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ThinkMind // eTELEMED 2017, The Ninth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine // View article etelemed_2017_11_20_46006


Tele-rehabilitation Platform for Upper and Lower Limb in Elderly Patients, the HEAD Project

Authors:
Franco Molteni
Cristina Gramigna
Samuela Canobbio
Milena Peverelli
Silvia Aggujaro
Mauro Rossini
Giovanna Palumbo
Giandomenico Caruso
Mario Covarrubias

Keywords: Tele-rehabilitation; Gaming; LeapMotion; Kinect

Abstract:
Tele-rehabilitation systems have been increasingly studied, becoming an important complement to traditional therapy as they can provide high-intensity, repetitive and interactive treatments of the injured extremities. Several systems have been developed in research projects and some of these have become products mainly for being used at hospitals and care centers. After the initial rehabilitation performed at rehabilitation centers, patients are obliged to go to the centers, with many consequences, as costs, loss of time, discomfort and demotivation. However, it has been demonstrated that patients recovering at home heal faster because surrounded by the love of their relatives and with the community support. So, there is a strong need for rehabilitation systems to use at home. There are already some devices available on the market for home care: their main weakness is the limited strategy for motor learning. The ambition of the Human Empowerment Aging and Disability (HEAD) project is to combine assistance with appropriate feedback to close the loop in motor learning strategy for the home. HEAD platform challenging objective is to develop a novel tele-rehabilitation system and related provision services for a holistic rehabilitation aiming at restoring limb motor functional abilities, and at launching both system and services at home. The tele-rehabilitation system is based on the use of low cost sensors, connected with a gaming module for cognitive-motor rehabilitation, and integrated with an infrastructure connecting the patient at home with therapists at hospitals who monitor the rehabilitation exercises.

Pages: 117 to 122

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2017

Publication date: March 19, 2017

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4359

ISBN: 978-1-61208-540-1

Location: Nice, France

Dates: from March 19, 2017 to March 23, 2017

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