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1. Inconvenience: The efforts needed to take time off work, make a trip to a therapist, long waiting times are adding a lot of inconvenience to the rehabilitation process. Many patients therefore limit their visits to the absolute minimum which in turn leads to longer recovery times. 2. Mobility: Especially patients recovering from surgery that has impacted their mobility (or stroke patients) face difficulties in physically accessing hospitals or clinics. Usually such patients would have to rely on external help to overcome the transportation and mobility issue. This leads to a massive social burden as patients need to rely on the assistance & availability of helpers. 3. Access to therapists & hospitals: It is a common problem in rural areas, that are far from cities & facilities for example in Indonesia or India. Shortages of available health care facilities in such areas forces patients to either seek medical help from outside the region or rely on traditional means of treatment.
The solution consists of wearable motion sensors and a cloud enabled mobile application to enable remote physiotherapy (tele-medicine for physiotherapy). Our solution allows practitioners to remotely monitor, track and advice on the recovery process of patients and allows patients to perform certain prescribed exercises by themselves. This is enabled by features including a virtual 3D model of the patient, progress dashboards, live video functionality and a patient management system. Our product addresses functional barriers and improves convenience. Objective data allows monitoring not just by medical professionals, but friends and families of patients that are concerned with the patient’s recovery progress. This will help motivate patients to continuously pursue the therapy sessions and ultimately increase the recovery speed. With this model, we are also overcoming the issue of access to physical rehabilitation.