Earlier this year, the Atlanta-based Shepher Center, a major hospital specializing in treatment and rehabilitation of those with a spinal cord injury, unveiled a pilot program that involved using a mobile app to recommend and demonstrate home-based exercises.
The free app, SCI-Ex, can be found as a free download in the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores (search "Shepherd Center") and it recently got a major upgrade thanks to their partner, MobileSmith, that co-developed the app. The latest updates were developed based on user feedback from the initial version of the app. More than 20 new exercise videos have been added, targeting a variety of muscle groups. Users can access videos either by injury level, fitness goals or the body part they wish to target.
There are exercises that can be done either independently or by varying levels of assistance from a partner and hardly require purchase of equipment.
Of course, with the New Year just about three weeks away, there is no better time to set your New Year's Resolution and use this app to improve your health right from the comfort of your own home.