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One project, one story. A selection of some of the many SUPSI research projects through which to discover the themes, protagonists and results of the activities carried out by our researchers.

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AI to stop the Dumbledore Pandemic

It makes no noise and is barely heard of yet. Yet in 2019 globally it claimed the lives of 4.9 million people and it is estimated that the number could rise to 10 million per year by 2050, making it the leading cause of death in the West, ahead of heart attacks and strokes. All the numbers are beginning to be in place for public attention to focus on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a.k.a. The Silent Pandemic, recently listed by the World Health Organization as one of the ten most dangerous threats to public health.

Limitations and possibilities of AI in the world of health: the SPAS project

The application of AI algorithms in the world of health presents unique challenges and complexities that require careful consideration and the involvement of specialised research groups. Clinical data can be extremely variable and complex. Algorithms must be able to handle this diversity and adapt to a wide range of clinical scenarios.
The physician's experience, knowledge and needs must be integrated into these AI algorithms. The needs and perspectives of all actors involved in a medical research project, from physician to patient, from researcher to service producer, must be carefully considered.
The SPAS project is an emblematic example of such issues and needs.

Lugano as a laboratory for the study of digital data

Monitoring the state of Lugano's health to obtain information on temperature, humidity, air quality, brightness and noise, involving citizens in the collection of digital data and promoting their understanding. It is from this assumption that the project Technology Environment Skills (TAC) started, which from 2020 to 2021 involved a number of fourth and fifth grade pupils. TAC introduced innovative teaching on the topic of digital data to bring the youngest children closer to the use of digital technologies, and at the same time encouraged a sense of active citizenship, aimed at developing sustainable and environmentally friendly behaviour.

Re-Work - Back to work after a cancer diagnosis

According to the Swiss Cancer League, 70% of cancer patients in Switzerland today are still alive five years after their cancer diagnosis. This is equivalent to a reduction in mortality of about one third compared to the 1980s. The increase in life expectancy thanks to medical advances is positive news, but it brings with it new social challenges. Among these, the increase in cancer patients and their life expectancy raises the question of their rehabilitation.

Theatre and Autism: an educational journey inspired by "Rite of Passage"

Rito di passaggio (Rite of Passage) is a play inspired by the homonymous novel by Alessio Pizzicannella staged on the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day 2023 in Lugano. Adapted and performed by some young people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and some female students of the Accademia Dimitri, the initiative is part of a broader research pathway conducted by the ARES (Autism Resources and Development) Foundation in collaboration with the Accademia Dimitri since 2018.

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