Validation of a Kinect-based telerehabilitation system with total hip replacement patients

Anton, David, Nelson, Mark, Russell, Trevor, Goni, Alfredo and Illarramendi, Arantza (2016) Validation of a Kinect-based telerehabilitation system with total hip replacement patients. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 22 3: 192-197. doi:10.1177/1357633X15590019

Author Anton, David
Nelson, Mark
Russell, Trevor
Goni, Alfredo
Illarramendi, Arantza
Title Validation of a Kinect-based telerehabilitation system with total hip replacement patients
Journal name Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1758-1109
Publication date 2016-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1357633X15590019
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 22
Issue 3
Start page 192
End page 197
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract The evolving telecommunications industry combined with medical information technology has been proposed as a solution to reduce health care cost and provide remote medical services. This paper aims to validate and show the feasibility and user acceptance of using a telerehabilitation system called Kinect Rehabilitation System (KiReS) in a real scenario, with patients attending repeated rehabilitation sessions after they had a Total Hip Replacement (THR). We present the main features of KiReS, how it was set up in the considered scenario and the experimental results obtained in relation to two different perspectives: patients’ subjective perceptions (gathered through questionnaires) and the accuracy of the performed exercises (by analysing the data captured using KiReS). We made a full deployment of KiReS, defining step by step all the elements of a therapy: postures, movements, exercises and the therapy itself. Seven patients participated in this trial in a total of 19 sessions, and the system recorded 3865 exercise executions. The group showed general support for telerehabilitation and the possibilities that systems such as KiReS bring to physiotherapy treatment.
Keyword Telerehabilitation
Hip replacement
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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