Physical telerehabilitation in seniors with mobility limitation

J. Finkelstein, J. Wood, E. Cha

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Abstract

A Home Automated Telemanagement (HAT) system for in-home physical telerehabilitation of seniors with mobility limitations was developed and tested. The HAT rehabilitation system was designed to allow patients with mobility limitations to complete an individualized physical therapy plan prescribed by a physical therapist and to allow for clinicians to monitor and assist with in-home rehabilitation. We conducted a 12 week study to assess the feasibility and patient acceptance of the system. Our results showed that home-based physical telerehabilitation is feasible in seniors with mobility limitations, and it can potentially improve patient functional status significantly. The participants of the study demonstrated a very high level of support for the home-based physical telerehabilitation program.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Pages1325-1328
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering - Beijing, China
Duration: 26 May 201231 May 2012

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume39 IFMBE
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Conference

ConferenceWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period26/05/1231/05/12

Keywords

  • mobility limitation
  • successful aging
  • telerehabilitation

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