The SMART Monitoring Technology for Home-based Rehabilitation
This research will examine the appropriateness and effectiveness of systems to support hospital or home-based rehabilitation programmes for older people who have sustained a stroke, and their carers, the aim being the recovery and improvement of mobility. The system will employ video and ambulatory monitoring systems linked to a decision support platform that will provide both therapeutic instruction and support information. This combination of technology and knowledge management will support specific rehabilitation interventions and measure the effectiveness of the resulting actions undertaken by the participant. Information regarding process will be fed back to the person in an appropriate format (audio/ visual) and where appropriate, their carers or health care professionals. The SMART monitoring technology we propose to develop will reduce the need for “hands-on” therapy from a trained therapist, with expert support being provided through video and audio feedback. .