Stroke is the leading cause of long term disability and has a major impact on societal and healthcare burden [1,2]. The recovery and rehabilitation process, if not well-managed, can lead to aftereffects which will impact on the quality of lives of the patients and their families. It was reported that early rehabilitation management after acute stroke leads to better outcomes and shorter hospitalization stays [3].

However, stroke rehabilitation is both manpower and resource-intensive. Hence, the shortage of skilled expertise and equipment is the primary limiting factor to the amount of rehabilitation each patient can receive. It is also observed that stroke patients spend a large part of their time resting in bed without any activity and this time could be better utilized for bedside therapy at their own convenience [4].

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