Challenges and Trends Driving Telerehabilitation

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Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Abstract

With broadband Internet devices and applications exploding into the marketplace for all kinds of business and residential uses, we should expect to see uses of these devices in areas such as rehabilitation. Although we are a long way from ubiquitous use of all the new technologies in rehabilitation activities and programs, we can start to see what this emergent technology ecosystem, telerehabilitation, will look like. This chapter discusses the challenges of telerehabilitation in light of the circumstances for people with disabilities and the current trends in technology.

Keywords

Migration Transportation Income Assure Expense 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American Association of People with DisabilitiesWashingtonUSA

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