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Design and Development of the CTAR All-Star

10 pagesPublished: September 27, 2019

Abstract

The CTAR All-Star is a system consisting of a rubber ball, a pressure sensor, and a bluetooth transmitter paired with a cross-platform mobile application. The device is used as a rehabilitation tool for people with dysphagia in a similar fashion to the traditional chin tuck against resistance (CTAR) exercise by squeezing a ball between the chin and upper chest. The mobile device monitors and displays the pressure inside the ball on a real-time graph allowing the patient to follow exercise routines set by Speech-Language Pathologists. Additionally, the application stores exercise data that can be used to both monitor the patient's progress over time and provide objective data for future research purposes.

Keyphrases: chin tuck against resistance, Dysphagia, Rehabilitation

In: Frederick C. Harris Jr, Sergiu Dascalu, Sharad Sharma and Rui Wu (editors). Proceedings of 28th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering, vol 64, pages 21--30

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BibTeX entry
@inproceedings{SEDE2019:Design_and_Development_of,
  author    = {Terri Heglar and Andrew Penrose and Austin Yount and Kristine Galek and Yantao Shen and Sergiu Dascalu and Frederick C. Harris},
  title     = {Design and Development of the CTAR All-Star},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of 28th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering},
  editor    = {Frederick Harris and Sergiu Dascalu and Sharad Sharma and Rui Wu},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Computing},
  volume    = {64},
  pages     = {21--30},
  year      = {2019},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair, https://easychair.org},
  issn      = {2398-7340},
  url       = {https://easychair.org/publications/paper/r1X9},
  doi       = {10.29007/h37n}}
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