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Post Clinical Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients in the Rural Area in 2030​

In the REHA2030 project, a user-centered service model for post clinical home rehabilitation of stroke patients and the required technology platform (REHA robot, Internet platform) is being developed.

Tele-rehabilitation does not mean that therapeutic care is provided far away from healthcare professionals via technologized remote instructions. Rather, tele-rehabilitation means that patients have the opportunity to take their rehabilitation progress into their own hands and improve it in their own home using coordinated, technological aids and under the Internet-based guidance of specialist therapeutic personnel. Ensuring therapeutic follow-up and local supply is particularly precarious in rural areas: long distances to therapy centres and clinics, lack of individual mobility or limited access to public transport, dwindling large family structures to support the recovery process make it difficult to continue rehabilitation measures after a stay in a rehabilitation clinic. The Interreg Si-At project REHA2030 of the Carinthian University of Applied Sciences – together with 4 partners – is dedicated to the research and development of tele-rehabilitation after strokes, which is to take place as an internet-based service in the patients’ home. The special aspects of the region – demographic change, concentration of medical care in urban areas – encourage the choice of this topic.

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