APH-ALARM: Comprehensive safety solution for people with Aphasia

Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the brability to read or write. People with aphasia can have a longer reaction time and are often not able to express their needs or ask for help whenever it is needed. APH-ALARM aims to create an alarm system for older people (55+) after stroke with aphasia in order to regain and keep their independence, abilities and dignity while feeling safe and supported. APH-ALARM is a comprehensive safety solution, offers an universal monitoring system with an alerting (including automatic alerting) ability for people after stroke. It works with a manual, gesture and the automatic alert triggering for older people with communication difficulties after stroke. The solution can be used in the most sudden and critical safety or medical emergency situation (including sleeping) in which they would not be able to express themselves. The solution is based on the worldwide unique technology and process of SoleCall Ltd that can assist and monitor people whole day long. The system is based on collecting all necessary end-user data through the mobile app and bed sensor for training and optimizing the models. The alert system can be controlled manually by using pictograms, through gestures even if the smartphone is in the pocket or bag and has an automatic alert triggering feature as well. Technical and end-user partners from three countries (Hungary, Austria and Portugal) will be involved in defining and evaluating the system. Moreover, end-users will also take an important role in creating a reliable algorithm trained by and based on the anonymous end-user data collection.

Members of the international consortium:

Project implementation period: 01 July 2020 - 30 April 2023

Project no. 2019-2.1.2-NEMZ-2020-00012 has been implemented with the support provided from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund of Hungary, financed under the aal-2019-6-131-CP AAL program’s funding scheme and will be carried out based on the national contract given by the NKFIH.

The National Research and Development Agency (NKFIH) issued a call for proposals (2019-2.1.2-NEMZ) for allowing the participation of Hungarian organizations in the Active and Assisted Living (AAL) common European Union and member state program and initiative related common research call for proposal by providing the necessary Hungarian funding.
The Hungarian supporting organization provides the 53,86% of funding from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund. The remaining 46,14% is paid by the European Commission.

Project site: https://www.aph-alarm-project.com/

AAL site: http://www.aal-europe.eu/projects/aph-alarm/

More information:
Dr. Géza Németh, Associate professor
Phone: +36-1-463-3883
E-mail: nemeth@tmit.bme.hu