Medical device design for improving orthostatic hypotension during Supine-to-Stand (STS)

Fong Gong Wu, Xin An Chen

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Abstract

When healthy people promptly rise from supine to stand (STS), their contraction of leg muscle squeezes blood from the lower limbs to the chest, increasing venous return and contributing to a compensatory increase in blood pressure in order to compensate for gravitational effect. This research aims to design a new device of NMES whose sequence of electric stimulation is bottom-up alternation to simulate natural exercise of SMP. This research illustrates that the innovative Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation is more efficient at increasing BP and faster activates skeletal muscle pump than the existing one. Furthermore, according to the outcome of Likert scale, the new device is more suitable for scenario of subjects carrying out Supine-to-Stand. It provides subjects with more comfort and convenience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2017
EditorsVincent Duffy, Nancy Lightner
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages618-630
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319604824
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
EventAHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 2017 Jul 172017 Jul 21

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume590
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

OtherAHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period17-07-1717-07-21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Wu, F. G., & Chen, X. A. (2018). Medical device design for improving orthostatic hypotension during Supine-to-Stand (STS). In V. Duffy, & N. Lightner (Eds.), Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2017 (pp. 618-630). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 590). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60483-1_64