A Preliminary Study of Using Kinect-based Physical Rehabilitation System to Perform Tai Chi Exercises with FLS EvaluationAuthor(s): Jiann-Der Lee, Chung-Hung Hsieh, Ting-Yang Lin
In this study, a physical rehabilitation system based on Kinect sensor is proposed to assist patients with movement disorders to perform the “Tai Chi” exercises at home. With the aid of skeletal tracking of Kinect sensor, each movement of the patient while performing Tai Chi exercises is well recognized and validated. More specifically, patient’s movements are compared with the prerecorded movements form a coach, and further evaluated by using fuzzy logic system (FLS). The experiment was carried out according to an ABAB sequence, i.e., A represents the baseline and B represents intervention phases. Experimental results also show that the participants significantly increased their motivation for physical rehabilitation, thus improving exercise performance during the intervention phases.