Technology Advancements in Stroke Rehabilitation

by | Dec 17, 2023

Explore cutting-edge technology advances in stroke rehabilitation that are revolutionizing the recovery process. Discover innovative solutions, from virtual reality therapy to AI-powered rehabilitation tools, designed to enhance motor skills, cognitive function, and overall quality of life after a stroke. 

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Advanced Stroke Rehabilitation Technology

Recovering from a stroke can last months or years. The steps a person needs to take can be difficult. Therefore, the right doctor and proper support are important. One aspect of rehabilitation is technology. Advancements in technology have helped people recuperate after a stroke. A stroke happens when the brain can no longer receive oxygen and nutrients. This occurs when something blocks or limits the blood supply. A stroke may also develop when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Globally, around 15 million people experience strokes every year. Complications can emerge, and some patients face disabilities after a stroke. Following treatment, patients need to focus on recovery. Rehabilitation is crucial in relearning skills.

Recovery involves different therapies that depend on the location of the brain damage. Traditional methods include speech therapy, motor skill exercises, and range-of-motion therapy.

The Importance of Stroke Technology in Rehabilitation

Technology is a necessary part of stroke rehabilitation. Some technological tools help doctors monitor a patient’s well-being and recovery progress. Other technologies assist patients in performing repetitive tasks and increase motor skills safely. The tools can shorten the recovery period as a result.

Advanced Stroke Rehabilitation Technologies

Wearable Technology in Stroke Rehabilitation

Advancements in technology have allowed patients to wear various devices. For instance, a person can wear an exoskeleton that assists them with building motor skills. Other devices make assessing a person’s health outside a clinic easier. They offer real-time feedback data that helps the healthcare provider create a more effective rehabilitation plan.

For example, smart sensors can track your movements. The data they record can shorten evaluation times and reduce diagnostic errors. You might wear a device and use other types of technology to restore function.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Applications

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have other uses beyond entertainment. VR and AR create a controlled environment for you to do repetitive motions. The simulations can involve cleaning, cooking, and other daily tasks. The technology can be immersive and allow you to exercise safely.

Robotics in Stroke Rehabilitation

Among the 90% of stroke survivors with a disability, mobility is a common issue. As a result, they are more likely to fall. Robotics can limit the possibility of falling and improve mobility. Technologies like exoskeletons focus on the lower limbs through gait training. The goal is to improve the ability to walk. Other robotic devices provide motion assistance in the upper limbs. They make rehabilitation more customized for the patient.

 

Telehealth and Remote Monitoring

Telehealth platforms can deliver the same advantages as in-person care. You can still get services for functional recovery and mobility training. You can work on speech therapy and manage future stroke risks through telehealth. Some people prefer telehealth during rehabilitation due to its convenience. Not having a car or living far from a clinic makes healthcare less accessible. Remote monitoring can remove this hurdle and make recovery efficient.

 

Artificial Intelligence

Devices using artificial intelligence (AI) recognize a person’s movement patterns. The algorithm also can predict patient outcomes. Due to these abilities, AI can form a treatment plan that works on specific areas the stroke affected the most. AI algorithms may also create a program that helps with vision and speech issues.

 

Brain-Computer Interface Technology

Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology monitors brain activity. Depending on what someone thinks, the system can interact with an application or control a robotic device. In stroke rehabilitation, a BCI system provides sensory feedback. Repeated uses may also help begin the recovery of damaged pathways and restore communication between the brain and limbs.

 

Schedule an Appointment to Begin Your Stroke Rehabilitation Today 

Every patient has different needs, and plenty of devices are available to aid them on their road to recovery. Researchers regularly develop new technologies to improve stroke rehabilitation. At Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic, we stay up-to-date with the latest equipment and innovations in stroke management and prevention. (Read more about other technology advancements that help treat stroke patients.)

Our stroke specialist in Singapore, Dr. Manish Taneja, provides screening, stroke management, and quality treatment. We can help you achieve a positive future. Contact us to make an appointment.

 

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Consult a Stroke Specialist in Singapore

Dr. Manish Taneja, is an expert in endovascular and image guided neurointerventional procedures of brain and spine. It’s important to find a stroke specialist and doctor you can trust in Singapore. He has special interest in treatment of brain aneurysms, stroke and vascular malformations. Come in for a further evaluation. Arrange an appointment with Dr. Manish Taneja, our stroke specialist.

 

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Imagine heart attacks where the blood flow to your heart is blocked. Similarly, a stroke occurs when the blood flow to your brain is interrupted becoming a “brain attack”. When blood supply does not reach a certain part, brain cells begin to die. Different types of stroke include ischemic strokes (blockage of blood vessel due to blood clot) or a mini stroke, a TIA (transient ischemic attack), with no permanent damage yet serious. Stroke also occurs when a blood vessel in the brain pops causing bleeding in the brain.

Certain areas of the brain can be affected by stroke and some symptoms of a stroke including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and high blood sugar levels increase the risk of stroke whereas an active lifestyle or controlling high cholesterol reduces the risk. How well do you know stroke? Find tips to prevent and manage stroke, the differences in stroke screening tests, and the newer technology and treatments available. 

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Did you experience the worst headache of your life? Could it be a brain aneurysm that ruptures, which means bleeding in the brain? Thoughts could be racing through your mind. Then what is the difference between unruptured (a weak or thin spot on an artery in the brain that balloons) or ruptured brain aneurysm? If you’re wondering, then the Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic is here to help. It’s important to look out for the tell-tale brain aneurysm symptoms, signs, causes, and risk factors.

Dr. Manish Taneja has been performing brain aneurysm treatments since 1995 from surgical clipping to latest minimally invasive procedures. Each patient is unique as is the size and location of the aneurysm. Your brain has different conditions to treat the aneurysm and artery vessel walls of a blood vessel in the brain. This calls for personalised brain aneurysm treatment depending on your symptoms, family, history, medication, and more. A simple CT scan could be just what the doctor ordered and the first step in early detection and prevention of a brain aneurysm. Come in for an easy consultation with our brain aneurysm specialist in Singapore to be on your health radar.

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The Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic is your “go-to” facility for various neurological conditions and treatments. To arrange an appointment with Dr. Manish Taneja, our neurointervention specialist, contact us. You can also call us at (+65) 6904 8084 for a consultation.