OpenTeleRehab is an open source, multidisciplinary, telerehabilitation software recognized as a Digital Public Good – contributing to Universal Health Coverage and Health System Strengthening by improving access to quality, affordable rehabilitation services globally.

Project start date : 01/09/2021

Beneficiary country : Benin Cambodia Rwanda Viet Nam

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Emergency services
  • Other

Fields of application

  • Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations)
  • Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)

Stage of development

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Financing method

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)
  • Government agency (USAID, etc.)
  • Intergovernmental or international agency

Area where the project is utilised

  • International (in several countries)
  • Provincial/regional (in one region of a single country)

Economic model(s)

  • Subsidies
  • Donations
  • Other (please specify)

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Entire population
  • Sick people
  • Dependents/persons with disabilities
  • Pregnant women
  • Children - adolescents (ages 6-18)
  • Young children (0-5 years)
  • Patient family/entourage

Project objectives

  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment
  • Other (please explain)

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)
  • Internet
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

About the sponsor

Humanity and Inclusion - Handicap International

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) works in around sixty countries in emergency, reconstruction, chronic crisis and development contexts. Since 1982, the organisation has been working alongside vulnerable populations, in particular people with disabilities. Our combat is guided by HI’s vision, mission, and values.

Since 1982, HI has been improving access to rehabilitation services around the world. Beginning with bamboo prostheses for Cambodian refugees in Thailand, our approach has always combined pragmatism, innovation, local resources, and expertise. HI looks to continuously test, adapt, and improve the way in which we reach the vulnerable and isolated populations in need. We believe in the untapped potential of digital technologies to improve access to rehabilitation services through the provision of telerehabilitation services.

Sector : Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

Country of origin : France

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, evaluated independently


  • Web Essentials

    Industrial (Startups, enterprises, etc.)

  • Relevant health authorities (MoH, DoH, ...) in the different countries

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

  • Rehabilitation service providers

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)

  • JAMK University of Applied Sciences / University of Hasselt

    Academic entities (Universities, research laboratories, etc)

  • Healthcare (professionals and structures)