Singapore pioneers stroke recovery

Singapore pioneers stroke recovery

27th Oct 2017

A group in Singapore has unveiled a new community-based personalised fitness programme, aimed at helping Stroke survivors rebuild their mobility whilst they recover.

 

Launched on Friday (27/10), by non-profit group Stroke Support Station, the ‘S3 Walk-on’ programme uses recently researched data analytics to help build a patient's’ stability, stamina and walking speed. Hopes are now high amongst those involved that this new scheme, with its tailored approach, will appeal to the increasing number of Stroke victims who are deterred from partaking in physical activity by standardised gym equipment.

 

The new technology can precisely measure and identify a patient's’ weakness, allowing it to be worked on and gradually rebuilt over time - with existing equipment like zero-gravity treadmills set to play a vital role during this stage.

 

S3’s founder, Teo Poh Yim, highlighted the reasons behind her company’s introduction of the scheme. She said: “It is important that we explore innovative solutions to help offer long-term support for stroke patients to achieve greater independence and support for the caregivers.”

 

The physical side of recovery isn’t the only area to be targeted by S3 this week however, with the group also launching a scheme focused on improving an individual's’ neurological condition post-Stroke.

 

All patients will be given neuropsychological assessments, allowing a personalised plan to be introduced in order to enhance their brain health.

 

Both announcements came prior to World Stroke Day, which is marked on Sunday October 29th.

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