Our anatomy is designed for continuous motion, upright walk is part of essential movement yet our modern technology makes us spend of our day in sitting posture. An average office worker usually spends 12 hours a day in sitting posture, making the body missing its needed movement and back pain appears frequently.
PILAR helps to ease the back pain due to muscles tension, when this happens usually muscle movement is preferred over preserving the muscles. The patient is usually have to work with physical therapist and the success of the therapy depends on the patient himself to practice the exercises regularly into his daily routine but the lack of motivation usually results in slow progress. Existing products in the market don’t offer the possibility of active rehabilitation, they don’t motivate user nor give any feedback to encourage patient.
Designer : ENTWURFREICH
PILAR is an innovative training device that connects via Bluetooth to any tablet. This smart gadget is equipped with app-based interface to enable active rehabilitation of back pain for home users. There’s personal performance-program which can be activated/determined by the therapist or automatically generated for both beginner and advanced user. Patient will be able to practice different kind of exercises needed to treat the pain such as combination of mobilizing and strengthening exercises. It helps to treat existing pain while prevent new pain in different locations.
When doing home exercises, the training unit can provide you with feedback on how to best execute your exercises to get optimum result. There are different sensors that capture your motion performed with PILAR. When the exercise is not done correctly, the device vibrates to give you a corrective suggestion. There are different levels to challenge users, it’s a great way to compliment as well as encourage patient to keep on exercising. The visualization progress is a great motivation which leads to better result.
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