I-HITS: Individualized Hand Improvement and Tracking System After Stroke




Stroke, or the sudden interruption of blood supply of the brain, is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Eighty five percent of the 795,000 individuals who sustain a stroke annually in the United States have difficulty moving one arm or hand, significantly affecting their long-term independence. I-HITS is a wearable motion capture wristband and a web-based software application that would facilitate patient engagement with their stroke treatment goals, compliance and communication of rehabilitation progress to clinicians. With CMI funding, the team has successfully made a functional prototype of the product, and were also the finalist in the PInCn 2017 Innovation Challenge.