Design and Development of a Multivariant Exercise Machine (MEM) for the Patients Suffering from Spine-Related Problems
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Low back pain, a painful condition that affects the lower portion of human spine, generally appears due to muscle injury, strain, or sprain. The reasons for lower back pain are inappropriate lifting of weight, bad posture, fractured disc, or disc rupture. Doctors advise several exercises depending upon the patient condition. A variety of machines are available in the market to perform these exercises. In the present work, a new design of a Multivariant Exercise Machine (MEM), suited for patients suffering from chronic low back pain, and equipped with six different features, in manual and electric mode is presented. Patients with low back pain can do calf muscle strengthening, neck muscle stretching, lower back muscle strengthening, foot muscle strengthening, cycling, and heating (or cooling) practices on a single machine. The conceptualized design of MEM was prepared after analyzing the major causes of spine complications and their consequent remedies.
KeywordsLow back pain Multivariant exercise machine Muscle pain Spine
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