An independent pilot study conducted by University of Sherbrooke shows the benefits of using the Vig.IO telecommunication platform for tele-rehabilitation of patients who suffered a humerus fracture.
This is the first known tele-rehabilitation study with people who had a humerus fracture. In this pilot conducted with 17 patients, the researchers demonstrate the importance of the telecommunications platform for at home rehabilitation. Under the supervision of a physiotherapist and based on the specifications of an orthopedic doctor, patients followed at home an adaptive telerehabilitation program of 8 consecutive weeks.
Among the results of this study, the patients reported a significant pain reduction, they noticed an improved range of movement of all parts of the shoulder and upper limb, and all this combined with a very high degree of satisfaction towards this new telemedicine practice.
The Vig.IO PC platform was successfully deployed in patients’ homes. Patients and medical staff welcomed the usability of the platform.
The study benefited from the advantages of the modular Vig.IO platform. The platform allowed to easily integrating a variety of commercial systems and devices, including wide-angle PTZ cameras (pan-tilt-zoom) and omnidirectional microphones. The Vig.IO PC platform was successfully deployed in patients’ homes. Patients and medical staff welcomed the usability of the platform.
Teletreatment is a new approach in the field of rehabilitation. It allows the patient to receive physiotherapy at home without the visit of a professional. The study concluded that this innovative approach increases access to rehabilitation services in remote areas and facilitates the treatment of the elderly who cannot travel to receive care.