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VCU Health uses patient engagement cart to help tetraplegia patients

Patient engagement system supports a laptop directly overhead of immobile patients


Tetraplegia patients can now take new steps toward independence while in the hospital by implementing a specially designed cart

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System has enabled long-term ICU patients to use mobile devices to connect to support systems and engage in their recovery.  

The unique patient engagement system supports a laptop directly overhead of immobile patients and uses eye-gazing technology that allows the eye to operate like a mouse to access websites, social media and other computer- and web-based data. 

This enables patients to learn about their condition, research equipment they’ll need once back at home, and participate in other activities that help them feel engaged in their care and connected to the world outside.  

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June 21, 2016


Topic Area: Information Technology


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