Development of a Miniaturized Motion Sensor for Tracking Warning Signs of Low-back Pain

Jérôme Molimard, Tristan Delettraz, Etienne Ojardias

Abstract

Low-back pain (LBP) is a widespread disease which can also be highly disabling, but physicians lack of basic understanding and diagnosis tools. During this study, we have designed and built a new wearable device capable of detecting features helpful in LBP follow-up while being non-invasive. The device has been carefully validated, and shows good metrological features, with small noise level (σ = 1)̊ and no observable drift. Two simple exercises were proposed to two young volunteers, one of them with LBP history. These exercises are designed to target two characteristics: the lumbar lordosis angle and the hip & shoulder dissociation. Even if no general rules can be extracted from this study, we have shown that Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) are able to pick up those characteristics and the obtained values are meaningful refereeing to LBP disease. Henceforth, we are confident in going to clinical studies to investigate the link between back related feature and LBP, in particular the hip & shoulder dissociation which is poorly documented.

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Molimard J., Delettraz T. and Ojardias E. (2021). Development of a Miniaturized Motion Sensor for Tracking Warning Signs of Low-back Pain.In Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, ISBN 978-989-758-490-9, pages 129-134. DOI: 10.5220/0010291701290134


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices21,
author={Jérôme Molimard and Tristan Delettraz and Etienne Ojardias},
title={Development of a Miniaturized Motion Sensor for Tracking Warning Signs of Low-back Pain},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,},
year={2021},
pages={129-134},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010291701290134},
isbn={978-989-758-490-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,
TI - Development of a Miniaturized Motion Sensor for Tracking Warning Signs of Low-back Pain
SN - 978-989-758-490-9
AU - Molimard J.
AU - Delettraz T.
AU - Ojardias E.
PY - 2021
SP - 129
EP - 134
DO - 10.5220/0010291701290134