The 80% rehabilitation techniques can be performed at home

11 11 2013


"The" 80% rehabilitation techniques can make at home, in a controlled manner, Thanks to new technologies". So said David Labajo it yesterday, Manager of marketing and business development of eHealth of Telefónica, in the course of the 4th Congress national CENTAC which was held in Toledo.

According to Labajo there are technological solutions that help the digital rehabilitation of patients, but the problem is that these solutions are not often available to users. "It is not a technology problem, but mainly to convince users that the use of this technology will not to the detriment of their health care", explained Labajo.

New technologies applied to the rehabilitation of people with diseases was the focus of the Roundtable ' digital rehabilitation: a challenge of the underserved regions '. Miguel Angel Montero, Director of underserved regions of Informatica El Corte Ingles, new technologies have a great interest to tackle the health rehabilitation from new approaches. However, It is considered that these technologies should have a real interest for users. "If what you propose in digital rehabilitation does not interest the user, probably is not useful", He stressed.

"Digital rehabilitation allows us to have more control than do patients and in certain areas of Neuropsychology is a very effective", explained Rocío Sánchez, Neuropsychologist of Institut Guttmann. However, for her it is essential the acceptance by patients and relatives of new technologies of digital rehabilitation.

For its part, Claude Marcel, VideoCare enterprise business development manager, has highlighted the value of technologies in the cloud for digital rehabilitation, allowing you to offer advanced services, as the video conferences with health professionals, at discounted prices. "The aging of the population makes that increasingly more people with health care at a distance and digital rehabilitation needs, It is an area with great potential for specialized enterprises", It said Marcel.

"Technology there is much"; the problem is how to achieve that this technology has a real relevance in telemedicine applications", has nuanced Emilio Iborra, CEO of Ami2. "We are working with large companies to find those solutions that can improve the quality of life for people in rehabilitation, because not everything is useful", It has concluded.


Technology and degenerative diseases

Accessibility technologies can help improve the quality of life of people suffering from a degenerative disease. It is one of the conclusions of the table 'Degenerative diseases and technology', moderated by Professor of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Miguel Ángel Valero, held yesterday at the 4th National Congress of CENTAC that takes place in Toledo.

In particular, for neurodegenerative diseases, technology serves as "a means of independence and autonomy", indicates Lucía Zamárraga, Director of the Center for neurodevelopmental Pediatric Neuroped. However, "that generate new technological tools it is more important that those that exist are flexible and adapt themselves to the special features of the disease", accurate Zamarraga.

Another application of new technologies is the rehabilitation. "Despite what might appear to be, in the binomial Parkinson and elder new technologies work very well", According to Laura Carrasco, Director of the Association Parkinson Madrid.

But "not everyone wants the technology", reflects Meritxel Valentí, of the Centre for research in neurological diseases who remembers the importance of such technology "motive and serve the patient to interact". Valenti, at the same time, it also adds a "educational function", Although it is necessary to "reduce the level of demand".


Business marketplace

Other relevant issues at the table was the market of these technologies that a problem difficult to resolve: universal design. For Yod Samuel Martin, researcher at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, public investment is necessary to "balance the market".

In this regard, Martin points out that "there are many technologies, as T9 predictive keyboard systems, originating in specific groups which then apply to broader population groups". For Lucia Zumarraga, the ethics of the market is a "struggle and a need to, not a luxury", said. [en línea] Madrid (ESP):, 11 November of 2013 [REF. 21 October of 2013] Available on Internet: http://diario-informatico/456el-80-de-las-tecnicas-de-rehabilitacion-se-puede-realizar-en-el-hogar-gracias-a-las-nuevas-tecnologias/




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