Therapeutic Biofeedback
Therapeutic Biofeedback


Therapeutic Biofeedback Technologies for Musculoskeletal Tele-Rehabilitation

For many musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, providing feedback on joint movements is an essential part of rehabilitation. Feedback is as important for movements in everyday life as it is for therapy exercises: patients and therapists need to know that exercises are performed correctly, but also need to know how exercises are translating into everyday activity. Detecting the difference between a healthy joint movement and an unhealthy joint movement is a challenging task, more so in everyday-wearable garments and monitoring technologies. We aim to bridge this gap by making progress toward accurate detection of movement quality as well as effective communication of progress and errors to the patient and therapist.

Related Publications

Dunne, Lucy E., Pauline Walsh, Barry Smyth, and Brian Caulfield. "Design and evaluation of a wearable optical sensor for monitoring seated spinal posture." In 2006 10th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers, pp. 65-68. IEEE, 2006

Dunne, Lucy, Pauline Walsh, Barry Smyth, and Brian Caulfield. "A system for wearable monitoring of seated posture in computer users." In 4th International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN 2007), pp. 203-207. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007.



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