Smart Health TeleRehab Page Content What It Is Smart Health TeleRehab enables patients to undergo their rehabilitation exercises at a time and location of their choice, through the use of wearable sensors and remote monitoring by therapists. Therapists and service providers also stand to benefit from better productivity. The solution is suitable for patients recovering from conditions including stroke, fractures, lower limb joint replacements or amputations, deconditioning and musculoskeletal conditions. Background Smart Health TeleRehab is one of three national telehealth initiatives designed to empower patients to self-care and enable aging-in-place. The other two initiatives are Video Consultation and Vital Signs Monitoring. The solution was developed together with the National University of Singapore (NUS) Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, and will be rolled out as a national pilot by Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) and T-Rehab, a startup by NUS. How It Works Patients put on wearable sensors on the neck and limb and use exercise bands to carry out prescribed exercises with video demonstrations, instructions and indicators on a tablet. The solution provides immediate feedback to patients on whether the exercises are correctly performed, e.g. if the desired exercise angles are achieved. With over 42 types of exercises and varying levels of difficulty, Smart Health TeleRehab is also suitable for wheelchair-bound patients as the sensors are able to calibrate accordingly at the click of a button. For patients to consult therapists remotely, the solution is also equipped with a video conferencing feature. Patients’ performance and compliance is detected and measured by the solution’s highly accurate sensors and algorithm, which therapists can review asynchronously from the smart metrics dashboard. Benefits For Patients Smart Health TeleRehab improves patients’ access to rehabilitation services, with the convenience and ease of doing rehab exercises from the comfort of their home. The solution helps patients reduce clinic visits, saving waiting time, travelling time and costs, and also addresses the challenges of patients with mobility issues – ambulating from home to the therapy centre. Patients are encouraged to exercise daily, which contributes to improved recovery rates and clinical outcomes. For Healthcare StaffSmart Health TeleRehab has the potential to be a ‘workforce multiplier’. The time therapists need to spend with each patient is shortened as they can quickly review patients’ progress asynchronously. Collectively, these time savings enable therapists to see more patients in the same amount of time, and enhance population access to rehabilitation services. TeleRehab also reduces home rehab therapists’ travelling time, and helps institutions overcome their manpower shortage of trained therapists. With reduced physical rehab sessions, rehab centres can free up resources to treat more patients.