Electronic corset aids in rehabilitation
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More than a fashion statement, the sensor corset will be designed to monitor the movements of the wearer to help doctors fine-tune rehabilitation.
The lightweight corset will be embedded with an array of sensors that will track the movements of the wearer's torso, sending the data to a computer via Bluetooth. The flexible conductive elastomers will be printed on the fabric and, being piezoelectric, will generate a current when they are bent or stretched.
It will be possible to gather data about the bending and flexing movements of the wearer, which could help physical therapists determine if a patient is performing their exercises correctly.