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US20110082566 IMPLEMENTING A STAND-UP SEQUENCE USING A LOWER-EXTREMITY PROSTHESIS OR ORTHOSIS  
Knee orthoses or prostheses can be used to automatically when it is appropriate to initiate a stand-up sequence based on the position of the person's knee with respect to the person's ankle while...
US20150134078 Device and Method for Decreasing Energy Consumption of a Person by Use of a Lower Extremity Exoskeleton  
A lower extremity exoskeleton, configurable to be coupled to a person, includes: leg supports configurable to be coupled to the person's lower limbs and designed to rest on the ground during...
US20140195007 POWERED LEG PROSTHESIS AND CONTROL METHODOLOGIES FOR OBTAINING NEAR NORMAL GAIT  
A powered leg prosthesis includes powered knee joint comprising a knee joint and a knee motor unit for delivering power to the knee joint. The prosthesis also includes a prosthetic lower leg...
US20120064486 Dental abutment with a force transducer interfacing with a nerve  
The presently disclosed subject matter has application in the fields of Medicine, Neurology, Stomatology, Dentistry, Maxillofacial Surgery and Gerontology, using electronics nanotechnology and...
US20120232672 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING TERRAIN TRANSITIONS  
A prosthetic or orthotic system including a sensor module and a processing module usable to determine a terrain variable, such as a terrain transition. In certain examples, the system is capable...
US20150190249 Wearable Power Assist System  
An object of the disclosed invention is to provide a wearable power assist system that is light weight and capable of assisting in various situations. The invention is used to select a joint to be...
US20150190248 TECHNOLOGICAL AID FOR TRANSFEMORAL AMPUTEES  
An aid device for the motor disabled, suitable for allowing walking of transfemoral amputees, having: a lower-limb prosthesis of an amputated limb; a lower-limb orthosis suitable to be worn at a...
US20150223952 POWERED PROSTHETIC HIP JOINT  
A powered prosthetic thigh can have a proximal portion configured to couple to a prosthetic hip socket and can have a distal portion attached to the proximal portion. The distal portion can have a...
US20150005896 ORTHOTIC DEVICE FOR ASSISTING LIMB MOVEMENT  
An orthotic device is disclosed. The orthotic device may be adapted to be attached to a limb to enable the limb to replicate normal motion so that the user regains substantially normal operation...
US20130041476 METHOD TO MOVE AND HOLD A PHALANX  
A method for movement of at least a finger limb whereby, in order to maintain a position of the finger limb, the electric motor is supplied with a current. In order to maintain a position of the...
US20150190219 DIAPHRAGM ASSIST DEVICE  
A diaphragm assist device (DAD) for assistance with diaphragm contraction to facilitate breathing. The device assists with respiration of patients having diaphragmatic dysfunction including those...
US20140288664 FINGER ASSIST DEVICE  
A finger assist device is formed by rotatably connecting a plurality of units in a finger bending direction and a finger spreading direction. The unit is worn on a finger by nipping the finger...
US20120330439 POWERED LEG PROSTHESIS AND CONTROL METHODOLOGIES FOR OBTAINING NEAR NORMAL GAIT  
A powered leg prosthesis including a powered knee joint with a knee joint and a knee motor unit for delivering power to the knee joint, a powered ankle joint coupled to the knee joint including an...
US20150119996 WEARABLE ROBOT AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME  
Provided is a method of controlling a wearable robot, the method including: measuring a ground reaction force (GRF) exerted on a wearer's soles; calculating a time variation rate of the measured...
US20130150980 Powered Lower Extremity Orthotic and Method of Operation  
A powered lower extremity orthotic, including a shank link coupled to an artificial foot, a knee mechanism connected to the shank link and a thigh link, is controlled by based on signals from...
US20150127117 ACTIVE ANKLE FOOT ORTHOSIS  
An Active Ankle Foot Orthosis (AAFO) is provided where the impedance of an orthotic joint is modulated throughout the walking cycle to treat ankle foot gait pathology, such as drop foot gait....
US20140088726 ROBOTIC PROSTHESIS ALIGNMENT DEVICE AND ALIGNMENT SURROGATE DEVICE  
A robotic prosthesis alignment device is disclosed that may automatically move the alignment of a prosthesis socket in relation to a prosthesis shank. The robotic prosthesis alignment device...
US20140364962 EFFECTIVE SHAPE CONTROLLER FOR LOWER LIMB  
Systems and methods for improved control of a lower limb device are disclosed. The lower limb may have one or more joints and one or more corresponding motors. In some embodiments, a center of...
US20120221119 SYSTEMS AND CONTROL METHODOLOGIES FOR IMPROVING STABILITY IN POWERED LOWER LIMB DEVICES  
Systems and methods are provided for controlling a lower limb device having at least one powered joint. The method includes detecting a stumble event based on one or more sensor signals associated...
US20080195226 Intestinal sleeves and associated deployment systems and methods  
An intestinal implant includes a proximal anchor self-expandable from a radially compressed position to a radially expandable position for engagement with a wall of the intestinal lumen and a...
US20130144402 TRANSFEMORAL PROSTHETIC SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPERATING THE SAME  
Certain embodiments of the invention relate to increasing the functionality of a transfemoral prosthetic device. In one embodiment, the transfemoral prosthetic device is configured such that the...
US20120016492 TRANSFEMORAL PROSTHETIC SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPERATING THE SAME  
Certain embodiments of the invention relate to increasing the functionality of a transfemoral prosthetic device. In one embodiment, the transfemoral prosthetic device is configured such that the...
US20100228360 CONTROL OF A PASSIVE PROSTHETIC KNEE JOINT WITH ADJUSTABLE DAMPING  
The invention relates to the control of a passive prosthetic knee joint with adjustable damping in the direction of flexion such that a prosthetic unit attached to the knee joint can be adapted...
US20110257764 Powered ankle-foot prothesis  
A powered ankle-foot prosthesis, capable of providing human-like power at terminal stance that increase amputees metabolic walking economy compared to a conventional passive-elastic prosthesis....
US20130035769 ACTUATED LEG PROSTHESIS FOR ABOVE-KNEE AMPUTEES  
The actuated leg prosthesis comprises a knee member, a socket connector provided over the knee member, an elongated trans-tibial member having a bottom end under which is connected an artificial...
US20150127118 PROSTHETIC, ORTHOTIC OR EXOSKELETON DEVICE  
A time-dependent decay behavior is incorporated into one or more joint actuator control parameters during operation of a lower-extremity, prosthetic, orthotic or exoskeleton device. These...
US20060173552 Prosthetic and orthotic systems usable for rehabilitation  
Disclosed are adjustable powered rehabilitation devices and methods for using the same to rehabilitate and/or train a user. The rehabilitation devices preferably have a plurality of selectable...
US20140107805 Prosthetic or Robot Part  
A prosthetic or robot part, comprising a base, a proximal and a distal. The proximal is mounted on the base so as to be rotatable thereabout in a given sense. The distal is mounted on the proximal...
US20130006386 Further improvements to ankle-foot prosthesis and orthosis capable of automatic adaptation to sloped walking surfaces and methods of use  
The present invention relates to an improved system for use in rehabilitation and/or physical therapy for the treatment of injury or disease to the lower limbs or extremities. The system can...
US20100094188 LOCOMOTION ASSISTING DEVICE AND METHOD  
An exoskeleton bracing system includes: a trunk support for affixing to the trunk of a disabled person and leg braces for connecting to the legs of the person, each leg brace including limb...
US20120259431 TERRAIN ADAPTIVE POWERED JOINT ORTHOSIS  
A powered device augments a joint function of a human during a gait cycle using a powered actuator that supplies an augmentation torque, an impedance, or both to a joint. A controller estimates...
US20070162152 Artificial joints using agonist-antagonist actuators  
Artificial limbs and joints which behave like a biological limbs and joints employ a synthetic actuator which consume negligible power when exerting zero force, consume negligible power when...
US20100211186 ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER ACTUATION OF IMPLANTS  
This invention provides methods and devices for reconstructing muscular responses in patients with paralysis. Electroactive polymer (EAP) actuators power implants attached to tissues in the...
US20140114437 CONTROLLING POWER IN A PROSTHESIS OR ORTHOSIS BASED ON PREDICTED WALKING SPEED OR SURROGATE FOR SAME  
In some embodiments of a prosthetic or orthotic ankle/foot, a prediction is made of what the walking speed will be during an upcoming step. When the predicted walking speed is slow, the...
US20110295384 CONTROLLING POWER IN A PROSTHESIS OR ORTHOSIS BASED ON PREDICTED WALKING SPEED OR SURROGATE FOR SAME  
In some embodiments of a prosthetic or orthotic ankle/foot, a prediction is made of what the walking speed will be during an upcoming step. When the predicted walking speed is slow, the...
US20100023133 Semi-actuated transfemoral prosthetic knee  
A semi-actuated above knee prosthetic system, which is mostly passive in nature and includes a shank link coupled to an artificial foot, a knee mechanism connected to the shank link and a thigh...
US20100318194 Prosthesis with chargeable electric energy accumulator  
The invention relates to a prosthesis with an electric energy accumulator (12), wherein the prosthesis comprises (a) an induction coil (28) and (b) a charging connection (24) for charging the...
US20060136072 Magnetorheologically actuated prosthetic knee  
The invention in some embodiments relates to a magnetorheologically actuated prosthetic knee. The knee in one embodiment comprises an extension assist to facilitate knee extension. The knee in...
US20120259429 POWERED JOINT ORTHOSIS  
A powered device augments a joint function of a human during a gait cycle using a powered actuator that supplies an augmentation torque, an impedance, or both to a joint, and a controller that...
US20130024006 PROSTHESIS STRUCTURE FOR LOWER-LIMB AMPUTEES  
A prosthesis for lower-limb amputees having a foot segment and a tibial segment pivotally connected to each other about an articulation axis that perform an ankle joint of a leg/foot prosthesis....
US20070233279 Power generating leg  
A power generating leg, configurable to be coupled to a person's lower limb, comprising a thigh link, a shank link, a knee mechanism, a torque generator, and a power unit. The knee mechanism is...
US20140121782 CONTROLLING TORQUE IN A PROSTHESIS OR ORTHOSIS BASED ON A DEFLECTION OF SERIES ELASTIC ELEMENT  
In some embodiments of a prosthetic or orthotic ankle/foot, a prediction is made of what the walking speed will be during an upcoming step. When the predicted walking speed is slow, the...
US20110295385 CONTROLLING TORQUE IN A PROSTHESIS OR ORTHOSIS BASED ON A DEFLECTION OF SERIES ELASTIC ELEMENT  
In some embodiments of a prosthetic or orthotic ankle/foot, a prediction is made of what the walking speed will be during an upcoming step. When the predicted walking speed is slow, the...
US20090192619 Passive electro-magnetically damped joint  
The present invention comprises an apparatus, system and method utilizing a passive electro-magnetically damped joint for prosthetics or orthotics. Such as system may be controlled through...
US20120022666 Actuator for Prosthetic Finger and Method  
A prosthetic glove worn over damaged fingers or over a prosthetic hand having flexible fingers. The glove articulates the fingers with multiple shape memory alloy wires and includes a cooling...
US20130268090 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING BIOMECHANICALLY SUITABLE RUNNING GAIT IN POWERED LOWER LIMB DEVICES  
Systems and methods for a running controller for a lower limb device including at least a powered knee joint are provided. The method includes collecting real-time sensor information for the lower...
US20150196403 WEARABLE ROBOT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF  
Disclosed herein is a control method of a wearable robot, including: generating reference gait data based on the results of sensing by a sensor unit included in a structure; estimating, when a...
US20050021155 Device at a hand prosthesis  
Arrangement (1) for a hand prosthesis (2), which hand prosthesis (2) is adapted to replace a lost human hand on a human or artificial lower arm (3). The arrangement (1) is mounted between a wrist...
US20100082115 PROSTHETIC KNEE WITH GRAVITY-ACTIVATED LOCK  
Disclosed is a prosthetic knee appliance having upper and lower leg elements with a single-axis, articulating joint therebetween controllable with an electric knee-lock mechanism. A tilt-switch...
US20080262634 Hand Prosthesis Comprising Two Drive Devices  
The invention relates to a hand prosthesis comprising a chassis, to which at least one finger prosthesis is articulated, said finger prosthesis being movable about at least one swiveling axis by...

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