Posture measurement and feedback instrument for seated occupations

  • US 6,673,027 B2
  • Filed: 06/06/2002
  • Issued: 01/06/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/13/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for indirectly assessing positions and movements of body parts of a subject comprising the steps of:

  • (a) applying a signal source and a receiver to either half of a hinge, causing the received signal to change when said hinge pivots, (b) choosing a suitable skin area having properties causing said skin to deform in response to a defined posture change, and (c) applying said hinge to said suitable skin area causing said hinge to pivot and change said received signal in response to said defined posture change, whereby multidimensional movement of said skin deformation is translated into one reliable plane of rotation around the axis of said hinge.

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