Use of technologies in rehabilitation
Telecommunications technology can assist with the delivery of rehabilitation services for people in the community; facilitates therapy at home after discharge, and increases access to rehabilitation including those living in rural areas or in nursing homes.
Mobility limitation is a common result from conditions such as stroke, brain injury, hip fracture and arthritis. People with mobility limitation can benefit from rehabilitation high dose programs that contain intensive repetitive exercises.
New technologies, such as exercise-based video and computer games and activity monitors, potentially provide an affordable way to increase the dose of exercise and overall physical activity for people in rehabilitation.