An Assistive Smartphone Application for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Physical Impairment. OrthoGrow Recovery. Luke Dowling Colin Farrell Simon Dunne. Concept.
An Assistive Smartphone Application for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Physical Impairment
Personality Traits: Intelligent, highly motivated, independent, organised
About: David Walsh is young lawyer with a successful reputation and was seen as an up and coming solicitor, he has high hopes for becoming a judge in the Supreme Court. He is known for being extremely motivated and does everything for himself, be it work related or in his personal life.
On his way home from work, David was involved in a serious car accident which left him with severe spinal injuries, and loss of primary movement on the right hand side of his body. He has spent several months in a rehabilitation centre, making considerable progress. His treatment team have said that if he perseveres with the programme set for him, there is a good chance he will regain a measure of control on the right hand side of his body.
He is eager to get back to work as soon as possible and does not have time to visit or wait on a physiotherapist. David is looking for a device to help him with his exercises and won’t take too much time from hopefully returning to his a reduced work schedule.User Persona
Similar applications have been developed for iOS and Android OS, and many features can be incorporated into this personal treatment and rehabilitation application such as;
Physioadvisor – This application has a selection of useful tools in order to meet your recovery needs for participation in sport, along with exercise reminder alarm and programme planner
Restore Physical Therapy – Broader range of injury focus, but is at an early stage of development and is not widely used
Prevent Back and Spine Pain – More informative in that it gives introductory information, tutorials, and illustrated guides to explain exercise benefits; but requires specific gym equipment for treatment
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