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Title: Posture correction girdle and the method of correcting spinal deformity
Authors: Yip, YWJ 
Yick, KL 
Tse, CY 
Yuen, CWM 
Ng, SP 
Liu, PY 
Law, KM 
Issue Date: 26-Jul-2016
Source: US Patent 9,398,972 B2. Washington, DC: US Patent and Trademark Office, 2017. How to cite?
Abstract: A posture correction girdle comprises a body wrapping shell, a plurality of pockets and a plurality of paddings is disclosed. The paddings are configured to be inserted into pockets at predetermined positions. Thereby, when the posture correction girdle is worn by the user, pressure is exerted onto a corresponding predetermined section of the user's spine for posture correction purpose. The posture correction girdle further comprises a pair of elastic shoulder straps, an elastic waist strap and a plurality of elongated bones to provide additional support to the user's spine. A micro-system comprising a processor, an output device and a plurality of sensors can also be embedded into the posture correction girdle to provide information regarding the efficiency of the posture correction girdle and the progression of the treatment. Such information is provided to the users using the output device.
Rights: Assignee: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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