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In recent years there has been a continuous reduction in the allocated length of hospitalization for rehabilitation. Some of the rehabilitation consumers are victims of traumatic and non-traumatic head injuries. In addition, increased life span and improvement and increased efficiency in medical treatment, have led to greater incidence and survival rates of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) patients annually, requiring rehabilitation, thereby increasing the burden on the health system. Many studies in the field have shown that rehabilitation is effective for a long time following injury if it is maintained consistently.

Attempts have been made in different parts of the world to develop methods that will enable the patient to independently pursue his rehabilitation, via his home computer, without having to leave his house or see a therapist, and reduce the burden on the family.





In the Tele-rehabilitation project, the patient receives a treatment program after being evaluated by the therapist, so that the exercises can be conducted at the patient's home. The results of this self-training are evaluated in real-time by the computerized system, providing immediate feedback to the patients. The results are also kept on file and used to update the patient's self-rehabilitation training plan according to his/her progress. In addition, the system allows the patient to go through a clinician-based rehabilitation program over the internet, if necessary.


Gertner's Tele-Rehabilitation System: Core Values

  • High quality motion & language rehabilitation systems for stroke and other acquired brain injuries (ABI)

    1. Suited for self-exercising, up to 24/7 service.

    2. Intended for long-term use, supporting an unlimited rehabilitation


  • Fully customized to patient's cognitive, motor and language impairment needs

    1. Progressive and adjustable to patient's changing rehabilitation

        needs, allowing a diverse rehabilitation program: one --> one,

        one -->  many, self-support.

  • Specified to the patient's physical needs

    1. Activity based, virtual daily activities to obtain optimal functioning at


    2. Non-invasive, non-encumbering, vocal instruction and guidance.

  • Providing feedback on performance
    1. Online motion analysis, corrections and compensation alerts.
    2. Offline analysis, reports & documentation.
  • Motivational and challenging, enhancing compliance and adherence
  • Less costly, potential for going beyond traditional rehabilitation resources
  • Developed and designed based on clinical research
    1. A joint development of world-renowned rehabilitation experts,
        Sheba Medical Center + Gertner Institute.










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