2022/07/05 | Research | Artificial Intelligence

Innosuisse project with QUMEA started

Under the impulse program Swiss Innovation Power, Innosuisse has granted CHF 1.2 million to a project by the digital health startup QUMEA, the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) and the ARTORG Center, University of Bern. In collaboration with the University Hospital Felix Platter Basel, the Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste (UPD) Bern and Tertianum, the team will develop sensor-based technology solutions to prevent patient incidents – such as falls – at source and assist care personnel via targeted applications.


The project aims at extracting indicators linked to gait, mobility and cognitive impairment of individuals by performing real-time analysis of continuous, yet anonymous motion and movement data acquired by the high-precision 3D radar sensor of QUMEA. These indicators will provide care teams and doctors in real-time with better insights into patient behavior and emotional state, enabling them to adapt and improve care and treatment by preventive measures. A large-scale study will assess the effectiveness of the solutions in different patient groups and settings with the aim to increase patient safety together with the efficacy of care.

(summary of QUMEA media release)