Let’s all give a hand for Hand Therapy version 2!
Winner of the British Association of Hand Therapists, Christina Alegri Innovation in Hand Therapy Award in 2022, version 1 of the Hand Therapy app was produced by Imagineear for the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Building on this success, version 2 of the app provides enhanced access to treatment information and exercises for people rehabilitating from hand, wrist, finger and thumb injuries.
Working in close collaboration with app lead Hayley Fay, Occupational Therapist and Clinical Lead for Hand Therapy at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Imagineear provided expert video recording and editing services to produce 44 new video exercises, recorded over two days in the cinema suite at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Filmed during lockdown, Imagineear used a dual camera set-up to capture wide and close up footage of clinically approved exercises, whilst simultaneously recording narration from Hayley Fay.
In addition to the new video content, Imagineear further developed Hand Therapy to include new user-friendly app features that allow patients to set goals towards recovery, see their recovery progress, record the number of exercises completed, video record their own exercise and a video loop option allowing patients to easily repeat the core footage of a specific exercise.
“Hand Therapy was developed to support the recovery journey through the delivery of exercise programmes and educational treatment information straight to smartphones. Adding new features to version 2; functional goals and video upload to customisable programmes, building on the high-quality exercise videos and educational content of version 1, further improves comprehension and compliance with home rehabilitation. I look forward to the results of clinical trials and user experience assessments!” – Hayley Fay, Occupational Therapist and Clinical Lead for Hand Therapy at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
“Hayley’s drive and enthusiasm is so compelling, its always a pleasure for the Imagineear team to work with Hayley to deliver these developments to the Hand Therapy app. As someone who has suffered a major arm and hand injury in the last year, I can personally say I find the app extremely valuable in supporting my recovery. I’m amazed at the work hand therapists do, often it's a long journey with the need for patients to really invest time in repeating key exercises, anything we can do to support the therapist's work to aid others people’s recovery is all to the good!” - Clare Cooper-Hammond, MD UK & Ireland, Imagineear
For further information please contact:
Julia Laflin Imagineear Ltd firstname.lastname@example.org
About Imagineear Health
Imagineear Health is a specialist healthcare division of Imagineear Ltd, a multi-award-winning media company providing multimedia solutions for visitor attractions and the cultural sector. The health division grew out of a hybrid project with CW+ at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, where Imagineear pioneered 'art as therapy' solutions with the hospital’s outstanding art collection. In the decade since, Imagineear has brought our best practice app-building focus and tool-set to health issues about which we feel strongly, and where, as a company we feel we can make a small but positive difference to the world.