Remote rehab for hand injured or wrists
A prototype of a small rehabilitation system for injured hands or wrists. Research confirms that patients get better at home, so the ability to do home rehabs is beneficial for both the physicians and patients. Such a program would help a trauma or stroke patient to develop hand or wrist.
Modern medicine is unthinkable without remote treatment via smart devices to monitor a patient’s heart status, circulatory disorders and diabetes mellitus. Scientific research reveals that patients heal faster when they are at home, so the opportunity to domestically rehabilitate is beneficial for both sides, doctors and patients alike. UAB ‘Indeform’, which is located in Kaunas Science and Technology Park, is developing a small-scale hand-mobility system prototype for remote rehabilitation. This program will help a patient who is suffering from an injury or a stroke to move their hand and wrist. With the use of this program, the patient can perform active exercises at home or in a rehabilitation facility, so that their doctor can keep track of their patient’s progress and results just by glancing at a tablet screen.
The prototype is being developed by cooperating with graphic designers from the Faculty of Kaunas at Vilnius Academy of Arts, plus doctors from the Department of Rehabilitation at Klaipėda University. The program for the treatment of post-traumatic hand-mobility disorders is distinguishable by its modern and graphic design elements as well as interactivity. Gamification principles are the basis of the rehabilitation exercises and tasks that stimulate the patient to effectively complete the rehabilitation process. In the future, taking into account the ageing population trend, this program will be targeted at development and improvement in the area of cognitive disorders, which are especially prominent in elderly people.