Title: AR/VR pose tracking for task-oriented physical therapy training for the treatment of osteoporosis
Description: AR/VR based therapy is successful in rehabilitation whilst decreasing recovery time and cost. Meanwhile, the incorporation of gaming into AR/VR rehabilitation demonstrates greater patient motivation and adherence to therapy treatments. Despite the fact that osteoporosis is one of the greatest societal and economic health challenges today, there is a lack of research on AR/VR task-oriented physical therapy training for people with osteoporosis. In this project, the student will investigate the use of AR/VR pose tracking for task-oriented physical therapy training for the treatment of osteoporosis. The student will design and build full body tracking AR/VR games fusing off-the shelf commodity hardware and IMU-based sensors. These games will target the areas most vulnerable to osteoporosis-fracture (i.e. hip, spine, shoulder and arms); explore the effectiveness of different games and exercises according to a therapeutic configuration on a person with osteoporosis.