Telerehabiliation laboratory


  • Description
    • Significant demographic changes—such as population aging, increased life expectancy, and a higher prevalence of chronic diseases—is sorely testing health-care systems around the world. Moreover, populations located far from service centers and individuals with reduced mobility have very limited access to health-care services, in particular, rehabilitation services. A variety of modes of service delivery—such as home care—have been proposed to meet these needs. The demand for home care, however, greatly exceeds availability. In an effort to meet this growing demand, home telehealth—including telerehabilitation services—is being tried out on an experimental basis. A promising alternative to improve access to health-care services, telerehabilitation has been defined as an application that uses telecommunication technologies to make rehabilitation services accessible and affordable for the patient and for the health-care system. In practical terms, home-care telerehabilitation consists in establishing direct interaction over the Internet between a patient in his or her home and a professional in his or her work environment.

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  • Expertise
      • Specialized telerehabilitation software: Vigil3 / Tera
      • Equipment inventory of more than 50 home kits and 5 clinical sites
      • Various probes for in-home use (ECG, oximeters, glucose meters)
      • Wireless inertial-measurement unit (WIMU) 
  • Researchers
    • Michel Tousignant, Hélène Corriveau, and Patrick Boissy


Hamel, Mathieu
819 780-2220 , 45612

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