SmartBear has been recenlty honoured with the best paper award in the 8th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (ICT4AWE).

The paper, that won the award, presented a cloud-based platform that provides evidence-based, customised interventions that are based on Artificial Intelligence and to persons over 65 who have or are at risk of hearing loss, cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairments, balance difficulties, and mental health issues, so that they are remotely monitored in a sufficient and effective way, with proper guidance by their clinician.

A variety of sensors and mobile instruments collect data of the enrolled patients in the pilot studies, actively during their daily life, then the data is harmonized and analysed in order to provide effective recommendations and personalised interventions.

The platform, was created as part of the SMART-BEAR project aimed at managing and supporting the projects’ large-scale clinical pilots. It consists of a standards-based data harmonisation and management layer, a security component, a Big Data Analytics system, a Clinical Decision Support tool, and a dashboard component that ensures efficient data collection throughout the pilot sites.