Homebound Therapy with Wearable and Wireless Systems

  • Robert LeMoyneEmail author
  • Timothy Mastroianni
Part of the Smart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation book series (SSMI, volume 27)


The context of smartphones and portable media devices as wearable and wireless systems can logically be extrapolated to homebound therapy, especially with regards to of a rehabilitation for hemiparesis from traumatic brain injury and stroke. Four applications are addressed. The portable media device operating as a functionally wireless accelerometer platform can be mounted to a cane for machine learning classification to distinguish appropriate and inappropriate use. An ankle rehabilitation system can apply a smartphone as a wireless gyroscope to differentiate between a hemiplegic ankle and unaffected ankle. Further applications using a portable media device as a wireless gyroscope platform involve the use of a wobble board with machine learning also classifying between a hemiplegic ankle and unaffected ankle. Another scenario applies the smartphone as a wireless gyroscope for Virtual Proprioception as feedback for eccentric training while applying machine learning to classify between Virtual Proprioception feedback and without Virtual Proprioception feedback for eccentric training. These preliminary systems are capable of providing essentially autonomous homebound therapy amendable for Network Centric Therapy.


Homebound therapy Rehabilitation Smartphone Portable media device Wireless accelerometer Wireless gyroscope Assistive device Cane Gait Ankle Machine learning Hemiparesis Wobble board Eccentric training Virtual proprioception 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biological Sciences, Center for Bioengineering InnovationNorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA
  2. 2.IndependentPittsburghUSA

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