Remote support for stroke rehabilitation: Myheart's 'neurological rehabilitation' concept

Toni Giorgino, Paolo Tormene, Barbara Cattani, Caterina Pistarini, Silvana Quaglini

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Stroke is a serious neurological accident which accounts for a wide fraction of the healthcare costs in industrialized societies. Recovery from stroke and other neurological accidents usually include motor rehabilitation, maintained for several months, and logopedic training for the recovery of cognitive and speech abilities. The MyHeart consortium is addressing several aspects of cardiovascular diseases' management by combining clothes with embedded biomedical sensors and information technologies. One of the application areas is especially devoted to supporting Neurological Rehabilitation (NR). This article describes how MyHeart's Concept NR is structured and how technologies are leveraged to support both motor rehabilitation and speech/cognitive training. Information technology and garment-embedded sensors, combined, permit assisted training both at the clinic and at home, after discharge from the intensive care unit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: Aug 20 2007Aug 24 2007


Other12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007
CityBrisbane, QLD


  • cerebrovascular disorders
  • rehabilitation
  • speech therapy
  • stroke
  • telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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