REHAB 2014

Research Article

Self-monitoring and professional feedback through CloudRehab, a Mobile Cloud Platform for Neuro-rehabiliation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2014.255384,
        author={Angel Ruiz-Zafra and Gustavo Cuberos Urbano and Manuel Noguera and Kawtar Benghazi and Alfonso Caracuel},
        title={Self-monitoring and professional feedback through CloudRehab, a Mobile Cloud Platform for Neuro-rehabiliation},
        proceedings={REHAB 2014},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={REHAB},
        year={2014},
        month={7},
        keywords={tele-rehabilitation neuro-rehabilitation m-health acquired brain injury feedback self-monitoring cloud technology cloudrehab},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2014.255384}
    }
    
  • Angel Ruiz-Zafra
    Gustavo Cuberos Urbano
    Manuel Noguera
    Kawtar Benghazi
    Alfonso Caracuel
    Year: 2014
    Self-monitoring and professional feedback through CloudRehab, a Mobile Cloud Platform for Neuro-rehabiliation
    REHAB
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2014.255384
Angel Ruiz-Zafra,*, Gustavo Cuberos Urbano1, Manuel Noguera2, Kawtar Benghazi2, Alfonso Caracuel3
  • 1: Dpto. Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológico University of Granada
  • 2: Dpto. Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos University of Granada
  • 3: Dpto. Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación Centro de Investigación Mente Cerebro Comportamiento University of Granada
*Contact email: angelr@ugr.es

Abstract

This paper presents the development of an m-Health platform for supporting the rehabilitation process of patients with acquired brain injury. A six-step methodology for neuro-rehabilitation was supported by the platform called CloudRehab. This cloud- supported home-based rehabilitation platform includes a mobile application and a web application. The mobile application has been designed to record and play videos simultaneously, as well as collect physiological and behavioral data to be uploaded to the cloud. The collected data are accessed through a web application for professionals of health. A single subject research design indicated the platform was effective for improving a daily living activity of a patient with chronic sequelae after stroke. CloudRehab improve the performance of the rehabilitation exercise in a real- context training, contributing to the effectiveness of the rehabilitation process. The use of technological solutions for supporting neuro-rehabilitation can seamlessly provide benefits to patients and health systems.