A Design of Portable Continuous Passive Joint Mobilization Equipment System
As for the integration with IT in the medical field, an attempt to introduce some systems integrated with the equipments having a network capability like smartphones connected to medical equipments is not rare. The proposed design in this study aims to supplement the disadvantage of existing Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) and develop a system that can treat and manage patients by enhancing portability and usability through integration with IT devices. The device design is largely divided into the main body comprising of (1) axis part, (2) fixed arm part and (3) moving arm part and the operational part (an exclusive application). As two electric motors that are necessary to operate the machine are attached on either side of the axis part in the center, flexion and extension movements are possible. The second part, fixed arm, plays the role of anchoring a part of human body while the moving arm part is applied to the place where movement is actually necessary. The design allows the system to be used for the treatment of patients anytime and anywhere. Also, as it can operate the equipment and manage treatment information through its exclusive application the equipment application can be maximized. Thus, it’s been judged that the proposed system will be able to replace existing CPM and ultimately improve the quality of human life with its integrated form.
KeywordsICT Medical equipments Continuous passive motion Range Of Motion
The 4D Health Care Project Group of Catholic University of Pusan aims to cultivate the creative talent who have capabilities in developing 4D contents required for rehabilitation and health care of modern people. Both Department of Physical Therapy and Department of Software of this university are participating and operating the group jointly to perform the task.
The 4D Health Care refers to an advance health care technology which is used for the operation in a 4D-based mixed reality where human senses, cognition and experiences (1D) have been converged with both real and virtual information (3D) and the project group runs various curricular and extracurricular programs to train every participating student to acquire a 4D technology-based health care contents development skills. Also, my gratitude extends to Catholic University of Pusan and the Lord who has provided me with his wisdom and grace.
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