Boston, MA, February, 2012: Telefónica, the third largest telecommunications provider in the world, and the leading provider in Spain and Latin America, has launched its much anticipated ‘Rehabitic’ product, using wearable wireless sensing technology from Shimmer Research.
For patients who have had a total knee replacement and need extensive physiotherapy – Rehabitic enables the rehabilitation regime to be carried out in the comfort of home while maintaining the oversight of clinicians who monitor session from the hospital.
The patient attaches Shimmer devices to both sides of the affected knee in front of a touch screen PC, on which application software visually instructs them through their prescribed therapy session. An avatar onscreen displays the patient’s movement in real-time, with dynamic feedback and reflection of performance. All information is sent to the clinician for either real time or offline assessment.
Tested in Grenada, Spain and Chile, results have been highly effective in this promising market for tele rehabilitation.
With research and development offices in Boston, MA and headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, Shimmer Research has been a leader in wearable wireless sensing since its founding in 2008. The company designs, develops and manufactures a full range of wearable Kinematic, BioPhysical, and Ambient sensing modules and solutions, currently used in over 50 countries for a wide variety of applications. The company’s core product, the Shimmer, is a wireless sensor platform that allows for the capture and communication of a sensed data in real‐time, featuring low-power, standards based, wireless communication technologies and a large storage capacity which facilitates wearable wireless sensing in both connected and offline modes. Shimmer has leading expertise in application development, technical support, and systems integration. Its platform can be integrated into existing product, service, research, and development programs for customers across a wide array of industries. To arrange a meeting or demo, please contact Tom McMahon: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-857-362-7254 (US East Coast).
In the latest edition of ‘Technology Ireland’, the magazine has a feature on the use of wireless technology in healthcare, and talks to Kieran Daly – VP of Business Development here at Shimmer Research.
Focusing on how wireless technology can transform healthcare delivery, the article looks at how patients can benefit from being monitored, and how clinicians can improve the overall management and quality of patient care through wireless technologies.
Covering topics such a next generation networks, mobile technology, and home care systems, the article also looks at Shimmer to explore current developments in wearable sensors and assisted living solutions. Kieran Daly goes on to discuss the market demand for e-health, and how Telco’s are taking the lead in meeting customer’s needs ahead of the healthcare sector and healthcare institutions.
See the full article on page 40 of the magazine: Technology Ireland Online
Technology Ireland is a bi-monthly magazine published by Enterprise Ireland. The magazine covers the latest news, innovations, and developments across the technology sector.