Healthcare Risk Assessment App

A personalised and precise monitoring system integrating exposome-based data from users, environmental sensors, and wearables to estimate an individual’s risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

A prototype of the system is being developed and tested during the project to assess its feasibility, usability, and acceptability. The system comprises three core parts:

  • A smartphone app for the user to enter exposome data (e.g., sleep habits, dietary intake), wearables (e.g., a Fitbit) and an online database and dashboard to store and display the users’ exposome data and associated disease risk.
  • An environmental hub and remote sensors to gather exposure data (e.g., air quality) which securely interfaces with the online database.
  • An Artificial Intelligence based predictive model which extracts and uses data from the online database to determine disease risk.

This novel system will enable the longitudinal monitoring of lifestyle and environmental exposure data, providing health risk assessments for use by the individual users and/or third parties such as researchers and healthcare professionals. Access to the prototype system will be restricted to project partners.

Timescale for completion: Winter 2024


Description of TRL levels

  • TRL 1 – Basic principles observed
  • TRL 2 – Technology concept formulated
  • TRL 3 – Experimental proof of concept
  • TRL 4 – Technology validated in lab
  • TRL 5 – Technology validated in relevant environment
  • TRL 6 – Technology demonstrated in relevant environment
  • TRL 7 – System prototype demonstration in operational environment
  • TRL 8 – System complete and qualified
  • TRL 9 – Actual system proven in operational environment


Prototype system complete

An assessment of the systems 'user and clinical requirements' and the development of the prototype system is complete. The App is now available in Italian App and Play stores for the proof-of-concept study participants. Small scale testing of the prototype system (15 users in Italy) is about to commence.

Progress update – April 2022

A key deliverable in the development of the system 'user and clinical requirements' was successfully completed in December 2021. The next step is to continue the development of the system, including integrating the initial list of variables (specific lifestyle factors e.g. daily sleep, dietary intake and environmental exposures e.g. noise, air quality) which have been identified.