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Title APH-ALARM - Comprehensive safety solution for people with Aphasia
PI António J. S. Teixeira
Participants Samuel Silva, Ilídio Oliveira, José Maria Fernandes, Carlos A C Bastos, Francisco Curado, Miguel Oliveira e Silva, Marisa Lousada, Raquel Sebastião, Susana Brás, Ana Patrícia Oliveira Ferreira da Rocha, Afonso Guimarães, Luís Santana
Funded by FCT - FEDER/FNR /OE
Global funding (€) 1262295
RU funding (€) 190934,13
Starts 2020/05/01
Ends 2023/04/30

The regular emergency communication can present a huge challenge to older people (55+) with a disability especially for people after stroke. With comprehensive AI based safety solution that is adapted to the needs of people with Aphasia we could offer a universal alerting ability independent of the user is awake or asleep. The application would consist of a smartphone application and a hardware that can be placed under the mattress of the bed. Our primary end-users are older people (55+) with disabilities such as aphasia, epilepsy and/or side-paralysis after stroke who want to 1) regain and keep their independence, abilities and dignity while 2) feeling safe and supported. This would help them to 3) live an active and assisted life even after stroke. End-users will be represented in Hungary, Portugal and Austria. The technology that would be applied in the APH-ALARM app is based on the worldwide unique technology and process of SoleCall ltd. Consequently, the APH-ALARM would be the only solution that offers alerting ability without wearable and manual intervention. The project will be led by SoleCall, a small innovative enetrprise in Hungary, who will with the contirubtion of R&D (BME, UAVR, TUW)  and business (LC, INOVA) partners in the project will ensure to develop and thanks to the business patners market a solution that supports primary end-users to live a happier, active, independent and assisted life with dignity even with the resulting limitations, after stroke, particularly those related with communication; reducing stress and fear related to primary end-users’ health status; and reducing the cost of supporting, providing care for primary end-users (cost of secondary en-users, tertiary end-users).