31 January 2018


Happy (Health Awareness and Prevention Personalized for You) – – , won the Health category of the Santa Casa Challenge 2017, the digital social innovation contest promoted by the Santa Casa da Misericórdia (link:

The application was developed by Nuno Ribeiro, a PhD student in Multimedia and Education at the University of Aveiro (UA) and is part of a project funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Under the orientation of Ana Margarida Almeida, a professor at DeCA – UA  and senior researcher of the research center Digimedia, and Filipe Santos Silva, coordinator of the team of the Communication Unit at i3S (Institute of Research and Innovation in Health at the University of Porto), Nuno Ribeiro develop an App that adapts to the profile and context of each user.

Happy is the first Portuguese application to prevent cancer; it monitors the risk of cancer and gives personalized recommendations for the reduction of the risk.

The recommendations are based on several factors such as the information that the user gives about their behavior and the geo-spatial location of the mobile phone.


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