Wearable sleeve could improve stroke rehab

stroke sleeve

Engadget highlights an innovation that aims to improve recovery from a stroke, being developed by researchers in the UK: a “wireless sleeve that gathers information of how a patient’s muscles react during home therapy.” Named M-Mark, it’s “the first to bring mechanomyogrpahy sensors (essentially ultra-sensitive microphones that measure muscle contraction) together with tri-axial accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers.”

The device would help track recovery progress and share this between patient and doctor, as well as reducing the number of appointments patients have to attend and bringing down healthcare costs.

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/09/m-mark-stroke-therapy-sleeve/

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