Stroke Affects More than 14 Million People Each Year
Stroke affects more than 14 million people each year. It is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in adults. About 80% of stroke victims will not be able to return to work and will be in a situation of loss of autonomy, which generates a considerable human and financial cost. In order to limit this loss of autonomy as much as possible, it is necessary to develop neurological rehabilitation and follow-up techniques that continue when the patient returns home.
In this context, the RGS @ HOME project is based on the technique of RGS, a video game rehabilitation system, for implementation in the patient’s home. This system has already been the subject of a medical evaluation showing that its use in health centers allows continuous diagnosis and a therapeutic solution to treat the consequences of a stroke. The main objective of the project is to test the management by RGS in patients’ homes as well as the adaptations that have been considered (connected objects and the mobile application).
The clinical evaluation will be carried out in 3 European centers with 90 people, carers and health professionals over a period of 12 months. The Fondation de l’Avenir coordinates project activity in France. This project was selected by EIT Health, the European Institute for Health Innovation and Technology, to better support and help stroke patients in several regions of Europe with different health and reimbursement systems. .
The consortium is initiated by Professor Paul VERSCHURE, Director of IBEC and brings together the Fondation de l’Avenir, as well as BIST, Excelencia Severo Ochoa, Medtronic, the San Joan de Deu hospital complex and the Uppsala Region.