SpineUp is a low back brace designed for teenagers with mild to moderate Lenke 1 curved scoliosis. It is composed of a combination of soft and hard materials and is equipped with a modular mechanism to fine-tune the position of force application so as to respond to the rapid body shape changes during the growth period of adolescent users. Combined with gamified interactive physical therapy, which can be performed at home, it can improve the willingness of adolescents to treatment. More importantly, the therapist can continuously track the wearing and training status of the user through the data from the SpineUp App and use the data as a basis for diagnosis.
The material used in the traditional back brace, resin plate, is heavy and unsightly, leading to low willingness among adolescents to wear the brace. Furthermore, this type of back brace needs to be replaced regularly during the treatment period; this results in a financial burden on the family finance and also impacts the environment.
In addition, today’s adolescents have heavy schoolwork, and most families are double-income families. Adolescents and parents do not have spare time to visit a hospital for rehabilitation and to discuss the rehabilitation status with physiotherapists. In order to solve the problem of this client group, the SpineUp App home physical therapy game can be used together with the SpineUp back brace, thus facilitating rehabilitation at home. In addition, parents can also track rehabilitation data through the app and communicate with therapists to achieve effective treatment results.