Rheumatic diseases are painful conditions usually caused by inflammation, swelling, and pain in the joint or muscles. Some rheumatic diseases like osteoarthritis are the result of “wear and tear” to the joints. Other rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, happen when the immune system becomes hyperactive; the immune system attacks the linings of joints, causing joint pain, swelling, and destruction.
There are more than 100 rheumatic diseases but we are trying to help arthritis and osteoarthritis patients.
Zshield offers to people affected with arthritis or osteoarthritis, a compression shirt that can help them reducing or preventing the pain and practicing some specific exercises.
Our compression shirt will be connected to our Windows Phone application, which will offer the feature of warming up the articulations ,to relieve and ease the pain.Via a mobile application , the user can practice stretching exercises and muscles building and get stats of his progress.the shirt can also give the user a massage targeting the stress zones via the mobile application.
Lilypad arduino AtMega328 main board (wearable) Lilypad Bluetooth Lilypad Vibe board Lilypad accelerometers ADXL 335 Android/Windows Phone
The project was mainly targeting Intel Galileo, but the size of the board was not adequate to the needs.
As all PIM projects we are mentoring ( acronym for "Projet d'integration mobile"), this project is made by 4 engineering students coached by one mentor. We are 10 Associate professors/R&D engineers mentoring 120 engineering students per year.