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Application of Simulated Arms with Real-Time Pressure Monitor in Casting and Splinting by Physiological Sensors

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, Taoyuan 33305, Taiwan
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Bone and Joint Research Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan 33305, Taiwan
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College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan 33305, Taiwan
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Interdisciplinary Program of Green and Information Technology, National Taitung University, Taitung 95092, Taiwan
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Department of Electronic Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei 10608, Taiwan
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Department of Radiation Oncology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, Taoyuan 33305, Taiwan
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Academic Editors: Sergio Saponara, Alessandro De Gloria, Francesco Bellotti, Riccardo Berta, Toshiyo Tamura and Youfan Hu
Sensors 2021, 21(17), 5681; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21175681
Received: 16 June 2021 / Revised: 3 August 2021 / Accepted: 15 August 2021 / Published: 24 August 2021
In the real condition, the small sensor found it difficult to detect the position of the pressure sore because of casting displacement clinically. The large sensor will detect the incorrect pressure value due to wrinkles without close to arm. Hence, we developed a simulated arm with physiological sensors combined with an APP and a cloud storage system to detect skin pressure in real time when applying a short arm cast or splint. The participants can apply a short arm cast or splint on the simulative arm and the pressure in the cast or splint could be immediately displaced on the mobile application. The difference of pressure values from six pressure detection points of the simulated arm between the intern and the attending physician with 20-year working experience were 22.8%, −7.3%, 25.0%, 8.6%, 38.2%, 49.6%, respectively. It showed that the difference of pressure values in two farthest points, such as radius stab and ulnar styloid, was maximal. The pressures on the skin surface of the short arm cast were within acceptable range. Doctors would obtain reliable reference data and instantly understand the tightness of the swathed cast which would enable them to adjust it at any time to avoid complications. View Full-Text
Keywords: physiological sensors; cast fixation; fractures; simulated arm; real-time; casting and splinting; skin surface; radial styloid; ulnar styloid; swathed cast physiological sensors; cast fixation; fractures; simulated arm; real-time; casting and splinting; skin surface; radial styloid; ulnar styloid; swathed cast
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Kao, H.-K.; Wu, Y.-C.; Lu, C.-H.; Hua, Z.; Chen, M.-C.; Tuan, C.-C. Application of Simulated Arms with Real-Time Pressure Monitor in Casting and Splinting by Physiological Sensors. Sensors 2021, 21, 5681. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21175681

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Kao H-K, Wu Y-C, Lu C-H, Hua Z, Chen M-C, Tuan C-C. Application of Simulated Arms with Real-Time Pressure Monitor in Casting and Splinting by Physiological Sensors. Sensors. 2021; 21(17):5681. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21175681

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Kao, Hsuan-Kai, Yi-Chao Wu, Chi-Heng Lu, Zhong Hua, Mei-Chuan Chen, and Chiu-Ching Tuan. 2021. "Application of Simulated Arms with Real-Time Pressure Monitor in Casting and Splinting by Physiological Sensors" Sensors 21, no. 17: 5681. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21175681

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