You get home from the hospital after a stroke. Now what? Many stroke patients and caregivers have the same question. You want to do something to help you regain your functions, but you don’t know where to find the support with your at-home stroke rehab. Yes, we can all agree that a little assistance would be useful.
What kind of support is available?
Stroke survivors need all the help they can get, especially when they get home. Doctors and therapists know this. In fact, disabilities patients face after a stroke are one of the biggest problems in healthcare. One way that this problem is being dealt with is through app development. Apps that people can download on their phone and use daily are a promising way to provide patients with a solid program and strong support.
But what apps are available for stroke patients and caregivers? Researchers from the US decided to look into this. They found out that between August 2013 and January 2016, more than thirty thousand medical apps were available. The strange part was that only 74 of these were dedicated to stroke, even though there is clearly a need. Of these 74 apps, only 3 related to physical rehabilitation. But patients and caregivers could use more support in this area.
Strokemark offering the home rehab support you need
Strokemark is here to fill in the gap. We are developing an app-supported program to help you with your home rehab, giving you a full plan and the support you need. Our program helps improve your walking and your hand and arm function. We even help you keep track of your progress. Contact us if you are interested in learning when our program is available in your area.
The lead author of this original article is P. Piran from The State University of New York (SUNY) Downtown Medical Center, New York, New York.