WIT Press


A New Brace For The Treatment Of Scoliosis

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO090151

Volume

13

Pages

11

Page Range

159 - 169

Published

2009

Size

900 kb

Author(s)

M. G. Antonelli, P. Beomonte Zobel, P. Raimondi, T. Raparelli & G. Costanzo

Abstract

In this paper a new brace for the treatment of scoliosis is proposed. It uses pressurized air, by many air pockets, to apply the corrective thrusts to the rib cage and it can apply the thrusts at many levels of the spine. Moreover, the thrusts can be modified and monitored. In this way the corrective action on the spine can be more effective. The design of the prototype of the new brace is presented together with the design, the prototyping and the validation of the air pocket. Finally the first experimental tests on a simplified prototype of the brace are presented. Keywords: scoliosis brace, spinal orthoses, brace design, pneumatic pad.

Keywords

scoliosis brace, spinal orthoses, brace design, pneumatic pad.