Alarm device for self-tracking of progression during wrist rehabilitation

Mritha Ramalingam, Elanchezhian Chinnavan, Nur Syamimi Binti Jasmi, Goh Mei Xin, Yuvaneswary Santhiresegar, and Rishikesavan Ragupathy
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Special Issue PHM for Human Health and Performance
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This paper proposes a self-educative and progress tracking design by exploiting an engineering design. This design is aided by a microcontroller, interfaced with sensors and display unit to measure wrist orientation of patients. The sensors measure the range of motion of patients. This system uses a buzzer as an alarm tool for the patients during therapy exercises. If the patients have achieved targeted movements, a beeping sound would be produced to notify the patients. Thus, patients will be motivated to proceed with the therapy. Results showed that the proposed design is effective in self-educating the patients with wrist injuries (p<0.05).

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biomedical healthcare devices
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Health management system design and engineering
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