What is Back Tension Tracking?

Understanding Back Tension Tracking

For a thorough explanation, please refer to our White Paper titled "Evaluation of Methods for Monitoring Back Stiffness Response to Spinal Mobilisation Using an Automated Back Therapy Device."

Back Tension Tracking is an innovative technology developed by BackHug to monitor and assess changes in back tension during each therapy session. By analyzing data from your sessions, BackHug generates a report, indicating tension differences between before and after the session on a scale ranging from Minor to Major.

This inventive software concentrates on six specific back regions: Left Upper, Right Upper, Left Mid, Right Mid, Left Lower, and Right Lower. When you participate in a BackHug session of at least 20 minutes, the Back Tension Tracking carefully measures tension levels in these areas.

How Back Tension Tracking Works:

At the heart of Back Tension Tracking are BackHug's 26 human-sized robotic fingers, each controlled by a motorized mechanism. As these fingers move, they experience varying levels of resistance due to aspects such as clothing, muscle tissue, and bone structure, which in turn affect the electrical power required for each movement. A sophisticated data analysis program collects, processes, and extracts valuable insights from this data.

*The underlying technology is inspired by a similar concept used in the agricultural fruit-picking industry, where advanced robotic arms carefully pick fruits without causing damage to their delicate skin.

Validating Back Tension Tracking with Internal Research:

The BackHug team conducted a study comparing back tension data with Myoton Pro, a scientifically recognized soft tissue tension measurement tool. The study found a notable 376% reduction in back tension for the BackHug treatment group compared to the control group. In addition, subjective pain scores showed a 44% reduction on the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) between the pre-study and the final intervention session. Importantly, back tension data from BackHug consistently matched Myoton Pro data.

The Future: Personalized Programs Powered by AI:

BackHug's AI team is currently working on developing an Artificial Intelligence algorithm called AIPP (AI-Powered Personalized Program). By analyzing usage data, in-app consultations, and the results from Back Tension Tracking, AIPP aims to generate customized treatment programs tailored to each user's specific needs. This personalized approach will consider factors such as treatment frequency, targeted areas, and intensity levels for each individual.