20 Dec '12, 2am

US #military exploring #Kinect for low-cost physical therapy routines

US #military exploring #Kinect for low-cost physical therapy routines

When Bill Gates first demoed his BASIC interpreter for the Altair, it seems a safe bet that he could've never guessed that his company would eventually be collaborating with the US military to introduce new forms of physical therapy . Thanks to Kinect , however, Microsoft and the Air Force are now hammering out the details of a system that could assist injured soldiers through the recovery process. Curiously, all of this may be accomplished with a PC, Kinect and off-the-shelf software such as ReMotion 360 -- all of which could help keep costs low -- although a proprietary system remains a possibility. In addition to reducing treatment costs, it's thought that a home-based approach could be a convenient alternative for those who don't live near care facilities. Even beyond physical therapy, Microsoft is also exploring Kinect's usefulness for the treatment of PTSD, which cou...

Full article: http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/19/us-military-exploring-...

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