Virtual Home Safety Assessment

Problem

Hospitals discharge patients with limited knowledge of how conducive each patient’s home environment is to his or her recovery. Because there is no quick procedure to determining acceptable environments (e.g. broken steps, tripping hazards, no bathroom at ground level, etc.), patients are at increased risk of noncompliance, falls, and / or readmission.

Task

Develop an easy-to-use system that can be used by rehab professionals to evaluate the home environment prior to discharge to help determine potential health hazards that may impede a patient’s successful recovery. 

Provided by the GW Medical Faculty Associates at George Hacks Medical Solutions 2020.

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