Interactive Interface for Remote Physical Therapy

Interactive Interface for Remote Physical Therapy

This technology offers patients the opportunity to receive physical therapy in the home with more frequent assessment and adjustment of prescribed exercises, resulting in more effective rehabilitation and health outcomes. The interactive interface leverages Google Fiber grade high-speed networking and low-latency network paths.

Project milestone

In Development

Idea Complete
Prototype Complete
In Development

Impact statement

Our interactive physical therapy interface provides remote, in-home assessment and coaching with quantitative measurement of balance and movement In a previous demo, we were able to demonstrate the following. A physical therapist (PT) will be standing by at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. Participants at the US Ignite Application Summit will be able to work remotely with the PT as she guides them through a set of balance and walking exercises using the new interactive interface with a Microsoft Kinect positioned at each end. The interface will show the live patient performance quantitatively through visualizations. Finally, GENI hardware is used in the interface to achieve seamless streaming of video, audio, depth, and skeletal data from the Kinect.


  • OpenFlow
  • Low-latency
  • Ultra-fast/Gigabit to end-user
  • GENI/US Ignite Rack


This work is funded by the National Science Foundation