I-ACT: a useful tool for rehabilitation


About the research

Rehabilitation centers are not equipped with enough staff to provide individual training to patients during their recovery. Occupational therapists therefore often have to treat two or three patients at the same time. With the I-Act, a technology that acts like a digital personal coach, Els Knippenberg wants to change this by offering personalised remedial therapy to patients.

Els Knippenberg

As a former competitive swimmer Els Knippenberg knows the importance of body movement. It prompted her to study occupational therapy and movement sciences. Els is interested in supporting therapists to provide patients with client-centred therapy to improve functional ability. Her PhD research at UHasselt and PXL UAS in Hasselt, is about a new technology-based system in which patients receive personalised exercises and activities, and real time feedback.

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