Video Game Technology Is Helping Athletes Prevent Bad Knee Injuries
Dr. Aaron Gray at the University of Missouri wants to use Microsoft Kinect's motion-sensor technology to detect athletes' risk of ACL injuries.By Matt Moreno | April 25, 2016
"It's kind of crazy. I was actually doing my sports medicine training, and I had recently bought an Xbox video game system. I was playing around with it and doing a game where you had to move around. The character was controlled by your movements. I immediately thought, 'Wait, could we use this for medical research?' … It's been about three or four years now, and we're finally to a point where we have software that we're able to go out to high schools and to gyms and actually test high school male and female athletes and look at the way they jump and land," Dr. Aaron Gray said.
This is Dr. Aaron Gray, a sports medicine doctor at the University of Missouri.
He's trying to revolutionize the way athletes detect their risk for devastating knee injuries … all by using Microsoft Kinect's motion-sensor technology.