When we think about wearable technology, we tend to think about fitness trackers and AR headsets, but wearable technology goes well beyond that. In fact, wearable technology is making a huge impact on healthcare industry with devices such as Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Smart pills, Remote Patient Monitoring etc. Another aspect of healthcare that’s being impacted by wearable technology is rehabilitation.
Experts believe wearable technology can be successfully incorporated in clinical rehabilitation. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, wearable technology is the world’s current number one fitness trend.
A successful surgery depends on monitoring the patient’s condition after the surgery. It is a common drawback in orthopedic surgery.
This work deals with the design, implementation and experimental validation of a home rehabilitation system capable of bringing a real-time 3D reconstruction of human posture to the therapist’s desk. The system has been validated against two commercial systems, capable of providing joint angle measurements and commonly used in rehabilitation gyms, which are used profitably to assist clinics in limb motor dysfunction treatment. Early experimental results promise to provide measurements accurate enough to complement the subjective therapist’s perception with objective observations, leading to quantitative evaluation.
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