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Latest Telerehabilitation Stories

2014-04-06 23:01:26

Gr8 Speech Inc. introduces readily available technology along with a content-rich web-based environment to provide individualized and interactive speech therapy services anywhere in the world. This proven new model is an exciting breakthrough for next-generation speech therapy. Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) April 06, 2014 Gr8 Speech Inc. introduces readily available technology along with a content-rich web-based environment to provide individualized and interactive speech therapy services...

2012-05-29 10:17:57

Researchers led by Regenstrief Institute investigator Neale Chumbler, Ph.D., a research scientist with the Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice at the Richard Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, have developed STeleR, a home telerehabilitation program that they report improves lower body physical functioning after a stroke. Participating in STeleR also increased the likelihood of maintaining a regular fitness routine, enhanced money management skills, and...

2012-05-23 20:28:03

A Wayne State University researcher has introduced computer technology that makes it easier for people who need wheelchairs to select one that best suits their needs. In "Remote Decision Support for Wheeled Mobility and Seating Devices," recently published online and set to appear in the June edition of Expert Systems with Applications, Kyoung-Yun Kim, Ph.D., associate professor of industrial and systems engineering in WSU's College of Engineering, introduces a Web-based decision support...

2012-02-15 11:06:00

- Coalition highlights importance of extending therapy caps - WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advocating on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries who receive outpatient rehabilitation services every year, the Therapy Cap Coalition on Feb. 14 urged members of the Congressional Conference Committee to show their love to seniors this Valentine's Day by providing the longest possible exceptions extension for Medicare Part B therapy services in the...

2011-07-20 14:39:52

Today 15 million persons throughout the world suffer from an ictus every year and 5 million are left with chronic disabilities. FIK designed a system for alleviating neuromuscular disability amongst these patients from their homes and by which these can be permanently supervised by the therapist who will be able to carry out a quantitative evaluation of the therapy. To this end, they have brought together new technologies and entertainment and a greater quality of rehabilitation. The patient...

2011-03-31 11:55:00

University of Pittsburgh Researchers, Consumers, Clinicians, and Policymakers Focus on New Approaches that Advance Independent Living for People with Disabilities WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is pleased to announce it will sponsor the first telerehabilitation conference to be held in Washington, D.C., on April 1. The one day policy conference will educate, generate advocacy for and disseminate knowledge...

2011-01-19 23:38:25

Study shows online outpatient program offers results similar to traditional rehab Knee replacement patients undergoing telerehabilitation "“ a unique Internet-based postoperative rehabilitation program that can be conducted from the patient's home "“ experience the same results as patients who undergo traditional postoperative rehabilitation, according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). Telerehabilitation is becoming a popular alternative for...

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2010-03-17 13:30:00

PlayStation 3-based system developed by Rutgers engineers; evaluated in Indiana University School of Medicine pilot trial Engineers at Rutgers University have modified a popular home video game system to help teenagers with cerebral palsy improve hand functions. In a pilot trial with three participants, the system improved the teens' abilities to perform a range of daily personal and household activities. The modified system combined a Sony PlayStation 3 console and a commercial gaming glove...

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2010-01-12 14:41:11

Remotely monitored in-home virtual reality videogames improved hand function and forearm bone health in teens with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, helping them perform activities of daily living such as eating, dressing, cooking, and other tasks for which two hands are needed. "While these initial encouraging results were in teens with limited hand and arm function due to perinatal brain injury, we suspect using these games could similarly benefit individuals with other illness that affect...

2009-01-12 10:09:25

There should be no barriers to providing high-quality speech pathology services, according to University of Queensland PhD graduate Dr Anne Hill. Completed through UQ's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Dr Hill's research found speech and language disorders could be validly and reliably assessed over the internet using a telerehabilitation application. "Having worked clinically with people living with an acquired neurogenic communication disorder, I saw how frustrating it was for...