REWIRE project proposes to develop, integrate and field test an innovative virtual reality based rehabilitation platform, aimed at allowing patients, discharged from the hospital, to continue intensive rehabilitation at home under remote monitoring by the hospital itself. The main idea is to assemble off the self components in a robust and reliable way to get a system to be deployed massively at the patients’ homes, enabling home-based effective rehabilitation to improve disabilities and functions.
The platform would be constituted of three hierarchical levels:
Besides, environmental, physiological and motion data are combined to tune the rehabilitation exercises level to the proper level of challenge level and are used to asses potential risks.
The HS has also the role to analyze the outcome of the rehabilitation session, both in the short and long term, which allows therapist and clinicians to analyze the degree of success and failure in the rehabilitation process, risks and evolution pattern, providing a solid ground for a more effective planning of rehabilitation.
The NS contributes to reach an active feedback to both the patient and the clinicians, by fostering continuous shared patient-doctor communication on the rehabilitation plan (multidisciplinary consultation and direct communication among specialists, general practitioners, therapists, informal caregivers and family). The patient community supported by the hospital allows exchanging experiences and information among patients in order to maximize at all times patients' motivation and involvement.
The REWIRE platform collects a huge amount of valuable data on daily life activity and rehabilitation progression for all the patients served. The analysis of these data offers to health providers the possibility to monitor after-stroke patient's evolution on a large scale, being able to anticipate trends and properly distribute their resources.