MERT

MERT — The Madonna expiratory respiratory trainer — helps rehabilitate stroke patients who struggle with breath control.

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Breath control is one of the most challenging abilities for patients to regain after a stroke; it's also one of the most critical for producing intelligible speech. Traditional rehabilitations have used blow bottles to exercise and train a patient, but these tools are clunky to use and require a caregiver to manually chart progress over time. We've developed a small USB accessory that turns a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer into a precision breath flow meter that samples, stores, and sends real-time training data to a rehabilitation caregiver sitting across from the patient, or on the other side of the world.

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Software

MERT is divided into a server-based web application built using ASP.NET MVC and Microsoft SQL Server. Additionally, a client app enables

The software

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Example data

We see an example of the time-series data from a patient trial.


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