Unique wearable for rehabilitation and preventive home care 

Vivago system has been successfully used in the home care and rehabilitation for years in Finland and other European countries. Our customers tell us that Vivago has been helpful in enabling timely interventions and in assessing the functional capacity of the elderly. With the help of actigraphy data, processes have been developed to create a seamless continuum of care from home to the hospital and back.

 
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Case: Case-Pori

The rehabilitation hospital in the city of Pori renewed their care processes with the help of health information. With Vivago watches, both, the discharged patients in home care and the patients in the ward and are now under continuous monitoring for 24/7.

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Senior Physician, Dr. Heidi Veteläinen from Taukokangas rehabilitation hospital in Finland summarises the benefits in her institution as follows: 

“When treating neuropathic pain of a post-stroke patient, the length and quality of sleep were used as indicators of success. Also it has been easy to recognize the patients with excessive nocturnal urination and to follow up the effectiveness of antibiotics in the treatment of urinary tract infection. Furthermore, we have been able to detect several suspected cases of sleep apnea, and the patients have been admitted to further medical investigation.”

Wellbeing and health status information indicate the effectiveness of care

Vivago MOVETM solution will open new opportunities in the rehabilitation of patients of all ages, who are physically active also outside the home. Below are some examples of such patient groups and applications:

  • In patients that are recovering from stroke, sleep is typically fragmented. Patients often suffer from fatique and take naps during the day, and their daily activity is compromised – all these are parameters that can be directly measured by Vivago MOVE.
  • Changes in circadian rhythm are typical in depression and bipolar syndrome. Shifts in sleep and daytime activity are typically the first indicators that the illness may be taking a turn for better or worse. Information produced by Vivago MOVE may be especially valuable after an episode of hospitalization, or following the outcomes of electroconvulsive treatment, ECT.
  • Rehabilitation after surgery or injury is hard work. With actigraphy monitoring, a physical therapist or physician will have an objective estimation of the patient’s physical activity and quality of sleep. This information will help tailor their training programme and estimate the progress of rehabilitation.
  • In patients with Parkinson’s disease, actigraphy may prove useful in deciding the optimal timing for administering medication and detecting episodes of bradykinesia and dyskinesia. 

Pain is an issue with many recovering patients. Actigraphy doesn’t measure pain but provides a reliable indication of sleep, daytime activity and circadian rhythm, which are relevant secondary indications of pain. Clinical practice has demonstrated that effective pain medication or drug-free methods for relieving pain will help patients sleep better. And good sleep is essential for getting well again.

With Vivago MOVETM, also the recovering patient will get direct feedback on their activity and sleep, which may encourage them to practice and rest appropriately. Motivation is the key to gaining one’s strength and getting back to normal life.

 
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Brochure: Occupational healthcare with Vivago MOVE

Vivago MOVE helps monitor the overall wellbeing of occupational healthcare customers.

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