INTELLIGENT CHAIR SENSOR-ACTUATOR - A Novel Sensor Type for Seated Posture Detection and Correction

Rui Lucena, Cláudia Quaresma, Adelaide Jesus, Pedro Vieira

Abstract

In order to build an intelligent chair capable of posture guidance and correction we propose a new sensor/actuator pressure cell capable of measuring applied pressure and conformation change, which will allow posture evaluation, guidance and correction. We developed and applied the pressure cells to the seat pad of an office chair to test if both the cells and their placement were suitable for pressure map reconstruction. When tested for 10 different postures, the results showed distinguishable pressure maps for each posture, making the pressure cells suitable for pressure map reconstruction and posture evaluation. This paper also presents a briefly description of our vision and goals for the intelligent chair project.

References

  1. Pain. [WWW] spine-health. Available from: <http://www.spinehealth.com/wellness/ergonomics/good-posture-helpsreduce-back-pain> [Accessed 24 June 2011].
  2. Tan, H. Z., Lu, I., Pentland, A., 1997. The Chair as a Novel Haptic User Interface. In: PUI'97, Proceedings of the Workshop on Perceptual User Interfaces. Banff, Alberta, Canada, 19-21 October 1997.
  3. Tan, H. Z., Slivovsky, L. A., Pentland, A., 2001. A Sensing Chair Using Pressure Distribution Sensors.
  4. IEEE /ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 6(3), pp.
  5. Mota, S., Picard, R. W., 2003. Automated Posture Analysis for Detecting Learner's Interest Level. In: CVPRW 7803, Conference on, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop. Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 16-22 June 2003, IEEE
  6. Zhu, M., Martinez, A. M., Tan, H. Z., 2003. Templatebased Recognition of Static Sitting Postures. In: CVPRW 7803, Conference on, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop. Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 16-22 June 2003, IEEE
  7. Mutlu, B. et al., 2007. Robust, Low-cost, Non-intrusive Sensing and Recognition of Seated Postures. In: UIST 7807, Proceedings of the 20th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology. Newport, RI, USA, 07-10 October 2007, New York: ACM.
  8. Zheng, Y. J., Morrell, J. B., 2010. A vibrotactile feedback approach to posture guidance. In: IEEE, Haptics Symposium, 2010. Waltham, MA, USA, 25-26 March 2010, IEEE.
Download


Paper Citation


in Harvard Style

Lucena R., Quaresma C., Jesus A. and Vieira P. (2012). INTELLIGENT CHAIR SENSOR-ACTUATOR - A Novel Sensor Type for Seated Posture Detection and Correction . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-91-1, pages 333-336. DOI: 10.5220/0003772003330336


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices12,
author={Rui Lucena and Cláudia Quaresma and Adelaide Jesus and Pedro Vieira},
title={INTELLIGENT CHAIR SENSOR-ACTUATOR - A Novel Sensor Type for Seated Posture Detection and Correction},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={333-336},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003772003330336},
isbn={978-989-8425-91-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - INTELLIGENT CHAIR SENSOR-ACTUATOR - A Novel Sensor Type for Seated Posture Detection and Correction
SN - 978-989-8425-91-1
AU - Lucena R.
AU - Quaresma C.
AU - Jesus A.
AU - Vieira P.
PY - 2012
SP - 333
EP - 336
DO - 10.5220/0003772003330336