Last month we had the opportunity to join the welfare event of the North Karelia region (Finland) with the members of the SENDoc project. The purpose of this event was to present the projects of various institutional bodies (e.g. Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Siun sote – North Karelia Joint Municipal Authority, Social and Healthcare) in North Karelia.
The Smart sENsor Devices fOr rehabilitation and Connected health (SENDoc) project’s goal is to introduce the use of wearable sensor systems in ageing communities in northern remote areas.
G-WALK was presented and demonstrated to physiotherapists at Siun sote. These healthcare specialists are working in the local rehabilitation hospital, which organizes centralized rehabilitation services for specific patient groups, such as neurological and surgical patients, who need postoperative care and rehabilitation, for example, after knee and hip replacements and amputation.
Various tests have been carried out using G-WALK and other systems and here is an extract from the final feedback of our customer:
“We compared 31 walk tests carried out with G-WALK and G******e, analyzing different velocities. We also assessed turnings in different velocities. In particular, we were interested in analyzing the “slow” velocity turning/walking, because the functional capacity of elderly is different from average adults’. The measurements with G-WALK were the most accurate ones compared to those of any other sensor system we have tested. We also have to remember that there is only one sensor, so your results are very good! Also connection worked very well and of course “the batch mode” is very useful too. We think your sensor system is one of the most promising commercial sensor systems we have tested so far.”
Everyone at BTS Bioengineering is extremely grateful to know that our systems make a difference in improving people’s lives worldwide.
Thank you so much for your trust, we always strive to become better!
We would like to especially thank Ms. Elina Nevala for being such a great project specialist and a human-being!
Physiotherapist Jenni is wearing a G-WALK
sensor in the lower back
SENDoc project specialist Elina explains the measurements
provided by G-WALK to a home rehabilitation
physiotherapist and a physiotherapy student.
Graphics attained from G-Studio Software and corresponding
to the pelvic postural changes while walking