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8943908 Imperceptible motion sensing device having conductive elastomer  
The present invention is to provide an imperceptible motion sensing device, which includes a non-conductive elastomer made of a pliable and elastic non-conductor (e.g., polyurethane) and having a...
8943886 Orthodontic force-measuring device using a typodont and a load cell  
The present invention relates to an orthodontic force measuring device using a typodont and a load cell, and more particularly, to an orthodontic force measuring device using a typodont and a load...
8915132 Visual warning device for weight bearing  
An improved weigh bearing monitor determining weight or urge applied upon an impaired lower extremity when limited weight bearing is prescribed by a medical professional. The limited amount of...
8823526 Method of assessing human fall risk using mobile systems  
A method for determining the motive instability of an individual using foot pressure, foot speed and foot direction data collected from sensors on shoes. The sensed data is used to determine the...
8770020 Methods and apparatuses for testing a sleep support member  
Systems and methods for testing a sleep support member. A system including at least one pressing structure, wherein the at least one pressing structure includes at least one of a heater and a...
8758272 Systems, devices, and methods for monitoring an under foot load profile of a tibial fracture patient during a period of partial weight bearing  
Systems, devices, and methods for measuring an under foot load profile of a tibial fracture patient during a period of partial weight bearing are described. The system may include a walking boot...
8758273 Systems, devices, and methods for monitoring an under foot load profile of a patient during a period of partial weight bearing  
Systems, devices, and methods for measuring an under foot load profile of a patient during a period of partial weight bearing are described. The system may include a walking boot cast. A housing,...
8672842 Smart mattress  
A mattress has a sensor pad affixed on a top surface thereof. The sensor pad has (i) a matrix array of plural pressure sensors, (ii) plural row conductors, and (iii) plural column conductors. Each...
8628485 Gait analysis system and methods  
Systems and methods for analyzing the gait of an individual are disclosed. The disclosed systems and methods can be configured to acquire data from a first array and a second array of sensors that...
8627716 Capacitive proximity tactile sensor  
A novel capacitive proximity tactile sensor is formed by an electrode layer and a compressible non-conductive layer. Positioning a conductive object in contact with the sensor and applying contact...
8555715 Ground contact sensing systems and methods for lower-limb orthotic and prosthetic devices  
A method of sensing ground contact with a lower limb prosthetic or orthotic device is provided. A first translational displacement between a frame and a connector can be sensed and then processed...
8292830 Soft tissue impact assessment device and system  
An embodiment of the invention is a soft tissue impact assessment device. The device includes a skin that is shaped or moldable to a human-like form. A positional force or pressure sensor within...
8261611 Method for analyzing gait pattern  
A method for analyzing a gait pattern includes: measuring, by a plurality of force sensing resistor (FSR) sensors, foot pressure values, and outputting the measured foot pressure values,...
8212158 Weight measuring shoe having a retractable scale  
A shoe containing two scales entirely housed within its sole, which scales may be deployed downward so that they project beneath the shoe's sole—making the scales thereby able to accurately weigh...
8141277 Shoe with sensors, controller and active-response elements and method for use thereof  
Active-response golf shoes are disclosed. The golf shoes include a plurality of sensors, a controller, and at least one active-response element. The sensor and controller operate to rapidly...
8031080 Patient support surface with vital signs sensors  
A patient support surface comprises a cover defining an interior region, a modifiable support layer situated in the interior region and having at least one air bladder, and a sensor layer situated...
7891259 Human dummy system for evaluating comfort of seat  
A human dummy system for evaluating the comfort of a seat comfort includes sensor units and a data processing unit. The sensor units are attached to the relevant joints of a human dummy, and...
7878055 Sensor and analyzer for determining physiological limitations  
A sensing and analyzing device for determining when physical limits of a patient have been exceeded by the patient during exercise is provided. The device may comprise a sensing unit, analyzing...
7867285 Sensing systems and methods for monitoring gait dynamics  
Systems and method for monitoring gait dynamics are disclosed. The performance of an orthotic or prosthetic device or other device associated with a limb may be measured based on the resistance of...
7862620 Sensing systems and methods for monitoring gait dynamics  
Systems and method for monitoring gait dynamics are disclosed. The performance of an orthotic or prosthetic device or other device associated with a limb may be measured based on the resistance of...
7860607 Method of estimating joint moment of bipedal walking body  
The joint rotational angles of joints 9, 11 and 13 of each leg 2 of a bipedal walking body 1 are detected to grasp the positions/postures of the corresponding rigid bodies 10, 12 and 14 of each...
7794505 Sensing systems and methods for monitoring gait dynamics  
Systems and method for monitoring gait dynamics are disclosed. The performance of an orthotic or prosthetic device or other device associated with a limb may be measured based on the resistance of...
7758523 Remote sensing shoe insert apparatus, method and system  
A method, apparatus and system for communicating to a remote location a representation of a physical condition caused by a foot. The method involves communicating to a transmitter unit at least...
7610802 Device for measuring and monitoring the fractional load of orthopedic and surgical patients  
The invention relates to a device for measuring and motoring the fractional load of orthopaedic and surgical patients, comprising at least one measuring device for the direct and indirect...
7552549 Shoe with sensors, controller and active-response elements and method for use thereof  
Active-response golf shoes are disclosed. The golf shoes include at least one sensor, a controller, and at least one active-response element. The sensor and controller operate to rapidly determine...
7526954 Gait assistive system and methods for using same  
Systems and methods for providing biofeedback information to a subject for gait assistive therapy are provided. The system comprises an insole pressure sensor and means for communicating the...
7515059 Patient support surface with physiological sensors  
A patient support surface comprises a cover defining an interior region, a modifiable support layer situated in the interior region and having at least one air bladder, and a sensor layer situated...
7506543 Foot pressure detection device  
According to a first embodiment of our invention, a monitoring device is placed above, within, or on the bottom of a cast, boot, shoe, or other lower extremity immobilization or protective device,...
7493810 Device for mechanical weight bearing indication with load range capability  
A mechanical load bearing indicator producing signals to a user when the user applies more than selected amounts of load between an extremity of the use and a surface. The indicator has a base...
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...
7448264 Non-destructive method for evaluating the strength of cancellous bone  
A non-destructive method for evaluating the strength of cancellous bone includes the steps of performing at least two of the following tests on each cancellous bone of a population of cancellous...
7434459 Context acquisition based on load sensing  
Methods and systems are described for sensing force information at a plurality of points on a continuous surface, and detecting contextual information about an object on the surface based on the...
7346464 Gait waveform feature extracting method and individual identification system  
A gait waveform feature extracting method and an individual identification system extract features of the gait waveform. A one-step waveform corresponding to one step of a walking movement is...
7330127 Force optimization surface apparatus and method  
A support surface includes a cover defining an interior region, a mattress core located in the interior region, and a force sensor located in the interior region.
7277021 Device and method for alerting a runner when a new pair of running shoes is needed  
A device and method are provided for determining the wear of a sole of a shoe. The device includes first and second sensors receivable in the sole of the shoe. The sensors are axially spaced and...
7191644 System incorporating an insole pressure sensor and personal annunciator for use in gait assistive therapy  
A gait assistive system designed to assist with the therapeutic treatment of subjects who have difficulty in walking, specifically those with a lack of sensation due to nerve damage or amputation,...
7107832 Measurement device with a support plate mounted on measurement cells and intended for a person to stand on  
A measurement device with a support plate (1) mounted on measurement cells, and with a display device for displaying a force action line (7) for a person standing on bearing surfaces (10, 10′) of...
7100439 Balance control system for weight scales  
The present invention is directed to a weight scale having a balance control system that detects unequal load distribution to the scale's load sensors and produces an output signal that enables...
6958681 Electrical device for sensing a surface  
The invention herein pertains to sensing a ground surface with the foot while walking. Persons having foot and leg nerve damage are often unable to walk without assistance because they can not...
6804571 Method for computer aided orthotic inlay fabrication  
The present invention relates to a process for determining the magnitude and distribution of forces on a foot during ambulation and utilizing this data in combination with a plurality of other...
6589287 Artificial sensibility  
The artificial sensibility device has a left sensor applied to a left finger, a middle sensor applied to a middle finger and a right sensor applied to a right finger of a hand. The sensors are...
6430475 Pressure-distribution sensor for controlling multi-jointed nursing robot  
The present invention provides contact sensors capable of determining the pressure distribution over the whole surface of each of joint units having a cylindrical shape, both end portions of which...
6405606 Mechanical weight bearing indicator for the foot  
A mechanical weight bearing indicator produces a tactile signal which is felt by the wearer's foot. The signal is generated when the user exerts more than a predetermined amount of weight on the...
6389894 Method for determining the heights of multiple jumps  
Comparable values for the heights of the individual jumps in a series of multiple jumps can be achieved, if defined initial conditions for first and second successive integrations of measured...
6360598 Biomechanical measuring arrangement  
For more accurate analysis of the motions of human beings and animals, two commercial measuring systems, namely a force measuring platform fitted with piezoelectric crystal sensors and a...
6360597 In-shoe remote telemetry gait analysis system  
A gait analysis system includes a shoe insert for use in a shoe worn by a subject while walking as part of a process of collecting gait data. The insert has force-sensing sensors distributed to...
6220088 Assessment of patient support systems  
A method and equipment for assessing the suitability of support surfaces such as mattresses and chairs is disclosed. The method comprises applying a load to each of two such support surfaces with...
6220089 Vibration dummy apparatus  
Vibration dummy apparatus adapted to sit on and be supported by a vehicle seat to accurately simulate human vibration response at an interface between the apparatus and seat cushions of the...
6195921 Virtual intelligence shoe with a podiatric analysis system  
The virtual intelligence shoe with a podiatric analysis system provided with a portable pair of shoe-like body types thereof, into two of which a miniature electronic module and an enclosed sensor...
6186000 Apparatus and method for measuring shearing stress distribution on the sole of a spiked shoe  
A sole of a baseball spiked shoe has a toe portion projection, a first metatarsal head projection, a stepping portion projection, and a fifth metatarsal head projection provided at a fore foot...

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