I’m big on telehealth. I think it has potential because I’ve seen it work in rare disease, but here’s an interesting use I have found in Lung Transplant.
Kudos to UCSF for being so forward-thinking! Thank you AidCube for recognizing this critical need.
This is especially important for those candidates who are a distance away from their transplant center.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a critical component not only for transplant surgery but a useful tool to learn how to exercise safely & consistently with lung disease.
Each time I’ve taken a course of pulmonary rehab it’s been different, but always beneficial, which I know is harder since I’m a younger patient & my needs may be different than other participants in the program who may be older. But that’s the beauty of it. It can be geared to meet an individuals needs.
That’s why I’m so excited that AidCube has allowed an app based mechanism for both the therapy team & the person undergoing rehab. On our end, it also provides video reinforcement of what we’ve learned amongst other things which can help us be sure we continue our exercises both safely & with proper form.
I hope they use this for other illness models & physical therapy based needs.
Though they use COPD as the disease focus in most cases, this could benefit several different patients with many different lung diseases.