Comparison of subjective ratings and direct pressures produced by two acupressure wrist bands

Jesun Hwang, Andris Freivalds, Shihyun Park

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Abstract

The pressures produced by two types of acupressure wrist bands (used to alleviate feelings of motion sickness and nausea) were measured and compared to Borg CR-10 subjective ratings for 15 males and 15 females. Elastic Sea Band wristbands produced significantly higher forces than tape-type Pressure Right bands, 115 vs. 9.5 grams, due to the elasticity. Forces increased significantly with increasing wrist size but did not change over the one-half hour testing period. Subjective ratings of the pressure correlated poorly (r = 0.05) with direct pressure measurements, due to large intersubject variability and poor estimation abilities. Subjects preferred the lower pressures of the tape-type bands but did not like their difficult removal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages584-588
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: May 17 2008May 21 2008

Other

OtherIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period5/17/085/21/08

Fingerprint

Tapes
Pressure measurement
Elasticity
Testing

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Cite this

Hwang, J., Freivalds, A., & Park, S. (2008). Comparison of subjective ratings and direct pressures produced by two acupressure wrist bands. 584-588. Paper presented at IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Hwang, Jesun ; Freivalds, Andris ; Park, Shihyun. / Comparison of subjective ratings and direct pressures produced by two acupressure wrist bands. Paper presented at IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008, Vancouver, BC, Canada.5 p.
@conference{717fbbd8e8c548df9ff4a19b3b37942b,
title = "Comparison of subjective ratings and direct pressures produced by two acupressure wrist bands",
abstract = "The pressures produced by two types of acupressure wrist bands (used to alleviate feelings of motion sickness and nausea) were measured and compared to Borg CR-10 subjective ratings for 15 males and 15 females. Elastic Sea Band wristbands produced significantly higher forces than tape-type Pressure Right bands, 115 vs. 9.5 grams, due to the elasticity. Forces increased significantly with increasing wrist size but did not change over the one-half hour testing period. Subjective ratings of the pressure correlated poorly (r = 0.05) with direct pressure measurements, due to large intersubject variability and poor estimation abilities. Subjects preferred the lower pressures of the tape-type bands but did not like their difficult removal.",
author = "Jesun Hwang and Andris Freivalds and Shihyun Park",
year = "2008",
month = "12",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
pages = "584--588",
note = "IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008 ; Conference date: 17-05-2008 Through 21-05-2008",

}

Hwang, J, Freivalds, A & Park, S 2008, 'Comparison of subjective ratings and direct pressures produced by two acupressure wrist bands' Paper presented at IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 5/17/08 - 5/21/08, pp. 584-588.

Comparison of subjective ratings and direct pressures produced by two acupressure wrist bands. / Hwang, Jesun; Freivalds, Andris; Park, Shihyun.

2008. 584-588 Paper presented at IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

TY - CONF

T1 - Comparison of subjective ratings and direct pressures produced by two acupressure wrist bands

AU - Hwang, Jesun

AU - Freivalds, Andris

AU - Park, Shihyun

PY - 2008/12/1

Y1 - 2008/12/1

N2 - The pressures produced by two types of acupressure wrist bands (used to alleviate feelings of motion sickness and nausea) were measured and compared to Borg CR-10 subjective ratings for 15 males and 15 females. Elastic Sea Band wristbands produced significantly higher forces than tape-type Pressure Right bands, 115 vs. 9.5 grams, due to the elasticity. Forces increased significantly with increasing wrist size but did not change over the one-half hour testing period. Subjective ratings of the pressure correlated poorly (r = 0.05) with direct pressure measurements, due to large intersubject variability and poor estimation abilities. Subjects preferred the lower pressures of the tape-type bands but did not like their difficult removal.

AB - The pressures produced by two types of acupressure wrist bands (used to alleviate feelings of motion sickness and nausea) were measured and compared to Borg CR-10 subjective ratings for 15 males and 15 females. Elastic Sea Band wristbands produced significantly higher forces than tape-type Pressure Right bands, 115 vs. 9.5 grams, due to the elasticity. Forces increased significantly with increasing wrist size but did not change over the one-half hour testing period. Subjective ratings of the pressure correlated poorly (r = 0.05) with direct pressure measurements, due to large intersubject variability and poor estimation abilities. Subjects preferred the lower pressures of the tape-type bands but did not like their difficult removal.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=63849253870&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=63849253870&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Paper

SP - 584

EP - 588

ER -

Hwang J, Freivalds A, Park S. Comparison of subjective ratings and direct pressures produced by two acupressure wrist bands. 2008. Paper presented at IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008, Vancouver, BC, Canada.