• SAAM Project presentation


  • SAAM Leaflet


  • Poster


  • System Technical Specifications

    Download the pdf file from HERE

  • Cloud-based Server and Data Architectures Specification

    You can download the document HERE.

  • VOIP Telephony and Messaging Architectures Specification

    You can download the file HERE.

  • Review of Existing Longitudinal Population Data Sets

    You can download the document HERE.

  • Quality Assurance Plan and Guidelines

    You can download the guidelines HERE.

  • A Method for Analysis of Patient Speech in Dialogue for Dementia Detection

    Saturnino Luz, Sofia de la Fuente, Pierre Albert

    We present an approach to automatic detection of Alzheimer's type dementia based on characteristics of spontaneous spoken language dialogue consisting of interviews recorded in natural settings.

    Article, available at: https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.09919

  • SAAM Pilot Datasets

    The data collected during SAAM pilots is stored on an on-premises MongoDB database instance hosted on Scale Focus internal network. Due to security requirements access to internal systems is issued on a case-by-case basis.

    When requesting access to the system you need to provide the IP / IP Range from which the database will be accessed so it could be added to the allow list for inbound connections. This could be seen here https://www.google.com/search?q=whats+my+ip.

    After the inbound connection is configured, you will receive confirmation together with the external address of the database. This can be used to connect to the database using any MongoDB compatible tool (Compass, Studio 3T, mongo shell).

    The database has a user with read only access to the data.

    Please, send your requests to for credentials, specifying your research needs and affiliation to the following contacts: Nadia Trapkova (nadezhda.trapkova@scalefocus.com) and Vera Veleva (vera.veleva@bilsp-pc.org)

  • User-Sided IT Infrastructure

    Owner: JSI, IAW

    Licence: GNU

    Repository: https://github.com/matevzv/videk-client

  • UWB motion detection data set

    Owner: JSI

    Licence: CC BY 4.0

    Repository: https://zenodo.org/record/4613125#.YTHKOt-xXmE

  • PMC labelling data set

    Owner: JSI

    Open upon request. Please, contact: andrej.hrovat@ijs.si

  • Algorithm for heartbeat classification

    Owner: JSI

    Licence: GNU

    Repository: https://gitlab.com/arashkovska/hctsa-features-heartbeat-classification

  • PMC Features extraction auxiliary service

    Owner: JSI

    Open upon request. Please contact: andrej.campa@ijs.si

  • Algorithm for heartbeat detection

    Owner: JSI

    Licence: GNU

    Repository: https://gitlab.com/arashkovska/pan-tompkins

  • Communication protocols between eGW and BLE devices and Gateway BLE control application

    Owner: JSI

    Licence: GNU

    Repository: https://gitlab.com/pcard_group/saam-project/saam-ble-interface

  • Non-intrusive load monitoring algorithms for PMC

    Owner: JSI

    Open upon request. Please contact: andrej.campa@ijs.si

  • Framework for remote management of user side infrastructure

    Owner: JSI

    Licence: GNU

    Repository: https://github.com/sensorlab/SensorManagementSystem

  • SAAM Components Verification and Integration Report

    You can download the document HERE.

  • Methodology of the Study with Sets of Data Collection Instruments

    You can download the document HERE.

  • Predictive Models for Cognitive Decline

    You can download the document HERE.

  • Cardio-Vascular Device Testing Report

    Download the pdf file from HERE.

  • Ethics Review Codex, Informed Consent Procedures and Templates

    You can download the document HERE.

  • Coaching Older Adults Persuasive and Multimodal Approaches to Coaching for Daily Living


  • Beyond Assistive: Four Tensions in the Design of AAL Based on the Capability Approach


  • An Active Feature Transformation Method for Attitude Recognition of Video Bloggers

    Fasih Haider, Fahim A. Salim, Owen Conlan, Saturnino Luz

    This study proposes a novel Active Feature Transformation (AFT) method for automatic recognition of attitudes (a form of non-verbal behaviour) in video blogs.

    Article at:https://www.isca-speech.org/archive/Interspeech_2018/pdfs/1222.pdf

  • Improving Response Time of Active Speaker Detection Using Visual Prosody Information Prior to Articulation

    Fasih Haider, Saturnino Luz, Carl Vogel, Nick Campbell

    In this paper, we propose a method for active speaker detection using visual prosody (lip and head movements) information before and after speech articulation to decrease the machine response time.

    Article at: https://www.isca-speech.org/archive/Interspeech_2018/pdfs/2310.pdf

  • Decoupling approximation robustly reconstructs directed dynamical networks

    Nikola Simidjievski, Jovan Tanevski, Bernard Zenko, Zoran Levnajic, Ljupco Todorovski, Saso Dzeroski

    Relying on insights from equation discovery and machine learning, we here introduce decoupling approximation of dynamical networks and propose a new reconstruction method based on it.

    Article available at: https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.03100

  • MetaBags: Bagged Meta-Decision Trees for Regression

    Jihed Khiari, Luis Moreira-Matias, Ammar Shaker, Bernard Zenko, Saso Dzeroski

    In this paper, we introduce MetaBags, a novel, practically useful stacking framework for regression. MetaBags is a meta-learning algorithm that learns a set of meta-decision trees designed to select one base model (i.e. expert) for each query, and focuses on inductive bias reduction.

    Article available at: https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.06207

  • Social Activity Modelling and Multimodal Coaching for Active Aging

    This paper presents a framework for development of a technological coaching solution that can safeguard or even boost the everyday social life of the elderly.

    Full article available at: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3316782.3322761

  • Technology Use Among Older People After Lower Limb Amputation in Slovenia – Preliminary Results from SAAM Project

    Mojca Debeljak, Zlatko Matjacic, Helena Burger

    The aim of this study was to collect and analyze data of technology use among elderly after LLA to enable them active aging and in this way to stay at home as long as possible.

    Article available at https://www2.cd-cc.si/Skripte/ISPO/Abstract_Book_ISPO2018.pdf

  • SAAM: Supporting Active Ageing - Use Cases and User-Side Architecture

    Poster and article, presented at the 27th European Conference on Networks and  Communications


  • A System for Real-Time Privacy Preserving Data Collection for Ambient Assisted Living

    Fasih Haider, Saturnino Luz

    Interspeech 2019

    We have developed a low-cost system which can extract audio features while protecting the actual spoken content upon detection of voice activity, and store audio features for further processing which offer privacy guarantees.

    Article available at https://www.isca-speech.org/archive/Interspeech_2019/abstracts/8037.html

  • Attitude Recognition Using Multi-Resolution Cochleagram Features

    Fasih Haider, Saturnino Luz

    2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing

    This paper focuses on the task of categorizing speaker attitudes using speech features. Data extracted from video recordings are employed
    in training and testing of predictive models consisting of different sets of speech features. A novel attitude recognition approach using Multi-Resolution Cochleagram (MRCG) features is proposed.

    Downolad Article

  • Combining Measurements and Simulations for Evaluation of Tracking Algorithms

    Klemen Bregar, Roman Novak, Mihael Mohorcic

    2018 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC)

    Wireless device position tracking has been already thoroughly studied in literature. Most of the studies rely on the presumption that location information is acquired based on range measurements that are performed in a very short period of time. However, in time-division-multiple-access (TDMA) two-way-ranging (TWR) ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless localization networks, those ranging measurements are always spread in time by significant time delays.

    Article available at: .....

  • A qualitative research regarding technology use among older people with lower limb amputation

    Mojca Debeljak, Agata Kriznar, Zlatko Matjacic, Helena Burger

    15th Congress of the European Forum for Research in Rehabilitation (EFRR)

    The world population is aging and there is a challenge to enable older people to live at home as independently and as long as possible. Current research shows that some technologies can improve the elderly’s quality of life. In our research we have focused on older people with lower limb amputation (LLA).

    Article available at: ....

  • Emotion Recognition in Low-Resource Settings: An Evaluation of Automatic Feature Selection Methods

    Fasih Haider, Senja Pollak, Pierre Albert, Saturnino Luz

    This paper focuses on emotion recognition from speech data. In order to minimize the system's memory and computational needs, a minimum number of features should be extracted for use in machine learning models. A number of feature set reduction methods exist which seek to find minimal sets of relevant features.

    Article available at: https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.10623

  • SAAMEAT: Active Feature Transformation and Selection Methods for the Recognition of User Eating Conditions

    Fasih Haider, Senja Pollak, Eleni Zarogianni, Saturnino Luz

    This paper presents Active Feature Transformation (AFT) and Active Feature Selection (AFS) methods, and applies them to all three tasks of the ICMI 2018 EAT Challenge for recognition of user eating conditions using audio and visual features.

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  • Multi-criteria Modelling Approach for Ambient Assisted Coaching of Senior Adults

     Martin Žnidaršič, Bernard Ženko, Aljaž Osojnik, Marko Bohanec, Panče Panov, Helena Burger, Zlatko Matjačić and Mojca Debeljak

    Article, available for download here.

  • Passive Ultra-Wideband Coarse Localization and Activity Detection System for Assisted Living

    K. Bregar, T. Javronik, A. Hrovat, M. Mohorcic, G. Kandus, Passive Ultra-Wideband Coarse Localization and Activity Detection System for Assisted Living.
    Download conference proceeding here.
    Downolad paper here.
  • An Assessment of Paralinguistic Acoustic Features for Detection of Alzheimer's Dementia in Spontaneous Speech

    F. Haider, S. De La Fuente and S. Luz


    Published in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing. Doi: 10.1109/JSTSP.2019.2955022 


  • An Active Data Representation of Videos for Automatic Scoring of Oral Presentation Delivery Skills and Feedback Generation

    Haider, Fasih, Maria Koutsombogera, Owen Conlan, Carl Vogel, Nick Campbell, and Saturnino Luz

    Published in Frontiers in Computer Science 2 (2020)

    Direct access link

  • Volleyball Action Modelling for Behavior Analysis and Interactive Multi-modal Feedback

    Fahim A. Salim, Fasih Haider, Sena Busra Yengec Tasdemir, Vahid Naghashi, Izem Tengiz, Kubra Cengiz, Dees B.W. Postma, Robby van Delden, Dennis Reidsma, Saturnino Luz and Bert-Jan van Beijnum

    Proceedings eNTERFACE’19, 15th International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces

    Publisher: Computer Engineering Department, Bilkent University

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  • Automatic Recognition of Low-Back Chronic Pain Level and Protective Movement Behaviour using Physical and Muscle Activity Infor

    Fasih Haider, Pierre Albert and Saturnino Luz

    15th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face & Gesture Recognition (FG 2020), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 18-22 May 2020

    (accepted for publication)

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  • Emotion Recognition in Low-Resource Settings: An Evaluation of Automatic Feature Selection Methods

    Haider, Fasih; Pollak, Senja; Albert, Pierre; Luz, Saturnino

    Published in Computer Speech and Language, 11.06.2020

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  • Cross-corpus Feature Learning between Spontaneous Monologue and Dialogue for Automatic Classification of Alzheimer's Dementia S

    De La Fuente Garcia, Sofia; Haider, Fasih; Luz, Saturnino

    Published as Conference proceeding - 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020. (in Press)

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  • Automatic Transformation of a Video Using Multimodal Information for an Engaging Exploration Experience

    Salim, Fahim A; Haider, Fasih; Luz, Saturnino; Conlan, Owen.

    Contribution in Journal Applied Sciences, Vol. 10, No. 9, 27.04.2020

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  • Affective Speech for Alzheimer's Dementia Recognition

    Haider, Fasih; De La Fuente Garcia, Sofia; Albert, Pierre; Luz, Saturnino.

    LREC: Resources and ProcessIng of linguistic, para-linguistic and extra-linguistic Data from people with various forms of cognitive/psychiatric/developmental impairments (RaPID). ed. / Dimitrios Kokkinakis; Kristina Lundholm Fors; Charalambos Themistocleous; Malin Antonsson; Marie Eckerström. European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 2020. p. 67-73.

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  • Predicting Mini-Mental Status Examination Scores through Paralinguistic Acoustic Features of Spontaneous Speech

    Fu, Ziyang; Haider, Fasih; Luz, Saturnino.

    Conference contribution in 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020.

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  • User Interaction Ethical Review Report

    You can download the document HERE.

  • Beyond Assistive: Four Tensions in the Design of AAL Based on the Capability Approach

    Paraschivoiu, Irina; Winkler, Anna Carina; Meschtscherjakov, Alexander.

    Adjunct Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, ACM.

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