Redesign of a rehabilitation tool for hip patients based on patient profiling

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This graduation project has been carried out in the context of the research project ‘Tailored Healthcare through Customer Profiling’ at the TU Delft, in collaboration with hospital Reinier de Graaf Group in Delft, and medical device company Zimmer Biomet. Together we focus in this project on the rehabilitation journey after total hip replacement (Total Hip Arthroplasty, THA).

The central aim of this project has been to find out how different patient profiles benefit from different interaction features in the rehabilitation device ‘BioCoach’, to effectively support them in their rehabilitation process.
This project investigates how a tailored version of the BioCoach could meet the needs and wishes of three different patient profiles: the ‘optimistic’ patient; the ‘managing’ patient; and the ‘modest’ patient.