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9033903 Tri-axial electro-goniometer for spinal motion, associated system and methods  
A goniometer has three potentiometers with axes of rotation that intersect at a point for measuring angular range of motion of an anatomy, such as of the spine or jointed appendages. The...
8986318 Pedicle depth measuring apparatus  
A method for measuring the depth for installing a pedicle screw comprises utilizing a pedicle depth measuring apparatus which comprises an outer tubular member comprising a first end and a second...
8983570 Therapeutic angiogenesis for treatment of the spine  
The invention relates to methods for the diagnosis, amelioration, and treatment of back pain, particularly lumbar back pain, in particular, back pain caused by muscular abnormalities, vertebral...
8951211 Prosthetic limb monitoring system  
Parameters related to use of a prosthesis by a patient with a limb amputation are monitored using a tool that includes one or more piezoelectric force sensors. The resulting data are processed for...
8932236 Monitoring posture  
In order to monitor an individual's posture, a cable is incorporated within a garment that is configured to be worn on an individual's upper body such that at least a portion of the cable spans an...
8915868 Instrument for measuring the posture of a patent  
The disclosed invention is an instrument for measuring posture in a patient. The instrument comprises a measuring instrument, further comprising a perpendicular member mechanically coupled to a...
8909353 Percutaneous lead introducer  
In general, the invention is directed to a technique for percutaneously introducing a stimulation lead into a target stimulation site via the epidural region proximate the spine of a patient. The...
8891848 Automated vertebral body image segmentation for medical screening  
A method is disclosed for fully automated segmentation of human vertebral body images in a CT (computerized tomography) study with no user interaction and no phantoms, which has resiliency to...
8858470 Method for treating a neurological disorder  
A therapeutic method for treating a neurological disease by accessing a neuraxial deformity and abnormal neuraxial stress. The method involves calculating a neuraxial stress, determining whether...
8852128 Computer system and method for assessing dynamic bone quality  
A computer system for assessing dynamic bone quality is provided, including a memory that stores executable instructions, a central processing unit (CPU) capable of accessing the memory and...
8784339 Spinal instrument for measuring load and position of load  
A spinal instrument includes sensors for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The spinal instrument includes a sensored head region that can be inserted into a spinal region. The...
8777877 Spine tool for measuring vertebral load and position of load  
A spine measurement system includes at least one spinal instrument and a remote system. The spinal instrument comprises a handle, a shaft, an accelerometer, a sensored head, and an electronic...
8777870 Functional discography catheter  
Catheter devices for diagnosing and treating discogenic pain are provided. The catheter devices comprise a tubular body configured for insertion into an intervertebral disc and a pressure...
8740817 Device and method for determining forces of a patient's joint  
An orthopaedic surgical device for determining the joint force of a patient's joint includes a sensor housing and a handle. The sensor housing is shaped to be positioned in a patient's joint and...
8721566 Spinal motion measurement device  
This invention is a minimally-invasive device, including bone-moving members and motion-measuring members, that can help surgeons to obtain objective, quantitative information concerning spinal...
8721567 Mobile postural screening method and system  
A mobile, hand-held communication device with a display screen and a camera is programmed to perform a postural screening method. An image of a patient is acquired on the display screen having an...
8672886 System for use during discography to wirelessly transmit data from hand-held fluid delivery device inside sterile field to device outside sterile field  
A fluid delivery device is provided for delivering fluid to a target site such as an intervertebral disc during discography. The fluid delivery device includes pressure and volume sensors to...
8666480 ECG Artifact Reduction System  
An ECG signal processing system which removes the CPR-induced artifact from measured ECG signals obtained during the administration of CPR.
8657830 Pelvic plane locator and patient positioner  
The invention includes both a method for acquiring the position of a patient's anterior pelvic plane, and a patient positioner or holder (apparatus) for securing a patient and acquiring the...
8652072 Kinematic system  
A kinematic system is described. The kinematic system includes a kinematic device for attachment to a subject's body part. The kinematic device projects a light line, and a movement of the light...
8622936 Strain monitoring system and apparatus  
A system for monitoring strain as an indicator of biological conditions, such as spinal fusion, glucose levels, spinal loading, and heart rate. The system includes an inter-digitated capacitor...
8571282 Method and apparatus for measuring spinal characteristics of a patient  
In a system for analyzing the spine of a patient, an X-ray is taken at one location, and the resulting X-ray image is transmitted to a remote location. At the remote location, the raw image is...
8556939 Mathematical relationship of strain, neurological dysfunction and abnormal behavior resulting from neurological dysfunction of the brainstem  
A therapeutic method for treating a neurological disease by evaluating and correcting an abnormal neuraxial angle that cause abnormal biomechanically induced neuraxial stress and strain.
8529474 Strain monitoring system and apparatus  
A system for monitoring strain as an indicator of biological conditions, such as spinal fusion, glucose levels, spinal loading, and heart rate. The system includes an inter-digitated capacitor...
8457377 Method for automated MR imaging and analysis of the neuroaxis  
Automated spine localizing, numbering and autoprescription system enhances correct location or diseased or injured tissue, even allow multi-spectral diagnosis. Externally located this tissue is...
8386052 Percutaneous flat lead introducer  
In general, the invention is directed to a technique for percutaneously introducing a stimulation lead into a target stimulation site via the epidural region proximate the spine of a patient. The...
8361003 Systems, devices, and methods for diagnosing and treating conditions of the spine  
Systems, devices, and methods for diagnosing and treating conditions of the spine employ a garment for selectively positioning vertebrae of a spine of a supine individual, e.g., during diagnostic...
8257281 Method for normalizing the spine  
Disclosed is a method of normalizing a spine of an individual including identifying a first point on the spine that exhibits the greatest degree of spinal misalignment and the hemisphere of the...
8241231 Device, sensor, sensor element and method for measuring the profile of a spinal column and for measuring changes in the profile of the spinal column  
The profile of the spinal column and changes in the profile of the spinal column are continuously measured during movement along the entire spinal column in all degrees of freedom of its deformation.
8231555 Therapy system including multiple posture sensors  
Posture-responsive therapy is delivered by the medical system based on posture state input from only one of multiple posture sensors at any given time. An example implantable medical system...
8199986 Vertebra center detection apparatus using spinal-cord region detection, method and recording medium storing a program  
A plurality of medical images showing transverse cross-sections of vertebrae that have been imaged in advance are obtained. A spinal-cord region in at least one of the plurality of medical images...
8157752 Posture assessment and feedback instrument  
A posture assessment and feedback instrument (FIG. 1A and FIG. 1B) all contained within a single housing (1). The output of a capacitive sensor (4) within the housing (1) varies in response to the...
8126249 Methods of and system for detection and tracking of osteoporosis  
A method and system for detection and tracking of osteoporosis is disclosed. A method of characterizing an image of a target vertebra includes building a computer model from a set of sample images...
8083693 Monitoring posture  
In order to monitor an individual's posture, a cable is incorporated within a garment that is configured to be worn on an individual's upper body such that at least a portion of the cable spans an...
8070695 Strain monitoring system and apparatus  
A system for monitoring strain as an indicator of biological conditions, such as spinal fusion, glucose levels, spinal loading, and heart rate. The system includes an inter-digitated capacitor...
8066650 Strain monitoring system and apparatus  
A system for monitoring strain as an indicator of biological conditions, such as spinal fusion, glucose levels, spinal loading, and heart rate. The system includes an inter-digitated capacitor...
8014575 Automated neuroaxis (brain and spine) imaging with iterative scan prescriptions, analysis, reconstructions, labeling, surface localization and guided intervention  
Automated spine localizing, numbering and autoprescription system enhances correct location of diseased or injured tissue, even allow multi-spectral diagnosis. Externally located this tissue is...
7993269 Sensor and method for spinal monitoring  
A sensor for detecting changes in spinal tissue is disclosed. The implantable sensor or surgical instrument includes a sensing element adapted for detecting indicators of tissue health. The sensor...
7991599 Meniscus prosthetic device selection and implantation methods  
Methods of selecting and implanting prosthetic devices for use as a replacement meniscus are disclosed. The selection methods include a pre-implantation selection method and a during-implantation...
7981059 Driving force calculating device, driving force calculating method, power assisting device, program, and computer-readable storage medium  
In one embodiment of the present invention, a driving force calculating device calculates a driving force so that a desired load is applied on a muscle while a power assisting device assists...
7959607 Hand-held fluid delivery device with sensors to determine fluid pressure and volume of fluid delivered to intervertebral discs during discography  
A fluid delivery device is provided for delivering fluid to a target site such as an intervertebral disc during discography. The fluid delivery device includes pressure and volume sensors to...
7955280 Leg alignment for surgical parameter measurement in hip replacement surgery  
A CAS system and method comprises a first reference in fixed relation with the pelvis and a registration tool. A sensor apparatus tracks the first reference and tool. A controller unit receives...
7914473 Posture training device  
The invention resides in a posture training device comprising a signalling unit able to be worn longitudinally over a user's spine, the signalling unit having two ends that can be used to activate...
7905874 Spinal diagnostic methods and apparatus  
Methods, devices and systems facilitate diagnosis, and in some cases treatment, of back pain originating in intervertebral discs. Methods generally involve introducing one or more substances into...
7883477 Human body backbone measuring/displaying system  
A human spinal column measuring and displaying system includes a spinal column measuring apparatus capable of measuring bending or a circumflex (twist) angle of the spinal column of the human body...
7794499 Prosthetic intervertebral spinal disc with integral microprocessor  
A device for storing data related to movement of a prosthetic implant includes at least one transducer for generating at least one real time movement signal responsive to movement within the...
7741957 Method for break reminder and display device using the same  
The present invention provides method for break reminder and a display device. The display device includes a display unit; a clock counter; a distance estimator configured for detecting if the...
7715605 Systems and methods for computer aided detection of spinal curvature using images and angle measurements  
A method for providing automatic detection of curvature of a spine and computation of specific angles in images of the spine includes automatically displaying the curvature of the spine as a line...
7662133 Spinal fluid introduction  
A fluid introduction system includes an introducer configured to create a pressure of at least 69 kPa within a spine, and an operator configured to actuate the introducer to introduce fluid into...
7491180 Apparatus and methods for templating and placement of artificial discs  
A method of determining the size and/or placement of a prosthetic disc in a disc space between adjacent endplates of two vertebrae in a selected spinal area, comprising: using a computer to...
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