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Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Force monitor for training manual skills in the training of chiropractors
Authors: Evren, Ibrahim
Eckhardt, Darius
Mühlemann, Daniel
Gruber, Juan-Mario
et. al: No
DOI: 10.5220/0008902100810085
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1 : BIODEVICES
Page(s): 81
Pages to: 85
Conference details: BIODEVICES 2020 : 13th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, Valletta, Malta, 24-26 February 2020
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Scitepress
ISBN: 978-989-758-398-8
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 615: Pharmacology and therapeutics
Abstract: As part of their training, students of Chiropractic Medicine at Zürich are trained to acquire and then improve their manual and manipulative skills, especially their ability to deliver manipulative thrusts with a defined preloading force, an impulse that is delivered with an adequate and reproducible force within a defined time without letting up on the preload-pressure. In order to facilitate this process, objective feedback is paramount. This led to the idea of developing a force-measurement and -monitoring system. The newly developed system consists of a wireless device with a force sensor and an app that is running on standard smartphones. The device records the force applied to the sensor and transmits it via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to the app. There it is visualised as a graph and can be evaluated. The system allows us to provide all students with a tool to develop their manual skills, and especially their thrusting technique. As the feedback given by the system can be record ed, progress can be monitored and students can be mentored accurately according to their strengths and weaknesses.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Embedded Systems (InES)
Appears in collections:Publikationen School of Engineering

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