Wearable and IoT technology in the development of applications for Postural Physiotherapy

Eduardo Chagas Ferreira, Jorge R. Beingolea, Jorge Eusebio Rendulich Talavera

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Abstract

The current work describes the development and test of a low-cost biomedical instrument, making use of wearable concepts and discreet components. The instrument aims to monitor, analyze and register the sitting position of an individual, based on the principles of ergonomics. The device allows to verify either the individual finds themselves in a proper position or not, regarding the body posture during sitting position in activities through the use of body sensors. The positioning identification is realized using luminous signaling (LED), which warns the user about their posture. The data collected are stored in a data bank in order to generate graphs for further analysis. The device presents itself as a low-cost solution to help monitoring and study the problems derived from the bad body sitting posture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 IEEE 1st Sustainable Cities Latin America Conference, SCLA 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728139678
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2019
Event1st IEEE Sustainable Cities Latin America Conference, SCLA 2019 - Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 26 Aug 201929 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2019 IEEE 1st Sustainable Cities Latin America Conference, SCLA 2019

Conference

Conference1st IEEE Sustainable Cities Latin America Conference, SCLA 2019
Country/TerritoryPeru
CityArequipa
Period26/08/1929/08/19

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Publisher Copyright:
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Keywords

  • Body posture
  • Ergonomics
  • Instrumentation
  • IoT
  • Wearable technologies

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