How this startup uses deep sensing computer vision to rebuild telerehabilitation experiences

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Jun 28, 2019 · 3 min read

The aging world needs a clever helper

  • As the population around the world ages, the long-term need for rehabilitation rises
  • LongGood is a tech startup that develops telerehabilitation technology and services with 3D sensors and computer vision, with a specialty in supporting patients to regain ability in IADL (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living)

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), by 2050 the world’s population of people 60 years of age and older is expected to hit 2 billion, more than double the amount in 2015. Naturally, the demand for rehabilitation services would be on the rise, posing a challenge for healthcare providers, especially since current rehabilitation implementations require in-person coaches or instruments by physiotherapists.

Observing the trend, LongGood, a startup founded by a group of industry experts in bioengineering, medical devices and medicine, aims to address this issue by providing a supportive rehabilitation software solution with integration of 3D sensing technology, AI, and rich content in real life scenario for IADL rehabilitation.

With LongGood’s 3D depth image sensors, physiotherapists can now get support from algorithms to track the precise progress of rehabilitation therapy. For instance, a physiotherapist can remotely track the progress of a patient suffering from a frozen shoulder; eg. the angle of shoulder lift that traditionally would need in-person observation and manual record without the deep vision technology. This will give physiotherapists more time to focus on planning future therapy and also allow patients to practice at home. What’s more, LongGood’s technology can provide gait analysis without setting up expensive equipment, saving both time and money for service providers like rehabilitation centers and hospitals.

Integrating rich content into the rehabilitation of IADL is a new feature that LongGood brings to the market. Traditionally, in rehabilitation centers or hospitals, the environment is not equipped for real-life scenarios. There is a growing need for patients to pick up daily life skills (i.e. grocery shopping), thus, rehabilitation practices performed in real-life scenarios would be the most effective solution. The content can even be customized to fit the patients’ past life experiences in order to make the therapy more effective.

Since their launch, LongGood’s rehabilitation supportive software has been adopted into over 50% of the hospitals in Taiwan. With the support of their partner, DBS, it has also gradually expanded into the Southeast Asian market and is currently in collaboration with a few home care platform providers in the region. LongGood also actively seeks out healthcare partners and strategic investors for its B2B2C market expansion in east/south-east Asia and the Asia community in the U.S.

LongGood will be at the Taiwan Tech Arena Pavilion at Innovfest Unbound in Singapore on 6/27–28, 2019 at booth number P11 and would be happy to make a full introduction for its new IADL rehabilitation content and gait analysis in person if you’d be joining Innovfest Unbound.

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The author, Rich Fuh, TTA partnership director.

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