System for posture evaluation and correction

Development of a second prototype for an intelligent chair

Hugo Pereira, Leonardo Martins, Rui Almeida, Bruno Ribeiro, Cláudia Regina Pereira Quaresma, Adelaide Ferreira, Pedro Vieira

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Abstract

The sitting position has become one of the most common postures in developed countries. However, assuming a poor sitting posture leads to several health problems, namely back, shoulder and neck pain. In a previous work, an intelligent chair was developed and was shown to classify and correct the seating position. This work describes improvements on this intelligent chair prototype culminating with the development of a new prototype. The improvements of this new prototype are presented, resulting in new studies for posture identification. Pressure maps for 12 sitting postures were gathered in order to automatically detect user's posture through a neural network algorithm, obtaining an overall posture classification of around 81%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBIODEVICES 2015 - 8th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, Proceedings; Part of 8th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2015
PublisherSciTePress
Pages204-209
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-758-071-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event8th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, BIODEVICES 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 12 Jan 201515 Jan 2015

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, BIODEVICES 2015
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period12/01/1515/01/15

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Keywords

  • Posture classification
  • Posture guidance
  • Pressure distribution
  • Sensing chair
  • Sitting posture

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Pereira, H., Martins, L., Almeida, R., Ribeiro, B., Quaresma, C. R. P., Ferreira, A., & Vieira, P. (2015). System for posture evaluation and correction: Development of a second prototype for an intelligent chair. In BIODEVICES 2015 - 8th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, Proceedings; Part of 8th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2015 (pp. 204-209). SciTePress. https://doi.org/10.5220/0005286002040209