Microsoft working with US military to create Kinect-powered physical therapy system

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If all goes as planned, Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor camera will be used to help provide physical therapy for injured soldiers and veterans. According to Defense News, the company is working with the Air Force and the Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center to create a therapy system that utilizes the camera, a standard PC, and off-the-shelf software. Kinect offers an extremely affordable and effective tool for tracking body movements, and therapy software, such as ReMotion360, is already being used for physical rehabilitation.

Due to the low cost of the device — Kinect for Windows can be purchased for $ 249.99 — and the minimal upkeep involved with the setup, the program would allow…

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