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Low-cost telemedicine & prosthetic improvement kits for amputees
On the MIT Global Challenge: http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams/view/192

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  1. 1. 1.7 M amputees in the US (2008) <ul><li>185 000 amputations / year -> Vascular system, Diabetes, Cancer, Trauma, … </li></ul><ul><li>Prosthesis fitting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very complex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Painful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs adjustments (weekly -> yearly) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visits to clinic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Costly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation: Difficult for amputee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problematic in remote areas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Medicaid pays for majority -> US govt interested in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Saving costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve quality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reduce hospital & clinic visits by 80% -> huge savings </li></ul><ul><li>Worldwide problem & global market: Europe, India & Developing countries </li></ul>
  2. 2. BodyNotes: Low-cost telemedicine for amputees David Sengeh, M.Sc. Candidate, BioMechatronics, MIT Media Lab Alex Olwal, M.Sc., Ph.D., Post-doctoral Researcher, Camera Culture, MIT Media Lab <ul><ul><li>Minimize visits (patient: time & effort, health care: time & cost) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better adjustments -> Improve quality of care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-time remote collaboration for patient & prosthetist </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Remote consultation to improve prostheses </li></ul><ul><li>Patients tracks pain: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intensity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Patient uploads data -> Health Record System </li></ul><ul><li>Prosthetist downloads data -> mobile / desktop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improvements over time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistics / graphs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prosthetist + Patient connect remotely (PC + mobile) -> Shared screen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient shows problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prosthetist suggests adjustments w/ Prosthetic Improvement Kit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient adjusts on their own </li></ul></ul>Prosthetist’ office Patient’s home Part from Kit Tele-medicine app
  4. 4. Prototype software implemented & tested <ul><li>2 Android mobile clients </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Java & Flash </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open Source Electronic Health Record </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IndivoX + CollaboRhythm platform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PC-based tool for Prosthetist / Doctor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Java </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Processing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connects over 3G, Wi-Fi & 4G </li></ul>
  5. 5. Prosthetic Improvement Kit: 1 st prototype kit modelled & manufactured 3D model (SolidWorks) 3D-printed mold Silicone Insert Socket + Insert
  6. 6. Low-cost, real-time 2D & 3D telemedicine <ul><li>General concept -> reporting + remote discussion & help </li></ul><ul><li>Empower patient -> report & feedback on progress </li></ul><ul><li>Empower experts -> tools that overcome distance </li></ul><ul><li>Future developments: Pressure maps -> Even better adaptations for socket comfort. </li></ul>

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