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Title: Biofeedback system with body mapping clothing for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Authors: Yip, Y 
Kwok, G 
Cheung, M 
Yick, K 
Issue Date: 21-Apr-2020
Abstract: A biofeedback system for monitoring patient-related signals of a patient having adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is disclosed. The present invention provides a personalized biofeedback to the patient based on the patient-related signals for restoring balance in muscle activities and reducing displacement of both sides of the patient's spine as a treatment for AIS. The biofeedback system comprises clothing integrated with posture monitoring sensors, and one or more computational systems comprising a sensor-based sEMG posture training subsystem for providing posture training and a posture monitoring subsystem for providing progressive training through daily activities. The sensor-based sEMG posture training subsystem comprises a posture training device coupled to a plurality of sEMG sensors, a feedback device and a calibration system. The posture monitoring subsystem monitors the posture of the patient and determines the properness of the posture by comparing the real-time data with the calibrated signals from the sEMG posture training subsystem.
Rights: Assignee: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
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