Objective evaluation of living body stiffness by bio-mechanical impedance

Makoto Okada, Tomoki Kitawaki, Hisao Oka

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Abstract

In order to evaluate the stiffness change of living body before/after the massage, the biomechanical impedance of shoulder and back were measured. The biomechanical impedance change was compared between manual massage by masseur and machinery massage by massage-chair. In the case of manual massage, the masseur massaged in consideration of the stiffness balance of the whole body. Almost the muscle got soft in keeping balance. In the case of machinery massage, the massaged muscle also got soft. It was clarified that the effectiveness of massage can be evaluated objectively as change of muscle stiffness by quantitative stiffness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SICE Annual Conference
Pages2087-2090
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventSICE Annual Conference 2005 - Okayama, Japan
Duration: Aug 8 2005Aug 10 2005

Other

OtherSICE Annual Conference 2005
CountryJapan
CityOkayama
Period8/8/058/10/05

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Stiffness
Muscle
Machinery

Keywords

  • Machinery massage
  • Manual massage
  • Mechanical impedance
  • Stiffness
  • Viscoelasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Okada, M., Kitawaki, T., & Oka, H. (2005). Objective evaluation of living body stiffness by bio-mechanical impedance. In Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference (pp. 2087-2090)

Objective evaluation of living body stiffness by bio-mechanical impedance. / Okada, Makoto; Kitawaki, Tomoki; Oka, Hisao.

Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference. 2005. p. 2087-2090.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Okada, M, Kitawaki, T & Oka, H 2005, Objective evaluation of living body stiffness by bio-mechanical impedance. in Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference. pp. 2087-2090, SICE Annual Conference 2005, Okayama, Japan, 8/8/05.
Okada M, Kitawaki T, Oka H. Objective evaluation of living body stiffness by bio-mechanical impedance. In Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference. 2005. p. 2087-2090
Okada, Makoto ; Kitawaki, Tomoki ; Oka, Hisao. / Objective evaluation of living body stiffness by bio-mechanical impedance. Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference. 2005. pp. 2087-2090
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