February 24 / 2020
Tech designed to address lack of access to rehab specialists in rural Alberta
EDMONTON — The robotics lab at the University of Alberta has developed technology to connect rural patients with rehabilitation specialists hundreds of kilometres away.
Tele-Rehab 2.0 uses what’s called virtual rehabilitation platform, or VRP.
The system sends data collected from motion capture, sensors and cameras to a clinician in a city, who then assesses the patient.
“We are collecting data that we don’t collect in face-to-face assessment,” said U of A rehab medicine professor Martin Ferguson-Pell.