During the two weeks course Concept Development, nine teams developed a concept to improve one task of their previously selected user group. User groups were limited to mobile, social or outdoor workers and a tablet had to be involved. Concepts were allowed to be visionary up to ten years ahead concerning technical practicability.
Here is the final concept of team 6: uPhysio
What is it?
uPhysio is a tablet application simplifying the creation and selection of home-made exercises by the therapist and afterwards showing the patient detailed instruction videos. Further it gives him direct feedback during the execution of exercises. Moreover it creates statistics increasing his motivation and showing his personal progress. It also gives the therapist the means to check on his patient and to change his exercise plan accordingly.
How does it work?
After the treatment the therapist can choose individual exercises for the patient he is meant to do at home by clicking on a predefined set of them. Based on patient’s condition he can also adjust the intensity and the rep count. Afterwards the plan is immediately available in the patient’s account. He now has access to detailed videos and descriptions.
Furthermore the application includes a reminder function helping the patient to do his exercises regularly. The system is equipped with a motion tracking camera to observe the execution of his exercises and to correct him as the circumstances require.
When finishing his ‚training‘ the application shows his success or failure. This gives the patient the required motivation and stimulus. After arriving back at the practice the physiotherapist can see the crunch points or praise his patient.
The application is also equipped with a reminder function which reminds the patient to do his exercises if a longer period of time passed without him doing them.
The position recognition checks if the patient is in the right postion in front of the tablet so that it can supervise his motions.
During the ‚training‘ uPhysio has an auto correction function that always gives the patient feedback in the form of correcting his moves, this is implemented by kinect build in the tablet’s camera.
At the end of each training session the patient gets personal feedback on his efforts in the form of diagrams and different levels.
The application uPhysio could also be used by fitness centers or in other facilities with focus on physical recovery.
More Details on their project can be found in the Concept Development Blog.