• Contact person: Anisoara Ionescu
  • People involved: Anisoara Ionescu, Fabien Massé, Alan Kevin Bourke
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Equilibre Physilog

REWIRE is a 3-year research project funded by the European Commission under the Framework Program 7. It aims at promoting innovative home rehabilitation by devising and field-testing an easy-to-use and low-cost home rehabilitation platform based on Virtual Reality (VR) for patients suffering mobility impairments consecutive to stroke.

The developed platform will allow such patients to receive rehabilitation care at home, even after being discharged from the hospital, through engaging VR-based games. Games will interact with the patient using newly-released 3D depth camera such as Kinect and be designed to restore patient’s mobility.

The platform will also feature communication interfaces that allow both patient to remain in contact with the medical staff and the medical staff to adjust the therapy according the patient’s progress.

Furthermore, to increase the compliance with the rehabilitation platform, patient’s lifestyle will be assessed through tiny wearable sensors as a way to fine-tune the daily planned therapy.

LMAM is leading the Work Package 5 (WP5) related to lifestyle assessment during daily activities. It consists in providing relevant lifestyle metrics related to patient’s lifestyle status (e.g type, level, and frequency of physical activity, energy expenditures). Such input will allow :

  • Adjust the level of therapy through short-term evaluation of patient’s physical status just before a therapy session begins
  • Assess the therapy based long-term trends of lifestyle evaluation