With this research, we want to test whether continuous measurement of walking and sleeping of rehabilitation patients is practically feasible. Furthermore, we want to check if those measurements provide reliable information. Ultimately, we want to investigate whether such a method can contribute to optimizing the clinical treatment of rehabilitation patients.
The patients’ physical activity and sufficient and adequate sleep, promote the rehabilitation process. To get a good idea about this during clinical rehabilitation, sensors can be used during day and night.
In this study, rehabilitation patients with stroke or an incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI) are continuously monitored for one week. This is done with the aid of motion sensors on both ankles, and a bed sensor under the mattress. Also, the rehabilitation patient will be tested twice (2 min) during normal walking therapy. Furthermore, the patient will complete a questionnaire each morning about the sleep quality of that night.