Associate Professor Gerald Koh, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
Smart Health TeleRehab was rolled out as a national pilot in 2017.
Through the use of wearable sensors and remote monitoring by therapists, patients can perform rehabilitation exercises anytime, anywhere by following video demonstrations. Video conferencing features enable patient consultation while therapists are able to review patients’ progress asynchronously via smart dashboards, which have led to better productivity.
The development of the solution and clinical trials were conducted with Ang Mo Kio Thye Hua Kwan Hospital and Singapore General Hospital. The nationwide pilot programme funded by the Ministry of Health, has since been implemented at 16 medical institutions.