Appl Clin Inform 2015; 06(04): 757-768
DOI: 10.4338/ACI-2015-03-RA-0034
Research Article
Schattauer GmbH

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

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H. Jagos
1  Medical University of Vienna, Center for medical Physics and biomedical Engineering, Vienna, Austria
,
V. David
2  University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Vienna, Austria
,
M. Haller
1  Medical University of Vienna, Center for medical Physics and biomedical Engineering, Vienna, Austria
,
S. Kotzian
3  Neurological Rehabilitation Center Rosenhügel, Vienna, Austria
,
M. Hofmann
3  Neurological Rehabilitation Center Rosenhügel, Vienna, Austria
,
S. Schlossarek
4  a3L e-Solutions GmbH, Vienna, Austria
,
K. Eichholzer
3  Neurological Rehabilitation Center Rosenhügel, Vienna, Austria
,
M. Winkler
3  Neurological Rehabilitation Center Rosenhügel, Vienna, Austria
,
M. Frohner
2  University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Vienna, Austria
,
M. Reichel
2  University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Vienna, Austria
,
W. Mayr
1  Medical University of Vienna, Center for medical Physics and biomedical Engineering, Vienna, Austria
,
D. Rafolt
1  Medical University of Vienna, Center for medical Physics and biomedical Engineering, Vienna, Austria
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Further Information

Publication History

received: 07 April 2015

accepted: 12 May 2015

Publication Date:
19 December 2017 (online)

Summary

Background: Preservation of mobility in conjunction with an independent life style is one of the major goals of rehabilitation after stroke.

Objectives: The [email protected] framework shall support the continuation of rehabilitation at home.

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 designed according to the needs of stroke patients and executed via the tablet PC application.

Results: The [email protected] framework’s implementation is finished and ready for the field trial (at five patients’ homes). Initial testing of the automated evaluation of the standardized mobility tests shows reproducible results.

Conclusions: Therefore it is assumed that the [email protected] framework is applicable as monitoring tool for the gait rehabilitation progress in stroke patients.