Smart Medical System for the Universal Remote Delivery of Rehabilitation

Authors: Gorka Epelde, Eduardo Carrasco, Shabs Rajasekharan, Julio Abascal, Jose Manuel Jimenez, Karmelo Vivanco, Isaac Gomez-Fraga, Xabier Valencia

Date: 19.07.2013

InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact


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Abstract

The 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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author = {Gorka Epelde, Eduardo Carrasco, Shabs Rajasekharan, Julio Abascal, Jose Manuel Jimenez, Karmelo Vivanco, Isaac Gomez-Fraga, Xabier Valencia},
title = {Smart Medical System for the Universal Remote Delivery of Rehabilitation},
journal = {InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact},
pages = {98-109},
number = {1},
volume = {6},
keywds = {

Telerehabilitation, Universal Access, Joint Rehabilitation, Seniors, Abstract User interfaces, Virtual humans, Universal Remote Console (URC), Inertial Sensors


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abstract = {

The 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. 


}
isbn = {978-0-9561516-3-6},
date = {2013-07-19},
year = {2013},
}
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