Title

A Kinect-Based Rehabilitation Exercise Monitoring and Guidance System

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

Software Engineering and Service Science (ICSESS), 2014 5th IEEE International Conference on

Abstract

In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of a Kinect-based system for rehabilitation exercises monitoring and guidance. We choose to use the Unity framework to implement our system because it enables us to use virtual reality techniques to demonstrate detailed movements to the patient, and to facilitate examination of the quality and quantity of the patient sessions by the clinician. The avatar-based rendering of motion also preserves the privacy of the patients, which is essential for healthcare systems. The key contribution of our research is a rule-based approach to realtime exercise quality assessment and feedback. We developed a set of basic rule elements that can be used to express the correctness rules for common rehabilitation exercises.

Original Citation

W. Zhao, H. Feng, R. Lun, D. D. Espy and M. A. Reinthal, "A kinect-based rehabilitation exercise monitoring and guidance system," in Software Engineering and Service Science (ICSESS), 2014 5th IEEE International Conference on, 2014, pp. 762-765.

DOI

10.1109/ICSESS.2014.6933678