Since the 4th newsletter the development of the platform and the application has continued and the agile evaluation was carried out.

Once the tests were evaluated the new version was created (EvoAid), using the updated, fresh pictograms. Many changes were applied, for instance the opening page looks different and a VoxAid (an optional text to speech function) was built in (BME, image 1.). The process of making a message and its structure also changed, since now there are multiple options regarding the detailed message (the user can choose who they want to send the message). The receiver could be a relative, a caretaker or an emergency service (image 2.) Many new pictograms were added (TU Wien, image 3.) 

Regarding dissemination: the partners participated in a few events where they presented and shared the APH-Alarm solution with the audience.  

Pflegekongress Vienna” (Austria, September 29 – September 30): The APH-Alarm project has been presented as a part of Loidl-Consultings “Startup Corner” in Vienna. At this national conference 59 companies and organizations presented their solutions in front of 3,000 visitors. 

University of Aveiro participated in the ACM International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction (MobileHCI) in Vancouver, Canada (September 28-October 1 2022), where a demo of the bed solution’s first prototype was presented by Ana Patrícia Rocha. This demo is described in the associated published paper: 

At “Blickpunkt Forschung” (Vienna, Austria, 02.10.2022) research results in the area health care and industries have been presented at the technical University of Vienna.  APH-Alarm has been presented in front of 80 participants of various organisations and companies.

Ana Patrícia Rocha (University of Aveiro) and Stefan Leipold (Loidl Consulting) participated in the EWAHA – AAL forum, that took place in Gdansk, where they introduced the project.  

The Aphasia Association (Hungary) presented the project in Budapest (November 19), during the forum of the Aphasie International. Many countries’ aphasia associations participated, such as Cyprus, Estonia, France, the UK, Switzerland, Sweden, Australia.

The teams included people living with aphasia, speech therapists, neuropsychologists and other aphasia related professionals. As part of the presentation, a short video about the usage of the app was shown as well. The presentation can be found in the website of the Aphasie International.  (Who does what in AIA Countries? | Aphasie International (