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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...
US20110137429 CONTROL DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING AN ACTUATED PROSTHESIS  
A device and system for controlling an actuated prosthesis. The device includes a data signal input for each of the main artificial proprioceptors. Also, means for obtaining a first and a second...
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...
US20110106274 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOTION-CONTROLLED FOOT UNIT  
A system and method associated with the movement of a limb. In one example, the system, such as a prosthetic or orthotic system, includes an actuator that actively controls, or adjusts, the angle...
US20060184280 System and method of synchronizing mechatronic devices  
Embodiments include a system for controlling motion of a human limb. The system may include a plurality of mechatronic devices, each of which may be in communication with at least one other of the...
US20120259430 CONTROLLING POWERED HUMAN AUGMENTATION DEVICES  
In a communication system for controlling a powered human augmentation device, a parameter of the powered device is adjusted within a gait cycle by wirelessly transmitting a control signal...
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...
US20070043449 Artificial ankle-foot system with spring, variable-damping, and series-elastic actuator components  
An artificial foot and ankle joint consisting of a curved leaf spring foot member that defines a heel extremity and a toe extremity, and a flexible elastic ankle member that connects said foot...
US20120226364 METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ORTHOTIC OR PROSTHETIC JOINT OF A LOWER EXTREMITY  
The invention relates to a method for controlling an orthotic or prosthetic joint of a lower extremity with a resistance device to which at least one actuator is associated, via which the bending...
US20150164661 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOTION-CONTROLLED FOOT UNIT  
A system and method associated with the movement of a limb. In one example, the system, such as a prosthetic or orthotic system, includes an actuator that actively controls, or adjusts, the angle...
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...
US20050283257 Control system and method for a prosthetic knee  
A prosthetic or orthotic system including a magnetorheological (MR) damper. The MR damper may be configured to operate in shear mode. In one embodiment, the MR damper includes a rotary MR damper....
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...
US20050107889 Instrumented prosthetic foot  
The present invention discloses an instrumented prosthetic foot for use with an actuated leg prosthesis controlled by a controller, the instrumented prosthetic foot comprising a connector to...
US20110093089 ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED PROSTHETIC SYSTEM  
A prosthetic joint system for users comprising a housing having an interior cavity, a center axis in said interior cavity, and an attachment means for fixedly connecting said housing to said user;...
US20130173019 Lower Limb Prosthesis and Control Unit  
A self-teaching lower limb prosthesis, for an above-knee amputee, including a dynamically adjustable joint movement control unit arranged to control operation of the joint automatically. A control...
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...
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...
US20170151071 Arm Prosthetic Device  
A system for powering a prosthetic arm is disclosed. The system includes at least one internal battery located in the prosthetic arm, at least one external battery connected to the prosthetic arm,...
US20160151176 LOWER EXTREMITY EXOSKELETON FOR GAIT RETRAINING  
The Active Knee Rehabilitation Orthotic System (ANdROS) is a wearable and portable assistive tool for gait rehabilitation and monitoring of people with motor control deficits due to a neurological...
US20150032225 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA COMMUNICATION WITH A MECHATRONIC DEVICE  
Embodiments include a system for controlling motion of a human limb. The system may include a plurality of mechatronic devices, each of which may be in communication with at least one other of the...
US20070083272 Prosthetic knee joint  
The invention relates to a prosthetic knee-joint comprising an upper part with a fixing device for a receptacle of a leg stump and a lower part that is pivotally connected to the upper part by a...
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...
US20070038311 System and method for improving the functionality of prostheses  
A system and method for improving the functionality of a prosthesis used by an amputee in which a portion of the user's skin is reinnervated with nerves that formerly provided sensory feedback...
US20150081036 MOVEMENT ASSIST DEVICE  
A movement assist device includes: a motor including a stator and a rotator; two arm members connected to each of the stator and the rotator and configured to be connected to a predetermined part...
US20090093890 Precise control of orthopedic actuators  
An actuator is implanted inside the body and attached to a bone. The actuator is controlled from outside the body using a changing magnetic field or creating mechanical motion of the tissue. The...
US20080200994 Detector and Stimulator for Feedback in a Prosthesis  
An apparatus and method for conveying sensory information from a distal location on a prosthetic limb, to a proximal location on the body of the wearer. The apparatus comprises a detector for...
US20140371871 CONTROL OF LIMB DEVICE  
The invention refers to the area of control of a limb device in the form of an artificial limb for a human or a robot limb. In particular, the invention is related to a control unit for...
US20130226315 ARTIFICIAL HAND COMPONENT  
An artificial hand component comprising a drive motor and at least two digits coupled to be driven by the drive motor. The said at least two digits are coupled to be driven by the drive motor via...
US20090326677 Joint Prosthetic Device  
This invention provides a compact self-contained design of a wrist device for an electrically powered prosthesis. The wrist prosthesis, which provides user controlled motion in two directions,...
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...
US20070061016 Foot prosthetic and methods of use  
The present invention relates generally to prosthetic devices. In particular, the present invention describes intelligent (e.g., microprocessor controlled) foot prostheses configured to actively...
US20060212128 Artificial limb assembly having microprocessor-controlled vacuum pump  
A vacuum-assist artificial limb assembly (10) is provided having a socket (22) for receiving a residual limb (20). The assembly (10) includes an on-board vacuum pump and control assembly (18) with...
US20110118852 PIEZOELECTRIC IMPLANT  
A piezoelectric implant configured to stimulate bone growth in surrounding bone, tissues, and/or bodily fluids. Anatomical loading of the piezoelectric implant causes the piezoelectric implant or...
US20100016990 Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) employing wireless transmission for providing sensory signals  
A medical system employs wireless transmission and provides sensory signals to a user of a prosthetic or other medical device. A series of pressure, force or strain sensors are placed upon various...
US20080009921 Wireless Communication With Implantable Medical Device  
Embodiments are directed to apparatus and methods of minimizing current drain of an implantable medical device during wireless communication with the device, thereby reducing battery depletion of...
US20170181917 ASSIST DEVICE, SWINGING JOINT DEVICE, LINEAR MOTION VARIABLE RIGIDITY UNIT, AND MACHINE TOOL  
An assist device is connected to a moving body that performs a reciprocating swing motion. The assist device includes a first output portion configured to swing around a swing center as a center...
US20170151070 METHOD FOR ESTIMATING POSTURE OF ROBOTIC WALKING AID  
A method for estimating posture of robotic walking aid comprises: providing a motor controller, a motor encoder and a motor on right and left hip joints, and right and left knee joints of a...
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...
US20060212129 Partial hand prosthesis  
A prosthetic device (12) and liner (14) form a prosthetic system (10) that can substantially mimic the cosmetic and functional qualities of a human hand. A harness (22) is adapted to fit about a...
US20160331625 Wearable Action-Assistance Device, And Operation Unit Of Wearable Action-Assistance Device  
A wearable action-assistance device includes a hip frame to be worn on hips of a wearer, a lower limb frame to be worn on a lower limb of the wearer, a plurality of drive portions provided on the...
US20170151069 ROBUST SWING LEG CONTROLLER UNDER LARGE DISTURBANCES  
Local swing leg control was developed that takes advantage of segment interactions to achieve robust leg placement under large disturbances while generating trajectories and joint torque patterns...
US20090259320 Generator for prosthesis and orthosis  
A means for using body energy to generate electrical current to power the electronics, sensors, actuators and other electronic components in microprocessor-controlled prosthetic or orthotic...
US20050021154 Drive device for a finger prosthesis  
Drive device (1) for a finger prosthesis (2) of substantially natural size designed to bend the finger prosthesis (2) about a shaft (A) relative to a fixing (3) e.g. in a human or artificial...
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....
US20090171356 Bone Repositioning Apparatus and System  
The present invention provides an apparatus and system for bone repositioning. The bone-repositioning apparatus includes an actuator controller configured to transmit a series of coordinated...
US20120226365 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING AN ARTIFICIAL ORTHOTIC OR PROSTHETIC JOINT  
The invention relates to a method and device for controlling an artificial orthotic or prosthetic joint with a resistance device to which at least one actuator is associated, via which the bending...
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...
US20160151175 CONTROLLED CORONAL STIFFNESS PROSTHETIC ANKLE  
A prosthetic ankle device and methods are provided herein to adjust stiffness of the prosthetic ankle. The prosthetic ankle including a base, and a vertical support having a first end pivotally...
US20150283020 WALKING INTENTION DETECTION DEVICE AND SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF  
A walking intention detection device and a system and a method thereof are provided. The walking intention detection device includes a lower wearing part into which a walker's foot is inserted and...

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