Engineering and Physics
Dr. Kurt DeGoede
The purpose of the research is to create software capable of revolutionizing the way physical and occupational therapy is done by utilizing wireless inertia sensors. The inertia sensors themselves can accurately identify their exact position in space. Hence, when they are attached correctly to a patient requiring therapy, they can provide precise data on the patient’s real-time motions. It is the goal of the software to leverage the power of the sensors to provide real-time feedback to the patient and to the therapist to ensure patients are performing prescribed exercises correctly and are restoring their range(s) of motion. For ease of access, this software comes in the form of a mobile application that one will be able to download from the Google Play Store and eventually the App Store. Although efficacy and practicality will be determined later in the clinics, the software appears to be very promising.
Elliott, Colin, "eTherapy: The Next Generation of Physical and Occupational Therapy" (2021). Summer Scholarship, Creative Arts and Research Projects (SCARP). 67.
Scholarship, Creative Arts, and Research Project (SCARP)