ReMoVES Remote Monitoring Validation Engineering System: New Way of Care
Customization of the rehabilitation program and patient monitoring involve gathering user and process-related information during the rehabilitation, which is then used to appropriately adapt procedures and services in order to satisfactorily enhance the user’s experience. User satisfaction is the ultimate aim of customization along with clinical effectiveness. Case-based reasoning will help in further improving the rehabilitation process by either exploiting temporal profile evolution of the same patient or retrieving and processing information related to similar patients. To this end, thinking to a personalized and remote monitoring service available at patient’s home could be a solution to extend the possibility of treatment to a wider population, in an easy and comfortable way, at a good price. The aim of this study is to present REmote MOnitoring Validation Engineering System (ReMoVES) platform: the proposed system addresses the problem of continuity of care in a smart and economical way within the rehabilitation field. The proposed solution has been favourably accepted by patients, who showed interest and involvement during tests conducted at rehabilitation facilities, as well as by therapists who have found ReMoVES a useful tool for assessing and monitoring the patient.
The authors are grateful to Dott.ssa Marina Simonini (La Colletta Hospital (Arenzano–Genova)), Dott.ssa Francesca Cecchi (Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation (Fivizzano–Massa Carrara), and the medical and physiotherapist staff for supporting the experimental procedures and patients recruitment.
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