A belt launched by FIK, Tecnalia, and BTS is designed to prevent lower back pain problems and provide rehabilitation. The new product technology, known as Lumbia, aims to remedy lumbago and obviate the need for surgery. Lumbia is incorporated into the belt, which patients wear around their lumbar region. The device includes a sensor that detects when a user's posture is not correct and emits a vibration to remind the patient to change their posture. The sensor also gathers and sends the information to a computer to allow the therapist to monitor the condition. The Tecnalia news release indicates that the Lumbia device can be used for a patient assessment and for therapy during postural re-education.
For more information on this device, visit www.tecnalia.com.