How can Konnect support MSK healthcare?
In this blog, we’re exploring the benefits of our powerful TV technology for those living with reduced mobility:
So, what is MSK Healthcare?
MSK healthcare refers to the support offered on a range of musculoskeletal conditions. These affect a person’s muscles, bones and joints, leading to reduced mobility. MSK can affect a person’s quality of life, limiting their ability to live independently.
Here at Kraydel, our aim is to reduce the effects of MSK on a person’s life, and ensure they stay safe, connected and happy.
MSK Healthcare: How Can Konnect Help?
By supporting self-management, Konnect can improve the individual’s wellbeing and quality of life.
Offering a personalised solution via the convenience of their TV, it enables them to access a range of services with ease, to help support independent living.
What is Konnect?
Konnect is an advanced solution that connects people with their loved ones, healthcare providers and a range of services, to help enhance their health and wellbeing.
It connects to the TV, which is the largest, brightest and most familiar screen in a person’s home, so it feels comfortable and is easy to use.
Konnect provides a direct connection, so health care providers can check in on patients with MSK - particularly those living with rheumatoid arthritis. This is essential for those who need regular monitoring and close care.
Through Konnect, patients can access exercise videos and leaflets via their TV, helping to promote a healthier lifestyle and improve their wellbeing.
They also have the ability to join a remote physiotherapy session. This can ensure their treatment and management is able to go ahead, even if the patient isn’t able to leave the house.
Konnect can also help with pain management and medication support. Healthcare professionals can dial in to offer advice and witness the patient taking their medication. This is especially useful if the patient is awaiting care as they can self-manage their discomfort, overseen by a professional.
Hospital stays can often increase the risk of infection. Receiving remote support helps to reduce that risk, increasing the patients' chances of staying healthy and safe.
As MSK affects mobility, many patients may find it difficult to attend appointments, particularly if transport is an issue. Remote care eliminates the need for travel, helping to enhance the comfort of the individual.
Konnect: The Benefits of Connecting Through the TV
Konnect addresses issues such as bandwidth limitations or no Wi-Fi, low camera resolution and bad lighting. As it connects through the TV, there’s no need to balance or hold a device, ensuring it’s accessible and inclusive for those receiving MSK healthcare.
One of the most important benefits of using Konnect for MSK healthcare, is having the large screen that allows professionals to see the patient and their environment. The full-view camera enables them to monitor and assess movements, and follow their ‘Look, Point and Move’ method.
Being able to see the patients’ whole body ensures the professional can carry out a comprehensive observation, noting difficulties and improvements, which they can then use to create a care plan going forward. As the patient doesn’t have to balance a screen throughout the appointment, they can showcase their normal range of movement, making it easier for the assessment.