AutonHome®: customised and connected rehabilitation at home
"Only 20-25% of stroke victims have the opportunity to be given a place in a rehabilitation centre," explains Gilles Kemoun, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation. In light of this public health crisis, he decided to create AutonHome®, a connected rehabilitation programme at home for people suffering from cognitive disorders (such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease or from the effects of a stroke). Its specific feature is that it offers personalised exercises based on augmented reality and on an innovative virtualisation of the patients' familiar environment. Although the patients are autonomous they are never alone. A health professional monitors progress remotely, may adjust the treatment and is informed of any problems.
"The EDF Pulse Awards guarantee our exposure and increase our credibility."Gilles Kemoun - Chairman of Neuradom, the company that created AutonHome
This innovation, which will simplify the lives of many people, is the winner of the EDF Pulse Awards 2017, in the "Smart Health" category. "This award gives us the resources we need to finish the final adjustments," explains Gilles Kemoun. What next? Organise A-series fund-raising and start marketing in 2018, with the aim of allowing more than 24,000 people to benefit from the programme by 2021. A wonderful challenge!
4 questions to AutonHome®
These chronic diseases require a specialist environment that allows sufferers to remain independent for as long as possible. Crucially, several recent scientific publications have shown that home rehabilitation programmes give better results than those carried out in a rehabilitation centre.
The second observation relates to the lack of specialist rehabilitation facilities. The third concerns changes in public policy, which have meant a general reduction in hospital capacity and the promotion of alternative solutions, particularly home care. Following the decrees on telemedicine, the new law on social security funding envisages, albeit timidly, fixing rates for the remote monitoring of chronic diseases and certain telemedicine practices.
For all of these reasons, we wanted to create an integrated solution that offers our patients adapted, customised and monitored rehabilitation programmes, with sufficient intensity and duration of care to enable them to retain or retrieve full independence.
The company will relocate in June 2017 to the Silver Innov’ business incubator in Ivry sur Seine, where it will be able to open a showroom and regularly receive patients from a local hospital - Hôpital Charles Foix - to test developments in real time.
Other Prize winners for 2017 edition
Using the sea’s energy to bring power to offshore wind turbines
A Smart Home for the elderly
The augmented and translucent wood for the low-carbon cities of the future
The first virtual assistant for people with impaired vision