Development of Exergame-based Virtual Trainer for Physical Therapy using Kinect

  title={Development of Exergame-based Virtual Trainer for Physical Therapy using Kinect},
  author={Baihua Li and Mark Maxwell and Daniel Leightley and Angela Lindsay and Wendy Johnson and Andrew Ruck},
We present the development of a virtual trainer for use by physiotherapists and patients in exercise based physiotherapy programmes. It allows a therapist to tailor exercise requirements to the specific needs and challenges of individual patients. Patients can select different programmes and follow a coach avatar to perform recorded exercises based on their needs. The Microsoft Kinect has been implemented as a means to track user’s body movements. This enables immersive and natural interaction… CONTINUE READING

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