—Constant rehabilitation exercises at home are
usually required for complimenting prescribed exercises
executed in a hospital setting and for expediting a patient’s
physical recovery. One of the main issues is to provide
technological support for making home-based rehabilitation
offering similar outcomes to hospital-based rehabilitation with
an occupational physician presented. This paper presents our
development of a Kinect-based system for ensuring home-based
rehabilitation (KHRD) using Dynamic Time Warping (DTW)
algorithm and fuzzy logic. The ultimate goal is to offer
assistance for patients to conduct home-based rehabilitation
without the presence of a physician and to avoid adverse events.
—Home-based rehabilitation, kinect, dynamic
time warping (DTW) algorithm, fuzzy logic.
Chuan-Jun Su is with the Department of Industrial Engineering &
Management, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan, ROC (e-mail:
Cite:Chuan-Jun Su, "Personal Rehabilitation Exercise Assistant with Kinect and Dynamic Time Warping," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 448-454, 2013.