High-tech approaches critical to improving access to services in Canada
OTTAWA, Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - A $1.3-million national initiative announced today will deliver "telerehabilitation" to the homes of more than 200 people living with stroke in at least 10 Canadian cities - the first step towards improving access to desperately needed stroke-recovery services.
Researchers in Nova Scotia, P.E.I., Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia will test innovative ways to provide physical, occupational and speech therapy and lifestyle coaching to people who are recovering at home after a stroke. The telerehab initiative is a joint effort of the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) and the HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR).
Projects involve everything from table-top robotics to virtual reality, videoconferencing, phone consultations and the use of hand-held tablets for communicating with therapists.
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SOURCE: HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery
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Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery