Navigation Links
Physio for the home
Date:1/14/2013

Though the skier glides skillfully across the snow-covered landscape, still he stumbles on an icy section of the piste and loses his balance, ending his well-earned winter break in a hospital bed. After the operation, physiotherapy is supposed to help restore mobility. This demands considerable patience and perseverance on the part of the patient. Many people with these sorts of injuries would find it easier to do the exercises at home rather than hanging around the rehabilitation clinic for weeks on end. It's also important that patients continue to exercise at home following a lengthy stay in hospital.

A new technology has been designed to give future patients added motivation to do their exercises, allowing them to perform physiotherapy exercises at home or when out and about during breaks at work, for instance. Experts call this telerehabilitation. Underpinning this is a technology developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS in Berlin, consisting of an exercise editor, a physio box and a mobile sensor unit that connects to a smartphone. The therapist uses the exercise editor to work up a training program tailored to the individual patient, increasing the intensity from week to week. The patient can then run the program at home using the physio box, a sort of mini-PC for televisions. The small computer boasts internet connectivity, a camera and a microphone. Exercise routines are displayed on the TV screen for the patient to copy. The physio box analyzes the data recorded by the camera as the patient does the exercises. Beforehand, software is used to map each patient's bodily characteristics in 3D and translate them into a biomechanical computer model. Once the data has been interpreted, the box sends it via the internet to the rehabilitation center, where the therapist sees how the patient is progressing and can adapt the exercises accordingly.

Mobile unit to measure movement and vital sign
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael John
michael.john@fokus.fraunhofer.de
49-303-463-7400
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Physioworx is the New and Exciting Brand from Algeos
2. Physiology department gets training grant from Brazilian scientific group
3. Ethiopians and Tibetans thrive in thin air using similar physiology, but different genes
4. Researchers identify physiological evidence of chemo brain
5. American Physiological Society’s October conference examines the integrative biology of exercise
6. Unique physiology key to diagnosing and treating diabetes in Asian populations
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Physio for the home
(Date:10/22/2014)... Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The United ... arriving from Ebola-affected nations of West Africa land ... them for infection with the virus. In ... Johnson noted that 94 percent of air passengers ... at one of these five airports -- New ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 With ... November, a national survey by the American Institutes for Research ... they know how to use health insurance, but 42 percent ... review a plan’s details before signing up for coverage. , ... literacy, with only 20 percent able to calculate correctly how ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Losing Weight Your Body’s Way , In a ... the face, it certainly can be difficult to choose the ... extra favor by doing it the healthy way? Set aside ... to your body, exercise regularly, and choose foods with the ... weight; you need to exercise more and eat less. Despite ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Akeso Biomedical, Inc. , ... treatment of bacterial infections, microbial biofilms, and chronic wounds, ... board of directors. , Dr. Sinskey ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT. He has ... Dr. Sinskey also holds positions as Co-Director of the ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter ... drinking among young adult men may lead to increased blood ... didn,t cause a similar rise in blood pressure for young ... fact, when young adult women drank lightly or moderately, their ... study found. "This finding parallels studies in older adult ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 2Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 3Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 2Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 3Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 4Health News:ReductionGuruMD Presents Ways to Improve Your Weight Loss Results 2Health News:Akeso Biomedical Appoints Dr. Anthony J. Sinskey to Board of Directors 2Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 2Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 3Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 4
... of death in Lake County , ... Evanston, IL (Vocus) March 12, ... a $1 million commitment to the Lake County Health Department and Community ... to addressing the steadily growing problem of diabetes in the county. , ...
... National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) will feature certification on ... of the "NCCA-MetLife Foundation Creativity Matters: Health, Wellness, and ... March 30, 31, April 1 . Anne ... at the University of Wisconsin and Founder and ...
... Well-known for its preventive care initiatives, state,s largest ... American Lung Association to provide medical professionals the ... Live Well programCHARLESTON, W.Va., March 12 The ... UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia, Inc. (UniCare) ...
... finding and help fight obesity , , THURSDAY, March 12 (HealthDay ... may keep children more active and help combat the continued ... For every park found within a half-mile of home, a ... odds of taking part in leisure walking increased by 60 ...
... What,s Safe to Eat and Who,s Most At RiskLANSING, ... food safety legislation under debate in the U.S. Senate ... that Americans are more concerned than ever when it ... alarmingly unaware of the long-term side effects of Salmonella, ...
... the forthcoming 24th Annual EAU Congress in Stockholm (SE), which ... organizing three Meet the Expert sessions. These are press meetings ... in the Press Centre of the congress venue. In these ... the experts their questions practically one-on-one. , The first session,s ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:NorthShore University HealthSystem Launches Diabetes Outreach Program for Lake County's Medically Underserved 2Health News:NorthShore University HealthSystem Launches Diabetes Outreach Program for Lake County's Medically Underserved 3Health News:NorthShore University HealthSystem Launches Diabetes Outreach Program for Lake County's Medically Underserved 4Health News:National Center for Creative Aging Features Timeslips in 'Creativity Matters' Symposium on Health, Wellness, and the Arts 2Health News:UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia Providing Assistance for Asthma Education Training 2Health News:UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia Providing Assistance for Asthma Education Training 3Health News:Kids Who Live Near Green Spaces Seem to Walk More 2Health News:Food Safety Expert: Americans Not Aware of Ongoing Risk & Complications of Salmonella Poisoning 2Health News:Food Safety Expert: Americans Not Aware of Ongoing Risk & Complications of Salmonella Poisoning 3Health News:Meet the expert sessions at the 24th Annual EAU Congress 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... Oct. 22, 2014 WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, ... registration available at: http://bit.ly/1yStiU9 SPEAKERS: ... and Visionary Innovation Research Group Senior Research ... self-assembling materials, nanobots and flexible electronics are ... transform our lives in the coming decades. ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Conn. , Oct. 22, 2014  Recently published ... have bolstered the already substantial database of evidence. This ... adoption of Stretta therapy for sufferers of ... clinical evidence supporting Stretta therapy as a ... policies that make Stretta therapy available to nearly 50 ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, California , 20 de octubre ... un líder en el campo de la pulmonología ... en su Estudio RENEW, casi 3 meses antes ... prueba fundamental de exención de dispositivo de investigación ... y Medicamentos) para el sistema de espiral de ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 2Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 3Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 4Recent Clinical Study Data Confirms Efficacy of Stretta Therapy - Spurs Additional Insurance Coverage and Financing Round 2PneumRx concluye inscripción en prueba fundamental RENEW 2PneumRx concluye inscripción en prueba fundamental RENEW 3
... The Dual Media Set, different from ... Broth (LB) or other specially prepared medium, ... OVEREXPRESSION BROTH (OB). For cell expansion, E. ... the production of the recombinant protein is ...
...
0.3% Beef extract, 0.5% Peptone, 0.5 % Lactose....
... controls the temperature at your lab bench. This ... to 99 C*, with the "plus" being a ... C. The thermoblocks for 0.2 ml**, 0.5 ml, ... a high degree of flexibility for a multitude ...
Medicine Products: