In a world where technology is advancing by leaps and bounds, its application in the field of health and sport has become a fundamental tool to improve people's quality of life. The Fundación General of the University of Salamanca and the BISITE Research Group have joined forces in an exciting project called InTrack, which aims to revolutionize the rehabilitation of athletes through the use of the Internet of Things (IoT).
The InTrack project
InTrack, whose full name is "Intelligent tracking of articulations in recently operated athletes", is an innovative project funded by the Call for Grants for research projects in science and technology applied to health-enhancing physical activity (AFBS) and sports medicine. The main objective of this project is to develop an intelligent monitoring system for the rehabilitation of athletes using wearable devices, which measure and record the position, rotation and flexion of the knee and elbow joints.
In the world of sports, especially after an injury, proper rehabilitation and monitoring are crucial for a successful recovery and return to optimal performance. However, this process is often hindered by a number of factors, such as a lack of adherence to treatment, the need for frequent travel and the specifics of the injury itself. This is where InTrack comes in, which seeks to diagnose, prevent and detect obstacles in rehabilitation, thus enabling early intervention to optimize recovery.
How InTrack Works
InTrack uses a low-cost wearable device that comfortably adapts to the patient's limb; the project also includes a support app and a web platform. This device records, in real time, the evolution of joint function and provides data on key aspects of recovery, such as pain, the patient's general condition and the occurrence of complications. In addition, InTrack's platform not only presents data, but also encourages interaction between patients and medical professionals, which improves patient motivation and engagement in their rehabilitation process.
In addition to being applicable to the rehabilitation of athletes, the data collected by InTrack has significant academic value. This quantified and ordered joint motion data can be used for research and educational purposes, contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the field of sports medicine.
InTrack is more than a technological project; it is an open door to more effective and personalized rehabilitation for athletes who are working hard to regain their optimal performance. Thanks to the collaboration between the Fundación General of the University of Salamanca and the BISITE Research Group, innovation and technology come together to bring new hope to those seeking to successfully recover and return to sports.