Evaluation of short-term effectiveness of posture correction girdle on postures of adolescents with early scoliosis

Pak Yiu Liu, Yiu Wan Yip, Kit Lun Yick, Sun Pui Ng, Chi Yung Tse, Chun Wah Marcus Yuen, Ka Ming Law

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to provide a tailor-made posture correction girdle for individuals with early scoliosis in order to improve their imbalanced postures by girdling and reduce the possibility of curvature progression in scoliosis. Subjects are recruited from a school-screening program and a 3-month wear trial has been carried out. Motion capture (Vicon) has also been carried out in order to evaluate the short-term effectiveness of the girdle on posture control. The results show that the imbalanced posture of the subjects improves after 3-months of girdling, especially for the acromion part in the frontal plane in a standing posture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium Proceedings 2014 - 7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014
PublisherBinary Information Press
Pages236-242
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014 - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 Aug 20148 Aug 2014

Conference

Conference7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period6/08/148/08/14

Keywords

  • Motion capture
  • Posture correction girdle
  • School-screening program
  • Scoliosis
  • Wear trial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials

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