Senior Design 2020 – Biomedical Engineering Team 14
Biomedical Engineering Team 14
Brian Chen Anthony D'Angio Helen Phu Brandon Qiao
Technology-Assisted Yoga Therapy Program for Individuals with Low Back Pain
Individuals with lower back issues suffer chronic pain which can hinder their ability to perform certain tasks. Physical therapy can be a way to subdue the pain, but it can be expensive and requires additional effort to schedule an appointment and leave the home. Yoga can be done at home, but it requires daily effort from the user to remember to practice and performing a pose incorrectly can lead to worsened back pain. Professional yoga will also require additional traveling and fees. The idea behind our senior design project was to create an Android app that avoided these extra fees, traveling, and appointment making with an easy-to-use, free application that allows for pose detection and app usage tracking. These features enable the user to remember to use the app and the poses will be done correctly. Over long periods of practice and app usage, the yoga will help strengthen the user’s back so they can return to their normal life.