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CONTRAST

Project ID: 287320
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An individually adaptable, BNCI-based, remote controlled Cognitive Enhancement Training for successful rehabilitation after stroke including home support and monitoring

From 2011-11-01 to 2015-01-31, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 430 640

EU contribution:

EUR 3 241 745

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description


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

Participants

HASOMED HARD-UND SOFTWARE FUER MEDIZIN GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 280 152


PAUL ECKE STRASSE 1
39114 Magdeburg
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Hartmann Sabine
Tel.: +493916230112

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T-SYSTEMS ITC IBERIA SA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 232 220


CALLE SANCHO DE AVILA 110-130
08018 BARCELONA
Spain
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Jorge Asensio Sanchéz
Tel.: +34660518727

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MIND MEDIA BV
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 533 794


SCHEPERSWEG 2B
6049 CV ROERMOND HERTEN
Netherlands
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Pieter Ermers
Tel.: +31 475 410123
Fax: +31 475 330602

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Subjects

Life Sciences
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