Rehab-Compass - a patient-centered digital tool that navigates patients within the poststroke continuum of care

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Coordinator Norrlands Universitetssjukhus - Neurologisk avdelning
Funding from Vinnova SEK 850 000
Project duration May 2019 - April 2021
Status Ongoing
Venture Medtech4Health: Innovators in the healthcare sector
Call Medtech4Health: Support for Innovators in Care and Healthcare 2019

Purpose and goal

The Rehab-Compass is a novel digital follow-up tool that meets the demands from The National Board of Health. The tool can be used in outpatient visits to facilitate the medical staff and patient to identify the patient´s needs and navigate patients in their rehabilitation process. The main purpose of the study is to preliminary test a functional prototype of the Rehab-Compass within the entire post-stroke continuum of care; and to verify whether the tool has the prerequisites to be commercialized and implemented clinically .

Expected results and effects

Upon completion, we will be able to demonstrate whether the digital Rehab-Compass is a cost-effective follow-up tool within the entire post-stroke continuum of care. We will also collect preliminary data on requirements, risks and any adjustments that may need for the implementation of the digital tool in clinics. The results will form the basis for the continued product development and commercialization of the tool. Meanwhile, we will prepare the formation of the medical device company Rehabkompassen AB in collaboration with Umeå University Holding AB.

Planned approach and implementation

The project is a multicenter randomized controlled study with national collaboration between healthcare, academia and patient representatives in Sweden. During WP1, the Rehab-Compass will be evaluated among stroke patients and healthcare staff within the entire post-stroke continuum of care (hospital, primary care and municipality) to assess feasibility, usability and health economic effects of the tools. WP2 includes preparatory work for a commercialization of the Rehab-CompassTM and is carried out in collaboration with Umeå University´s holding company.

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