Clinical aspects of vCare
vCare will develop a virtual coach system for personalized rehabilitation programmes and care pathways at home. It will be demonstrated in the context of neurological and cardiological diseases.
These include cerebro-vascular diseases like stroke, neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s Disease, and cardio-vascular diseases such as ischemic heart disease and heart failure.
In the example as presented in the figure above, Maria has a right hemiparesis due to a previous left-sided cerebral stroke. This deficit causes functional motor impairment and Maria has serious problems in managing her life both in domestic environments and in open spaces. She is still able to walk, but everyday activities are compromised in some way by her right arm paresis. Thanks to the virtual coach, she will be supported in dealing with her daily activities, with specific rehabilitation programmes and with engaging and motivating interactions and feedback.