Up to 80% of stroke survivors have some form of upper limb disability. The literature on stroke recovery shows that maximum recovery occurs with lots of intense, engaging, repetitive movement. To accelerate upper limb recovery, the innovators at Re-able created The Move: an app and wearable activity tracker designed to integrate stroke recovery movement into daily life.
Through our journey with Re-able, we've connected with many therapists and stroke survivors. We learned that it's hard to find the time to do stroke recovery exercise on a daily basis. The Move changes stroke recovery from a daily chore to an integrated part of your lifestyle.
If we notice inactivity on your affected limb, we'll gently buzz you as a reminder to keep your affected side active in your day-to-day.
We can quantify how often you perform certain types of arm movements, like how often you reach forwards or put your arm over your head in a day.
You're going to get better, and The Move is going to be there to remind you of that. We'll show you graphs of how your activity improves on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
Riley Booth, Technology Lead
Riley completed his M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Calgary, studying wearable technology and signal processing. Prototype development and validation has always been key part of Riley's education. Re-able combines Riley's interest in technology development with his passion for helping people live a healthy life.
Jacob George, Operations Lead
Jacob is an M.Sc. graduate from the Biomedical Engineering Program at the University of Calgary. Driven by a desire to empower those affected by disability with affordable medical devices, he's excited to put his technical knowledge and business acumen forward to help stroke survivors put physical disability behind them.
Johanna Blaak, Product Design Lead
Johanna graduated her M.Sc. in Engineering at Tallinn University of Technology with honors, majoring in Healthcare Technology. With a background in Industrial Design Engineering, she is passionate about human centered design within healthcare. Using her knowledge of design and her love for people, she is stoked to transform the way we think about stroke recovery and disability.