The ARMOR Project, started on November 1st 2011, is partially funded under the 7th Framework Programme by the European Commission and will be completed by October 2014. The ARMOR project is a joint effort among 8 organizations from 5 European Countries (Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Germany and UK).
The main objective of the project is to manage and analyse a large number of already acquired and new multimodal and advanced technology data from brain and body activities of epileptic patients and controls (MEG, multichannel EEG, video, ECG, GSR, EMG, etc) aiming to design a more holistic, personalized, medically efficient and economical monitoring system.
From a medical perspective, the project contributes to medicine by assisting in better understanding of the mechanisms of epilepsy and related disorders as well as their manifestations. From an ICT perspective, new methods and tools are developed for multimodal data pre-processing and fusion of information from various sources. Novel approaches for large scale analysis (both real-time and offline) of multi-parametric streaming and archived data are introduced to discover patterns and associations between external indicators and mental states, detect correlations among parallel observations, and identify vital signs changing significantly. Moreover, in the project's framework, methods for automatically summarizing results and efficiently managing medical data are developed. ARMOR incorporates models derived from data analysis based on already existing communication platform solutions emphasizing on security and ethical issues and performing required adaptations to meet specifications. Special effort is devoted in areas such as data anonymization and provision of required service.
ARMOR provides flexible monitoring optimized for each patient and is tested in several case studies and evaluated as a wide use ambulatory monitoring tool for seizures efficient diagnosis and management including possibilities for detecting premonitory signs and feedback to the patient.