Slideshow: 7 startups using Microsoft Kinect for online physical therapy

By Jonah Comstock
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Respondesign has been designing fitness games since 2004 for platforms like the Nintendo Wii, including peripheral motion capture cameras. They collaborated with software designer UbiSoft to create direct-to-consumer fitness games Yourself Fitness and My Fitness Coach. In 2010 the company released a 3D Motion tracking fitness app called MayaFit (seen in the video above). All of their offerings use a virtual avatar fitness coach character named Maya.

Although the company has plenty of experience applying motion capture cameras to fitness, their first physical therapy software is being developed for the Microsoft Kinect platform in partnership with Genesis Rehab Services.