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Tele-Rehabilitation platform
A scalable post knee replacement prototype
PhD project Tom Gerards
Biomedical Engineering
Uni...
Tele-Rehabilitation platform
2/15
Tele-Rehabilitation platform
A collection of devices and software to enable
the provision of rehabilitation services over
...
Tele-Rehabilitation platform
Why?
4/15
Tele-Rehabilitation platform
Managing long term conditions (LTC) is seen
as the biggest challenge facing health systems
in...
Tele-Rehabilitation platform
Ward et al. 2009
6/15
Tele-Rehabilitation platform
Ward et al. 2009
6/15
Tele-Rehabilitation platform
First documented use of TR in 1959, until now
no scalable technology developed!
7/15
Tele-Rehabilitation platform
Aim: develop and test a scalable platform
8/15
Tele-Rehabilitation platform
Aim: develop and test a scalable platform
8/15
Properties:
-Usability
-Low cost
-High quality...
Tele-Rehabilitation platform
Aim: develop and test a scalable platform
8/15
Properties:
-Usability
-Low cost
-High quality...
Tele-Rehabilitation platform
User centered design, taking human factors
into account
9/15
Tele-Rehabilitation platform
Some functions:
10/15
Tele-Rehabilitation platform
Health professional (n=4) interviews:
+“I think you couldn’t make this much easier..”
-“My bu...
Tele-Rehabilitation platform
Chain Linked Electro Goniometer (CLEG):
12/15
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10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
Knee angle
(degrees)
...
Tele-Rehabilitation platform
Chain Linked Electro Goniometer (CLEG):
-Full freedom of movement, cheap, robust
-RMS error v...
Tele-Rehabilitation platform
Usability testing:
In progress…
Will inform need for training and tech support
14/15
Tele-Rehabilitation platform
Future work
15/15
Adapted from Broens et al. 2007
Tele-Rehabilitation platform
Thanks for your attention!
Tom.gerards@strath.ac.uk
Supervisors:
Prof. Philip Rowe
Dr. Andrew...
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  1. 1. Tele-Rehabilitation platform A scalable post knee replacement prototype PhD project Tom Gerards Biomedical Engineering University of Strathclyde 1/15
  2. 2. Tele-Rehabilitation platform 2/15
  3. 3. Tele-Rehabilitation platform A collection of devices and software to enable the provision of rehabilitation services over distance using ICT 3/15
  4. 4. Tele-Rehabilitation platform Why? 4/15
  5. 5. Tele-Rehabilitation platform Managing long term conditions (LTC) is seen as the biggest challenge facing health systems in the UK (Audit Scotland 2007) 5/15 Hospital bed days other LTC
  6. 6. Tele-Rehabilitation platform Ward et al. 2009 6/15
  7. 7. Tele-Rehabilitation platform Ward et al. 2009 6/15
  8. 8. Tele-Rehabilitation platform First documented use of TR in 1959, until now no scalable technology developed! 7/15
  9. 9. Tele-Rehabilitation platform Aim: develop and test a scalable platform 8/15
  10. 10. Tele-Rehabilitation platform Aim: develop and test a scalable platform 8/15 Properties: -Usability -Low cost -High quality -Highly flexible -minimal training -minimal tech support
  11. 11. Tele-Rehabilitation platform Aim: develop and test a scalable platform 8/15 Properties: -Usability -Low cost -High quality -Highly flexible -minimal training -minimal tech support Functions: -Real time video call -exercise games -progress reports -social support -biofeedback -information
  12. 12. Tele-Rehabilitation platform User centered design, taking human factors into account 9/15
  13. 13. Tele-Rehabilitation platform Some functions: 10/15
  14. 14. Tele-Rehabilitation platform Health professional (n=4) interviews: +“I think you couldn’t make this much easier..” -“My bug bear a bit; technology coming into our job is meant to save us time, but often it doesn’t.” -“If they had an activity monitor…” 11/15
  15. 15. Tele-Rehabilitation platform Chain Linked Electro Goniometer (CLEG): 12/15 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Knee angle (degrees) Time (s) Knee kinematics CLEG vs Vicon during one stride of level walking CLEG Vicon
  16. 16. Tele-Rehabilitation platform Chain Linked Electro Goniometer (CLEG): -Full freedom of movement, cheap, robust -RMS error vs pre-set angles 1.1° -relative non linearity 0.37% -does not influence walking ROM -Validity and reliability…..LOA -activity recognition… 13/15
  17. 17. Tele-Rehabilitation platform Usability testing: In progress… Will inform need for training and tech support 14/15
  18. 18. Tele-Rehabilitation platform Future work 15/15 Adapted from Broens et al. 2007
  19. 19. Tele-Rehabilitation platform Thanks for your attention! Tom.gerards@strath.ac.uk Supervisors: Prof. Philip Rowe Dr. Andrew Kerr Collaboration: Alastair Cozens

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