Body Movement (e.g., Head Or Hand Tremor, Motility Of Limb, Etc.) Patents (Class 600/595)
  • Patent number: 11071498
    Abstract: This invention is smart clothing which enables human motion capture through combined analysis of data from inertial sensors, strain (or bend) sensors, and electromyographic (EMG) sensors. In a preferred embodiment, a first inertial motion sensor is located proximal to the body joint, a second inertial sensor is located distal to the body joint, two strain sensors span the body joint in different configurations, and an electromyographic (EMG) sensor collects data concerning electromagnetic energy from the muscles which move the body joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 11058314
    Abstract: The invention provides a wearable multi-modal body sensor and network for continuous health monitoring, selective recording, and transmission of various body vitals such as BPM, ECG, EEG, temperature, blood pressure, O2 saturation, body balance, etc. The selective recording can be timed and centered on the occurrence of clinically significant events detected by the monitoring system, A continuous log of all body vitals can also be stored in the system according to various scenarios. In certain embodiments, the system includes a patch wearable by the individual and including a number of sensors, A sensor module is releasably secured to the patch in connection with the sensors in order to receive the signals obtained by the sensors for ECG and EEG analysis, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Mahesh M. Galgalikar
  • Patent number: 11058377
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (1) for determining positioning data for an X-ray image acquisition device (2) on a mobile patient support unit (3), the device comprising: a processing unit (10); and a status detector (11); wherein the status detector (11) is configured to acquire geometry data and type data of a mobile patient support unit (3) and of an X-ray image acquisition device (2) on the mobile patient support unit (3), and to transmit a status signal comprising the geometry data and the type data; wherein the processing unit (10) is configured to receive the status signal and data about region of interest position on the patient; and wherein, based on the status signal and the region of interest position, the processing unit (10) is configured to determine positioning and alignment data for an X-ray image acquisition device (2) on the mobile patient support unit (3), and to provide an image acquisition protocol for the X-ray image acquisition device (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Gereon Vogtmeier, Jens Von Berg, Ravindra Bhat, Roger Steadman Booker
  • Patent number: 11058367
    Abstract: The present development is a device for monitoring uterine activity and sending an alert signal through a wireless communication means when uterine activity significantly changes relative to a preset standard. The device, which comprises at least one sensor, is intended to continuously monitor a prescribed activity, such as uterine contractions. The information gathered by the sensors is fed to a computer application for comparison to preset values and, if the gathered information falls outside of the range of the preset values, feeds a signal to a second application designed to send out notifications to preprogrammed devices indicating the physical location of the source data, or where the pregnant patient is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Fetal Life, LLC
    Inventor: Riya Shah
  • Patent number: 11055356
    Abstract: A mobile user borne brain activity data and surrounding environment data correlation system comprising a brain activity sensing subsystem, a recording subsystem, a measurement computer subsystem, a user sensing subsystem, a surrounding environment sensing subsystem, a correlation subsystem, a user portable electronic device, a non-transitory computer readable medium, and a computer processing device. The mobile user borne system collects and records brain activity data and surrounding environment data and statistically correlates and processes the data for communicating the data into a recipient biological, mechatronic, or bio-mechatronic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Kurtis John Ritchey, Kenneth Ira Ritchey
  • Patent number: 11055913
    Abstract: A computer system enhances guidance information on a display, allowing a user position and orientation in 3D space to be achieved. In some embodiments, the guidance is visual, for example the blurring of display objects not at the desired position. In some embodiments, the guidance is aural, for example placing a sound moving to the desired position. In some embodiments, the guidance is tactile, for example using haptic pads attached to a head-mounted display to push the user in a specified direction. The system may be used to guide the user spatially for the performing of a task, to help the user avoid sensitive components, or to guide the user to position a sensor, such as a camera, in an optimal direction for taking measurements. The system includes head positioning, hand positioning and gaze positioning techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Anthony Mark Jones, Jessica A. F. Jones, Bruce A. Young
  • Patent number: 11051722
    Abstract: Apparatus comprises an acceleration unit, a processing unit and a display for continuous real time monitoring. The acceleration unit is attached or held by a body region of a mammal comprises a 3D-acceleration sensor and a wireless transmitter for transmitting a measurement signal provided by the acceleration sensor continuously. The processing unit processes the measurement signal continuously in a band of a medically defined movement of the body region, forms a movement index on the basis of a norm of values of acceleration in a first time window, and forms a value(s) of amplitude, and/or a value of frequency of the spatial movement of the body region on the basis of a power spectral density in second time window of a known duration. The display displays said movement index with said value of amplitude, and/or said value of frequency of the spatial movement continuously in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: HEAD INSTRUMENTS OY
    Inventors: Jani Katisko, Ossi Kumpula
  • Patent number: 11049382
    Abstract: A concept for personalizing a fall detection algorithm to a particular subject. Sensor data, responsive to a fall of a subject, is obtained at the fall detector, along with feedback information responsive to a confirmation of whether the subject has fallen and/or whether the subject had not fallen. Parts of the sensor data, and corresponding portions of the feedback information, are transmitted to an external device, which generate update information for the fall detection algorithm. The update information is then used by the fall detector to update, and thereby personalize, the fall detection algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Salvatore Saporito, Warner Rudolph Theophile Ten Kate
  • Patent number: 11039762
    Abstract: A knee joint dynamic evaluation method for diagnosing human joint diseases by tracking motions of the knee joint includes constructing an evaluation model including a first angular difference threshold ?1, a second angular difference threshold ?2, and an anterior-posterior displacement difference threshold ?; synchronously collecting a single set of three-dimensional and six-degree-of-freedom movement data of a left knee joint and that of a right knee joint with devices; comparing the three-dimensional and six-degree-of-freedom movement data between the left and right knee joints with a data analyzing device, and calculating differences of the flexion and extension angles, the medial and lateral tilt angles, the medial and lateral rotation angles, and the anterior-posterior displacement movement values of the two sets of movement data; inputting the differences into the evaluation model to obtain the corresponding grading system, which will output the first, second, third, or fourth evaluation level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: INNOMOTION INCORPORATION (SHANGHAI)
    Inventors: Shaobai Wang, Fang Sun, Hui Wang
  • Patent number: 11039761
    Abstract: A method, a computer-readable storage device, and an apparatus for predicting a fall are disclosed. In one example, a method performed by a processor deployed in a communications network includes collecting gait information associated with a user from a first wearable device worn by the user, collecting electroencephalography information associated with the user from a second wearable device worn by the user, calculating a likelihood that the user will fall within a threshold period of time from a current time, wherein the calculating is based on a combination of the gait information and the electroencephalography information; and sending an instruction to an endpoint device associated with the user when the likelihood exceeds a predefined threshold, wherein the instruction instructs the endpoint device to generate an alert alerting the user that a fall is likely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Elmahdy, Shaoda Yu, Nadia Morris, David R. Eguren
  • Patent number: 11040198
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for remotely tuning treatment parameters in movement disorder therapy systems where the subject and clinician are located remotely from each other. The present invention still further provides methods of quantifying movement disorders for the treatment of patients who exhibit symptoms of such movement disorders including, but not limited to, Parkinson's disease and Parkinsonism, Dystonia, Chorea, and Huntington's disease, Ataxia, Tremor and Essential Tremor, Tourette syndrome, stroke, and the like. The present invention yet further relates to methods of remotely tuning a therapy device using objective quantified movement disorder symptom data to determine the therapy setting or parameters to be transmitted and provided to the subject via his or her therapy device. The present invention also provides treatment and tuning remotely, allowing for home monitoring of subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P Giuffrida, Dustin A Heldman, Thomas O Mera
  • Patent number: 11040203
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for remotely tuning treatment parameters in movement disorder therapy systems where the subject and clinician are located remotely from each other. The present invention still further provides methods of quantifying movement disorders for the treatment of patients who exhibit symptoms of such movement disorders including, but not limited to, Parkinson's disease and Parkinsonism, Dystonia, Chorea, and Huntington's disease, Ataxia, Tremor and Essential Tremor, Tourette syndrome, stroke, and the like. The present invention yet further relates to methods of remotely tuning a therapy device using objective quantified movement disorder symptom data to determine the therapy setting or parameters to be transmitted and provided to the subject via his or her therapy device. The present invention also provides treatment and tuning remotely, allowing for home monitoring of subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P Giuffrida, Dustin A Heldman, Thomas O Mera
  • Patent number: 11033453
    Abstract: A neurocognitive training system for improving visual motor responses is disclosed herein. The neurocognitive training system includes a user input device configured to output an input signal based upon an input response by the user; a visual display device having an output screen, the visual display device configured to display one or more visual objects on the output screen; and a data processing device, the data processing device operatively coupled to the user input device and the visual display device. The data processing device being programmed to generate and display one or more visual objects on the output screen; receive an input signal from the user input device based upon an input response by the user; and determine, based upon the input signal received from the user input device, whether the user performed a correct action with respect to the one or more visual objects displayed on the output screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Bertec Corporation
    Inventors: Necip Berme, Cameron Scott Hobson, Charles Shearer
  • Patent number: 11033406
    Abstract: A method for controlling the standing-phase damping of an artificial knee joint comprising an upper part and a lower part which are secured together in a pivotal manner about a pivot axis, a resistance unit which is arranged between the upper part and the lower part and has an adjustment device via which the damping resistance can be modified, and a control unit which is coupled to the adjustment device and which is connected to at least one sensor. The adjustment is carried out on the basis of sensor data, and the knee angle is detected by the at least one sensor during the standing-phase inflexion up to the terminal standing phase. The flexion damping is increased to a level above an initial flexion damping in order to prevent a further inflexion upon reaching a specified maximum knee angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS GMBH
    Inventors: Dirk Seifert, Sven Zarling
  • Patent number: 11033449
    Abstract: A robotic exoskeleton comprising a back portion providing at least two degrees of freedom, two shoulder portions, each shoulder portion providing at least five degrees of freedom, two elbow portions, each elbow portion providing at least one degree of freedom, and two forearm portions, each forearm portion providing at least one degree of freedom. Associated robotic forearm joints and robotic shoulder joints are also addressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Ashish Warren Deshpande, Bongsu Kim
  • Patent number: 11037369
    Abstract: A system and method may be used to assess range of motion of a target body part. A method may include comparing reference range of motion capabilities of a body part that mirrors or matches the target body part (e.g., from a camera or a database) to captured range of motion capabilities of the target body part. The comparison may result in an assessment, a virtual animation, a virtual component, or other output, such as to be displayed on a display or an augmented reality display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Zimmer US, Inc.
    Inventor: Dave Van Andel
  • Patent number: 11026621
    Abstract: A system that uses information from multiple players involved in an impact to improve the measurement of impact g-force by collaborative analysis and hence improve the prediction of the risk of concussion for an athlete, which includes a wearable device with an impact sensor and an application processor, and a smartphone mobile application. The wearable device is mounted to the player's helmet or other locations where the impact force to the head is measured. The wearable device wirelessly communicates with a smartphone, where the measured g-force, including magnitude and direction, from the wearable device, is obtained and an iterative optimization algorithm is run to make the correction and/or optimization of the measurement based on the law of physics. The said iterative optimization algorithm takes into the consideration of the data from all players involved in the impact, and minimize the error based on the law of physics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Aegis Of Soteria LLC
    Inventors: Maddox J Yu, Aaliyah J Yu
  • Patent number: 11020023
    Abstract: There is provided a method of estimating the fall risk of a user, the method comprising analyzing measurements of the acceleration of the user to determine if the user has performed a sit-to-stand transfer; identifying the peak vertical acceleration of the user during the sit-to-stand transfer from the measurements of the acceleration of the user; and estimating a fall risk for the user from the identified peak vertical acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Warner Rudolph Theophile Ten Kate
  • Patent number: 11023044
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a glove for a human hand, and a sensing network coupled to the glove. The sensing network includes a strand of compliant material with a center axis and a multi-region angular displacement sensor connected to the strand. The multi-region angular displacement sensor includes a first angular displacement unit in a first sense region of the stand. The first angular displacement unit is used to determine a first angular displacement in response to deformation of the first angular displacement unit by a first joint of the human hand. The multi-region angular displacement sensor also includes a second angular displacement unit disposed in a second sense region of the strand. The second angular displacement unit is used to determine a second angular displacement in response to deformation of the second angular displacement unit by a second joint of the human hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Bend Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn P. Reese, Jared K. Jonas, Matt W. Ball, Colton Allen Ottley
  • Patent number: 11006856
    Abstract: A method and program product includes assigning a first location of at least one embedded device. The embedded device includes at least one sensor and is associated with a one joint capable of movement. The first location is captured by the sensor. A second location of the at least one embedded device is assigned. The second location being captured by observation of the embedded device by at least one external sensor. A pose correspondence between the first location and the second location is established using a model of the joint. The sensor is calibrated by tracking a change in a pose captured by the external sensor and a change in a pose captured by the one sensor as the joint moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Harshavardhana Narayana Kikkeri
  • Patent number: 11009392
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a circadian illuminance measuring apparatus including: a circadian lambda filter configured to pass external light according to a circadian sensitivity curve; a light sensor configured to sense the external light has passed through the circadian lambda filter, convert the external light into an analog signal, and output the analog signal; and a circadian illuminance calculator configured to convert the analog signal into a digital signal to calculate circadian illuminance of the external light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Young Rag Do, Ji Hye Oh
  • Patent number: 11000229
    Abstract: In accordance with disclosed embodiments, there are provided systems, methods, and apparatuses for integrating a body joint rehabilitation regimen with a wearable movement capture device operable in conjunction with a cloud based computing environment. For instance, a wearable apparatus for monitoring activity of a body joint such as knee or elbow for monitoring rehabilitation and recovery after surgical procedures and after injury to the joint is disclosed. Such a wearable apparatus includes a wearable harness in which a first portion of the wearable harness includes an proximal strap to be positioned proximal to the body joint and in which a second portion of the wearable harness includes a distal strap to be positioned distal to the body joint, in which the wearable harness is positionable upon a patient's body at the body joint without occluding a surgical site of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Orthini, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Leavitt, LaJean Lawson, Chris Nanson
  • Patent number: 11004561
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and method of monitoring a position of a joint. An inertial monitoring unit is configured to be coupled to a portion of a patient, such as a thigh. Another inertial monitoring unit is configured to be attached to another portion of the patient, such as a shank, that is connected to the other portion by a joint, such as a knee. The inertial monitoring units detect motion of their respective portions of the patient and transmit data indicative of this motion. These transmissions may be received by a computer and used to determine an orientation of the joint. The inertial monitoring units may also be coupled to vibration detection units and/or ultrasound modules that provide additional data regarding a condition of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: JointVue LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed R. Mahfouz, Gary To
  • Patent number: 10993658
    Abstract: Systems and methods of monitoring a patient. Exemplary methods include receiving sensor data associated with the patient from a plurality of sensors of a patient monitoring device and determining whether the sensor data satisfies one or more trigger conditions. For each of the trigger conditions satisfied, one or more messages are sent to at least one of the patient monitoring device and an external computing device for display thereby to at least one of the patient, a caregiver, and a support person. Satisfaction of one or more of the trigger conditions may indicate the patient has edema and/or is trending toward decompensation. The sensor data may have been collected from a heart rate sensor, an oximeter, an accelerometer, and/or a sensor configured to detect a distance around a limb of a patient. In some embodiments, the trigger conditions are provided by the patient, caregiver, and/or support person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BODIGUIDE INC.
    Inventor: William Oren Wekell
  • Patent number: 10993639
    Abstract: Knee adduction moment of an untethered human during gait is modulated by determining at least one feature associated with instantaneous knee adduction moment of the untethered human during a gait cycle. Feedback to be transmitted to the human is, optionally, derived from the feature, such as by comparing the at least one feature to a value, such as a target value. The feature, or feedback derived from the feature, is transmitted to the human for response by the human, thereby modulating knee adduction moment of the untethered human during the gait.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Hugh Miller Herr, Madeleine Rose Abromowitz
  • Patent number: 10993829
    Abstract: A thermal control unit supplies temperature controlled fluid to one or more thermal pads used to control the temperature of a patient. The thermal control unit includes a fluid outlet, fluid inlet, heat exchanger, pump, and a controller. The controller receives first and second data from at least two different sources to determine if the patient is shivering or not. The two different sources may include a temperature sensor adapted to detect a temperature of the fluid, a temperature sensor adapted to detect a temperature of the patient, a tissue oxygenation sensor, a vibration/motion sensor, a thermal image sensor, an electromyograph, and/or other sensors. In some embodiments, the thermal control unit takes one or more automatic actions in response to detection of patient shivering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory S. Taylor, Marko N. Kostic, Marco Constant, Christopher John Hopper
  • Patent number: 10991162
    Abstract: A computer system enhances guidance information on a display, allowing a user position and orientation in 3D space to be achieved. In some embodiments, the guidance is visual, for example the blurring of display objects not at the desired position. In some embodiments, the guidance is aural, for example placing a sound moving to the desired position. In some embodiments, the guidance is tactile, for example using haptic pads attached to a head-mounted display to push the user in a specified direction. The system may be used to guide the user spatially for the performing of a task, to help the user avoid sensitive components, or to guide the user to position a sensor, such as a camera, in an optimal direction for taking measurements. The system includes head positioning, hand positioning and gaze positioning techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Anthony Mark Jones, Jessica A. F. Jones, Bruce A. Young
  • Patent number: 10980647
    Abstract: An orthopedic surgical device and method of using thereof is provided. The orthopedic surgical device includes a sensor portion including a conformable pad sized for positioning within a knee joint of a patient. The pad includes a femoral side and a tibial side and a sensor array disposed between the femoral side and the tibial side configured to generate a signal indicative of the force within the knee joint. The tibial side includes an adhesive coating. The orthopedic surgical device also includes a display portion including a display and a controller. The controller is configured to receive the signal from the sensor array and to control the display to provide a visual indication of the force within the knee joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Rajan Patel, Mark M. Guirguis
  • Patent number: 10980603
    Abstract: A method for guiding a procedure is provided. A volumetric map of an interior portion of a body of a subject is presented, and, during the procedure, in response to movements of a sensor with respect to the portion, the presented volumetric map is updated, by changing a manner in which the presented volumetric map shows areas of the portion from which material was removed by the procedure. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventors: Vadim Gliner, Assaf Govari, Andres Claudio Altmann
  • Patent number: 10980446
    Abstract: The present invention relates to distinguishing different sedentary states of a subject. A sedentary state can refer to standing, sitting and/or lying. An apparatus for determining a sedentary state of a subject is presented that comprises a sensor interface for obtaining a movement signal indicative of a movement of the subject; an extraction unit for extracting a signal feature indicative of postural control oscillations of the subject from the movement signal, wherein the signal feature indicative of postural control oscillations is indicative of center of mass motion oscillations for preventing the subject from falling; and a classifier for classifying a sedentary state of the subject based on the signal feature indicative of postural control oscillations of the subject. Further, a corresponding method, computer program and system are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Francesco Sartor, Erik Gosuinus Petrus Schuijers, Gabriele Papini, Louisa Simone Ruijs, Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens, Chantal Nathalie van den Broek
  • Patent number: 10973463
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a first member that includes a substantially plate-shaped casing and a predetermined detection unit, a second member that includes a substantially plate-shaped casing and that holds a battery inside the second member, and a connection unit that includes an elastic body and connects a part of an outer circumferential end surface of the first member to a part of an outer circumferential end surface of the second member such that a surface direction of one surface of the first member substantially matches a surface direction of one surface of the second member. The information processing device is worn on a predetermined body part such that the one surface of the first member and the one surface of the second member are located on a side of the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Ishikura, Yoshio Oguchi, Takashi Kubodera, Kazuaki Takahashi, Hiroshi Nakayama, Kazuhiro Nakagomi
  • Patent number: 10973713
    Abstract: A method for controlling a powered wheelchair is disclosed. The method may comprise receiving first information from at least one user sensor coupled to a user of the wheelchair, said first information indicating the movement of the user; receiving second information from a reference sensor coupled to the wheelchair, said second information indicating the movement of the wheelchair; using the first information and the second information to prepare at least one instruction to move the wheelchair; and using the at least one instruction to move the wheelchair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
    Inventors: Ferdinando A. Mussa-Ivaldi, Farnaz Abdollahi, Ali Farshchiansadegh, Maura Casadio, Mei-Hua Lee, Jessica Pedersen, Camilla Pierella, Assaf Pressman, Rajiv Ranganathan, Ismael Seanez, Elias Thorp
  • Patent number: 10974049
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for remotely and intelligently tuning movement disorder of therapy systems. The present invention still further provides methods of quantifying movement disorders for the treatment of patients who exhibit symptoms of such movement disorders including, but not limited to, Parkinson's disease and Parkinsonism, Dystonia, Chorea, and Huntington's disease, Ataxia, Tremor and Essential Tremor, Tourette syndrome, stroke, and the like. The present invention yet further relates to methods of remotely and intelligently or automatically tuning a therapy device using objective quantified movement disorder symptom data to determine the therapy setting or parameters to be transmitted and provided to the subject via his or her therapy device. The present invention also provides treatment and tuning intelligently, automatically and remotely, allowing for home monitoring of subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies Inc
    Inventors: Dustin A Heldman, Christopher L Pulliam, Joseph P Giuffrida, Thomas O Mera
  • Patent number: 10966666
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for probabilistically estimating an individual's sleep stage based on spectral analyses of pulse rate and motion data. In one implementation, the method may include receiving signals from sensors worn by the individual, the signals including a photoplethysmographic (PPG) signal and an accelerometer signal; dividing the PPG signal into segments; determining a beat interval associated with each segment; resampling the set of beat intervals to generate an interval signal; and generating signal features based on the interval signal and the accelerometer signal, including a spectrogram of the interval signal. The method may further include determining a sleep stage for the individual by comparing the signal features to a sleep stage classifier included in a learning library. The sleep stage classifier may include one or more functions defining a likelihood that the individual is in the sleep stage based on the signal features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: David Ben Shimol, Ali Shoeb
  • Patent number: 10959786
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems used with surgical navigation systems that enable a user to generate an optimized anatomical dataset for a spine level of interest. The systems and methods allow users to determine a target geometry for a spinal level targeted for spinal surgery. Additionally, the user can project loads across the spinal orthopedic implants and determine a projected subsidence overtime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: WENZEL SPINE, INC.
    Inventor: Adam Deitz
  • Patent number: 10952686
    Abstract: A user equipment that includes a touchscreen, and at least one processor configured to generate first timestamp data based upon detection of a first touch event on the touchscreen, and second timestamp data based upon detection of a second touch event on the touchscreen, for calculation by a medical device system of a patient-specific functional status parameter associated with a Sit-To-Stand performance test over a time segment inclusively bounded by a first time defined by the first timestamp data and a second time defined by the second timestamp data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce D. Gunderson, Eduardo N. Warman
  • Patent number: 10950352
    Abstract: A computer-readable storage medium storing program instructions to perform a method of classification of short time series in order to detect a neurodegenerative disorder. The method includes receiving a plurality of sensor data collected from subjects with and without the neurodegenerative disorder over a period of a few seconds as the short time series, generating phase-space vectors from the plurality of sensor data in which each vector is a state of a dynamical system in space and time, transforming the phase-space vectors into a grayscale image representing recurrences of a state-space vector in the same area of the phase space, extracting temporal texture features of the grayscale image to obtain a multi-dimensional time series; inputting the multidimensional time series, without the grayscale image, to the Long Short Term Memory (LSTM) network, and classifying, by the LSTM network, the plurality of the sensor data as the neurodegenerative disorder or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
    Inventor: Tuan Duc Pham
  • Patent number: 10948965
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for configuring a person detection sensor. The person detection sensor may limit its transmissions in accordance with a pre-configured dwell time. The person detection sensor may receive a new dwell time from a remote device. When the new dwell time is received, it is stored in memory and is then used to regulate the number of transmissions of the person detection sensor in accordance with the new dwell time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ECOLINK INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon Gruber, George Seelman
  • Patent number: 10943407
    Abstract: A modular computer-implemented XR health platform is adapted for diagnostic, therapeutic, and care delivery to patient. The platform incorporates one or more modules including a clinical platform module, XR platform module, configuration module, web portal and companion application module, integration module, light module, anatomy module, movement module, neurological module, mental health module, pain module, procedural and digital anesthetic module, hardware module, and billing module. A combined extended reality display and computing device are adapted for implementing one or more of the plurality of modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Wellovate, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Morgan, Nunzio Peter Pagano, II, Allen Ronald Rufolo, Rahul A. Patel, Jonathan Jackson
  • Patent number: 10930131
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for providing feedback to a user, in particular relating to the fall risk of the user and/or relating to advice to reduce the fall risk of the user. According to an embodiment, there is provided an apparatus for providing feedback to a user, the apparatus comprising a user interface for providing feedback to the user; and a processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Johannes Joseph Stut, Janneke Annegarn
  • Patent number: 10926123
    Abstract: Exosuit systems and methods according to various embodiments are described herein. The exosuit system can be a suit that is worn by a wearer on the outside of his or her body. It may be worn under the wearer's normal clothing, over their clothing, between layers of clothing, or may be the wearer's primary clothing itself. The exosuit may be assistive, as it physically assists the wearer in performing particular activities, or can provide other functionality such as communication to the wearer through physical expressions to the body, engagement of the environment, or capturing of information from the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SEISMIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Melinda Cromie Lear, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Megan Grant, Nicole Ida Kernbaum, Richard Mahoney, Mallory L. Tayson-Frederick, Louis Calvin Fielding, Violet Riggs, Erik Shahoian, Mary Elizabeth Hogue
  • Patent number: 10922945
    Abstract: A bed or chair exit sensing device to be placed in, on or in relation to a bed or chair, and adapted to detect a person leaving the bed or chair, comprising a piezoelectric sensor and a data processing device adapted to determine, by processing the signals from the piezoelectric sensor, when the person is leaving the bed, characterized in that the bed or chair exit sensing device comprises an accelerometer sensor, and said data processing device is adapted to determine bed or chair exit of a person on the basis of combined processing of the signal from said piezoelectric sensor and the signal from said accelerometer sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: BELLMAN & SYMFON EUROPE AB
    Inventors: Peter Gustaf Jungvid, Peer Gjaerum, Anders Andersson
  • Patent number: 10912497
    Abstract: A device for detecting and evaluating movements of a user comprises a processing unit, a data memory, a sensor unit with at least one biometric sensor, and a fastening device for fastening the sensor unit on an arm of the user. The processing unit is configured to detect movement data from movement signals generated by the sensor unit and to store the movement data in the data memory. The device further comprises an evaluation module with which secondary movement data, which represent passive arm movements of the user, are filterable out of the movement data. The device enables the detection and evaluation of movements of an arm of the user in an efficient way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: TYROMOTION GMBH, ETH ZÜRICH, UNIVERSITÄT ZÜRICH, ZÜRCHER HOCHSCHULE DER KÜNSTE
    Inventors: Karmen Franinovic, Dinis Meier, Samuel Bauer, Roger Gassert, Yeongmi Kim, Kaspar Leuenberger, Andreas Luft, Jeremia Held
  • Patent number: 10909831
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring attachment of a lifeline assembly to a harness worn by a worker utilize a motion detector module (MDM) for attaching to an anchor tether of a lifeline assembly. The MDM may include a weather-resistant housing containing motion sensing circuitry for detecting significant motions associated with movement of the worker, timing circuitry for monitoring time between significant motions, and a communications transceiver for relaying information regarding significant motions and/or lack thereof to a nearby computing device. The nearby computing device may be a portable device carried or worn by the user. Alternatively, the nearby computing device may be a portable device positioned at a job site and configured to monitor multiple MDMs at the site. The MDM and/or computing device may issue audible alerts upon lack of detection of significant motions. The computing device may communicate noncompliance alerts to a remote computing system of a jobsite manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: US SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: George Altemose, Daniel W. Marino, John Gedde
  • Patent number: 10885041
    Abstract: Systems and methods for diagnosing a user's condition based on his gait. A sensor module with multiple sensors is placed inside a user's shoe and biometric data is gathered from the sensors when the user takes a step or walks. The data is used to generate loops as the various sets of data is plotted against each other. The loops obtained from the data are then compared against stored loops previously obtained. Based on the results of the comparison, the user's condition is diagnosed using predetermined indicators of specific health issues. Using the biometric data and in conjunction with data from various databases, it can be determined whether the user has a specific condition, whether a specific condition is worsening, or whether a specific condition is improving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Todd Gray, Vladimir Polotski, Barry Smale, Bernard F. Grisoni, Erik Mettala
  • Patent number: 10881856
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems adapted for remotely and intelligently tuning movement disorder of therapy systems. The present invention still further provides systems adapted for quantifying movement disorders for the treatment of patients who exhibit symptoms of such movement disorders including, but not limited to, Parkinson's disease and Parkinsonism, Dystonia, Chorea, and Huntington's disease, Ataxia, Tremor and Essential Tremor, Tourette syndrome, stroke, and the like. The present invention yet further relates to systems adapted for remotely and intelligently or automatically tuning a therapy device using objective quantified movement disorder symptom data to determine the therapy setting or parameters to be transmitted and provided to the subject via his or her therapy device. The systems of the present invention also are adapted to provide treatment and tuning intelligently, automatically and remotely, allowing for home monitoring of subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin A. Heldman, Christopher L. Pulliam, Joseph P. Giuffrida, Thomas O. Mera
  • Patent number: 10874323
    Abstract: A biometric feedback system for providing biometric feedback to a subject while the subject performs a controlled physical movement includes an applied-force-recording interface and at least one controller electrically coupled to the applied-force-recording interface. The at least one controller receives applied force from the subject during the controlled physical movement and the applied-force-recording interface records data related to the applied force. The biometric feedback system also includes a dynamic surface electromyograph (“sEMG”) device that detects muscle tension along at least one muscle group of the subject while the subject performs the controlled physical movement and records data related to the muscle tension. A hub receives and processes data from the applied-force-recording interface and the dynamic sEMG device. A visual display displays the processed data from the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Precision Biometrics, Inc.
    Inventors: David Marcarian, Michael Lawrence Peters
  • Patent number: 10864423
    Abstract: Disclosed is an augmented learning system for tai-chi chuan, including a head-mounted display put on a head of a learner, and a plurality of action sensors worn on the head or a body of the learner. The action of the learner is sensed by the action sensors, which generate and wireless transfer corresponding sensing signals to the head-mounted display. Based on the sensing signals, the head-mounted display constructs and shows images of the learner as well as a virtual coach demonstrating tai-chi chuan in front of the learner. Also, virtual assistants at different positions demonstrate the same tai-chi chuan such that the learner clearly watches each detailed move of tai-chi chuan at various views. Therefore, the present invention helps the learner effectively self-examining and self-correcting every move by means of video and audio so as to overcome learning obstacles and speed up learning progress for tai-chi chuan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Yi-Ping Hung, Ping-Hsuan Han
  • Patent number: 10864044
    Abstract: A system and device (110) for determining bone laxity. For example, the system includes a tracked probe (300) comprising at least one probe marker (310) and a computer assisted surgical (CAS) system (100). The CAS system includes a navigation system (130) and a processing device (110) operably connected to the navigation system and a computer readable medium configured to store one or more instructions that, when executed, cause the processing device to receive location information from the navigation system, generate (820) a surgical plan comprising a post-operative laxity assumption (720), collect (850) first motion information related to movement of the joint through a first range of motion, collect (860) second motion information related to movement of the joint through a second range of motion, determine (870) a post-operative laxity (710), and compare the post-operative laxity and the post-operative laxity assumption to determine laxity results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Constantinos Nikou, Branislav Jaramaz
  • Patent number: 10864045
    Abstract: A system and device (110) for determining bone laxity. For example, the system includes a tracked probe (300) comprising at least one probe marker (310) and a computer assisted surgical (CAS) system (100). The CAS system includes a navigation system (130) and a processing device (110) operably connected to the navigation system and a computer readable medium configured to store one or more instructions that, when executed, cause the processing device to receive location information from the navigation system, generate (820) a surgical plan comprising a post-operative laxity assumption (720), collect (850) first motion information related to movement of the joint through a first range of motion, collect (860) second motion information related to movement of the joint through a second range of motion, determine (870) a post-operative laxity (710), and compare the post-operative laxity and the post-operative laxity assumption to determine laxity results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Constantinos Nikou, Branislav Jaramaz