Fujitsu announced the launch of a new AI-powered physical rehabilitation solution in Japan, the “FUJITSU Healthcare Solution HOPE ROMREC”. It is a powerful new tool for rehabilitation and orthopedic therapies. The solution uses AI technology to automatically measure the range of motion of the shoulder and elbow joints from videos of patients’ rehabilitation sessions.
HOPE ROMREC solution can automatically measures, records, and visualizes the angles of a patient’s shoulder and elbow by estimating a three-dimensional skeleton from rehabilitation videos. The solution uses an image analysis AI engine developed by Fujitsu that consist of multiple AI image recognition models. This technology has the potential to greatly improve the efficiency of the visual measurement of a patient’s joint curvature using a goniometer. Ultimately, the solution will help medical professionals evaluate the effectiveness of therapies and determine their patients’ conditions.
Fujitsu also plans to strengthen the HOPE ROMREC solution and increase the number of measurement sites for range of motion detection.
In rehabilitation therapy, measuring range of motion is necessary to determine factors inhibiting joint movement, evaluate the effects of physical and occupational therapy. Physical therapists make these measurements visually using goniometers, etc., however, which contributes to variation in measurement values from person to person. Conventional automatic measurement of range of motion demands special equipment, such as an acceleration sensor, which have not yet been widely implemented in the field. And therapists now must also carry out extensive disinfection in rehabilitation areas to prevent COVID-19 infections.
To address these challenges, Fujitsu has developed the HOPE ROMREC solution, which automatically measures the range of motion of the shoulder and elbow joints by analyzing videos of patients’ rehabilitation with AI.
Key Features of the New Solution
- Automatic measurement of patient’s range of motion with image analysis AI engine
- Voice input function of the measured value
- Easily link data with electronic medical records systems
Sales of the new solution has begun in Japan from February 24.
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