For my final year university project I looked at equipment which could help with stroke rehabilitation in the home.
Every year around 110,000 people in the UK have a stroke, and about 30,000 have a recurrent stroke. It is estimated that 1 million people in the UK are living with the long term effects of a stroke, with half of these being dependent on other people to help with everyday activities. This makes stroke the number one cause of disability in the Western world.
The project began with thoroughly understanding the needs of people undergoing stroke rehabilitation through literature and speaking to patients and medical professionals.
After this initial research stage a number of concepts were developed which aimed to improve on what is currently available on the market.
The main driver was to create devices which combines medical effectiveness with good usability, at a price which makes them suitable for adoption in the home environment.
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