Thoracic ROM measurement system with visual bio-feedback: System design and biofeedback evaluation

Takeshi Ando, Kazuya Kawamura, Junko Fujitani, Tomokazu Koike, Masashi Fujimoto, Masakatsu G. Fujie

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    Abstract

    Patients with diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) need to improve their thorax mobility. Thoracic ROM is one of the simplest and most useful indexes to evaluate the respiratory function. In this paper, we have proposed the prototype of a simple thoracic ROM measurement system with real-time visual bio-feedback in the chest expansion test. In this system, the thoracic ROM is measured using a wire-type linear encoder whose wire is wrapped around the thorax. In this paper, firstly, the repeatability and reliability of measured thoracic ROM was confirmed as a first report of the developed prototype. Secondly, we analyzed the effect of the bio-feedback system on the respiratory function. The result of the experiment showed that it was easier to maintain a large and stable thoracic ROM during deep breathing by using the real-time visual biofeedback system of the thoracic ROM.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
    Pages1272-1274
    Number of pages3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 - Boston, MA
    Duration: 2011 Aug 302011 Sep 3

    Other

    Other33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
    CityBoston, MA
    Period11/8/3011/9/3

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Signal Processing
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Health Informatics

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    Ando, T., Kawamura, K., Fujitani, J., Koike, T., Fujimoto, M., & Fujie, M. G. (2011). Thoracic ROM measurement system with visual bio-feedback: System design and biofeedback evaluation. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS (pp. 1272-1274). [6090299] https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090299