Berkeley: Sensing in Rehabilitation Centers

The Center for SMART Health developed a low-cost (<$300) and easy-to-install integrated “smart system” to remotely assess elderly patients during inpatient rehabilitation. This system was Implemented and deployed at Berkley East Convalescent Hospital, in a >100 inpatient rehabilitation setting for short-term stays (e.g., up to three weeks) post-hospital admission for surgery or other medical care. We have deployed sensors throughout the entire building to automatically collect and monitor data from patients as they move around the facility, allowing for the creation of new algorithms for early prediction of rehabilitation success/failure resulting in more efficient triage of individuals who may qualify for earlier discharge or require more attention and intensive care.