Theme 1: Building the Mobility Profile
Currently no reliable measure exists to jointly evaluate the myriad of intrinsic and extrinsic factors that influence mobility for individuals with ABI. For the most part, to measure mobility in research, we rely on expensive laboratory technologies and performance-based tools that are burdensome in terms of set up, as well as staff time for administration and analysis. Importantly, these tools cannot be readily applied in real-life community contexts.
Further, electronic platforms that can collect real-time patient- and clinician-reported data are in their infancy, particularly in rehabilitation. The objective of theme 1 is to aggregate data from different types of rehabilitation technologies to evaluate the complex interplay between biomedical, personal and environmental factors that explain variability in mobility. This will be the first time this combination of technologies will be used to generate and validate mobility data that combines brain imaging, biomedical, patient reported and clinical measures. This will be accomplished within patient cohorts followed through the continuum of care and into the community (up to 2 years post ABI), enabling us to integrate and analyse their synergistic relationships.