Mr. Teufl, how does rewellio want to change stroke rehabilitation?
Georg Teufl: Rewellio was developed out of a need. The need for better and more therapy time for stroke patients. Rewellio provides a stroke rehabilitation, which is easily accessible for patients and therapists. The app takes a holistic rehabilitation approach addressing various conditions often found in stroke patients including arm/hand disabilities as well as cognitive, vision and speech impairments. Using affordable and mobile consumer electronics such as tablets, virtual reality (VR) headsets and EMG-biofeedback armbands, rewellio builds on proven and new rehabilitation methods. Always with the aim of more and better therapy time, rewellio enables the patient to pursue a faster, motivational and self-empowered recovery process at home and at the clinic, hospital or rehabilitation center.
What kind of advantages does rewellio therapy have to offer?
Teufl: Stroke patients need more therapy time but many of them can’t afford or simply can’t access additional hours with a physiotherapist once they are released from intensive care. By building our software on top of consumer electronic devices, rewellio becomes very affordable and may not even require reimbursement by insurance. Chances are, patients already have an iPad at home and can get started without any hardware investment at all. But even if the patient would like to use rewellio’s virtual reality module, buying a VR headset for about Euro 450 (USD 400) is still a bargain when comparing it to other non-covered healthcare costs, especially in places like the United States for example. Almost all stroke patients do not get enough therapy time after they are released from intensive care. Rewellio enables patients to get more and better therapy, self-empowered, independent and at their own individual pace. And best of all, rewellio is extremely easy to use. If you know how to launch an app on your phone, you will have no trouble using rewellio.