Purpose of the project

The intended use of this project, is to use a Kinect sensor to sense a humans body movements and then a robot will be able to reproduce the movements using the Kinect sensor as an input for the movements. This project was conceived by Dr. Robert Spalletta as a way to benefit people who work in the Physical Therapy (PT) industry. A common problem faced by PT professionals comes from after the rehabilitation sessions. Typically after a patient has completed Physical Therapy they begin to forget certain aspects of the exercises shown to them. This may not seem like an issue, however over time these incorrect exercises can start to do more harm than good. The ultimate goal of this project’s to be able to have a patient do an exercise in front of a Kinect and then send those movements to PT professional who can see the movements and correct the patient’s form of the exercise.