Studio, implementazione e sperimentazione di Reti ICT in Toscana e Assistenza socio-sanitaria per anziani e non autosufficienti

BioRobotics Institute Role: 

Project Lifetime
Mar 2010 to Feb 2013

Funding Institutions: 

Regione Toscana

Research Program: 
Regione Toscana - POR CREO FSE 207-2013
SSSA Total Cost: 
€ 450.000,00
Contribution to SSSA: 
€ 450.000,00

The main objective of RITA project is to demonstrate the efficiency and the feasibility of new socio-medical services based on Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) approach.
The user target of this project are elderly persons of Pisa area, living mainly alone or with a partner at their home, and their formal and informal caregivers.
This study investigates both technological and legal aspects related to the possible implementation of AAL services in Tuscany.
According to users' needs new services and ICT system were developed and tested by the research team of the BioRobotics Institute in order to improve the sense of safety of elderly people and caregivers.

What we do: 

The research team of the BioRobotics Institute was the main responsible of the develeopment and experimentation of new AAL services and systems.

In particular it is the leader of the work packages:
- WP7: Design and development of smart system for assistance and monitoring"
- WP8: Study and definition of evaluation protocols and scales
- WP9: Testing of the smart system with real users

It is actively involved in:
- WP0: Management
- WP10: Integration of technological and juridical-social areas
- WP11: Dissemination


Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna - DIRPOLIS Institute
Società della Salute - Zona Pisana
Fatronik Italia S.r.l.
TechnoDeal S.r.l.

Media - pictures: 



F. Cavallo, M. Aquilano, M. Bonaccorsi, M. C. Carrozza, and P. Dario, “Preliminary characterization of an indoor localization system using a ZigBee-based sensor network and a triaxial accelerometer”, Proceedings of AALIANCE2010, March 2010, Malaga, Spain.

P.Nepa, F. Cavallo, M. Bonaccorsi, M. Aquilano, M. C. Carrozza, P. Dario, “Experimental Analysis of RSSI-based Indoor Location Systems with WLAN Circularly Polarized Antennas”, Proceedings of MobiHealth 2010, 18-20 October 2010, Ayia Napa, Cyprus.

Filippo Cavallo, Michela Aquilano, Giuseppe Anerdi, Maria Chiara Carrozza, Paolo Dario, Alberto Greco “Technological and cognitive roadmaps for ambient assisted living”, Proceedings of HCP2011, Genova, Italy

F. Cavallo, M. Aquilano, R. Esposito, E. Rovini, M. Filippi, D. Esposito, P. Dario, M.C. Carrozza. “RITA Project: an Ambient Assisted Living approach to study, design and implement socio-medical services for ageing well using innovative technologies”. Gerontechnology 2012

Michela Aquilano, Filippo Cavallo, Raffaele Esposito, Erika Rovini, Massimo Filippi, Dario Esposito, Paolo Dario,, and Maria Chiara Carrozza, "Ambient Assisted Living and Ageing: Preliminary Results of RITA Project", IEEE EMBC2012 conference, 2012

Paolo Addis, Michela Aquilano, Filippo Cavallo, Elettra Stradella. Invecchiamento, disabilità e autonomia tra diritto e diritti. Il ruolo delle tecnologie innovative. Editore Pisa University Press, 2013, ISBN/EAN 9788867741098

Meet the team

Elettra Stradella, Assistant Professor (University of Pisa)
Paolo Addis, Post Doctoral Fellow (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, DIRPOLIS Institute)