Close collaboration between companies, hospitals and researchers
Stroke is among the leading cause of death and main reason for handicap and disability in Europe and much of the developed world. The risk factors include hypertension, metabolic disorders and diabetes among others.
The stroke-data project mainly focuses on preventing recurring stroke attacks. Stroke patients have upto a 20% more probability to have recurrence up to 5 years from the first incident. Further, the mortality rate of recurring stroke patient also rises upto 45% within 5 years of the initial attack.
Stroke-data project aims at developing data-intensive solutions that will assist in prevention of recurring stroke-attacks.
Acute stroke patients need to be transferred to hospital as soon as possible once the attack initiates. Studies have shown that the mortality rate significantly varies between the patient arrival time to the hospital facilities.
Hospital care includes emergency care (first responder, emergency room), stroke ward, operation theatre, recovery facilities. The hospital care phase in a stroke patient’s journey requires various kinds of data.
Stroke-data project aims to build solutions that will be both cost-effective and provide clinically valid results for the healthcare professionals to treat patients. In addition to improving current patient journey, AI and ML algorythms are being developed and tested in the project. Further, the project also examines novel ways to collect data that will help the prognosis of patients’ health.
Rehabilitation of stroke patients are as important as prevention, since recurrence of stroke is a vital burden on a nation healthcare budget.
Stroke-data project works closely with stroke rehabilitation centre to develop new data-intensive solution that have interfaces for both patients and healthcare professionals. The solution will assist patients to have a smoother rehabilitation phase and come back to normal life.
The healthcare professionals will also access different tools to track the patients’ progress and refer different activities through the platform. The prototype of the solution will be tested in the Stroke-data project. The prototype of this solution will help in building an interactive platform in the continuation of stroke-data and can be scaled in international markets too.