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Effects of the Functional Garment Wear on Cobb's Angle and COM of Trunk and Pelvic during Gait for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients

청소년 특발성 척추 측만증 환자를 위한 보정웨어가 측만각도와 보행 시 몸통과 골반의 중심이동에 미치는 영향

  • Park, Yang-Sun (Department of Physical Education, College of Performing Arts & Sport, Hanyang University) ;
  • Lim, Young-Tae (Division of Sports Science, College of Natural Science, Konkuk University)
  • 박양선 (한양대학교 체육대학 체육학과) ;
  • 임영태 (건국대학교 자연과학대학 스포츠과학부)
  • Received : 2014.09.01
  • Accepted : 2014.09.29
  • Published : 2014.09.30

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to develop functional garment wear for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and to analyze changes in Cobb's angle and the COM of the body and the pelvis during gaits in order to identify the effects of the functional garment wear. The subjects of the study were 9 patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, who wore the functional garment wear for 12 weeks 12 hours a day. As for the research methods, the scoliotic angle was measured using Cobb's angle, and the shoulder angle and the COM of the body and the pelvis during gaits for the AIS patients were calculated using five high speed infrared cameras. As a result of the study, it was found that the scoliotic angle (Cobb's angle) was reduced significantly and that the smaller the original scoliotic angle, the greater the effects. As for the shoulder motion angle, a significantly larger angle was found 12 weeks after wearing the functional garment wear, and particularly, larger shoulder motion (activity) was observed at the phase of right heel contact. As for the motion of the body and the pelvis, the moving ranges were significantly reduced after wearing the functional garment wear for 12 weeks, which stabilized gait in the patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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