Remote health monitoring and rehabilitation of patients with neurological conditions to minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread in Canadian hospitals

Social distancing is recommended globally to slow down the COVID-19 virus spread in order to prevent the healthcare system overload. Particularly, hospital visits increase the risk of infection for non-infected patients and healthcare workers. Therefore, virtual healthcare can help the healthcare system in many ways. This project aims to develop a user-friendly, low cost, and medical-grade wearable sensor system for 1) remote health monitoring of patients with neurological conditions such as MS patients, 2) early signs of symptoms, and communicating them with healthcare providers, and 3) providing the patients with feedback to minimize their visit to hospitals. The outcome of this research enables remote health monitoring in real-time without direct physical interaction with patients. Hence, the proposed technology can be lifesaving for both patients and healthcare workers and significantly reduce direct and indirect healthcare costs while improving health outcomes.

Faculty Supervisor:

Hossein Rouhani;Chester Ho


Vahid Abdollah;Somayeh Norouzi




Engineering - mechanical


Professional, scientific and technical services


University of Alberta


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