Making physical therapy fun and effective
Patient adherence to physical therapy regimens is poor, and there is a lack of quantitative data about patient performance, particularly at home. This project aims to build an end-to-end virtual rehabilitation system for supporting patient adherence to home exercise that addresses the multi-factorial nature of the problem. Using the proposed system, the physical therapist and patient make shared decisions about appropriate exercises and goals and patients use a sensor-enabled gaming interface at home to perform exercises. Quantitative data is then fed back to the therapist, who can properly adjust the regimen and give reinforcing feedback and support.
* Oovit PT was awarded a 2010 CIMIT Innovation Grant
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