PolyU has developed a smart clothing embedded with sensors, and used in conjunction with biofeedback system, to assess the posture and spinal muscle activity of patients with back pain or spinal deformity. The system becomes an AI physiotherapist that patients can bring home and conduct posture training without frequently visiting clinics. This technology has been commercialised through PolyU academic-led start-up Active Biotechnology (Hong Kong) Company Limited.
We developed a posture training system for medical and healthcare applications to address the unmet needs of adolescents with mild scoliosis and provide alternative options for those undergoing brace treatment without reducing their quality of life. The application of this technology can also be extended to posture training for non-scoliotic subjects to alleviate back pain.
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