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Haptic Feedback in a Posture Correcting Wearable

Visser, F.A. (2018) Haptic Feedback in a Posture Correcting Wearable.

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Abstract:In order to create a posture correcting wearable that uses haptic feedback, designed from an autoethnographic point of view, research has been done in the domains of haptic feedback, postures, and wearable technology. Based on the state of the art research, hypothesis have been drawn up, which are tested by executing several experiments, from which several insights have been gained. While a poor posture is an accumulation of events, that start with the tilting of the pelvis, posture is best measured at the pelvis. This is done with two accelerometers, one at the top, and one halfway the pelvis. To correct the posture, haptic feedback is applied at the back. To give intuitive haptic feedback, uplifting patterns made with three vibration motors, are used. They are placed at both sides of the spine, just above the pelvis. This placement is used while the feedback is then applied on the big muscles that are responsible for the positioning of the pelvis. All these elements need to be embedded in a wearable that does not impede the user. This is best done by creating a wearable that is tight fitting, and where electronics are tucked away neatly.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:01 general works
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/75537
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