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: