Physical telerehabilitation in seniors with mobility limitation

J. Finkelstein, J. Wood, E. Cha

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A Home Automated Telemanagement (HAT) system for in-home physical telerehabilitation of seniors with mobility limitations was developed and tested. The HAT rehabilitation system was designed to allow patients with mobility limitations to complete an individualized physical therapy plan prescribed by a physical therapist and to allow for clinicians to monitor and assist with in-home rehabilitation. We conducted a 12 week study to assess the feasibility and patient acceptance of the system. Our results showed that home-based physical telerehabilitation is feasible in seniors with mobility limitations, and it can potentially improve patient functional status significantly. The participants of the study demonstrated a very high level of support for the home-based physical telerehabilitation program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIFMBE Proceedings
Number of pages4
Volume39 IFMBE
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering - Beijing, China
Duration: May 26 2012May 31 2012


OtherWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering



  • mobility limitation
  • successful aging
  • telerehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioengineering

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Finkelstein, J., Wood, J., & Cha, E. (2013). Physical telerehabilitation in seniors with mobility limitation. In IFMBE Proceedings (Vol. 39 IFMBE, pp. 1325-1328)