A Theoretical Study and Implementation of Spinal Traction System
척추견인 시스템의 인체 역학적 견인력에 대한 이론적 고찰 및 구현에 관한 연구

Hojong Chang, Song Jae Lee
2014 Journal of Biomedical Engineering Research  
According to recent data more than 80% of people suffer from back pain, due to an aging and a poor posture, at least once in their life time, and 7~10% of them have chronic spine illness. Researchers over the years have studied on various spinal traction devices that utilize the force of traction, and have also reported clinical test results. However, most existing devices are too complicated and too expensive. In order to solve these problems, we have developed a new device in which the frame
more » ... in which the frame moves up and down and at the same time tilting angle of the frame is adjusted. We have analyzed the forces applied on the body as a function of tilting angle. And the result shows that the new device has achieved the force of traction, which is known to be effective for spinal rehabilitation.
doi:10.9718/jber.2014.35.2.19 fatcat:5k2mhskc4jgr5pzayfnjlapffq