Tele-rehabilitation: present and future. Zampolini, M., Todeschini, E., Bernabeu Guitart, M., Hermens, H., Ilsbroukx, S., Macellari, V., Magni, R., Rogante, M., Scattareggia Marchese, S., Vollenbroek, M., & Giacomozzi, C. Annali dell'Istituto superiore di sanità, 44(2):125-34, 1, 2008.
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SUMMARY: During the last decade we assisted to relevant progress in rehabilitation studies and in technological development. From the combination of these issues rises the tele-rehabilitation--a subfield of telemedicine consisting of a system to control rehabilitation "at distance"--as an actual possibility of application and a promising development in the future. The present paper offers a short review of the state of the art in the field of tele-rehabilitation, with a special focus on upper limb tele-rehabilitation. The experience is also briefly reported of the preliminary application of the H-CAD (home care activity desk) system and the HELLODOC (Healthcare service linking tele-rehabilitation to disabled people and clinicians) tele-rehabilitation service, conducted by the authors within two European projects in the period 2003-2005 and 2005-2007 respectively.

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