Thursday, October 18, 2012

Stroke recovery - someday an app for that?

From across the pond, comes news about university students launching a new app in hopes of helping stroke victims:
StrokeLink, a free app that uses a patient-focused interface, empowers stroke survivors by providing them with the necessary tools to regain their independence. The app’s toolkit of health reference material and its powerful tool for rehabilitation was created to guide and actively engage stroke patients as they recover, using accessible design and rich media content.
These self-care tools include rehabilitation programs with exercises ranging from fine motor skills to full body movements, and are presented as text, pictures, or videos, accompanied by audio cues.
We've seen other technologies - video games, for one - being adapted as tools for stroke recovery. Hope this one comes to fruition, too.

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