“Joseph did not sleep well tonight. He usually exercises for rehabilitation in the morning, but this day he feels weak and distressed and does not go to his rehabilitation session. After lunch his mood drastically changes and he feels ready for rehabilitation and approaches REWIRE for his daily rehabilitation session”.
“Carol is obtaining a low score today. Her REWIRE system does not detect any meaningful deviation from the previous days so the patient station is realizing that it is a matter of motivation. It slightly lowers the exercise level and speaks to the patient saying “Well Carol, your motor skills are improving, be patient, do not give up, try to hit more targets”.
“Mary is ready for her daily rehabilitation exercise, walks to REWIRE, attaches her lifestyle evaluation system and switches REWIRE on. REWIRE shows her the daily program and automatically downloads the daily physiological and activity data from the worn sensors and the environmental data directly from the ambient sensors. REWIRE analyzes the data and realizes that it is too hot and humid today to maintain the same level of exercise as the day before and tunes the game difficulty. It sends a message to both the patient and the Hospital Station and allows the patient to start her daily exercise”.
“Mr. Cottrel is approaching his REWIRE station for rehabilitation. While showing him the exercises, REWIRE downloads the physiological and environmental data and realizes that the heart rate is much higher than usual for the same amount of physical activity. It launches a warning to the hospital that makes the hospital station generate an alarm, and informs the patient that a tele-consulting session with a doctor will start soon”.
“Andreas lives in Zug and is a bit sad today. He had a stroke one year ago and still has weakness of his left arm. Today he has some pain in his affected arm. He does not know if his daily arm training will make the pain worse, but is hesitant to contact his stroke physician. He starts his REWIRE system, gets access on the stroke community and searches for other patients with similar symptoms. Instantly, the name of Anna displayed on the screen. She is living in Winthertur. Surprisingly she also had arm pain in the past. She tells Andreas that specific REWIRE exercises helped the pain. Andreas engages in these exercises. After 3 days, the pain is better. Andreas became Anna's friend and they started helping each other a lot"
“After 2 months of intensive rehabilitation at the hospital, the possibility to continue rehabilitation at home is proposed to Mike. He adheres enthusiastically and his doctor illustrates the new at home rehabilitation program to him and shows him the REWIRE platform installed at the hospital. Before being discharged by the hospital, Mike does rehabilitation with REWIRE in the hospital under the supervision of a therapist until Mikes feels comfortable with the technology. As this would allow him going home early, Mike is particularly enthusiastic and masters REWIRE in only two days. He then trained regularly at home for six months maintaining a tight connection with the hospital, improving significantly his functional status.”
This project is partially funded by the European
Commission under the 7th Framework Programme
FP7-ICT-2011 Call 7 - Personal Health System (PHS)