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Enhancing breathline with posture tracking : Development and design of a posture tracking feedback module

Kapoor, R. (2020) Enhancing breathline with posture tracking : Development and design of a posture tracking feedback module.

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Abstract:Diaphragmatic breathing is the most natural art of deep breathing that we learn as babies which also has been found to trigger the body’s relaxation response and has benefits in both mental and physical health. As we get older factors like fear, bad posture and stressful lifestyles affect the way we breathe and this method gets forgotten. Parviz Sassanian, an acupuncturist and breathing therapist in Enschede uses this technique to coach his clients to breathe better. Together with Ben Bulsink, an independent product developer in Enschede, a device has been designed that can both record breathing and accelerometer data. Currently, this device is not being used to its full potential as the data from the accelerometer is not processed and therefore only the breathing data can get analysed. Studies have shown that body position and postural changes influence human respiratory activity by changing the amount of pulmonary gas exchange, ventilation to perfusion ratio, side expansions contracting the floor and increases in abdominal pressure and can even have effects on the cardiovascular system. The main objective of this paper is to explore how body position and diaphragmatic breathing are related through firstly processing the data from the accelerometer and possibly using other sensors to monitor body position and secondly using Ben’s device that monitors respiration.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:02 science and culture in general
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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