Title : Rehabilitation Smart Watch
The adoption of technology-driven interventions for following up on the patients suffering from drug addiction in the UAE is a major requirement for the improvement of the quality and effectiveness of services. The main challenge faced by organizations and entities associated with patients rehabilitation is the lack of appropriate follow-up after an individual has been released from the rehabilitation center. Smartwatches can play a critical role in monitoring the behaviors of recovering addicts and is an essential technology in saving lives. Without an appropriate follow-up, most addicts fall back into drug use and they end up becoming trapped into using even harder drugs. The technology would enable rehabilitation centers to collect data pertaining to the movement of individuals and thus enables the effective management of various cases since the authorities will have access to information pertaining to the recovering patients. Additionally, smartwatches provide the capability to monitor critical symptoms of individuals such as heart rate also contain of a GPS tracking system that enables rapid SOS calls. The main goal of deploying technology is to foster patients safety and to promote the collection of data that could be deployed to enhance safety in the future. The project will also enable policymakers to develop recommendations for future enhancement of smartwatch features.
This project proposes an intervention that will enhance the effectiveness of UAE rehabilitation centers in improving patients’ outcomes. Notably, the rehabilitation centers would be operated by police officers to ensure patients who are addicted to drugs are accorded the necessary follow-up services on their health and drug usage.