Conflict Wound Pilot Grant: 'Revenite'
Recent military conflicts resulted in a large amputee veteran population. This community are known to have achieved remarkable functional levels resulting from their military rehabilitation at Headley Court. These veterans are now discharged into the community and a large number report a desire for more rehabilitation and exercise support to help them maintain their functional ability. They also report a loss of community and miss the camaraderie they experienced during their military rehabilitation. Facilitating networks of veterans is hard given their dispersal across the UK once discharge.
Professor Alison McGregor and her team at Imperial College, London worked with amputees representing the veteran community to develop initially a tool to track functionality and exercise patterns in amputees, but also to motivate amputees to consider all the rehabilitation aspects of exercise such as flexibility and “core” strength. This tool is a web application called Revenite. Their Scar Free Foundation project tested how useable this system and approach is and how acceptable it is to veterans as well as finding out how they would like to develop and use the tool in the future.
Professor McGregor received a pilot grant which was part of our Centre for Conflict Wound Research funding. This generous grant was given to the Foundation by the Chancellor using LIBOR fines.
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