Developing Home Based Interactive Neurorehabilitation Systems - ICAT Community Playdate

Date: 
Friday, April 15, 2016
Location & Time: 

ICAT Learning Studio (253A) in the Moss Arts Center
Time: 8:30-9:30

Developing Home Based Interactive Neurorehabilitation Systems

Speaker: Aisling Kelliher

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States and the most common neurological disorder worldwide. While long-term therapy facilitates recovery, the cost, availability of facilities and experts, as well as transportation to clinical facilities on a regular basis, limits the amount of supervised therapy that stroke survivors may receive. In response, home-based therapy has emerged as a viable alternative which can be effective in conjunction with therapy in the clinic or even as the primary mode of therapy. However, delivering long term, lightly supervised neurorehabilitation in the home is a complex challenge that requires robust, low cost, scalable and engaging solutions. In this playdate, I will discuss the ongoing work of our interdisciplinary team and network of partners in designing and implementing a semi-automated, adaptive system for home based stroke rehabilitation.