Kinect Based System and Serious Game Motivating Approach for Physiotherapy Assessment and Remote Session Monitoring


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International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems

Professor Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 5 (December 2014) > List of articles

Special issue ICST 2014

Kinect Based System and Serious Game Motivating Approach for Physiotherapy Assessment and Remote Session Monitoring

Francisco Cary / Octavian Postolache / Pedro Silva Girão

Keywords : electronichealthrecord, motionanalysis, serious game, physical rehabilitation

Citation Information : International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems. Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 1-6, DOI:

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Published Online: 15-February-2020



This paper describes a framework focused on being a health monitoring platform as well as a source of entertainment for physiotherapy patients, particularly stroke survivors. Using the Microsoft Kinect sensor a serious game captures 3D data during the patient’s session and sends it to a server. Through a web application these data can be further visualized by the physiotherapists on their assessments. Moreover, this framework intends to be a useful and effective tool for remote physiotherapy sessions allowing for a considerable cost reduction. Experimental results related to arms and shoulders rehabilitation are included in this paper.

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