APH-ALARM offers a universal monitoring system with an alerting ability 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. End-users 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.
Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability 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, which works with a manual, gesture and the automatic alert triggering.
Expected Results and Impacts:
APH-ALARM will be offered and commercialized in most European countries two years after the project’s end. Our solution is a unique one that offers alerting ability without wearable and manual intervention. APH-ALARM will help people with aphasia but can be used by any elderly people with movement or communication difficulties as well as family members, caregivers and service providers. Without any wearables and with its pictogram based easy-to-use design will help people to get familiar with the usage of the app easily. Through our solution our target group will gain back their dignity and independence.
Partners involved in the project
- Project name: Comprehensive safety solution for people with Aphasia (APH-ALARM)
- Website: https://www.aph-alarm-project.com/
- Coordinator: EvoAid Ltd
- Duration: 36 months
- Starting date:
- Total budget: € 1,210,083.13
- Public contribution: € 963,259.13