Kinect to at Home Rehab

Posted by

This post has been republished via RSS; it originally appeared at: Channel 9.

It's been a couple years since we last highlighted Reflexion Health's Vera product, Reflexion Health's Kinect PT Project Clears FDA & "BUILDing business with Kinect for Windows v2" so it was nice to see Digital Trends' Jenny McGrath write about it, and how it Reflexion is not only a going concern but a growing ont too!

The Kinect finds a second life helping rehab patients heal at home

Ever tried to figure out how to do an exercise from a piece of paper? Patients using Reflexion Health's Vera solution get real-time feedback to get it right.


“The notion of being able to do their physical therapy in their jammies with no one around, that feels like a wonderful thing,” Dr. Joe Smith, the company’s CEO, told Digital Trends. He describes himself as a “geeky engineer turned geeky doctor.” The Vera Solution uses the Kinect’s infrared and motion-capture technology, along with feedback from an avatar and clinicians. And it’s no game: The system is FDA-approved and certified as a Class II medical device.

Before surgery, patients receive the kit. It comes with a 4G SIM card, as some senior patients don’t have Wi-Fi. “We make a ton of measurements,” said Dr. Smith. “We’re estimating joint position and angle and limb velocity 30 times a second, so we can do a pretty good job of the level of disability that patients have pre-operatively.” Right now, Vera is mainly used for people who’ve had hip or knee replacements. Post-op, the doctor can prescribe exercises from a broad list of options.

If a patient completes 14 of the 15...

Project Information URL:, Reflexion Health

This articles are republished, there may be more discussion at the original link. But if you found this helpful, you're more than welcome to let us know!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.