Integrating Thai traditional medicine for the development of rehabilitation devices for the elderly with osteoarthritis

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yingyong rungfar
Wuttichai Youngswaing
Pornchai Utchariyamedhakorn


      study subject Integrating the wisdom of Thai traditional medicine for the development of rehabilitation-assisted devices for the elderly with knee osteoarthritis The objectives were to study and analyze the wisdom of Thai traditional medicine for rehabilitation of the elderly with knee osteoarthritis. To design and build a rehabilitation device for the elderly with osteoarthritis by integrating from Thai traditional medicine. and to assess the effectiveness of performance in the development of walking ability, standing balance. Efficacy was assessed on the development of walking, standing, and balance using the sample group. Elderly men and women aged 60 – 70 years with Grade 2 Osteoarthritis and symptoms of osteoarthritis, patients should receive initial therapy by bringing the elderly to be measured with a meter. Balance the body to determine the level of balance in walking. The standing balance of the elderly before being assessed for their effectiveness The results of the research can be summarized as follows: The result of the design of the main structure is made of steel with a diameter of 2.5 centimeters and a steel with a diameter of 2 centimeters is used as a rocking device. The material used to assemble is a piece of wood with a thickness of 1.5 centimeters used to produce the backrest. and footboard The overall pattern is 45 centimeters wide, 80 centimeters long, and 115 centimeters high. It was designed using the concept of traditional Thai medicine wisdom for treating knee osteoarthritis, together with the design principles of the pattern divided into 2 parts, the first part being the secondary part. Sit by using wood as a seat. There is a device that uses rocking on both sides to swing back and forth through a mechanism that makes both knees rocked according to the principle of stretching leg muscles and bones. The backrest uses wood as a support, tilting at an angle of 105 degrees according to the backrest design principle. Efficacy efficacy in improving walking ability and standing balance was conducted on 15 elderly people (8 males and 7 females) over a 3-day trial period: Monday, Wednesday, Friday. The experiment was conducted for 45 minutes per person per week for a period of 4 weeks. The elderly have developed a walk. The joint image stabilization was at a good level.

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rungfar, yingyong, Youngswaing, W. ., & Utchariyamedhakorn , P. . (2022). Integrating Thai traditional medicine for the development of rehabilitation devices for the elderly with osteoarthritis. Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-Ok Research Journal, 2565(2), 74–86. Retrieved from
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yingyong rungfar, Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-ok

Industrial Design Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

Wuttichai Youngswaing, Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-ok

Logistics Technology and Transportation Management Program,
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

Pornchai Utchariyamedhakorn , Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-ok

Department of industrial product design technology, 


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