By Lauren Rashford, DPT
Wow! What an amazing opportunity Moterum Technologies had last week being a part of the Cox Communications Smart Home Event in Louisiana. This was our second appearance at a Cox Communications “Smart Home” event, where Cox features technologies that help people continue to live at home, independently!
In 2019, for the first time in history, the average person in the United States is likely to live to at least 79 years old. Nearly 90 percent of adults over the age of 65 want to stay in their current home and community as they age. By 2020, we will have more than 119 million senior citizens living in the United States. These statistics are inspiring some of today’s most impressive innovations, allowing them to age in place, stay in their homes, and achieve connected independence.
Why did Cox Communications choose the iStride™ Gait Solution to be a part of the Cox Smart Home showcase? Because its primary purpose is to help stroke survivors improve their walking, using cutting-edge technology in their own home environment!
Moterum Technologies fits right into this idea of being “fully connected.” Not only does our iStride™ Gait Solution for stroke survivors promote progress in the home, but it also supports building an entire community of connected neural survivors and their caregivers. More than 85% of survivors prefer to do their rehabilitation at home. Not everyone has the resources or the accessibility to get to a clinic 2-3 times a week for rehab. So, let’s do something about this! Our “survivor community” will give people the opportunity to share their progress and movement throughout the day with anyone they choose, right from their own home, and will allow other survivors to challenge each other with day to day mobility challenges!
The iStride™ Gait Solution will be easy to use, designed to be an extension of a patient’s efforts in a rehab center and connecting to the cloud to track results in collaboration with a rehab team. Over time, those results will help fine tune an individual’s rehab program for faster, better results, while doing it all in the comfort of their own home. In fact, in clinical trials the iStride™ Gait Solution has already shown significant results in reducing the risk of falling, increasing gait speed, and improving functional walking ability for stroke survivors many years after a stroke, often when they are no longer even receiving traditional therapy.
Through Moterum’s cloud technology, patients and their caregivers can collaborate in teams on a daily basis in their own home! The iStride™ Gait Solution will incorporate artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud technologies—bringing the most powerful tools of the information age to the future of stroke gait rehabilitation.
Moterum will also be a featured company on April 5, 2019, at the Cox Communications Smart Home event in Rhode Island!