Paving the way for the future of telemedicine

Homely Care is an innovative and easy-to-use tool to monitor dysarthria in patients affected by neurological diseases. To access the service, the patient simply has to use a web application on his device (smartphone, pc) which, through the integrated camera and microphone, records the execution of evaluation tasks described from time to time. The recordings thus collected are transferred to a cloud platform where proprietary artificial intelligence algorithms analyze them, extracting clinically relevant indices. All the information resulting from the analysis is made available, in the form of graphs, to clinicians in a web application dedicated to them.

Workflow di Homely Care

Clinician's analytics platform

The analytics platform allows clinicians to follow their patients continuously and from any device.

Dashboard

Monitor the patient's status over time by displaying indexes collected during the evaluative sessions in graphical form.

Share observations

Note observations for each patient and share them with your colleagues.

Customize the tasks for each patient

Select from each patient's profile the tasks to be performed from all those available. Specify the order of execution as well.

Manage your tags

Create customizable tags and assign them to your patients, to filter them effectively.

Patient's application

The patient's application, usable from any device equipped with microphone and webcam, allows the acquisition of multimedia data from which indices of interest for the clinician will be extracted.

Schedule your sessions

From the main page of the application the patient can start a session, or view the scheduled ones.

Perform the tasks

The tasks will be gradually shown to the patient, accompanied by explanations and tutorials that simplify their execution.

System features

To achieve the maximum usability, the system is comprised of the following features:

Software applications

The patient's acquisition app and the physician's analytics platform are both web applications; therefore, they can be used on any device and operating system.

Deep Learning algorithms

The data collected in audio and video format is uploaded to the cloud and processed through a set of Deep Learning algorithms to extract quantitative and objective indexes.

Patient's tasks

The tasks required of the patient are inspired by those proposed in Robertson's dysarthria profile: the only evaluative scale in the literature for the characterization of dysarthria.

Maximum flexibility

Clinicians can customize, through their platform, the assessment plan of their clients, by choosing the tasks best suited to the needs of each patient.

More effective analysis

The collected indices are displayed as time-dependent graphs. This allows the clinician to evaluate the evolution of the patient's performance over time and allows to capture possible correlations between the indexes.

Less travelling

The maximum compatibility of the acquisition application, combined with its simplicity of use, allows patients to conduct evaluation sessions at home, in a familiar environment, reducing the need for traveling to the clinical center.

Extracted indexes

The acquisition app, through Deep Learning algorithms, allows the following parameters of clinical interest to be automatically collected from a session of only 15 minutes:

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Functional assessment

The evaluation of facial regions allows the retrieval of relevant biometric measurements

FACIAL STATIC ANALYSIS

Muscle impairment

The analysis of clinically defined motor tasks enables the assessment of oro-facial mobility

FACIAL STATIC ANALYSIS

Symmetry

The position of 68 distinct face key-points enables the assessment of face-armony

FACIAL STATIC ANALYSIS

Fatigue

The analysis of repetitive motor tasks enables fatigability assessments

DIADOCOKINESIS

Facial muscles

The analysis of repetitive motor tasks enables functional muscular impairments evaluation

DIADOCOKINESIS

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Intelligibility

The analysis of repetitive vocal tasks enables the assessment of speech intelligibility

INTELLIGIBILITY

Breathing

Vocal track analysis allows the estimation of pulmonary capacity

PHONATION

Maximum Loudness

Shout analysis enables the assessment of vocal intensity

PHONATION

Fundamental frequency

The fundamental frequency f0 extracted from vowels glissé recordings enables the evaluation of vocal pitch

PHONATION

Facial muscles

The analysis of the repetition of phonemes allows the evaluation of facial muscle impairments

DIADOCOKINESIS

Fatigue

The analysis of pauses during the repetition of phonemes allows the estimation of fatigability

DIADOCOKINESIS