Applied Bionics and Biomechanics

Applied Bionics and Biomechanics / 2012 / Article
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Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics II

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Volume 9 |Article ID 961524 | 7 pages |

Pressure Sores Prevention for Paraplegic People: Effects of Visual, Auditory and Tactile Supplementations on Overpressures Distribution in Seated Posture


This paper presents a study on the usage of different informative modalities as biofeedbacks of a perceptual supplementation device aiming at reducing overpressure at the buttock area. Visual, audio and lingual electrotactile modalities are analysed and compared with a non-biofeedback session. In conclusion, sensory modalities have a positive and equal effect, but they are not equally judged in terms of comfort and disturbance with some other activities.

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