Greek platform for stroke response wins competition
A platform called “Time Is Brain”, developed by researchers at the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), University of Crete, was awarded first prize at the first Hacking Health Hackathon (HHH) competition.
The HHH competition, which took place in Athens, fosters the development of innovative technological solutions that address health problems and their medical treatment. At Hacking Health Athens, Project Trillium-II was used as a basis, a European Union and US collaboration for digital health and information technology.
Time Is Brain is a complete platform aimed at the efficient management of acute incidents of stroke. It includes distinct applications for paramedics and hospital teams that receive stroke patients, thus reducing the time between the first contact with a health professional and when a patient receives specialised treatment.
This is particularly important, as the response time can literally save the life of stroke victims or significantly reduce their chances of developing a disability.
The FORTH team was headed by Aggelina Kouroubali, collaborating researcher. Other members were: Giorgios Kavlentakis, software development team coordinator; Ioannis Petrakis and Nikolaos Tselas, who cooperated with Assistant Professor of University of Crete Medical School George Notas.