a fresh perspective on facial paralysis
Today more than 105,000 people in the UK live with facial paralysis with symptoms ranging from speech problems to anxiety and depression. Physical therapy can be effective, but face-to-face care is expensive, and there’s a limited number of specialists available. People are put off by slow improvements, and many dislike looking at their altered appearance in a mirror.
With support from the Nominet Trust we can develop the MIRROR app for mobile devices, and offer patients a fresh perspective. By providing interactive rehabilitation ‘games’ and treating facial paralysis through real-time physiotherapy feedback, the app can measure successes, identify poor recovery and keep patients engaged with treatment.