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Universal Acess in Human Computer Interaction. Coping with Diversity

Volume 4554 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 831-840

SMART Rehabilitation: Implementation of ICT Platform to Support Home-Based Stroke Rehabilitation

  • H. ZhengAffiliated withSchool of Computing & Mathematics, University of Ulster, N. Ireland
  • , R. DaviesAffiliated withSchool of Computing & Mathematics, University of Ulster, N. Ireland
  • , T. StoneAffiliated withSchool for Health, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, University of Bath
  • , S. WilsonAffiliated withSchool for Health, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, University of Bath
  • , J. HammertonAffiliated withCentre for Health and Social Care, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
  • , S. J. MawsonAffiliated withCentre for Health and Social Care, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
  • , P. M. WareAffiliated withCentre for Health and Social Care, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
  • , N. D. BlackAffiliated withSchool of Computing & Mathematics, University of Ulster, N. Ireland
  • , N. D HarrisAffiliated withSchool for Health, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, University of Bath
    • , C. EcclestonAffiliated withSchool for Health, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, University of Bath
    • , H. HuAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, University of Essex, Colchester CO4 3SQ
    • , H ZhouAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, University of Essex, Colchester CO4 3SQ
    • , G. A. MountainAffiliated withCentre for Health and Social Care, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University

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Abstract

Stroke is the biggest cause of severe disability in the UK. The National Service Framework for Older People recommends that rehabilitation should continue until maximum recovery has been achieved. However, due to cost factors inpatient length of stay is decreasing and outpatient rehabilitation facilities are limited. The level of therapy could be improved by providing assistive technology, in the form of tele-rehabilitation, within patients’ homes. This paper presents the development of the SMART rehabilitation system, a home-based tele-rehabilitation system to argument upper limb rehabilitation, with the emphasis on the implementation of the system ICT platform and user interface design.