A biofidelic testing platform and protocol for evaluating and classifying spinal orthoses

John C. Simmons, Daniel M. Wido, Denis Diangelo

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Abstract

The process of selecting an appropriate spinal orthosis for treating specific low back pain symptoms largely remains subjective. A more scientific method of evaluating back orthoses by their biomechanical impacts on the spine is needed. Responsive to that need, a novel physiologic analogue of a human upper torso, lumbar spine, and pelvic girdle assembly was developed that attached to a multi-axis research robot programmed to simulate upper body load and movement patterns. The combination of the human analogue and robotic testing platform was used to determine the biomechanical effects of a commercially available spinal orthosis on lower back mechanics. Outcomes from this study provide the basis for developing a technical standard for ranking and classifying spinal orthotic devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, SBEC 2013
Pages119-120
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, SBEC 2013 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: May 3 2013May 5 2013

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Other29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, SBEC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period5/3/135/5/13

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Orthotics
Mechanics
Robotics
Robots
Testing

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering

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Simmons, J. C., Wido, D. M., & Diangelo, D. (2013). A biofidelic testing platform and protocol for evaluating and classifying spinal orthoses. In Proceedings - 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, SBEC 2013 (pp. 119-120). [6525705] https://doi.org/10.1109/SBEC.2013.68

A biofidelic testing platform and protocol for evaluating and classifying spinal orthoses. / Simmons, John C.; Wido, Daniel M.; Diangelo, Denis.

Proceedings - 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, SBEC 2013. 2013. p. 119-120 6525705.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Simmons, JC, Wido, DM & Diangelo, D 2013, A biofidelic testing platform and protocol for evaluating and classifying spinal orthoses. in Proceedings - 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, SBEC 2013., 6525705, pp. 119-120, 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, SBEC 2013, Miami, FL, United States, 5/3/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/SBEC.2013.68
Simmons JC, Wido DM, Diangelo D. A biofidelic testing platform and protocol for evaluating and classifying spinal orthoses. In Proceedings - 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, SBEC 2013. 2013. p. 119-120. 6525705 https://doi.org/10.1109/SBEC.2013.68
Simmons, John C. ; Wido, Daniel M. ; Diangelo, Denis. / A biofidelic testing platform and protocol for evaluating and classifying spinal orthoses. Proceedings - 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, SBEC 2013. 2013. pp. 119-120
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