While pursuing an MBA at MIT in 2010, Tim Fu tore his ACL, an incident that led to surgery and six months of physical therapy.
"It was a really tough process, especially at home, without the coaching of a physical therapist," Fu recalled to Mashable. From his frustration, the idea for a business was born.
Home Team Therapy, which launched in private beta this week, is using online video and video games to help physical therapists guide patients through their exercises at home.
"The videos are detailed, but have a conversational tone," Fu explains. "Our Kinect application will actually track patients doing their exercises and will use subtle clues to guide patients in the right direction — think Dance Central for physical therapy." The Kinect application is being developed for Windows, so all users will need is a PC and a Kinect sensor, the latter of which Home Team will provide.