The system takes an image of a person's skeleton and then directs them to move their limbs in order to regain motion. 

(Photo: Courtesy of US AFA)

One of the biggest challenges for stroke patients is regaining motion, and researchers think video games may help.  The idea for an Xbox-based game for stroke rehab came out of a senior class project by engineering students at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs a couple of years ago. Subsequent classes have continued developing the system. 

The idea is to make rehabilitation cheaper and easier for patients to do in their own homes.  Students call the system “Neumimic.”

Ryan Warner speaks with Captain Todd Branchflower, an engineering instructor at the Air Force Academy,  and Lt. Colonel Dan Oosterhaus, who is already using the system.