In a recent article (Wearables and mHealth: a few observations, TTA July 13, 2014) editor Charles Lowe reported on the successful uses of telehealth to manage those with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in Australia. Now we have a report from the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), part of the University of Sheffield, of a trial in the UK of a patient monitoring system to ensure that aids and assistance can get to patients at the right time.
According to the news release from SITraN the system consists of an App on a tablet and a website. The App provides weekly updates on mobility and general well-being to the patient’s specialist MND care team. The website provides guidance on the use of breathing support for people with MND.
SITraN has received funding from the National Institute for Health Research for a trial of 40 patients to assess how well the telehealth system works.