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Stroke, Technology and Risk reduction

STARR, (decision support and self-management system for stroke survivors) aims at supporting stroke survivors in the management of known risk factors for recurrent stroke, as it is estimated that 90% of recurrent strokes are preventable if the risk factors are managed appropriately.

STARR will develop a modular, affordable, and easy-to-use system, which will inform stroke survivors of the relationship between their daily activities (for example, their medication intake, physical and cognitive exercises, diet, and social contacts) and their risk of having a further stroke.

STARR is run in partnership by a European consortium of researchers and will receive 4.5 million euros from the EU Horizon 2020 research program. The consortium includes stroke survivors and their representatives, commercial healthcare companies, hospitals, as well as sensing technology, privacy and human-machine interaction research groups from seven countries. 


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