A Framework for (Tele-) Monitoring of Rehabilitation Progress in Stroke Patients.

Studies in health technology and informatics

PubMedID: 26063285

Jagos H, David V, Haller M, Kotzian S, Hofmann M, Schlossarek S, Eichholzer K, Winkler M, Frohner M, Reichel M, Mayr W, Rafolt D. A Framework for (Tele-) Monitoring of Rehabilitation Progress in Stroke Patients. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2015;212243.
BACKGROUND
Preservation of mobility in conjunction with an independent life style is one of the major goals of rehabilitation after stroke.

OBJECTIVES
The Rehab@Home framework shall support the continuation of rehabilitation in the domestic area.

METHODS
The framework consists of instrumented insoles, connected wirelessly to a 3G ready tablet PC, a server and a web-interface for medical experts. The rehabilitation progress is estimated via automated analysis of movement data from standardized assessment tests which are executed via the tablet PC application designed according to the needs of stroke patients.

RESULTS
Initial evaluation of the analysis algorithms shows reproducible results for the overall time of the timed-up-and go test.

CONCLUSIONS
Therefore it is assumed that the Rehab@Home framework is applicable as monitoring tool for the gait rehabilitation progress in stroke patients.