Development of a smartphone-based sensor system to assess everyday movement, speech, and sleep for stroke recovery Year One

Following a stroke, the rehabilitation gains achieved in intensive therapy are often lost without sustained follow-up. The long-term objective of the project is to extend the reach of the health team (physicians, therapi sts, caregivers) following hospital discharge to continue therapy using mobile devices. As a first step, the objectives of the planned project are to:

1) develop clinically meaningful metrics related to the quantity and quality of everyday movement, speech, and sleep from body-worn sensor data,

2) to design and fabricate system prototypes for testing, and

3) evaluate the feasibility and utility of the system in a sample of community-dwelling stroke survivors.

The planned project will leverage resources and expertise from the candidate and academic, including an existing database of activity data, experience developing mobi le devices, and collaboration with experienced rehabilitation care providers serving one of the largest communities of stroke survivors in Canada, to achieve these goals.

Intern: 
James Tung
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Pascal Poupart
Project Year: 
2014
Province: 
Ontario
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