Apps and Mobile Health Technology in Rehabilitation: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown

Lindsay Ramey, Candice Osborne, Donald Kasitinon, Shannon Juengst

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Abstract

Although there is disparity in access to mobile health (mHealth) services among people with disabilities, several smartphone and tablet-based mHealth applications are available that may affect the care of patients in rehabilitation medicine. This article reviews the current evidence for and breadth of application-based mHealth interventions in rehabilitation medicine, including comprehensive self-management mHealth services; weight management mHealth services; diagnosis-specific mHealth services for individuals with brain, spinal cord, musculoskeletal, or other injury types; and nonmedical services to improve community and social integration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-497
Number of pages13
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2019

Keywords

  • Applications (apps)
  • Mobile health (mHealth)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Smartphone
  • Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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