Develop a circumference measurement device for patient with upper limb lymphedema

Tsai Wei Chang, Chien Hsu Chen, Zheng Yu Hoe

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Abstract

The lymphedema often happens after breast cancer therapy and brings patients great discomfort in their daily life. Therefore, measuring, tracking, and recording becomes a serious clinical issue, but there are still no standard definition and measuring method for lymphedema. The water displacement and circumference tape measurement are mostly used to date. But there are some disadvantages of these methods and influence the difficulty and the accuracy. Thus, the device would be developed according to the conditions relative to disadvantages of these two existing methods. To achieve the conditions, the rotary encoder and grating has been rearranged and tested to develop a new measuring method. The multiple encoder data will be developed and computed as further study in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors
EditorsRavindra Goonetilleke, Waldemar Karwowski
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages439-446
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319416939
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
EventInternational Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, AHFE 2016 - Walt Disney World, United States
Duration: 2016 Jul 272016 Jul 31

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume489
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, AHFE 2016
CountryUnited States
CityWalt Disney World
Period16-07-2716-07-31

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Chang, T. W., Chen, C. H., & Hoe, Z. Y. (2016). Develop a circumference measurement device for patient with upper limb lymphedema. In R. Goonetilleke, & W. Karwowski (Eds.), Advances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors (pp. 439-446). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 489). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41694-6_44