A Concept for a Flexible Rehabilitation Tool for sub-Saharan Africa

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2012


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This concept paper explores a technological building block approach to the development of a flexible rehabilitation tool that may address some of the needs in sub-Saharan Africa. We briefly outline some of the health challenges that lead us to suggest a concept for physical rehabilitation solutions to address many diverse patient groups (e.g. disabled children, cardiac, and stroke patients), to be used in both urban and rural areas, to be easily used in community based rehabilitation (e.g. by community rehabilitation workers), to motivate the users, and to be robust to failure (e.g. power failure) in remote areas. The concept leads to the implementation of modular interactive tiles for rehabilitation, and suggestions for future use in sub-Saharan Africa.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIST-Africa 2012 Conference Proceedings
EditorsPaul Cunningham, Miriam Cunningham
Number of pages9
Publication date2012
ISBN (print)978-1-905824-34-2
StatePublished - 2012
Event IST-Africa 2012 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of


Conference IST-Africa 2012
CountryTanzania, United Republic of
CityDar es Salaam

Bibliographical note

HH Lund. A Concept for a Flexible Rehabilitation Tool for sub-Saharan Africa. In IST-Africa 2012 Conference Proceedings, Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds), IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-905824-34-2


  • Rehabilitation technology, eHealth, Modularity, Adaptivity
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