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The ARTHUR project

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Entitled "ARchitecture de Télécommunication Hospitalières pour les services d'URgence", this project is funded by the "Région Wallonne" government.

See the Official web site (in French) for complete information about this project.


Research centers

  • Université Catholique de Louvain / TELE
  • Université Catholique de Louvain / DICE
  • Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur / CITA
  • Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur / CRID
  • Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur / ELV
  • Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur / INFO
  • Université de Liège / RUN
  • Faculté Polytechnique de Mons / TCTS
  • Companies


    • Chimay : small size country hospital. Contact : Dr Colson
    • Ottignies : small size city hospital. Contact : Dr Pelgrine
    • Mont Godinne : university country hospital. Contact : Dr Gillet
    • Louvain-en-Woluwe : university city hospital. Contact : Dr Reynaert


    The main objective of the project is to develop a system to collect, transfer and stock the information for assistance to the personal of urgency department of an hospital.

    Communication systems provide tele-assistance and tele-expertise facilities which helps cooperative problem solving.

    Stocking systems provide stocking the data for the patient in a structured and easy to use manner. It helps to stock all the process done for the patient to make further evaluation reports and statistics and most importantly this process help to trace the patient.

    The scientific bases of the project is a convergence of the technologies developed in Wallonia Region which includes man-machine interface with voice, telecommunication (messaging, video-conferencing) end data formatting (XML).

    The project is financed by the "Region Wallonne", in its framework of "Walloon University Development". The project had a 6 month of feasibility phase to determine a way for the research activity. It is a 3 year project.

    Multi-field approach covers the technical aspects and also the deontological, juridical or organisational aspects of the urgency personal. The research team wanted to integrate the urgency personal in the project to avoid being restricted in a purely theoretical domain and to have a more adapted prototype to the needs of urgency personal. For this reason the representatives of urgency departments of the four hospital are included in the project.

    The role of the TCTS lab in this project is to improve the robustness of speech/speaker recognition systems.