Kinect-powered rehab system gets FDA clearance

Back in June, we featured a story about Reflexion Health and its innovative application that uses Kinect for Windows to help physical therapy patients. As we described at that time, the application, called Vera, was being tested at five medical centers. Now we are pleased to report that Reflexion Health has received 510(k) clearance from…


Kinect aids physical therapy

Take the latest Kinect sensor, a PC, a high-definition monitor, and an onscreen avatar—and what do you have? The newest first-person shooter game for Xbox? Nope. What you have is one of most carefully designed physical therapy (PT) systems available: Kinapsys. Created by RM ingénierie, a French company that designs and develops software for the…


Kinect app for physical therapy put to the test

A year ago, during the 2014 BUILD conference, we profiled Reflexion Health, a San Diego-based software startup that had developed a promising Kinect for Windows application to track physical therapy patients’ exercise sessions. We’re now pleased to report that this application, called Vera, is being piloted by five medical centers, including Brooks Rehabilitation, one of…


Kinetisense brings objectivity to range of motion therapy

“Jane” had a problem: a so-called frozen shoulder, which made it painful to use her left arm. The pain, which had begun mysteriously eight months earlier, affected nearly every aspect of Jane’s life, making it difficult for her to perform routine tasks at her office job and at home. She had tried a number traditional…


Intel-GE Care Innovations uses Kinect solution to help elderly patients

“I’ve fallen … and I can’t get up.” That line, from a low-budget 1980s TV commercial hawking a personal medical emergency call button, has been fodder for countless comedians over the years. But falls among the elderly are anything but a laughing matter, especially to Maureen Glynn, the director of behavioral innovation programming at Intel-GE…


BUILDing business with Kinect for Windows v2

BUILD—Microsoft’s annual developer conference—is the perfect showcase for inventive, innovative solutions created with the latest Microsoft technologies. As we mentioned in our previous blog, some of the technologists who have been part of the Kinect for Windows v2 developer preview program are here at BUILD, demonstrating their amazing apps. In this blog, we’ll take a…


The New Generation Kinect for Windows Sensor is Coming Next Year

By now, most of you likely have heard about the new Kinect sensor that Microsoft will deliver as part of Xbox One later this year.  Today, I am pleased to announce that Microsoft will also deliver a new generation Kinect for Windows sensor next year. We’re continuing our commitment to equipping businesses and organizations with…


Reflexion Health advancing physical therapy with Kinect for Windows

Reflexion Health, founded with technology developed at the West Health Institute, realized years ago that assessing physical therapy outcomes is difficult for a variety of reasons, and took on the challenge of designing a solution to help increase the success rates of rehabilitation from physical injury. In 2011, the Reflexion team approached the Orthopedic Surgery…


Unique Cancer Treatment Center alex's place Uses Kinect for Windows to Help Put Kids at Ease

A unique clinic for treating children with cancer and blood disorders, alex’s place is designed to be a warm, open, communal space. The center—which is located in Miami, Florida—helps put its patients at ease by engaging them with interactive screens that allow them to be transported into different environments—where they become a friendly teddy bear,…