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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    研究成果: Conference contribution

    抄録

    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.

    本文言語English
    ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
    ページ1272-1274
    ページ数3
    DOI
    出版ステータスPublished - 2011
    イベント33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 - Boston, MA
    継続期間: 2011 8 302011 9 3

    Other

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • コンピュータ ビジョンおよびパターン認識
    • 信号処理
    • 生体医工学
    • 健康情報学

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