Constant Therapy: A tablet therapy platform for speech language therapy for individuals with brain damage

Cara Stepp, Ph.D.Cara Stepp, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor – Biomedical Engineering
Boston University – College of Engineering
Assistant Professor – Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Boston University – College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

 

Swathi Kiran, Ph.D.
Swathi Kiran, Ph.D.
Associate Professor – Speech and Hearing Sciences
Boston University – College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

Abstract

Constant Therapy is creating an online health system that provides ongoing rehabilitation services to patients via iPads, iPhones and the Web. This therapy platform will have the potential to reshape the way rehabilitation is conducted for individuals who require ongoing communication therapy but struggle to find practical and financially viable options to continue their rehabilitation. Our therapy program eliminates important barriers to continue rehabilitation by providing effective and evidence based therapy through iPads (and other tablets) that patients can practice whenever and wherever they prefer, be it in the clinician’s office or at the convenience of their home while continuing to receive feedback from their clinician. Additionally, Constant Therapy’s service will significantly improve the quality of rehabilitation and quality of life for the individual patient and improve current practice by providing patients with the latest evidenced based therapy programs and allow the patient to continue to work with his clinician after being discharged from rehabilitation services.