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

Jesun Hwang, Andris Freivalds, Shihyun Park

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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

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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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.