InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 6 No. 1 Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare 2013
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleSmart Medical System for the Universal Remote Delivery of Rehabilitation
Primary AuthorGorka Epelde, Vicomtech-ik4 (Spain)
Other Author(s) Julio Abascal; Jose Manuel Jimenez; Karmelo Vivanco; Isaac Gomez-Fraga; Xabier Valencia
Pages 98 - 109
Article ID imed13-007
Publication Date 20-Oct-13
AbstractThe provision of care services through remote rehabilitation creates a challenge for medical and healthcare systems that need to consider the user?s needs and preferences, especially in the case of the elderly and disabled users. This paper presents a smart medical system for the universal remote delivery of rehabilitation and an implementation on a joint rehabilitation therapy targeted at the senior population. The main innovations of our technical contribution are a multi-device personalised telerehabilitation platform, realistic avatars for increased treatment adherence and high definition tracking for precise joint angle measurement and monitoring. The paper introduces the innovative technical approach, its implementation and the initial test results with Donostia Hospital therapists and patients.
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