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Decentralizing Rehabilitation: Using Blockchain to Store Exoskeletons’ Movement

  • Daniela America da Silva
  • Claudio Augusto Silveira Lelis
  • Luiz Henrique Coura
  • Samara Cardoso dos Santos
  • Leticia Yanaguya
  • Jose Crisostomo Ozorio Junior
  • Isaias da Silva Tiburcio
  • Gildarcio Sousa Goncalves
  • Breslei Max Reis da Fonseca
  • Alexandre Nascimento
  • Johnny Cardoso Marques
  • Luiz Alberto Vieira Dias
  • Adilson Marques da Cunha
  • Paulo Marcelo Tasinaffo
  • Thais Tavares Terranova
  • Marcel Simis
  • Pedro Claudio Gonsales de Castro
  • Linamara Rizzo Battistella
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 800)

Abstract

During the 2nd Semester of 2018, at the Brazilian Aeronautics Institute of Technology (Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica – ITA), a successful Collaborative Interdisciplinary Problem-Based Learning (Co-IPBL) experience took place. At that time, more than 20 undergrad and graduate students from 3 different courses, within just 17 academic weeks, had the opportunity of conceptualizing, modeling, developing, and testing a Computer System involving multiple actors (Patients, Doctors, Hospitals, and Suppliers) for real-time decision making in the rehabilitation with Exoskeletons of patients suffering from Lower Limb Impairment after motorcycle accidents. Differently from other existing products from universities, research centers, governmental agencies, and other public and/or private companies, this product was developed, using the best practices of the Agile Scrum Method, along with emerging Information Technologies (ITs) such as Blockchain Hyperledger, Internet of Things (IoT), among others. This Co-IPBL was performed with the participation of a rehabilitation medical team from the Hospital of Clinics at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Sao Paulo (HC-FMUSP). The experience described in this paper illustrates a way of dealing with the multiple challenges involved in teaching, learning, designing, and implementing complex intelligent systems to address health care issues with collaborative work involving multidisciplinary teams facing real-life problems such as exoskeletons applied to clinical recover of Patients.

Keywords

Health care system Exoskeleton Blockchain Agile method Agile testing Collaborative problem-based learning 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors thank: Esterel Technologies/ANSYS Inc.; Hospital of Clinics from Faculty of Medicine of University of São Paulo; Rehabilitation Hospital Lucy Montoro; Ecossistema Negocios Digitais Ltda; ITA; and FCMF, for all their general and finantial support, during the development of this TSA4MOHIBD Project.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniela America da Silva
    • 1
  • Claudio Augusto Silveira Lelis
    • 1
  • Luiz Henrique Coura
    • 1
  • Samara Cardoso dos Santos
    • 1
  • Leticia Yanaguya
    • 1
  • Jose Crisostomo Ozorio Junior
    • 1
  • Isaias da Silva Tiburcio
    • 1
  • Gildarcio Sousa Goncalves
    • 1
  • Breslei Max Reis da Fonseca
    • 1
  • Alexandre Nascimento
    • 1
  • Johnny Cardoso Marques
    • 1
  • Luiz Alberto Vieira Dias
    • 1
  • Adilson Marques da Cunha
    • 1
  • Paulo Marcelo Tasinaffo
    • 1
  • Thais Tavares Terranova
    • 2
  • Marcel Simis
    • 2
  • Pedro Claudio Gonsales de Castro
    • 2
  • Linamara Rizzo Battistella
    • 2
  1. 1.Brazilian Aeronautics Institute of TechnologySao Jose dos CamposSao PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Rehabilitation Hospital Lucy Montoro, Hospital of Clinics at the Faculty of MedicineUniversity of Sao PauloSao PauloBrazil

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