INSTRUMENTATION AND LABVIEW BASED CONTINUOUS PROCESSING FOR CHEST PHYSIOTHERAPY

Luc Marechal, Christine Barthod, Gérard Gautier, Jacques Lottin, Jean Claude Jeulin

Abstract

Infant chest physiotherapy (CPT) has never been the purpose of any assessed scientific study although it is widely used for newborn babies suffering from bronchiolitis. It is thus compulsory to quantify the limits of the gesture to obtain the expected effect. In this paper, we present original instrumented gloves designed to perform measurements during the CPT act on babies to characterize the gesture. Associated electronics and software were specially developed with LabVIEW for data acquisition, continuous processing and analysis of the characteristic parameters. The measuring system and its readout electronics were calibrated. A drive to do measurement with babies in real situation validates the principle of the system. The analysis of the results highlights relevant parameters for typical phases of the CPT act.

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Marechal L., Barthod C., Gautier G., Lottin J. and Claude Jeulin J. (2008). INSTRUMENTATION AND LABVIEW BASED CONTINUOUS PROCESSING FOR CHEST PHYSIOTHERAPY . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111- 17-3, pages 41-46. DOI: 10.5220/0001049800410046


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices08,
author={Luc Marechal and Christine Barthod and Gérard Gautier and Jacques Lottin and Jean Claude Jeulin},
title={INSTRUMENTATION AND LABVIEW BASED CONTINUOUS PROCESSING FOR CHEST PHYSIOTHERAPY},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={41-46},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001049800410046},
isbn={978-989-8111- 17-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - INSTRUMENTATION AND LABVIEW BASED CONTINUOUS PROCESSING FOR CHEST PHYSIOTHERAPY
SN - 978-989-8111- 17-3
AU - Marechal L.
AU - Barthod C.
AU - Gautier G.
AU - Lottin J.
AU - Claude Jeulin J.
PY - 2008
SP - 41
EP - 46
DO - 10.5220/0001049800410046