Wireless Health Technology for Stroke Patient Rehabilitation
UCLA’s Wireless Health Institute headed by Co-Director Dr. Bruce Dobkin with Co-Director Prof. William Kaiser and the institute’s Research Manager Dr. Maxim Batalin have received funding from UC’s Center for Health Quality and Innovation for a new program intended to speed stroke patient rehabilitation through wireless health technology. The program has developed a novel, low cost exercise device that may be fitted in a bed or on the floor and uses wireless sensor and Android technology. The program will enable health professionals to remotely monitor the patient’s activity at home or in the hospital, provide instant feedback to the patient and design a more effective exercise program. The UCLA Wireless Health Institute has developed sensors with accelerometers that can be worn comfortably in the body in which sensor signal processing algorithms are processed to determine the type, quantity and quality of daily activities.