Telelife: An immersive media experience for rehabilitation
2014 (English)In: 2014 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA 2014, IEEE conference proceedings, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
In recent years, emergence of telerehabilitation systems for home-based therapy has altered healthcare systems. Telerehabilitation enables therapists to observe patients status via Internet, thus a patient does not have to visit rehabilitation facilities for every rehabilitation session. Despite the fact that telerehabilitation provides great opportunities, there are two major issues that affect effectiveness of telerehabilitation: relegation of the patient at home, and loss of direct supervision of the therapist. Since patients have no actual interaction with other persons during the rehabilitation period, they will become isolated and gradually lose their social skills. Moreover, without direct supervision of therapists, rehabilitation exercises can be performed with bad compensation strategies that lead to a poor quality recovery. To resolve these issues, we propose telelife, a new concept for future rehabilitation systems. The idea is to use media technology to create a totally new immersive media experience for rehabilitation. In telerehabilitation patients locally execute exercises, and therapists remotely monitor patients' status. In telelife patients, however, remotely perform exercises and therapists locally monitor. Thus, not only telelife enables rehabilitation at distance, but also improves the patients' social competences, and provides direct supervision of therapists. In this paper we introduce telelife to enhance telerehabilitation, and investigate technical challenges and possible methods to achieve telelife.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE conference proceedings, 2014.
Patient monitoring, Compensation strategy, Health-care system, Quality recovery, Rehabilitation exercise, Rehabilitation System, Social competences, Technical challenges, Telerehabilitation, Patient rehabilitation
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-174794DOI: 10.1109/APSIPA.2014.7041675ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84949924415ISBN: 9786163618238OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-174794DiVA: diva2:878332
2014 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA 2014, 9 December 2014 through 12 December 2014
QC 201512082015-12-082015-10-072015-12-08Bibliographically approved