Kaliningrad-based game development studio KD VISION announces its first project in the genre of health games -“Playable Physiotherapy”. The project includes two main parts: a series of videogames for Xbox 360 Kinect and Nintendo Wii Balance Board, and a social network under the working title OnlineTermin, designed to connect medical professionals with their patients.
The studio is working in close collaboration with Berliner Company Lightfields and University Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin.
Videogames in the“Playable Physiotherapy” series are based on real and proven remedial exercise programs. The games encourage healthy activities in a fun playable fashion to help players strengthen their health in the comfort of their own home. The games also utilize a set of functional trials to evaluate the overall functional state of the player’s body and suggest the best exercise program for their needs. We are planning to implement exercises for all main body systems, as well as aerobics, respiratory gymnastics, pregnancy workouts and more. The programs save and analyze results of each gaming session to evaluate overall exercise progress.
Another important part of the project is OnlineTermin - a dedicated Internet server for communication between medical professionals and their patients. Here the patients may review their exercise efficiency, receive feedback from medical specialists and communicate with other players. Doctors are able to form patient groups, develop individual exercise programs and keep track of treatment progress.
“Playable Physiotherapy” became one of the winners of the open competition for innovative projects in the field of science and technology.
The contest was held by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Russian Agency for Small and Medium Business Support. This year, about 200 projects were entered in the competition. Sixty projects have reached the final of the contest and 15 projects became winners of the competition. The winners will receive financial, informational and additional aid in further project realization.