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dc.contributor.authorBrodbeck, Dominique-
dc.contributor.authorDegen, Markus-
dc.contributor.authorStanimirov, Michael-
dc.contributor.authorKool, Jan-
dc.contributor.authorScheermesser, Mandy-
dc.contributor.authorOesch, Peter-
dc.contributor.authorNeuhaus, Cornelia-
dc.description.abstractLow back pain is an important problem in industrialized countries. Two key factors limit the effectiveness of physiotherapy: low compliance of patients with repetitive movement exercises, and inadequate awareness of patients of their own posture. The Backtrainer system addresses these problems by real-time monitoring of the spine position, by providing a framework for most common physiotherapy exercises for the low back, and by providing feedback to patients in a motivating way. A minimal sensor configuration was identified as two inertial sensors that measure the orientation of the lower back at two points with three degrees of freedom. The software was designed as a flexible platform to experiment with different hardware, and with various feedback modalities. Basic exercises for two types of movements are provided: mobilizing and stabilizing. We developed visual feedback - abstract as well as in the form of a virtual reality game - and complemented the on-screen graphics with an ambient feedback device. The system was evaluated during five weeks in a rehabilitation clinic with 26 patients and 15 physiotherapists. Subjective satisfaction of subjects was good, and we interpret the results as encouraging indication for the adoption of such a therapy support system by both patients and therapists.de_CH
dc.publisherInstitute for Systems and Technologies of Information Control and Communication (INSTICC)de_CH
dc.rightsLicence according to publishing contractde_CH
dc.subjectComputer-aided therapyde_CH
dc.subjectAmbient visualizationde_CH
dc.subjectBack painde_CH
dc.subject.ddc615.82: Physiotherapiede_CH
dc.titleBACKTRAINER : computer-aided therapy system with augmented feedback for the lower backde_CH
dc.typeKonferenz: Paperde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Physiotherapie (IPT)de_CH
zhaw.conference.detailsHEALTHINF 2009, Porto, Portugal, 14-17 January 2009de_CH
zhaw.parentwork.editorAzevedo, L.-
zhaw.parentwork.editorLondral, A.-
zhaw.volumeVolume 1de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewEditorial reviewde_CH
zhaw.title.proceedingsProceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics : HEALTHINFde_CH
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