A TELEMEDICINE SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED REHABILITATION OF STROKE PATIENTS

Steffen Ortmann, Peter Langendörfer

Abstract

Analysis showed that costs of long-term care for stroke patients have increased from 13% to 49% of overall costs in average in recent years. Therefore there is an urgent need for devising an effective long-term care and rehabilitation strategy for stroke patients, which will involve the patients actively in the process. The goal of our approach is the development of a telemedicine system which supports ambulant rehabilitation at home settings for stroke patients with minimal human intervention. This system will combine state-of-the-art monitoring devices forming a wireless Body Area Network that enable simultaneous measurement of multiple vital parameters and currently executed movements that are particularly of interest from a Stroke rehabilitation point of view. It will empower the patient to do more for fast recovery than today and provides clinical experts with data not available today. By that, it leads also to a better understanding of the stroke recovery process, higher recovery speed and thus, to reduced healthcare cost while improving patients’ quality of life.

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Ortmann S. and Langendörfer P. (2012). A TELEMEDICINE SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED REHABILITATION OF STROKE PATIENTS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-88-1, pages 270-274. DOI: 10.5220/0003871502700274


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@conference{healthinf12,
author={Steffen Ortmann and Peter Langendörfer},
title={A TELEMEDICINE SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED REHABILITATION OF STROKE PATIENTS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={270-274},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003871502700274},
isbn={978-989-8425-88-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - A TELEMEDICINE SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED REHABILITATION OF STROKE PATIENTS
SN - 978-989-8425-88-1
AU - Ortmann S.
AU - Langendörfer P.
PY - 2012
SP - 270
EP - 274
DO - 10.5220/0003871502700274