Telefónica launches tele-rehabilitation solution

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Telefonica, the third largest telecommunications provider in the world, and the leading provider in Spain and Latin America, has launched its much anti...

Telefonica, the third largest telecommunications provider in the world, and the leading provider in Spain and Latin America, has launched its much anticipated ‘Rehabitic’ product.

Rehabatic uses wearable wireless sensing technology from Shimmer Research and is designed for patients who have had a total knee replacement and need extensive physiotherapy.

 The innovative new product also enables the rehabilitation regime to be carried out in the comfort of the patient’s own home while maintaining the oversight of clinicians who monitor session from the hospital.

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To use Rehabatic, the patient attaches Shimmer devices to both sides of the affected knee in front of a touch screen PC.

Application software then visually instructs them through their prescribed therapy session.

An onscreen avatar displays the patient’s movement in real-time, with dynamic feedback and reflection of performance.

All the collected information is then sent to the clinician for either real time or offline assessment.

Tested in Grenada, Spain and Chile, results have been highly effective in this promising market for tele rehabilitation.

Shimmer Research has been a leader in wearable wireless sensing since its founding in 2008.

The company designs, develops and manufactures a full range of wearable Kinematic, BioPhysical and Ambient sensing modules and solutions, currently used in over 50 countries for a wide variety of applications.

The company’s core product, the Shimmer, is a wireless sensor platform that allows for the capture and communication of a sensed data in real-time, featuring low-power, standards based, wireless communication technologies and a large storage capacity which facilitates wearable wireless sensing in both connected and offline modes.

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