Patents by Inventor Mirela Alina Weffers-Albu

Mirela Alina Weffers-Albu has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10777323
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for assessing the ability of a person to carry out one or more activities, comprising an input unit for receiving physiological and/or behavioural data of the person, the physiological and/or behavioural data being related to one or more first level activities, a determination unit for determining a performance grade of the person regarding each first level activity based on the received physiological and/or behavioural data, and an assessment unit configured to assess an ability grade of the person to carry out one or more second level activities based on the determined performance grade, wherein each second level activity relates to one or more associated first level activities, wherein the assessment unit is further configured to output information indicative of the assessed ability grade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Mirela Alina Weffers-Albu, Lukas Stefan Gorzelniak
  • Patent number: 10772528
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rehabilitation system (10) for a patient (24) suffering from a damaged muscle and/or nerve, said system (10) comprising: a brain activity sensor (14) for measuring a patient's brain activity related to controlling the damaged muscle and/or nerve; —a muscle sensor (18) for measuring a muscular activity of the damaged muscle and/or a neural activity of the damaged nerve; a display (22) for displaying a representation (34) of an affected body part of the patient (24); and a control unit (20) for determining an intended movement of the affected body part in which the damaged muscle and/or nerve is arranged, and for controlling the display (22) to display a representation (36) of the intended movement, wherein the control unit (20) is configured to determine the intended movement based on the patient's brain activity measured by the brain activity sensor (14) and based on the muscular and/or neural activity of the damaged muscle and/or nerve measured by the muscle sensor (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Mirela Alina Weffers-Albu, Raymond Van Ee
  • Patent number: 10709376
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system (10) for supporting an elderly, frail and/or diseased person (12), in particular a person suffering from Parkinson's disease, wherein the system (10) comprises: a detection unit (14) including (i) a brain activity sensor (20) for detecting a brain activity signal relating to the brain activity of the person (12) and (ii) a motion detection unit (22) for detecting a motion signal relating to a motion of one or more body parts of the person (12); an analysis unit (16) for determining, based on the detected brain activity signal and motion signal, an activity level of the person (12) which is indicative of the motoric and cognitive activity of the person (12); and a feedback unit (18) for providing a feedback to the person (12) if the activity level of the person (12) exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jan Johannes Gerardus De Vries, Mirela Alina Weffers-Albu
  • Publication number: 20190228866
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (1) for determination of a bed fall risk of an individual (2), the device (1) comprising a first port (3) for obtaining sensor data (100) related to movement and/or a vital sign of an individual (2), an evaluation unit (4) for determining quality information indicating the quality of the sensor data (100), a second port (5) for obtaining personal data (120) of the individual (2), a calculation unit (6) for calculation of a total risk score (114) of the individual (2) based on the sensor data (100), the quality information (110) and the personal data (120), said total risk score indicating a bed fall risk of the individual (2), and a third port (7) for output of the calculated total risk score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Mirela Alina WEFFERS-ALBU, Paulus Wilhelmus Maria Ten BRINK
  • Publication number: 20190221315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (60) for adaptive intervention with an individual (2) in connection with a bed fail risk of the individual (2), the device (60) comprising a first port (70) for obtaining personal data (120) of the individual (2) and a total risk score (114) of the individual (2), an intervention unit (15) for determining a projection regarding an imminent bed fall of the individual (2) and a timeframe for an intervention to prevent the bed fall of the individual (2) based on the obtained data (120, 114), and a second port (71) for outputting an intervention signal based to the projection and the obtained data (120, 114).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Mirela Alina WEFFERS-ALBU
  • Publication number: 20190214146
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (30) for detection of a video data related risk score (110) for a bed fall risk of an individual (2), the device (30) comprising a first port (3) for obtaining video data (130) related to movement of the individual (2) and a video data processing unit (8) for obtaining and processing the video data (130) to generate a video data related risk score (110) indicating the bed fall risk of the individual (2) by detecting at least one risk factor from the video data (130) and computing the video data risk score (110) from the at least one risk factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Paraskevas DUNIAS, Mirela Alina WEFFERS-ALBU
  • Publication number: 20190192052
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (20) for detection of a vital signs related risk score (111) for a bed fall risk of an individual (2), the device (20) comprising a first port (3) for obtaining vital signs data (140) related to a vital sign of the individual (2) and a vital signs processing unit (9) for obtaining and processing the vital signs data (140) to generate a vital signs related risk score (111) indicating the bed fall risk of the individual (2) by detecting at least one risk factor from the vital signs data (140) and computing the vital signs risk score (111) from the at least one risk factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Mirela Alina WEFFERS-ALBU, Achim Gerhard Rolf KOERBER
  • Publication number: 20190029588
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device, system and method for automatic detection and progression monitoring of dysphagia of a subject, in particular after stroke. The device comprises a signal input for obtaining a mastication signal indicating mastication of the subject, an audio signal representing sounds generated by the subject and a swallowing signal indicating swallowing of the subject, a signal processor for detecting mastication abnormalities from said mastication signal, mastication-to-swallow abnormalities from said mastication signal and said swallowing signal, and aspiration episodes from said audio signal and said swallowing signal, a dysphagia detector for detecting onset and/or progression of dysphagia from detected mastication abnormalities, mastication-to-swallow abnormalities and aspiration episodes and for generating a dysphagia signal indicating information regarding dysphagia of the subject, and a signal output for outputting said dysphagia signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Mirela Alina WEFFERS-ALBU
  • Publication number: 20190000368
    Abstract: There is provided a system (100) for assessing delirium in a subject. The system includes a neural activity assessment module (102) for assessing neural activity data associated with the subject. The system also includes a delirium cause assessment module (104) for assessing data relating to at least one factor of a plurality of factors which contribute to the cause of delirium. The system also includes an intervention determination module (106) for determining, based on the assessment performed by the delirium cause assessment module, at least one intervention for reducing the contribution made by the at least one factor. A computer-implemented method and an apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventor: Mirela Alina WEFFERS-ALBU
  • Publication number: 20180358129
    Abstract: There is provided a method of operating a system to educate a user of the system about a condition of interest, the method comprising: receiving information that identifies a condition of interest; obtaining peer data from one or more databases, the one or more databases comprising health data about a plurality of people, the people each having one or more primary conditions, the health data including data about the one or more primary conditions and any secondary condition that affected the health or wellbeing of the people while the people were experiencing the one or more primary conditions; wherein the obtained peer data comprises the health data for people having a primary condition corresponding to the condition of interest; analyzing the peer data to determine a plurality of groups of people, wherein the people are grouped according to their secondary conditions; and generating a plurality of sets of visualization data based on the analysis of the peer data, each set of visualization data being generat
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Lukas Stefan GORZELNIAK, Jennifer CAFFAREL, Jarno Mikael RIISTAMA, Wilhelmus Johannes Joseph STUT, Mirela Alina WEFFERS-ALBU
  • Publication number: 20180146910
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system (10) for supporting an elderly, frail and/or diseased person (12), in particular a person suffering from Parkinson's disease, wherein the system (10) comprises: a detection unit (14) including (i) a brain activity sensor (20) for detecting a brain activity signal relating to the brain activity of the person (12) and (ii) a motion detection unit (22) for detecting a motion signal relating to a motion of one or more body parts of the person (12); an analysis unit (16) for determining, based on the detected brain activity signal and motion signal, an activity level of the person (12) which is indicative of the motoric and cognitive activity of the person (12); and a feedback unit (18) for providing a feedback to the person (12) if the activity level of the person (12) exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Jan Johannes Gerardus DE VRIES, Mirela Alina WEFFERS-ALBU
  • Publication number: 20180085000
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of detecting/preventing migraine attacks. In particular, a system and method for detecting and preventing a migraine episode in a user are provided. The system comprises a brain activity sensor for detecting a brain activity signal; a migraine trigger detection unit for detecting potential migraine triggers, said potential migraine triggers being circumstances that may potentially cause a migraine attack in the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: MIRELA ALINA WEFFERS-ALBU, RAYMOND VAN EE
  • Publication number: 20170352288
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for assisting a person in walking, comprising a measurement unit for measuring physiological data including vital sign data and movement data of the person; an activity ability determination unit which is configured to determine a frailty state of the person based on the vital sign data, and to determine walking characteristics of the person based on the movement data; an activity program unit which is configured to select and continuously update a walking program based on the determined frailty state of the person and the determined walking characteristics of the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Mirela Alina WEFFERS-ALBU, Jan Johannes Gerardus DE VRIES
  • Publication number: 20170332948
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for assessing the ability of a person to carry out one or more activities, comprising an input unit for receiving physiological and/or behavioural data of the person, the physiological and/or behavioural data being related to one or more first level activities, a determination unit for determining a performance grade of the person regarding each first level activity based on the received physiological and/or behavioural data, and an assessment unit configured to assess an ability grade of the person to carry out one or more second level activities based on the determined performance grade, wherein each second level activity relates to one or more associated first level activities, wherein the assessment unit is further configured to output information indicative of the assessed ability grade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Mirela Alina WEFFERS-ALBU, Lukas Stefan GORZELNIAK
  • Publication number: 20170151123
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rehabilitation system (10) for a patient (22) suffering from a damaged muscle and/or nerve, said system (10) comprising: a stimulation unit (12) for stimulating the damaged muscle and/or nerve; a display (16) for displaying a representation (30) of an affected body part of the patient (22) in which the damaged muscle and/or nerve is arranged; and a control unit (14) for controlling the display (16) to display, concurrently with a stimulation provided by the stimulation unit (12), a visual cue (28, 28?) depicted in the representation (30) of the affected body part, wherein said visual cue (28, 28?) visually indicates the stimulation of the damaged muscle and/or nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Mirela Alina WEFFERS-ALBU, Raymond VAN EE
  • Publication number: 20170143229
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rehabilitation system (10) for a patient (24) suffering from a damaged muscle and/or nerve, said system (10) comprising: a brain activity sensor (14) for measuring a patient's brain activity related to controlling the damaged muscle and/or nerve; —a muscle sensor (18) for measuring a muscular activity of the damaged muscle and/or a neural activity of the damaged nerve; a display (22) for displaying a representation (34) of an affected body part of the patient (24); and a control unit (20) for determining an intended movement of the affected body part in which the damaged muscle and/or nerve is arranged, and for controlling the display (22) to display a representation (36) of the intended movement, wherein the control unit (20) is configured to determine the intended movement based on the patient's brain activity measured by the brain activity sensor (14) and based on the muscular and/or neural activity of the damaged muscle and/or nerve measured by the muscle sensor (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Mirela Alina WEFFERS-ALBU, Raymond VAN EE
  • Publication number: 20170127977
    Abstract: A method for non-invasively monitoring a status of a user with a pulmonary condition comprises obtaining first video data of the user during a first test period; analyzing the obtained first video data to determine a first respiratory signal for the user; detecting any cough events present in the first respiratory signal; obtaining second video data of the user during a second, later, test period; analyzing the obtained second video data to determine a second respiratory signal for the user; detecting any cough events present in the second respiratory signal; determining a respiratory status of the user based on the results of the detecting and outputting a signal containing information about the respiratory status of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Mirela Alina WEFFERS-ALBU, Gijs GELEIJNSE, Emile Josephus Carlos KELKBOOM
  • Patent number: 9573598
    Abstract: The present invention relates to system for determining a movement of a control device and a system for detecting drowsiness of a driver of a vehicle, as well as an according processing unit used for this purpose and an according method. The system (12) for determining a movement comprises a plurality of light sensors (16), a processing unit (14) and an interface (18), wherein the light sensors (44-58) are able to transmit light intensity information to the processing unit (14) and the latter is able to provide information to a user. Further, the processing unit (14) is able to determine the movement of the control device based on the light intensity information submitted by the light sensors (44-58).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Igor Berezhnyy, Gary Nelson Garcia Molina, Mirela Alina Weffers-Albu
  • Publication number: 20150217776
    Abstract: The present invention relates to system for determining a movement of a control device and a system for detecting drowsiness of a driver of a vehicle, as well as an according processing unit used for this purpose and an according method. The system (12) for determining a movement comprises a plurality of light sensors (16), a processing unit (14) and an interface (18), wherein the light sensors (44-58) are able to transmit light intensity information to the processing unit (14) and the latter is able to provide information to a user. Further, the processing unit (14) is able to determine the movement of the control device based on the light intensity information submitted by the light sensors (44-58).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Igor Berezhnyy, Gary Nelson Garcia Molina, Mirela Alina Weffers-Albu
  • Publication number: 20150086951
    Abstract: The present invention relates to healthy lifestyle management. In particular to a device for priming a person (10), comprising a detector (2) for detecting when the person (10) expresses or should express a predetermined behavior, a stimulus unit (4) for providing the person (10) with a sensory stimulus (14, 16, 21), and a control unit (3) for controlling said stimulus unit (4) to provide the person (10) with a sensory stimulus (14, 16, 21) when it has been detected that the person expresses a predetermined behavior and to provide the same person (10) with the same sensory stimulus (14, 16, 21) when it has been detected that the person (10) expresses or should express said predetermined behavior. A further aspect of the invention relates to a method for priming a person and a computer program for carrying out said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Murtaza Bulut, Tsvetomira Kirova Tsoneva, Gary Nelson Garcia Molina, Andreea Ioana Sburlea, Marieke Van Dooren, Mirela Alina Weffers-Albu, Mark Christoph Jaeger, Raymond Van Ee