Journal article

Physiotherapy Over a Distance

Deepti Aggarwal, Bernd Ploderer, Thuong Hoang, Frank Vetere, Mark Bradford

ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare | Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) | Published : 2020


Wearable technologies offer potential in supporting assessment of lower limb movements in video consultations, which otherwise are challenging to assess. Yet there remains a limited understanding of how such technologies can be used to improve video consultations in a hospital setting and how they contribute to the clinician-patient interactions over a distance. In this article, we report on the findings of the field evaluation of a wearable technology— SoPhy. SoPhy consists of a pair of sensor embedded socks that capture the lower limb movements of a patient and a web-interface to visualise these movements for the remote physiotherapist. Our study demonstrates that ..

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