In the near future all therapies like occupational therapy or physical therapy will be done via media like Skype. The therapist will be sitting in his office and guiding the patient, who is at home, via webcam and microphone through his daily exercises. If necessary, the therapist can be consulted by the patient in the traditional way.
The therapist is always informed about the patient’s progress and about problems occuring during the therapy. It also saves a lot of costs and time because the patient doesn’t have to get to the therapist’s practice and vice versa. Also specialists from foreign countries can be consulted easily or are able to participate in an exercising session.
The compliance of the patient can be increased because he has to do the excercises and the therapist would know if the patient had not done them (properly). Also the success and the quality of the therapy will increase because the therapist supervises the patient during the whole activities.