Chapter 10 An innovative tank top equipped with biofeedback system for adolescents with early scoliosis

Yiu Wan Yip, Garcia Hin Chun Kwok

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Abstract

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a prevalent and chronic condition that gradually leads to the three-dimensional deformity of the spine. Spinal curvature increases in youths as puberty progresses. This chapter aims to provide an introduction on a research project that has developed a tank top equipped with sensors to provide posture training for adolescents with a spinal deformity. The design and development process of the posture training tank-top are subsequently described. The aim of this project is to develop a functional garment which can train posture on a real time basis and track the progress of the training on a regular basis. As a result, this will reduce the future likelihood of spinal curvature progression which may need bracing or surgical treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLatest Material and Technological Developments for Activewear
Place of PublicationUK
Chapter10
Number of pages31
Edition1st Edition
ISBN (Electronic)9780128227671
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2020

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