remat: a monitoring mat to aid elderly rehabilitation
A ’one-size-fits-all’ approach to caring for the elderly cannot meet the increasing complexity and expectations of this demographic. Instead, by focussing on an individual’s own strengths and needs, a healthcare model can be developed to empower patients into taking greater control over their condition. Expertise, implementation of technology and data collection are paramount in driving forwards this individualised healthcare model.
remat introduces a passive method of data collection for in the home that can be utilised to provide insight into general mobility levels over time. Using this data, physiotherapists can improve their practise by drawing on reliable information about how the patient is progressing or how they are responding to interventions. remat also offers insight into sedentary time for the user by means of a soft light.