Stroke is the leading cause of adult-onset disability with 70–85% first strokes resulting in hemiparesis [1]. The case of stroke-related physical imparity tends to be severe long-term functional loss, which requires significant poststroke physical therapy to regain some motor function [2]. Most stroke survivors are unable to function independently in activities of daily life (ADLs), such as feeding themselves, and will often require a fulltime caregiver.

The incidence of stroke is increasing rapidly while there remains a shortage of therapists to provide sufficient rehabilitation [3]. Effective motor recovery requires high-intensity training and repetitive practice to achieve functional gains in ADLs. Given the low therapist–patient ratio in economically developing countries, telerehabilitation is an attractive approach to provide sufficient rehabilitation to stroke survivors [4].

Telerehabilitation using wireless technology is radically changing the healthcare environment by allowing patient treatment to...

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