Every year more than 100,000 Canadians are victimized by stroke and currently there are close to 900,000 Canadians living with effects of stroke . These effects can include lack of mobility and ability to do basic daily tasks including using their hands. In the United States, more than 800,000 people have stroke every year and there are over 7 million who are living with effects of stroke . This highlights the need for new technologies that help in assessment of mobility for stroke patients and help them in a receiving a personalized rehabilitation.
Our ground-breaking MarsWear Smart Gloves are being studied by UBC expert in stroke rehabilitation, Prof. Janice Eng for assessment and personalized rehabilitation of stroke patients. This was highlighted in CTV News featuring UBC Deprtment of Medicine Professor, Dr. Janice Eng, and our CEO, Dr. Peyman Servati.
You can also see the CTV Morning Live interview with Drs. Janice Eng and Peyman Servati. This smart glove technology can help in tuning exercise for achieving better rehabilitation outcome as well as potential to do these remotely for people who live in remote areas.
We are excited for the positive feedback we are receiving from patients, doctors and clinicians and community for this advanced technology. https://www.heartandstroke.ca/what-we-do/media-centre/news-releases/stroke-in-canada-is-on-the-rise  https://www.cdc.gov/stroke/facts.htm