Personalising stroke recovery and rehabilitation through new technologies for people with stroke living at home.
A large proportion of stroke survivors return to living in the community with chronic and complex health needs that are often left unmet, with devastating and long-term impact on their health and productivity. Current stroke rehabilitation is typically hospital-based, time-limited, and applies standard therapy despite variable outcomes.
Our team, together with Lead Researcher Professor Leeanne Carey and her team at La Trobe University, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and University of South Australia, are looking to provide a solution that addresses the individual complexity of recovery over time, delivers therapy at the time of need in the community, and utilises new technologies to monitor and give interactive feedback to enhance productivity goals.
The team hope to improve performance in real-world activities and quality of life of persons with stroke living in the community together with establishing evidence for a shift in practice that guides personalised rehabilitation in the long-term, at home, and supported by new technologies to stay connected.
This project has been funded by the NHMRC (APP2004443 – Staying connected: personalising stroke recovery and rehabilitation through new technologies for people with stroke living at home)