Rehabilitation Assistance Using Motion Capture Devices and Virtual Reality Feedback
Physical rehabilitation is required to support functional therapy in patients with restricted function in their body caused by cerebral, spinal, or muscular disorders. We sought to investigate the feasibility of medical and healthcare applications of the Kinect v2 motion capture devices and a head mount display in response to practical medical needs, including: (1) a Timed Up and Go test, and a walking rehabilitation support system; and (2) rehabilitation assistance using virtual reality feedback. The prototype systems demonstrate that the ICT-based rehabilitation equipment offers the objective and effective assessment of physical deficits in patients with conditions such as stroke or Parkinson's disease.
Y. Yuminaka et al., "Rehabilitation Assistance Using Motion Capture Devices and Virtual Reality Feedback", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 888, pp. 37-42, 2019