Gait Analysis for Rehabilitation Assessment System Simulator

Nor Surayahani Suriani, Muhammad Hamidun Mustafa, Farah Yasmin Abd Rahman

Abstract

Rehabilitation exercises are needed to help patients to recover from physical disability after experiences serious injuries, either due to illness or surgery. The recovery process usually conducted at the rehabilitation center under expert supervision and consultation with the physiotherapist. However, some patients might be having time constraints to go to the rehabilitation center or the center itself has a limited staff to conduct the therapy session. Therefore, recovery progression will take a longer time. This paper proposes an online rehabilitation monitoring system to help patient undergoing the therapy process without supervision with the aid of a Kinect sensor. Based on several exercises, Kinect joint point data is extracted and simulate in real-time basis. The developed assessment system simulator is tested with 12 subjects and the low-cost system is capable to provide the required date for rehabilitation. The movement data is analyzed based on the angle value simulation and display the overall therapy progress for further improvement.

Keywords

Gait analysis; Kinect; Rehabilitation; Simulator.

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