myHealth: a Mobile App for Home Muscle Rehabilitation Conference Paper uri icon


  • The constant loss of functional capacity due to aging can lead to a less active and dignified life, especially if the necessary care is not taken. One of the treatments for muscle rehabilitation is electrostimulation, but it may require two or three visits to the clinic per week. In this paper is proposed a mobile application that serves as a key for minimizing the number of visits to the clinic. The proposed treatment for muscle rehabilitation is through a wearable system that can provide electrostimulation at the patient’s home. The developed application called myHealth will serve as the interface between the patient and the physician. Besides managing the treatment sessions, the app is also in charge of operating the wearable system during the session. Thus, the communication defined between the systems is flexible; some parameter can be adjusted during the session. In this way, algorithms that can improve treatment performance can be implemented in the future. The tests performed showed that the app could successfully execute all the steps of the proposed home treatment scenario. Index Terms—mhealth, electrostimulation, wearable

publication date

  • January 1, 2022