There are more than 15M cases of stroke every year, of which about 40% require motor and cognitive rehabilitation, leaving 6M new patients requiring treatment every year and more than 33M chronic patients worldwide. This massive incidence puts great pressure on healthcare systems.
By leveraging widely distributed technologies among the population, such as smartphones, smartwatches, PCs, and laptops,
NEST provides affordable and scalable science-based solutions for tele-rehabilitation.
NEST will improve long-term recovery while allowing hospitals to reduce the length of outpatient treatment and its associated costs of infrastructure and staff, while maximizing the treatment capacity of therapists.
NEST will scale and generalize to provide treatment for several patient groups such as COVID-19, post- ICU, cardiovascular, trauma, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer’s patients, and the elderly population in need to fight muscle weakness and cognitive decline.
About the project
Application areas addressed: Health & Care, Vitality & Abilities, Information and Communication Neurorehabilitation Ecosystem for Sustained Therapy
Name of the project coordinator: Paul F.M.J. Verschure
Name of the project co-coordinator: Belen Rubio Ballester, Anna Mura
Contact details: [email protected], [email protected]
Project duration: 30 months
Envisaged starting date: 01/07/2021
Fundacio Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya Spain
Sint Maartenskliniek The Netherlands
Fundació Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron – Institut de Recerca Spain
Istituto Nazionale di Ricovero e Cura per Anziani INRCA, Italy
Hankamp Rehab BV. The Netherlands
Eodyne Systems S.L. Spain