Researchers from the medical textiles and functional clothing research cluster at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed AI-assisted functional clothing to address scoliosis. The team presented their inventions at the Asia International Innovation Invention Exhibition and received a gold award for their work. This innovative technology includes a Biofeedback tank top, Anisotropic textile brace, and Posture Correction Girdle, aimed at providing relief for scoliosis symptoms.
The Anisotropic textile brace is designed to provide support and flexibility at the same time, catering to the individual needs of scoliosis patients. The technology uses a special weaving technique that reinforces the areas of the brace where support is needed most, while remaining flexible in other areas. This allows for a custom fit that improves the effectiveness of the brace and provides better support for the spine.
The Biofeedback tank top was designed to help scoliosis patients sense their spinal curvature, enhancing posture and support. Equipped with sensors, it monitors spine movements and offers real-time data for adjustments. A significant advancement in scoliosis treatment, it has the potential to greatly enhance the quality of life for those affected.
The Posture Correction Girdle is designed to improve posture and provide necessary support to the spine, allowing for increased mobility and comfort. It helps alleviate discomfort or pain caused by scoliosis.
The scoliosis treatment developed by researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a remarkable innovation in medical textiles. With AI-assisted functional clothing technology, scoliosis patients now enjoy personalized support and feedback, enhancing their quality of life and mobility. The gold award received at the Asia International Innovation Invention Exhibition is a testament to the researchers’ hard work and dedication, inspiring future advancements in medical technology.