Stefan Hustaty | 2022-07-11

AI based technology for neurological disease monitoring fund by EU

ESTEN started development of AI based technology for neurological disease monitoring. The current phase is focused on stoke patients with funding secured from the Horizont 2020 initiative. The agreement with EU funded BOWI initiative was signed on May 31st.


ESTEN s.r.o. will continue developing a technology that applies the Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the area of neurological disease diagnostics. The project was awarded by the European grant from the BOWI organization (part of EU Horizont 2020).

The current phase redesigns the existing RehaPiano Technology that was proved the success of AI application in the area of Parkinson monitoring. The original solution created under the gesture of the AI experts from the Technical University in Košice proved it’s capability to identify the Parkinson patients with over 99% accuracy including an early Parkinson stages. The solution was already awarded by private non EU funds.

In its current stage, the ESTEN Company aims to evolve the technology to cope with Stoke patients. According to the WHO, the Stroke (an Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Cerebrovascular Accident) is the third most common lethal disease responsible for human life’s lost globally. The treatment success is highly depending on the pace of first aid assistance, and even if caught up in its early stages, the results are uncertain. Therefore the real time feedback about the pace of the disease progress or regress is essential in increasing the treatment efficiency. There is potential for application in another 14 neurological diagnosis or diagnostics groups should the project be successful.

ESTEN continue to work on the project with experts form the Technical University in Kosice, under the gesture of University Science Park TECHNICOM. The project target date is March 2022 with expected blind clinical trial to be performed at the Neurological Clinique at the University Hospital of Louise Pasteur in Kosice.

Other Cliniques and neurological centres in the V4 countries already showed interest to test the technology and apply it on-site, should the results be as promising as the previous project phase.

About the partners:

BOWI, the EU funded project that stands for Boosting Widening Digital Innovation Hubs. BOWI aims to build a digital innovation hub (DIH) network based on experience and practice sharing.

TECHNICOM, the University science park TECHNICOM for innovation applications supported by knowledge technologiesis growing, internationally recognized research and technology transfer centre in the area of innovative applications.


“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme within the framework of the BOWI Project funded under grant agreement No 873155”.