Decision Support and Self-Management System for Stroke Survivors

Work Packages


WP 1 Project Management

The main objective of this work package is to ensure the successful completion of the project goals on time and within the allocated budget. WP1 applies the project management structure and procedures. CEA, as coordinator, is the main participant in this WP, supported by WP leaders.

WP 2 Predictive Models in Stroke Care

This work-package describes the risk factors that are associated with secondary stroke, to what extent those risks are embedded in existing predictive models, and exactly what the requirements are for applying these models to the everyday life of a stroke survivor. It reports on the state-of-the art in self-management of stroke care and gives requirements for how existing platforms should be extended to support independent decision making by the stroke survivor, with the aim of reducing the likelihood of a subsequent stroke.

WP 3 Users’ and Stakeholders’ Requirements

The main objective of this work-package is to gather, update and follow up on the user requirements for the developed technologies and systems. This is achieved through an iterative user-centred cycle, with interviews with the different stakeholders (stroke survivor, caregiver, therapists), focus groups and pilot user studies at different stages of the development and in three countries (France, UK, Spain).

WP 4 Sensing Technologies and Data Collection

The main objective of this work-package is to develop sensing technologies that will allow collecting additional information to monitor the user’s cognitive, sensorimotor, and emotional behaviours and activities. This information is meant to enrich existing stroke predictive clinical models. This is achieved using sensors that are seamlessly integrated and fully accepted by users.

WP 5 Design of Self-Management and Management Services and Interfaces

This work-package addresses the user-centred design and development of the Decision Support System (DSS) interface, the integration of the user interface with the core elements of the DSS, the design of the services delivered to and by all relevant stakeholders and users and the development of generic guidelines for the user-centred design of DSS targeting stroke survivors and other future users with similar needs.

WP 6 Decision Support System (DSS)

The main objectives of this work package are to provide the back-end technology implementation of the decision support system (DSS), to provide the integration of the DSS with the inputs (sensor data) and outputs (applications) and to provide execution environment for the devised predictive models.

WP 7 Pilot and Assessment

This work-package assesses the usefulness, usability and accessibility of the design of the created system, measures the impact on general health, quality of life, caregiver’s burnout, number of readmission to hospital, number of complications and establishes the requirements the system should meet in accordance with user and stakeholders’ values.

WP 8 Privacy

The main objective of this work package is to ensure a privacy-friendly and legal approach to the technical implementation of the DSS. As health data is an especially sensitive form of personal data and is particularly protected by European law, its legal requirements must be fulfilled within the planed framework. To fulfill this task the legal guidelines for data collection, combination, storage and transmission are developed.

WP 9 Dissemination and Exploitation

The objectives of this work package are to inform and engage with a wide audience concerning the activities of STARR and to ensure that the project results are translated into commercial benefit for partners and European industry and into health benefits for European citizens. The results should also help European service providers to improve quality service provision at attractive costs and across national borders.