Development of Pressure Sensitive Glove Prototype
Key Engineering Materials 2019
Natālija Baribina, Aleksandrs Okss, Ilze Baltiņa, Aleksejs Kataševs, Guna Semjonova, Elīna Bergmane

Manual therapy is used to treat patients with neck pain, and mobilization techniques are practiced clinically by physiotherapists. To evaluate the effectiveness of therapy it is necessary to measure the applied manual therapy forces. We present the sensitive glove concept designed to measure the forces applied during therapy. The sensitive glove is equipped with multiple textilebased sensors connected by sewing technology, in which changes in electrical resistance were observed due to the applied force. The number and position of sensors were defined basing on the experience of manual therapists and practicable techniques. Glove fabrication technologies were tested practically – sensors were glued and sewn on the base material and insulated, and simple conductive threads were sewn by hand and with a sewing machine. Technological solutions were evaluated both in terms of visual and technical aspects. The final version of the sensitive glove was assessed by an expert and recommendations were given for improving further prototypes.

electrically conductive yarn, pressure sensor, sensitive glove, data glove

Baribina, N., Okss, A., Baltiņa, I., Kataševs, A., Semjonova, G., Bergmane, E. Development of Pressure Sensitive Glove Prototype. In: Key Engineering Materials, Latvia, Riga, 26-26 October, 2019. Switzerland: Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Switzerland, 2019, pp.326-330. ISSN 1662-9795. Available from: doi:10.4028/

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