Detecting and Preventing Forward Head Posture with Wireless Inertial Body Sensor Networks
|Title||Detecting and Preventing Forward Head Posture with Wireless Inertial Body Sensor Networks|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Kim T, Chen S, Lach J|
|Conference Name||Body Sensor Networks (BSN), 2011 International Conference on|
|Keywords||biomedical communication, biomedical equipment, body sensor networks, forward head posture, head posture detection, medical computing, medical disorders, musculoskeletal disorder, neck pain, posture auto-correction, video-based validation, wireless inertial body sensor networks|
Forward Head Posture (FHP) is a common musculoskeletal disorder correlated with neck pain that affects a large percentage of the population. Research has shown that providing feedback for posture auto-correction can help combat FHP and reduce the associated neck pain. However, existing methods for head posture detection are immobile, invasive, and/or inaccurate. This paper presents the use and video-based validation of wireless inertial body sensors for FHP detection. In addition, the effectiveness of bio-feedback is evaluated.