This Connected Sleeve Monitors Stroke Patients' Rehab Routines

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Feb 9, 2016
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A group of scientists at the University of Southampton and Imperial College in London have developed an innovative connected sleeve that is designed to assist stroke patients with their physio exercises.

Patients who recover from strokes are often given highly specific exercise regiments to follow, but many of them often perform them infrequently or incorrectly. The M-Mark connected sleeve system is designed to combat this. The sleeve is equipped with a variety of sensors that wirelessly transmit information to a companion tablet app. The app guides users through their exercises whilst also interpreting data from the sleeve.

The connected sleeve's data can also be accessed remotely by therapists, enabling them to check on their patient's progress. It's a product that offers a whole range of advantages including better rehabilitation outcomes and reduced time spent with therapists and clinicians.