A Remote Laboratory Environment for Manipulative Therapy Learning

Octavio Pascoa Dias, Tito Gerardo Amaral, Vitor Fernao Pires

Abstract


The aim of this paper is to present a remote learning laboratory for physiotherapists. The implementation of such laboratory uses standard PCs, the popular software package Matlab, gloves with sensors and a camera. This system allows the students to do practical experiences at a long distance. They use a glove that measure the force applied by the physiotherapist on the patient. These signals are acquired by the computer student and send it to the school server. Then the teachers can analyze the force applied by the student on the patient. The student must also use a camera that allows to the teacher see the student movements.

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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