Providing opportunity of cheap, equitable, and accessible healthcare is one of the central goals of the telehealth revolution. Telehealth is based around connecting doctors to remote patients using video conferencing and other digital tools.
We are working with Australian telehealth provider Coviu and CSIRO to bring clinically validated computer vision to telehealth, making high quality care accessible. We developed an cloud-deployed, open-source proof-of-concept software based upon the OpenPose project to research the feasibility of computer vision for range of motion (ROM) measurements via a webcam.
In 2019 a Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) Grant application was approved for federal government support into clinical validation of PhysioROM. We are the lead developers working with CSIRO Data61 to develop the pose detection software. We also work closely with the HFRC health clinic and the School of Sports Science, Exercise and Health at the University of Western Australia to evaluate the algorithm and analyse clinician and patient satisfaction with the pose detection. We are helping Coviu with the preparation of the research for commercialisation.