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9033712 Training method and a device for carrying out said method  
The invention relates to training and can be used for learning and/or developing movement skills, fixing dynamic stereotypes and for training movement coordination. The aim of the invention is to...
8972017 Gait modulation system and method  
Methods related to an electrical stimulation orthosis are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a method includes disposing a connector of a stimulation electrode assembly through an opening...
8972018 Adaptive muscle stimulation technique  
An embodiment of the invention resides in the apparatus and technique of dynamically measuring and storing a biological condition or disposition during the time that one set of conditions are...
8897885 Optimizing the stimulus current in a surface based stimulation device  
A method and associated stimulation device for ensuring firing of an action potential in an intended physiological target activated by a stimulus pulse generated by an electrode of a non-invasive...
8892210 Devices, systems, and methods for automated optimization of energy delivery  
Devices, systems, and methods for automated optimization of muscle stimulation energy. In some embodiments the disclosure optimizes stimulation parameters and/or stimulation location.
8788045 Tibial nerve stimulation  
Apparatus and methods are described, including identifying a subject as suffering from polyneuropathy. In response to the identifying, electrodes are placed within 1 mm of a tibial nerve of the...
8768474 Electro-therapeutic stimulation  
A method of electro-therapeutic stimulation uses an electrical signal with a periodic-exponential background pulse over a controllable periodic-exponential main pulse. By properly setting the...
8744587 Collecting gait information for evaluation and control of therapy  
A medical device delivers a therapy to a patient. The medical device or another device may periodically determine an activity level or gait parameter of the patient, and associate each determined...
8626305 System for stimulation of nerves  
In a system for stimulation of nerves comprising implanted electrodes, an external to the system trigger device is equipped with a sensor and a transmitter for wirelessly broadcasting a signal to...
8620438 Method and apparatus for applying neuromuscular electrical stimulation  
A method and apparatus for applying neuromuscular electrical stimulation to an agonist/antagonist muscle pair to move a limb about a joint includes generating a first pattern of neuromuscular...
8535211 Blood pump with expandable cannula  
A blood pump includes an impeller having a plurality of foldable blades and a cannula having a proximal portion with a fixed diameter, and a distal portion with an expandable diameter. The...
8494658 Method and apparatus for stimulating pelvic floor muscles  
A method of and apparatus for stimulating pelvic floor muscles in a patient comprises applying at least one electrode externally to each side of the patient's body in the region of the pelvis, and...
8489185 Timing control for paired plasticity  
Systems, methods and devices for paired training include timing controls so that training and neural stimulation can be provided simultaneously. Paired trainings may include therapies,...
8475172 Motor learning and rehabilitation using tactile feedback  
There is disclosed a process for motor learning, for teaching motion, or for rehabilitation of a student, the student having a motor sensory system. Plural transducers may be coupled around at...
8473064 Electrical stimulation method for reduction of joint compression  
An electrical stimulation method for the reduction of joint compression utilizes an electrical stimulation device that includes a plurality of channels of electrodes each of which includes at...
8463390 Electrostimulator capable of outputting stable electric stimulus  
An electrostimulator includes a boost circuit supplying a stimulus signal, first and second electrodes disposed on a skin surface, detecting a voluntary myoelectric signal and giving the stimulus...
8452410 Method and device for reflex-based functional gait training  
A device and method for gait training, such as for rehabilitation of a person after a stroke is provided. In some embodiments, the device comprises a stimulator, preferably electric stimulator,...
8428737 Movement assist system  
A movement assist system for assisting stably a movement of a creature, particularly a creature whose body part is paralyzed due to neuropathy or the like. According to the movement assist system,...
8361165 Neural prosthetic with touch-like sensing  
An apparatus and method is related to providing sensing functions that are similar to “human touch” when located in a prosthetic device such as a BION microstimulator that is implanted in a...
8346366 Spinal cord implant systems and methods  
A system for transferring spinal cord signals comprises a superior electrode and an inferior electrode. The superior electrode interfaces with a first portion of a spinal cord of a human body; and...
8326432 Foot drop device storage pole  
A storage and support device for storing and supporting components of a Functional Electrical Stimulator Foot Drop Device is disclosed and includes an upstanding hollow tubular member extending...
8285381 Systems and methods for automated muscle stimulation  
The invention provides systems and methods for neuromuscular electrical stimulation to muscle tissue. Stimulation electrodes and sensors may be provided, such that signals provided by the sensors...
8249715 Implantable medical device configured as a pedometer  
A system includes an implantable medical device. The implantable medical device includes a control circuit and a motion sensing device. The motion sensing device is coupled to the control circuit,...
8209022 Gait modulation system and method  
An electrical stimulation orthosis and method therefor, the orthosis including: (a) an at least semi-rigid frame configured to substantially envelop a limb segment, the frame having at least one...
8175713 Electro-stimulation device to pump blood from legs  
A device for providing electric stimulation for treatment of medical and non-medical conditions connected with blood circulation in legs. The device includes means for generating a shaped...
8155745 System and method for gait rehabilitation  
The invention is a system and a method of enabling a person with one or two prosthetic legs to walk [i.e. be gait enabled] by using an implanted microstimulator that activates hip abduction, using...
8140166 Activating a non-isometric functional movement through electrical stimulation  
A system that activates a muscle to produce a functional movement in a subject through electrical stimulation is described. During operation, the system first obtains a non-isometric model which...
8135473 Collecting posture and activity information to evaluate therapy  
A medical device, programmer, or other computing device may determine values of one or more activity and, in some embodiments, posture metrics for each therapy parameter set used by the medical...
8112155 Neuromuscular stimulation  
An apparatus for muscle activation includes least one electrode adapted to deliver a neuromuscular stimulation (NMES) signal to a body portion. A controller provides a NMES signal comprising a...
8086318 Portable assemblies, systems, and methods for providing functional or therapeutic neurostimulation  
Neurostimulation assemblies, systems, and methods make possible the providing of short-term therapy or diagnostic testing by providing electrical connections between muscles or nerves inside the...
7974703 Shifting between electrode combinations in electrical stimulation device  
Techniques for shifting between two electrode combinations. An amplitude of a first electrode combination is incrementally decreased while an amplitude of a second, or subsequent, electrode...
7966074 Apparatus and method enhancing muscular movement  
An apparatus to enhance muscular movement is provided. The apparatus includes at least one muscular movement sensor to sense a result of an attempt to move a muscle, a movement information...
7957814 Shifting between electrode combinations in electrical stimulation device  
The disclosure is directed to techniques for shifting between two electrode combinations. An amplitude of a first electrode combination is incrementally decreased while an amplitude of a second,...
7942833 Motion guide device, and its control system and control program  
A device for inducing a user's motion in a rhythm responsive to a motion rhythm after the user's motion rhythm changes suddenly. The walking assist device generates a first oscillator which...
7899556 Orthosis for a gait modulation system  
A functional electrical stimulation (FES) orthosis for FES to a limb segment, including: (a) a semi-rigid, self-retaining C-shaped frame, the frame configured to substantially envelop the limb...
7844336 Implantable medical device configured as a pedometer  
This document discusses, among other things, a system including an implantable medical device. The implantable medical device includes a control circuit and a motion sensing device. The motion...
7756585 Muscle stimulation method and system to improve walking  
In a method and a system of providing walking assistance and/or therapy to a person with impaired gait, electrical stimulation is applied to muscles of a leg that effect dorsiflexion and plantar...
7742820 Systems and methods for selecting stimulation sites and applying treatment, including treatment of symptoms of parkinson's disease, other movement disorders, and/or drug side effects  
Methods and systems for treating movement disorders are disclosed. A method in accordance with one embodiment can include determining that the movement disorder affects the patient's gait, oral...
7668598 Method and apparatus for stimulating a nerve of a patient  
Single-use electrical leads include a status flag element such as a fuse. The nerve stimulator has a “test mode” that determines a current value for treatment, and a “therapy mode” that...
7574262 Transmitter or receiver mounting  
A mounting for fixing a transmitter or receiver to a surface comprises a mounting pad and a transmitter or receiver housing, the mounting pad having a face for applying to the surface and an...
7542804 Neuromuscular stimulation to avoid pulmonary embolisms  
A system and method that provide a prophylactic treatment to a person, e.g., a patient, to avoid the occurrence of pulmonary embolisms by the system providing neuromuscular stimulation to a...
7519431 Shifting between electrode combinations in electrical stimulation device  
The disclosure is directed to techniques for shifting between two electrode combinations. An amplitude of a first electrode combination is incrementally decreased while an amplitude of a second,...
7403821 Method and implantable systems for neural sensing and nerve stimulation  
The present invention relates to methods and apparatuses for the detection of neural or muscular activity, analysis of the signals and the subsequent stimulating of neural or muscular tissue based...
7383089 Bunion treating device  
A pulse generating apparatus has two like output channels that apply generated pulse signals of selected characteristics to two electrodes attached to a strap, each electrode receiving a different...
7369896 Systems and methods for treating movement disorders  
Movement timing stimulator systems and methods that aid in the relief of the symptoms of neurological movement disorders are provided. In one embodiment, a method of improving a patient's gait is...
7349739 Method and apparatus for neurophysiologic performance  
The invention features methods and apparatus for enhancing neurophysiologic performance, such as sensorimotor control and neuroplasticity. A preferred method involves inputting bias signals to...
7337007 Surface neuroprosthetic device having a locating system  
A surface neuroprosthetic device for functional electrical stimulation (FES) having a locating system for locating the device on to a limb segment of a user, and a method therefor, the device...
7302296 Electrical stimulation system and methods for treating phantom limb pain and for providing sensory feedback to an amputee from a prosthetic limb  
This invention relates to a system and methods for relieving phantomlimb pain in amputees, and for providing an amputee with sensory feedback from a prosthetic limb. The system employs implantable...
7280871 Muscle stimulation systems  
A control system for controlled exercise controls a functional electrical stimulation (FES) system which applies electrical signals to muscle groups of a user such as a user having a disability;...
7260436 Implantable networked neural system  
A neural prosthesis includes a centralized device that can provide power, data, and clock signals to one or more individual neural prosthesis subsystems. Each subsystem may include a number of...

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