Antigravity Device for Intravertebral Rehabilitation

  • Itzia Calalpa-Torres
  • Christopher René Torres-SanMiguelEmail author
  • Guillermo Urriolagoitia-Sosa
  • Alejandro Cuautle-Estrada
  • Beatriz Romero-Angeles
  • Guillermo Manuel Urriolagoitia-Calderón
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 124)


Low back pain is a serious health problem that affects a lot of people in productive age (López-Hernández in Análisis del Puesto de Trabajo de Policía para Investigar la Posible Etiología Laboral del Síndrome Doloroso Lumbar, Propuesta de Control. Universidad Instituto Politécnico Nacional, p. 13, 2010 [1]). In this research is presented an antigravity rehabilitation device, which is designed to allow the intervertebral decompression and the antigravity muscles rehabilitation of the lumbar area. In addition, the main components of the equipment such as the base, the frame and the iron where the patient lays down, is studied through a computational program (finite element method) that is used for developing a static-structural analysis. Finally, the automation of the equipment is shown since the execution times and movements used to decompression of the intervertebral discs and/or the rehabilitation of the spine (Asghar-Norasteh in Low Back Pain. InTech, pp. 33–34, 2012 [2]).


Low back pain Vertebrae Antigravity Rehabilitation Mechanism 



The authors thanks for the support to National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) and National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) to make this work possible. The authors also thank the support of projects 1931 and 20196710, as well as an EDI grant, all by SIP/IPN.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Itzia Calalpa-Torres
    • 1
  • Christopher René Torres-SanMiguel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Guillermo Urriolagoitia-Sosa
    • 1
  • Alejandro Cuautle-Estrada
    • 1
  • Beatriz Romero-Angeles
    • 1
  • Guillermo Manuel Urriolagoitia-Calderón
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica, Sección de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigación, Unidad Profesional Adolfo López MateosCiudad de MéxicoMexico

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