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Author van Almkerk, M. ♦ Bierling, B.L. ♦ Leermakers, N. ♦ Vinken, J. ♦ Timmermans, A.A.A.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2015
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Back ♦ Pain ♦ Prototypes ♦ Visualization ♦ Registers ♦ Tactile sensors ♦ Musculoskeletal system
Abstract This paper presents the concept Backtive: an interactive office chair with an accompanying mobile application to provide both tactile and visual feedback for the user to correct his posture and make him more aware of the sitting behavior throughout the day. The concept aims to make people unintentionally and more voluntarily aware of their sitting behavior while not interrupting their daily tasks. The concept is developed through a user centered design approach and by building a prototype to test feasibility as well as evaluating the concept. An evaluation with four persons received positive results with regard to credibility and expectancy of Backtive for posture improvement. Participants also expect that Backtive would be easy in use and are likely to integrate the system in their daily activities.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Ind. Design, Eindhoven Univ. of Technol., Eindhoven, Netherlands (van Almkerk, M.; Bierling, B.L.; Leermakers, N.; Vinken, J.) || BIOMED- REVAL Res. Inst., Hasselt Univ., Hasselt, Belgium (Timmermans, A.A.A.)
ISSN 1557170X
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-08-25
Publisher Place Italy
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
e-ISBN 9781424492718
Size (in Bytes) 707.62 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 4570
Ending Page 4573


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library