everybody and kills seven million people a year. It means that many harmful gases and substances in the air damage our health and our environment. Microscopic particulates are most dangerous, as they are absorbed directly into our bodies causing cancer, strokes, heart diseases and diabetes. Therefore, air pollution …

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How does AI impact urban living and public health?

17th International Conference on Smart Living and Public Health 14th – 16th October 2019, New York City, USA PULSE Project is glad to announce that will organize the 17th ICOST Conference. After sixteen successful editions and building upon the experienced background of the conference founder Istitut Mines-Télecóm, the ICOST 2019 will be hosted by New York …

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PULSE and ACTIVAGE projects at the Smart City Summit & Expo in Taipei

In late March, PULSE and ACTIVAGE projects, have presented their innovative approach during a dedicated seminar organised by ASUS Cloud at the Smart City & Expo in Taipei. In particular, during the Session1: Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environments, a group of experts from the consortium led by the Project Coordinator Maria Fernanda Cabrera, has shown how the PULSE project can accelerate the …

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Towards healthier urban environments: The rise of Smart Healthy Cities

Cities face major challenges in creating healthier urban environments. Digital divide, pollution, road traffic and social and health inequalities are all major hurdles to overcome. Day 2 of the Digital Health and Wellness Summit 2019 (DHWS19) focused on the routes being taken around the world to create Smart Healthy Cities and took us on a deep …

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Better Environment. Better Health, PulsAir App 2.0

PulseAir is an app developed in the context of the European project PULSE, with the aim to foster user responsibility and awareness of the air quality and the individual wellbeing and to facilitate the citizen participation in the data generation that will help the evaluation of public health policies. The app helps to generate information about mobility, …

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