Evaluation of semi-automated care processes in long-term care using AI-based movement monitoring as an example.

In the ETAP project, we are developing and investigating AI solutions, as well as their application and possible relief effects for caregivers in everyday care. The focus is on automatic fall detection, fall risk assessments, and documentation of movements of residents in care facilities. These tasks are achieved by modern machine learning algorithms, including Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), Long Short-Term Memory networks (LSTMs) and Hidden Markov Models (HMMs), and integrated in a co-creation process into the long-term care daily routine.

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Persons in Charge: Yale Hartmann, Rinu Elizabeth Paul , and Prof. Dr. Tanja Schultz

ETAP Project meeting at Bremen, 13th and 14th of April 2023

The project ETAP (“Evaluation of semi-automated care processes in long-term care using the example of of AI-based movement monitoring” ), funded by the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), kicked off from February 2022. The project, coordinated by Westphalian University (IAT), involves nine partners in total, i.e. two groups from the University of Bremen, namely the Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP) for ETAP research in Nursing Science and the Cognitive Systems Lab (CSL) for ETAP research in Artificial Intelligence, FutureApp Solutions GmbH (FutureApp) for ETAP System integration, AWO Karlsruhe gGmbH (AWO) and Stift Tilbeck (TIL) for ETAP Nursing Practice, Digital HealthCare-Systems Gmbh (DHC) for a Multimodal AI ETAP system and Digital Health Strategy, Business Development and Innovation (CMD) for Health economic evaluation in ETAP.

On 13th and 14th of April 2023 the ETAP project team met in Bremen to hold the second meeting in presence since the establishment of the project. The Cognitive Systems Lab (CSL) at University of Bremen was happy to serve as the host.

The meeting was attended by representatives from AWO, CMD, DHC,  FutureApp, IAT, TIL, IPP, CSL and by guests from Altenhilfe Rosendahl. 

During the two-day meeting, the participants presented the status of the ETAP project with all its work packages. They also discussed technical problems in order to achieve the set project goals for 2023. Furthermore, each partner described the next steps. The team also discussed the remaining open points such as the testing of the hybrid solution, the training of nursing staff, the adaptation of the information material, the change requests to the ethics committee and financial open points.

The ETAP team engaged in a dense two-day meeting. The members from CSL had organized a lab tour to showcase the Biosignals Lab featuring its multimodal biosignal data processing and interaction capabilities, including a virtual reality demonstration, and the recognition of human activities based on smart helmets and intelligent bandages. 

The meeting was rounded of by a joint dinner at the Beck’s im Schnoor and a night-watchman tour that led from the town hall to the cathedral, across the market square, through Böttcherstraße, past the Schlachte and ended in the Schnoor.

The ETAP project team is now preparing for the next meeting which will take place in Karlsruhe, organized by AWO.