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FP7

CONTRAST

Project reference: 287320
Funded under: FP7-ICT

An individually adaptable, BNCI-based, remote controlled Cognitive Enhancement Training for successful rehabilitation after stroke including home support and monitoring [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2011-11-01 to 2014-10-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 430 640

EU contribution:

EUR 3 241 745

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)


Millions of people live with the consequences of stroke, which often include cognitive impairments. A wide gap exists between on one hand clinical rehabilitation and on the other hand care, monitoring and support of patients at home to maximize independent, socially integrated living.

CONTRAST bridges this gap by developing easy-to-use auto-adaptive human-machine interfaces (HCI) which can be used in the sub-acute rehabilitation phase and further at the patients’ home. Training modules for cognitive enhancement will be tailored to the individual patient and remote data processing and support systems will allow for continuous monitoring of health parameters to evaluate individual progress and for shared patient-expert decision. 

The project experts will develop, test, and upgrade brain-neural-computer interface (BNCI) based neurofeedback tools, based on findings that increasing power in specific EEG frequency bands can improve long-term cognitive performance.

CONTRAST targets the cognitive function of interest directly in the brain. Thus, CONTRAST will contribute to new medical and practical knowledge for guiding and improving intervention for daily life functioning after stroke.

Objective

Millions of people live with the consequences of stroke, which often include cognitive impairments. A wide gap exists between clinical rehabilitation and care, monitoring and support of patients at home to maximize independent, socially integrated living. CONTRAST will bridge this gap by developing easy-to-use auto-adaptive human-machine interfaces (HCI) which can be used in the sub-acute rehabilitation phase and further at the patients' home. Training modules for cognitive enhancement will be tailored to the individual and remote data processing and support systems will allow for continuous monitoring of health parameters to evaluate individual progress and for shared patient-expert decision. We will develop, test, and upgrade our brain-neural-computer interface (BNCI) based neurofeedback tools, based on findings that increasing power in specific EEG frequency bands can improve long-term cognitive performance. CONTRAST targets the cognitive function of interest directly in the brain. Thus, CONTRAST will contribute to new medical and practical knowledge for guiding and improving intervention for daily life functioning after stroke. The aims of CONTRAST are the development of (1) a new architecture of HCI that is adaptive and integrates remote processing and shared decision making; (2) an accurate, individually tailored intervention for improvement of cognitive function guided by medical and neuropsychological assessment; (3) a HCI neurofeedback based cognitive enhancement training including automated reward systems to maintain patient motivation; (4) a continuous onsite and remote monitoring of health parameters and evaluation; (5) exploitation and dissemination. While these are ambitious aims, the combination of Universities, Companies, Hospitals, Rehabilitation Centres and User Groups within CONTRAST provides the experience, connections, and infrastructure necessary to have a real impact on disease management, medical knowledge, PHS, and stroke patients.

Related information

Coordinator

JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS UNIVERSITAET WUERZBURG
Germany
Marcusstrasse 9-11
Wuerzburg, Germany
Administrative contact: Andrea Kübler
Tel.: +49 931 31 80179
Fax: +49 931 31 87059
E-mail

Participants

UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
UNIVERSITAETSPLATZ
GRAZ, Austria
Administrative contact: Guilherme Wood
Tel.: +43 316 380 8503
Fax: +43 316 380 9829
E-mail
HASOMED HARD-UND SOFTWARE FUER MEDIZIN GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
PAUL ECKE STRASSE
Magdeburg, Germany
Administrative contact: Hartmann Sabine
Tel.: +493916230112
E-mail
T-SYSTEMS ITC IBERIA SA
Spain
CALLE SANCHO DE AVILA 110-130
BARCELONA, Spain
Administrative contact: Jorge Asensio Sanchéz
Tel.: +34660518727
E-mail
FONDAZIONE SANTA LUCIA
Italy
VIA ARDEATINA
Roma, Italy
Administrative contact: Antonio Ierna
Tel.: +39651501504
Fax: +3951501408
E-mail
UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
AVENUE DE LA FAIENCERIE 162 A
LUXEMBOURG-VILLE, Luxembourg
Administrative contact: Alfred Funk
Tel.: +352 466644 9740
Fax: +352 466644 9535
E-mail
MIND MEDIA BV
Netherlands
SCHEPERSWEG
ROERMOND HERTEN, Netherlands
Administrative contact: Pieter Ermers
Tel.: +31 475 410123
Fax: +31 475 330602
E-mail

Subjects

Life Sciences
Record Number: 100792 / Last updated on: 2014-09-03