Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1145/1592700.1592729
Title: Detailed spine modeling with LifeMOD™
Authors: Tay, S.K.
Gibson, I. 
Jagdish, B.N. 
Keywords: LifeMOD
Low back problems
Seating
Simulation
Spine modeling
Issue Date: 2009
Source: Tay, S.K.,Gibson, I.,Jagdish, B.N. (2009). Detailed spine modeling with LifeMOD™. ICREATE '09 - International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1145/1592700.1592729
Abstract: Patients sitting in a wheelchair may spend hours in a relatively fixed position, with their lower back forced away from its natural lordotic curvature. This prolonged sitting was reported to be linked with low back problems. The aim of this study was to develop a design system that can simulate the kinematic behavior of musculoskeletal forms and generate a human-wheelchair interface to provide accurate means of designing effective seating solutions for wheelchair users preventing long-term spinal deformities. This virtual simulation platform aims to aid clinicians in their analysis to ensure higher degree of accuracy and consistency in the prescriptions. LifeMOD™ was used as the base simulation software package to build a detailed spine multi-body model. The presented model can be applied to understand the complex spine biomechanics and clinically important analysis such as contact forces between each vertebra and wheelchair model, load acting on the intervertebral disc joints, corresponding angles between vertebrae in the seated position and tension in the spine muscles. These results aid clinicians to develop mechanical design of back support, such as placing conventional pillows and towels at appropriate positions which can be an effective and convenient alternative to expensive special seating. © ACM 2009.
Source Title: ICREATE '09 - International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/73327
ISBN: 9781605587929
DOI: 10.1145/1592700.1592729
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

6
checked on Dec 11, 2017

Page view(s)

42
checked on Dec 9, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.