Implementing physical telerehabilitation system for patients with multiple sclerosis

Joseph Finkelstein, Jeffrey Wood, Yan Shan

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Abstract

Physical rehabilitation was shown to positively affect clinical outcomes in multiple sclerosis (MS). Telemedicine approaches can potentially facilitate home-based rehabilitation however telerehabilitation in MS have not been widely implemented. We developed a Home Automated Telemanagement (HAT) system for the computer-guided management of patients with MS to monitor patient symptoms, educate patients on their disease, and to instruct and monitor an exercise regimen tailored to the patient's specific needs. The home unit runs on a netbook in the patient's home connected to a remote server via internet. The system questions the patient on their condition, gives detailed step by step exercise instructions, records their daily exercise log, and informs and quizzes the patient on their knowledge of multiple sclerosis. The exercise log is transmitted to the remote HAT server where it is analyzed using decision support algorithms to facilitate MS management. Patient exercise regimen is determined by their physical therapist and can be updated on-line, keeping a personalized approach to disease management while taking advantage of the convenience the technology supplies. This telemanagement system has been successfully designed and implemented to optimize the care of patients with multiple sclerosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2011
Pages1883-1886
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event2011 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2011 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Oct 15 2011Oct 17 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2011 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2011
Volume4

Other

Other2011 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2011
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period10/15/1110/17/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Finkelstein, J., Wood, J., & Shan, Y. (2011). Implementing physical telerehabilitation system for patients with multiple sclerosis. In Proceedings - 2011 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2011 (pp. 1883-1886). [6098758] (Proceedings - 2011 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2011; Vol. 4). https://doi.org/10.1109/BMEI.2011.6098758