Designing and Constructing Smart T-shirt for Prevention from Incidence and Recurrence of Lumbar Herniated Disc

Behnam Amini Daghalian, Hassan Amini, Seyed Mahdi Vahid Pakdel, Farahnaz Varmazyar, Farid Gharibi, Amin Vahdati, Reza Dehghan

Abstract


Inappropriate positions of body in daily activities can lead to several problems in people health and impose great direct and indirect costs on different sectors of society.  The purpose of this research was to design and construct a smart T-shirt for prevention from incidence and recurrent of lumbar herniated disc (LHD). The plan of this T- shirt was provided using a number of tensile or stretch arms on T- shirt for identifying the inappropriate moves of the body and then associating them to a vibration system for alarming the individual. This cover has the ability to prevent from many problems of backbone, especially LHD. This innovation has several advantages including decline in many problems regarding backbone or spinal cord and chronic pain in such areas, decreasing in treatment costs, growing in productivity capacity of people and society, and high chance of product to mass production. Thanks to the cost-effectiveness of this T-shirt, its use is strongly recommended.

 

Keywords: Smart T-shirt; Prevention; Lumbar Herniated Disc


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