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Control device for monitoring posture

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WO2004066837A1
WO2004066837A1 PCT/EP2004/000780 EP2004000780W WO2004066837A1 WO 2004066837 A1 WO2004066837 A1 WO 2004066837A1 EP 2004000780 W EP2004000780 W EP 2004000780W WO 2004066837 A1 WO2004066837 A1 WO 2004066837A1
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attitude
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Heinrich Henke
Christoph Börner
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Heinrich Henke
Boerner Christoph
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    • A61B5/68Arrangements of detecting, measuring or recording means, e.g. sensors, in relation to patient
    • A61B5/6801Arrangements of detecting, measuring or recording means, e.g. sensors, in relation to patient specially adapted to be attached to or worn on the body surface
    • A61B5/6802Sensor mounted on worn items
    • A61B5/6804Garments; Clothes
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    • A61B5/103Detecting, measuring or recording devices for testing the shape, pattern, colour, size or movement of the body or parts thereof, for diagnostic purposes
    • A61B5/11Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor, mobility of a limb
    • A61B5/1116Determining posture transitions
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    • A61B5/02Detecting, measuring or recording pulse, heart rate, blood pressure or blood flow; Combined pulse/heart-rate/blood pressure determination; Evaluating a cardiovascular condition not otherwise provided for, e.g. using combinations of techniques provided for in this group with electrocardiography or electroauscultation; Heart catheters for measuring blood pressure
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    • A61B5/024Detecting, measuring or recording pulse rate or heart rate
    • A61B5/02438Detecting, measuring or recording pulse rate or heart rate with portable devices, e.g. worn by the patient
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    • A61B5/08Detecting, measuring or recording devices for evaluating the respiratory organs

Abstract

Disclosed is a control device (10) comprising inclination sensors (20) and other sensors (38), e.g. torsion sensors or extension sensors. Said control device (10) transmits signals (40,42) to an evaluation unit (16) in which the upper body posture of a human being (14) is determined based on the signals (40,42). In case it is determined that the human being (14) has an unfavorable posture, a control signal making the human being (14) aware of the incorrect posture is generated by a control signal transmitter (18), allowing the human being (14) to monitor his/her posture as simply as possible and thus prevent or treat especially posture-related diseases and damages.

Description

CONTROL DEVICE FOR MONITORING THE POSITION

The invention relates to a control device for monitoring the attitude of people, especially the upper body.

Many diseases and injuries of the body and the musculoskeletal system can lead to back that the sick person has previously wrong moves. For example, it is known that by a predominantly sedentary work, the risk of pain in intervertebral discs, spinal or neck area increases .. As soon as the first pain occurs, the situation will only get worse, as a rule, since a person with such pain instinctively adopts an attitude which avoids the pain. This can create an attitude that can cause postural pain and damage to a much greater extent.

Postural problems can be avoided in particular the fact that the muscle groups, eg physiotherapy, which counteract a wrong attitude. However, it is in to be trained muscle groups exactly the body areas where the postural pain arise. This makes an independent training unassisted particularly difficult, as the instinctive reaction of the body is exactly contrary to the required movement. This makes the therapy and in particular the prevention of postural pain difficult. Even if a person takes the decision to take the necessary unpleasant for them measures to avoid postural pain or to treat, she usually does not have the necessary knowledge, what specific attitudes are conducive or detrimental. In order to largely exclude faulty measures, thus medical knowledge of the musculoskeletal system of man are necessary, which does not have the layman. For this reason, teaching the necessary skills with the help of professionals, such as doctors or physiotherapists takes place within the framework of special treatments or therapies. This makes the prevention or treatment of postural diseases and damage expensive and time-consuming. This leads to a deterrent effect, giving particular preventive measures for people are unattractive.

Object of the invention is to provide a control device with which a person can easily monitor its possible attitude.

The object is solved by the features of claim 1.

The control device of the invention comprises an attitude sensor, on the body, especially at the upper body of a person is secured. Depending on the attitude of the people's position sensor generates a signal that controls a control signal generator. The control signal generator generates a control signal that can be perceived by a human. This allows the user of the control device receives feedback about his posture. In response to the control signal man can correct his attitude so far that it meets the required attitude. This man is in a position, as simple as possible to control its attitude. Thus, the prevention and treatment of postural pain while largely avoiding expensive and complex measures is supported. The attitude sensor system is preferably mounted on a body portion having a defined location, in particular for the spine. For example, the attitude sensor to the solar plexus, a hip, a knee joint and the like. Be attached.

In a preferred embodiment, the position sensor to a plurality of sensors that can detect various aspects of the body posture. The attitude sensor system may for example comprise an inclination sensor and / or a strain sensor and / or a torsion sensor. This makes it possible in particular to determine the frontal slope, the lateral inclination, the compression or stretching and twisting of the upper body. Furthermore, it is possible, depending on which sensor or combination of sensors detects an abnormal posture, different control signals, such as voice commands ( "Sit up straight!", "Eyes front!" Or the like.) To produce. Man experiences by which and through which the incorrect posture has been created and can perform the correct backlash.

In particular, the control device to an evaluation device, with which the signals determined by the attitude sensor are evaluated before a control signal is triggered. With its setpoints can be checked and to decide whether a signal is to be triggered by the control signal generator. For example, a control signal is only triggered if the misalignment is not corrected automatically after a certain time. This leaves a certain freedom of movement of the people, caused without constantly control signals. Further, threshold values, from which a control signal is to be triggered, can be adjusted differently depending on other signals from the attitude sensor can. Thus, the control device can be flexibly adapted to different movement or posture situations of man. The upper body position, in particular the inclination of the upper body may be detected relative to the direction of gravity. Detection is effected in particular by a quantified measurement. By detecting the upper body position relative to gravity, it is possible to determine the position of the body, such as whether the person stands or sits or lies. Upon detection of the upper body position relative to a body of the human point of the angle or distance between the sensor and the body point is preferably measured. This makes it possible the control device, to measure how strongly curved parts of the body, stretched or twisted. Through a combination of different sensors and detection modes, it is possible to determine the attitude and position of the human body. This allows different target positions can be considered depending on the position of the body. For example, the solos attitude while lying on the target posture while standing or sitting can vary.

For the attitude sensor already known sensors can be used in principle. As inclination or curvature sensor, for example, the sensors S700 and S270 of Althen GmbH are known. As torsion sensor, the sensor S1280 CS of Althen GmbH for example, can be used. As a strain sensor sensors can be used which operate on a similar principle as a strain gauge. Preferably, a single sensor can detect a plurality of different directions of motion simultaneously.

which is generated by the attitude sensor, the signal can be transmitted through a cable. Alternatively, the transmission can take place without contact completely or partially, for example, by electromagnetic radiation, such as radio. Due to the short transmission paths radio transmitters can be used with very low power.

The signal transmission between the attitude sensors and evaluation device is effected in particular continuously and / or batchwise. Depending on the application, the continuous measurement of sensor data is required or not required. Preferably, the frontal or lateral inclination of the upper body is continuously measured at any time be able to detect the curvature of the upper body. In contrast, the alignment of the upper body is preferably measured relative to gravity discontinuous. For example, a signal is generated only when the upper body has moved so far from the vertical, eg where a person lies down, that the generation of control signals no longer makes sense. For example, it is not useful to animate a man who has lain down as to raise his upper body. In such a case, a sensor which detects the position relative to the gravity direction of the upper body, after exceeding a predetermined threshold value emit a signal on the basis of which the evaluation device generating a control signal, eg incorrect storage on the sofa in television inhibits.

Preferably, the data detected by the attitude sensor are storable in a memory unit. This storage unit may be disposed in the attitude sensor, in the evaluation device and / or in an external storage device. This makes it possible, for example, to compare the detected attitude with the attitude at a different time, making progress or regress can be determined. Using this data, the Therapierung postural pain can be supported. The stored data can be transmitted preferably via an interface to a computer, where they can be easily archived and evaluated. This evaluation does not necessarily on your own computer is carried out but can occur for example when an external service by the values ​​measured by the attitude sensor data will be made available via an Internet connection.

but it is also possible to not only upload data but also download data. For example, movement and training programs can be saved, which is to complete man in the storage unit. The properly perform the required movements is checked by means of the control device. The down loaded training programs can contain several, in particular building on each other exercises that increase in difficulty, for example, in the load of certain muscles, ligaments, etc., or the degree or extent of the affected body parts. To increase the motivation to carry out and the correct execution of the exercises by praise and / or criticism mechanisms can be assessed. The evaluation can take place both in the control device, the computer or the Internet at an external service provider. Especially for children it is especially motivating if the movements to be performed are completed playful, for example as part of a computer game, video game or the like. As part of the game, to be paid movements are becoming more demanding, which, for example, by achieving a more "level", accelerate the pace of background music or the like. is clarified.

In a preferred embodiment of the attitude sensor system is calibrated by a user. This is a professional, such as a doctor or physiotherapist, able to use the same controller for different body ergonomics. Preferably, the user and the person, the control means used are identical. The calibration is then for example the fact that the man brings his body into a precisely defined position, for example by aligning just on a wall and this attitude as zero or similar is used for the control device. By calibration capability, the operability of the control device is not restricted even when an altered positioning of the sensors of the attitude sensor.

In a preferred embodiment, the sensors of the attitude sensor can be largely fixed by retaining elements on the upper body of man. It is fixed in particular by stretch garments, such as a tight-fitting T-shirt or a body. Alternatively, an expandable tape can be applied over the upper body of man. A further possibility, the sensors of the attitude sensor on the upper body of the person to be attached, is that the sensor on a garment or the like is attached. The attachment can for example take place by a Velcro connection, alternatively, a sensor in a pocket or the like. be inserted. For example, it is possible to arrange a sensor at the junction between two cups of bras. Further, it is possible to integrate the position sensors at least partially in an elastic band and / or laundry piece, as is the case for example with the sensor S1280 CS of Althen GmbH.

Additionally or alternatively, a sensor may on the human body, such as the sternum, by adhering or bonding, for example, with an adhesive element, such as, for example, be fixed a plaster. The attitude sensor system is for this purpose preferably at least partially integrated in the adhesive member or the patch, for example, by a sensor of the attitude sensor between two layers of material of the patch is attached to or is woven into a material layer. The adhesive used is particularly kind to the skin and can be even with hairy. Remove skin surfaces without residues. It is also possible to use a patch with its own power supply for the particular connected to the pavement sensors. Such patches may particularly allow the body heat of people to Use, for example by triggered by the body heat of people chemical processes that provide electrical power for the sensors. An external power supply is not required in this case.

The control signal generated by the control signal generator, for example, audible and / or visual art. It is therefore possible that the control device at a wrong attitude of man emits a warning sound, the man corrected due to his attitude. Alternatively or additionally, the control signal may interact with the human skin, for example by generation of vibration or electrical discharges. Preferably, vibrations and / or discharges to the skin of human beings are created under which muscle groups are whose contraction leads to an improvement of attitude. This ensures that the person claimed instinctively exactly the muscles to be trained to produce an improved attitude.

It is also possible to integrate additional functions in the control device. For example, it is possible to enhance the position sensor system in such a way that even fitness or vital signs such as pulse rate or blood pressure can be measured. It can also be measured data for hydration, nutrition, for respiration to ingested drugs. This allows the control device for drug testing, such as for example doping controls in sport used. This increases the attractiveness uA to use the control device not only to prevent or therapy of postural pain, but also to improve the sequence of movements of athletes. With the aid of the control device the training of athletes can be improved. It can be training errors avoided because the athlete is made to incorrect postures, for example, the joint radii of various joints are detected in the movement to be trained and possibly evaluated simultaneously. This is particularly important if not a coach or trainer is present, which can correct a movement, for example in sports exercises in the home or at a gym. Particularly in golf, for example, where the tee is the correct sequence of movements crucial the control device can be used. By appropriate safeguards, the control device can also be used in hostile environments. For example, a waterproof version while swimming, diving, etc., or impact-resistant version climbing, fencing, skating, etc., is particularly useful. The evaluation device is designed in a preferred embodiment in the form of a wristwatch. This watch is in particular provided with a display that can display the values ​​measured by the attitude sensor data. Further, the evaluation device can be provided with a memory function that causes the people to carry out exercises. The performed exercises can be detected by the attitude sensor and analyzed, which may be made in particular to the faulty implementation of exercises. This allows the controller as "interactive gym" in particular for use at home. This extremely obese individuals may, in particular complete customized sports exercises to reduce your own body weight. The risk of being laughed at by other people, in the exercise, does not exist.

Additionally or alternatively, it can be analyzed in a computer, laptop, palm o. Like.. In particular, by a wireless connection such as Bluetooth, signals from the attitude sensor can be transmitted to the computer. This makes it possible to use the high memory space, eg for storing training programs, or the sound card, for example, for playing voice commands, so the computer particularly advantageous.

The invention in a preferred embodiment is explained with reference to the accompanying drawings in detail.

Show it:

Fig. 1 is a schematic front view of a person with the inventive control device,

Fig. 2 is a schematic side view of a person with the inventive control device, and FIG. 3 shows a basic arrangement of the signal pathways of the invention

Control device.

An attitude sensor 10 of a control device according to the invention is attached to a torso 12 of a person 14 in a defined position (Fig. 1). An evaluation device 16 preferably has the shape of a clock and is thus mounted on the wrist of the human fourteenth A control signal generator 18 is mounted in the illustrated embodiment, in the vicinity of the evaluation device 16 to the route for data transmission between the evaluation device 16 and the control signal generator 18 is as short as possible. The control device 10 is fixed by a piece of laundry 34 on the upper body 12 of the human fourteenth In the illustrated embodiment, the control device 10 is additionally secured by a stretchable band 36th

The attitude sensor 10 consists of tilt sensors 20 and other sensors 38 (Fig. 2). The tilt sensors 20 is a front inclination 22, and a lateral inclination 24 can be measured. The other sensors 38 measure a torsion 26, and an expansion or compression 28th

The attitude sensor 10, which consists of tilt sensors 20 and other sensors 38 (Fig. 3), generates signals 40,42 which are processed by the evaluation sixteenth Depending on the application, continuous signals 40 and / or discontinuous signals 42 are transmitted. After the evaluation of the signals 40,42 possibly causes the evaluation device 16 that the control signal generator 18 generates a control signal. Further, the data processed by the evaluation device 16 signals can be stored in a memory unit 30 40.42. The evaluating device 16 further includes an interface through which a user 32 may interact with the control device, in particular to a calibration to make or receive data. The interface of the evaluation device 16 may be an electronic interface in order to read, for example, with a computer, the data of the memory unit 30. Fig. Furthermore, the interface optical type may be, for example, by presenting information on a display. or the like by using function keys, touches on a touch screen. 32, the user can interact with the evaluation sixteenth

Claims

claims
1. Control device for monitoring the attitude of a man (14),
an attitude sensor system (10) which generates a signal (40,42) on the body, in particular on the upper body (12), a person (14) is providable in a defined position and, depending on the attitude of people (14) and
a control signal generator (18) which is controlled by the evaluation device (16) and generates a perceptible by a human (14) control signal.
2. Control process according to claim 1, characterized by a Äuswertevorrichtung (16), which signal (40,42) of the attitude sensor system (10).
3. Control device according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the position sensor (10) has at least one inclination sensor (20) and / or strain sensor and / or torsion sensor, wherein the posture sensor (10) in particular by a user (32) is calibrated.
4. Control device according to one of claims 1-3, characterized in that the position sensor (10) at least partially in an elastic band (36) and / or laundry piece (34) and / or a coupling element, in particular plaster, is integrated.
5. Control device according to one of claims 1-4, characterized in that by the position sensor (10), the upper body position is relatively detectable to gravity.
6. Control device according to one of claims 1-5, characterized in that the frontal slope (22) and / or the lateral inclination (24) and / or the twist (26) and / or compression or stretch (28) of the upper body (12) is detectable.
7. Control device according to one of claims 1-6, characterized in that the inclination (22,24) and / or extension (28) and / or twist (26) of the upper body can be quantified.
8. Control device according to one of claims 1-7, characterized in that the signal (40,42) between the attitude sensor system (10) and the evaluation device (16) by a cable and / or wirelessly, in particular by electromagnetic radiation, is transferable.
9. Control device according to one of claims 1-8, characterized in that the signal (40,42) between the attitude sensor system (10) and the evaluation device (16) is continuously transferred.
10. Control device according to one of claims 1-9, characterized in that by the position sensor (10) can be stored sensed data in a memory unit (30), wherein the storage unit (30), in particular in the posture sensor (10) and / or in the evaluating device (16) and / or is arranged in an external storage device.
11. Control device according to one of claims 1-10, characterized in that the control signal generator (18), an audible and / or visual and / or tactile control signal, in particular an electric discharge and / or vibration on the human skin (14), generated ,
12. Control device according to one of claims 1-11, characterized in that the position sensor (10) at least partially by a holding member, especially a stretchable piece of laundry (34) and / or tape (36) on the upper body (12) of the people (14 ) is largely fixable.
13. Control device according to one of claims 1-12, characterized in that the position sensor (10) can be fastened at least partially on a piece of laundry (34).
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