10 Week Delivery vs Conventional Therapy – 11% Cost Saving*
|Cost to a Funder of this Delivery|
|Funded Value of Therapy Sessions Delivered|
= ROI 330%*
* ableX analysis of patient and therapist activity data in the MSWA at-home pilot, applying NDIS funding rates
A clinic-based circuit programme recruited 92 outpatients with stroke and MS. The protocol provided 18 sessions over 6 weeks, for groups of up to 6. Using multiple devices the protocol developed into a graduated pathway for each individual. The “Hand Hub” is now a permanent programme, and is also accessible to inpatients.
92 0utpatients | 1656 therapy hours
0.2 FTE therapist | 97% adherence
A therapist-led service model at MSWA in Perth enabled 20 stroke and MS clients to complete 532 independent therapy sessions in their own homes over an average 10 weeks, each needing just a single hands-on visit to access the ableX cloud platform. Patient support, adherence/activity data and benefits reporting were all delivered remotely.
75% of patients reported moderate or significant benefits
69% of therapy sessions outside clinical hours
The core intervention of devices and software has been the subject of peer reviewed research papers and conference presentations, mainly in stroke cohorts. Clinically significant gains in arm function, cognition, mobility and quality of life are recorded. Download the list of publications to date here.
On the strength of pilot studies completed to date, opportunities exist for future research in connection with the use of ableX for stroke, dementia, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy.
The ableX system fits easily into a range of practicing rehabilitation settings, with no additional staff. At Royal Melbourne Hospital the ableX system is accessible to acute patients from Day 2 post-stroke. The 10-week Hand Hub intervention forms part of a patient’s rehabilitation journey from inpatient through to outpatient care, and the ableX cloud platform (my.ableX) is operational as part of a randomised controlled trial of in-home telerehabilitation.
Specialist centres, such as ABI Rehabilitation in New Zealand, incorporate the ableX system into high needs care for residential clients, in particular patients with acute traumatic brain injury.
In Western Australia we have implemented a community-based telerehabilitation service based around the ableX cloud platform for MSWA, in close alliance with the Perron Institute.
General rehabilitation units and long term care facilities in Australia and NZ employ ableX as a stroke treatment tool when expert therapists are unavailable. It can be reimbursed when recommended by a rehabilitation professional.
ableX provides rehabilitation activity which promotes neural plasticity: intensive and meaningful unilateral and bilateral activity for global recovery and motor relearning. You apply standard goal setting and functional task analysis to personalise specific training routines, and we can offer guidance in mapping the intervention to the International Classification of Function. All of this helps you to demonstrate delivery against established clinical performance standards.
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