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Title:Inappropriate posture: device to regain awareness on postures and prevent trauma Case study: how can young adults’ posture be monitored discreetly by sensing and movement assistive technology
Author(s):Chen, Austin
Advisor(s):McDonagh, Deana C
Department / Program:Art & Design
Discipline:Art and Design
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.F.A.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):Posture
Wellness
Trauma
Sensing Technology
Industrial Design
Abstract:Muscular-skeletal injuries are not only lowering people’s quality of life, but also creating a massive monetary loss in the society. A considerable number of them result from fixation to incorrect postures and inappropriate forms when doing activities. Unbalanced muscles are challenging bodies to hold appropriate postures. A certain group of people gained such chronic problems from habits in younger age. As an appropriate solution, we realized that utilizing sensors that can be seamlessly embedded in everyday products could be a user-friendly way to deal with the problem. Aiming at increasing the participation in daily life of people with traumas that result from poor postural habits, we are convinced that our innovation can be acknowledged as assistive technology.
Issue Date:2017-07-20
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/98422
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Austin Chen
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-09-29
Date Deposited:2017-08


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