alexa DEVELOPMENT OF AN INFLATABLE SHOULDER REHABILITATION DEVICE FOR HOME CARE USE
ISSN: 2157-7420

Journal of Health & Medical Informatics
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

10th World Congress on HEALTHCARE & TECHNOLOGIES
July 17-18, 2017 | Lisbon, Portugal

Tainsong Chen
Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Health Med Informat
DOI: 10.4172/2157-7420-C1-016
Abstract
Cerebrovascular disease is commonly known as stroke and is ranked as third in the top 10 leading causes of death in Taiwan. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare in 2007, the prevalence rates of hypertension and hyperglycemia increase with age. Changes in the age composition of the Taiwanese population will lead to it becoming an aged society by 2018 and a “hyperaged” society by 2025. Therefore, it can be inferred that the Taiwanese society will encounter severe public health problems regarding stroke and post-stroke rehabilitation needs. To counter this, many studies have proposed early passive movement and shown that providing support and protection in the flaccid stage can prevent immobility and soft tissue contracture, and minimize the risk of hemiplegic shoulder pain. Rehabilitation places a heavy burden on physical therapists because a one-on-one interaction with the patient is required. The purpose of our study is thus to develop a low-cost and portable rehabilitation device for the rehabilitation of patients at home. Home-based rehabilitation is not only more convenient but also reduces the cost of rehabilitation and burden on physical therapists. The rehabilitation device we developed produces shoulder abduction and adduction by inflating and deflating airbags in the device. The device includes one inflatable vest (using Velcro to fix the vest on the body, being suitable for either arm) and one control box. The control box has three mode buttons: modes I/II/III. Patients simply need to wear the inflatable vest and press the particular mode button as advised by a physical therapist. Then, the rehabilitation device helps patients to complete passive movement. The results of a system stability test showed that the lifting angle variation of our device under different external forces (0–3 kg) was below 3°. It appears that our device has good suitability for users with a wide range of body weights. A positive correlation between external force (0–2 kg) and the pressure in the airbag was identified in a loading vs. airbag pressure experiment. If the same patient’s pressure in the airbag steadily rises during the course of rehabilitation, close attention should be paid to the increase in muscle tension. Our shoulder rehabilitation device is one of the most cost-effective and user-friendly devices for stroke patients to conduct passive movement at home.
image PDF   |   image HTML
 

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]nline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version