With projected increases in stroke and neurological disorders among the world’s rapidly aging population, the current healthcare system is ill-equipped to care for these patients. Along with adding occupational therapist jobs, technology will help close the gap between need and care.

According to the World Health Organization, chronic neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and cerebrovascular disease are on the rise. However, hospitals do not currently have the resources to meet the rehabilitation needs of a growing numbers of patients. If demand for care exceeds supply, hospitals will need a more efficient system to avoid therapist burnout. Robotic technology improves patient outcomes and preserves valuable therapists.

Read the full article by Hocoma here.

For more information on how hospitals can supplement their therapists with rehab technology, also download the Industry Insight: 5 Reasons Technology is the Future of Rehab Medicine.