(1. Academy for Engineering and Technology, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China；
2. School of Computer Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China)
Abstract: Degeneration of joint disease is one of the problems that threaten global public health. Currently, the therapies of the disease are mainly conservative but not very effective. To solve the problem, we need to find effective, convenient and inexpensive therapies. With the rapid development of artificial intelligence, we innovatively propose to combine Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with artificial intelligence to design a rehabilitation assessment system based on TCM Daoyin. Our system consists of four subsystems: the spine movement assessment system, the posture recognition and correction system, the background music recommendation system, and the physiological signal monitoring system. We incorporate several technologies such as keypoint detection, posture estimation, heart rate detection, and deriving respiration from electrocardiogram (ECG) signals. Finally, we integrate the four subsystems into a portable wireless device so that the rehabilitation equipment is well suited for home and community environment. The system can effectively alleviate the problem of an inadequate number of physicians and nurses. At the same time, it can promote our TCM culture as well.
Keywords: rehabilitation; Traditional Chinese Medicine; artificial intelligence; degeneration of joint disease