Event Title

Effectiveness of Biofeedback and Postural Training on Spinal Positions

Session Number

Project ID: MEDH 08

Advisor(s)

Dr. Aruna Ganju, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Discipline

Medical and Health Sciences

Start Date

20-4-2022 10:45 AM

End Date

20-4-2022 11:00 AM

Abstract

Body posture involves multiple aspects of the body with standing, sitting, and walking being major factors contributing to an individual’s posture. Bent or slouched posture often leads to various negative health issues such as back pain, joint degeneration, and spinal dysfunction. Within the medical field, surgeons often spend hours in awkward positions while operating which leads to long-term poor spinal alignment. The posture training device called The Upright™ utilizes biofeedback to correct and improve individual body posture. This study is the preliminary stage of a two-part study which involves the Northwestern Feinberg surgeons utilizing The Upright™ device to improve posture outside of the operating room. In this preliminary study, the effectiveness of the training device will be analyzed and tested; however, this stage will not include testing the device on surgeons. This study provides evidence to support that wearable posture feedback is an effective tool in correcting and improving daily posture.

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Apr 20th, 10:45 AM Apr 20th, 11:00 AM

Effectiveness of Biofeedback and Postural Training on Spinal Positions

Body posture involves multiple aspects of the body with standing, sitting, and walking being major factors contributing to an individual’s posture. Bent or slouched posture often leads to various negative health issues such as back pain, joint degeneration, and spinal dysfunction. Within the medical field, surgeons often spend hours in awkward positions while operating which leads to long-term poor spinal alignment. The posture training device called The Upright™ utilizes biofeedback to correct and improve individual body posture. This study is the preliminary stage of a two-part study which involves the Northwestern Feinberg surgeons utilizing The Upright™ device to improve posture outside of the operating room. In this preliminary study, the effectiveness of the training device will be analyzed and tested; however, this stage will not include testing the device on surgeons. This study provides evidence to support that wearable posture feedback is an effective tool in correcting and improving daily posture.