The Instituto Pedro Nunes, through the Laboratory of Automatics and Systems, leads the AAL FaceRehab - Facial paralysis Rehabilitation at home project, in a consortium involving partners from Portugal, Spain and Luxembourg.
The kick-off meeting of the AAL FaceRehab - Facial paralysis Rehabilitation at home project took place on June 16th, online.
FaceRehab will develop a product that will provide a solution for supporting facial rehabilitation exercises using technology as a mean to improve digital transformation of the health and care for people affected with Facial Paralysis. The main objective and technological advancement will be the development of a new solution, developed in collaboration with therapists, which combines a tool for planning, prescribing and remotely monitoring rehabilitation programs with an interactive virtual artificial agent, designed to improve the rehabilitation process of users with Facial Paralysis. FaceRehab smart solution for ageing well will contribute to integrate actions of formal and informal carers using a common ICT-based solution by extending rehabilitation programs performed in hospital or clinical environments to the community setting (e.g. home care centre, patient home). FaceRehab will impact healthcare by providing a new service model that can reduce the costs associated with health care for people with facial paralysis but maintaining the performance of caregivers.
FaceRehab is a project co-funded by the AAL Programme, through the European Commission (EC), and at national level by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) and by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), and will be desenvolved by the consortium involving the Instituto Pedro Nunes, Centro de Medicina Fisica e Reabilitação - Fisioermesinde (PT), Think Digital (PT), Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu (ES) and Rehazenter (LU).