Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

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Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Time to exercise!: an aide-memoire stroke app for post-stroke arm rehabilitation

Rehabbing from stroke wouldn't be so damned difficult if you would solve the neuronal cascade of death by these 5 causes in the first week such that preventing that damage there would be much less dead and damaged neurons. But no, you research something to make the survivors work harder rather than have the doctors actually do something. And you don't know exactly what makes neuroplastiity repeatable so your instructions to exercise more often have no basis in concrete research. In other words, you have no fucking clue what you are doing.

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

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MobileHCI '16 Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
Pages 112-123
ACM New York, NY, USA ©2016
table of contents ISBN: 978-1-4503-4408-1 doi>10.1145/2935334.2935338
Time to exercise!: an aide-memoire stroke app for post-stroke arm rehabilitation
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A majority of Stroke survivors have an arm impairment (up to 80%), which persists over the long term (>12 months). Physiotherapy experts believe that a rehabilitation Aide-Memoire could help these patients [25]. Hence, we designed, with the input of physiotherapists, Stroke experts and former Stroke patients, the Aide-Memoire Stroke (AIMS) App to help them remember to exercise more frequently. We evaluated its use in a controlled field evaluation on a smartphone, tablet and smartwatch. Since one of the main features of the app is to remind Stroke survivors to exercise we also investigated reminder modalities (i.e., visual, vibrate, audio, speech). One key finding is that Stroke survivors opted for a combination of modalities to remind them to conduct their exercises. Also, Stroke survivors seem to prefer smartphones compared to other mobile devices due to their ease of use, usability, familiarity and being easier to handle with one arm.

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