We aim to make physiotherapy accessible to everyone with the help of a web camera only. We will provide quality videos as well as real time feedback to the user about his movements using motion tracking.
We had to keep in mind that our target audience was seniors and we had to design for them, this meant the design had to be as simple as possible and at the same time we had to make sure that we do not compromise on any of the functionalities.
We presented the idea to our mentors and others in our track. After the presentation, we had a discussion with our mentors deliberating over the feasibility, usefulness and its various other pros and cons. We decided to address a larger user group and a larger problem. This got us re-ideating and so we went back to the drawing board.
With the problem area defined, the team started developing the prototype of the GUI of the web platform. It consists of three major modules.
The first providing the option to choose the body parts from. The second shows the videos to be followed and the third provides the real time tracking of the users' motions.
The user visit gave us an insight into a user group which still is neglected in India for dissemination of learning.
A group discussion was conducted, which initiated the ideation process. ideas were presented,discussed and all of these were put up on the discussion board in the form of sticky notes.
Different people chose different problems to be solved and formed project groups. This began the ideation process
We soon broke out into various teams, or team decided to pursue something along the idea of familiar objects for senior citizens.
We decided to build a prototype wherein we will use a familiar object such as a table lamp to translate text, and give an audio feedback. This project can have multiple use cases, our target audience are the senior citizens who would like to access knowledge by transcending the language barrier and at the same time have the comfort of not being forced to interact with an alien technology but use a familiar object instead.
To be able to design better we created a user persona of Mr P.K. Gupta an adult Gujarati living with his wife in the state of Karnataka. As Mr Gupta does not know the regional language of Karnatala, he finds it difficult to communicate with the outside world and is not able to keep himself as up to date with current affairs as we would like to.
Mr Gupta helped us empathize with our user group which in turn helped us design better
OpenCv was a new platform for the entire team to work upon, hence was implementing the project was a learning experience for all.
The Current Aim :
1. Focus on detection of the contours of the image of interest.
2. Detection of multiple patches which are coloured.
3. Calculating the angle between the points of interest.
We have been able to achieve the above three, and have detected and tracked the motion of hands.
Future Intended Steps:
1. Mapping of the tracked motion to the original tutorial video and their similarity mapping.
2. Depiction of the progress made and provide a personalized suggestions and motivations.
Having visited the old age home on the first day of the workshop, we wanted to design for senior citizens. The discussion reflected upon another major problem of inaccessible health care.
A Technical intervention to help people across all age groups with their physical therapy. Since, everyone is not equipped to visit a physician, for them we decided to have trustworthy videos teaching them therapy .Further we came to a conclusion that if the exercises are not done correctly they do more harm than good, to address this we decided to have motion tracking that tracks the users motions and give the real time feedback.
Mr Vinod Sharma is a 35 year old technical executive who lives in the city of Mumbai and works a 9 to 5 job to make ends meet. Recently Vinod was in a car crash, though he wasn't hurt critically he needs physiotherapy to be able to regain the full functionality of his right hand. Vinod needs to access physiotherapy on the go and needs to ensure that he is doing them accurately.