Body Movement (e.g., Head Or Hand Tremor, Motility Of Limb, Etc.) Patents (Class 600/595)
  • Patent number: 11406290
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring a range of motion of a joint are described. For example, in one embodiment, a first set of sensors may sense accelerations of a first body portion located on a first side of the joint and a second set of sensors may sense accelerations of the second body portion located on a second opposing side of the joint. The acceleration data may then be used to compute the relative motion of the first and second body portions to determine movement of the joint. This joint movement may then be used to determine one or more range of motion movement metrics which are output for viewing by a subject or medical practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Trustees of Dartmouth College
    Inventors: Ryan Chapman, Douglas Wayne Van Citters, Wayne Edward Moschetti, John-Erik Bell
  • Patent number: 11406872
    Abstract: An interactive exercise system includes a mechanical support system and a display module held by the mechanical support system. A force-controlled motor is attached to the mechanical support system and a reel is driven by the force-controlled motor. The interactive exercise system also has a handle graspable by a user and includes a cord extending between the reel and the handle. Force applied through the force-controlled motor is based at least in part on detected user force input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: INTERACTIVE STRENGTH, INC.
    Inventors: Trent Ward, Gregor Angus Berkowitz, Roland Jeffrey Wyatt, Yves Albert Behar
  • Patent number: 11406289
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring workplace safety and evaluating risks is provided, the method comprising receiving signals from at least one wearable device, identifying portions of the signals corresponding to physical activities, excerpting the portions of the signals corresponding to the physical activities, and calculating risk metrics based on measurements extracted from the excerpted portions of the signals, the risk metric indicative of high risk lifting activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ONE MILLION METRICS CORP.
    Inventors: Haytham Elhawary, Aditya Bansal, Jeff Doong, Matthew Glazer, Evan Roche, Mijael Damian, Derek Squires, Marina Teper
  • Patent number: 11408909
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a step counting device that includes a motion detection circuit, a storage circuit and a processing circuit. The motion detection circuit detects a body movement to generate a detection signal. The processing circuit executes computer executable commands to execute the steps outlined below. The detection signal is received from the motion detection circuit. Key data points from the detection signal and representing a simplified waveform are approximated and stored in the storage circuit, each corresponding to a turning data point within a predetermined time period of the detection signal. Periodic waveform sections in the simplified waveform are identified, wherein an error value of waveform parameters between each two of the periodic waveform sections is smaller than a predetermined value. A step group count including a left step and a right step corresponding to each of the periodic waveform sections is accumulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ai-Hua Bian
  • Patent number: 11400346
    Abstract: A balance training apparatus that allows a training person having a disease in his/her balance function to perform appropriate rehabilitation training safely in order to recover the balance function is provided. The balance training apparatus includes a moving carriage configured to be able to move on a moving surface by driving a driving unit, a detection unit configured to detect a load received from training person's feet standing on the moving carriage, a calculation unit configured to calculate a load's center of gravity of the training person's feet on a boarding surface from the load detected by the detection unit, and a control unit configured to convert a displacement amount of the load's center of gravity into a control amount using a setting selected from a plurality of settings, and drive the driving unit based on the control amount to control movement of the moving carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoh Sato
  • Patent number: 11399765
    Abstract: A dementia information output system according to an aspect of the present invention includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire an amount of body motion of a user; a determining unit configured to determine a likelihood that the user is developing a mild dementia or the like on the basis of a variability degree that is a degree by which an amount of body motion varies over a plurality of days in each of a plurality of time periods; and an outputting unit configured to output dementia information indicating the likelihood determined by the determining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Nishiyama, Yoshihiro Matsumura, Kengo Abe
  • Patent number: 11405463
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system comprising a gateway that includes a processor coupled to sensors and/or network devices installed at a premises. The system includes a remote server coupled to the gateway and located remote to the premises. The gateway and/or the remote server includes data of the sensors and/or network devices. The system includes an application running on at least one of the gateway and the remote server. The application controls events corresponding to the data and/or the premises in response to content of the data. The system includes a client interface coupled to the gateway and/or the remote server. The client interface presents the data to client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Kitchen, Weston Boyd
  • Patent number: 11402839
    Abstract: An action planning system (100) and method for autonomous vehicles are provided. The system (100) comprises one or more processors (108) and one or more non-transitory computer-readable storage medium (110) having stored thereon a computer program used by the one or more processors (108), wherein the computer program causes the one or more processors (108) to estimate future environment of an autonomous vehicle (114), generate a possible trajectory for the autonomous vehicle (114), predict motion and reactions of each dynamic obstacle in the future environment of the autonomous vehicle (114) based on current local traffic context, and generate a prediction iteratively over timesteps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Seyed Abbas Sadat, Thomas Glaser, Jason Scott Hardy, Mithun Jacob, Joerg Mueller
  • Patent number: 11405755
    Abstract: Rider location and acceleration sharing systems are provided herein. For instance, a system is paired with a wireless transceiver, mountable to or within headwear that outputs location data and accelerometer data associated with the user identity to a user device. Once members of the group of user devices are validated for movement together, an emergency event associated with a member of the group may be identified based on the accelerometer data or the location data, and, in response to the emergency event, emergency event data is sent to the respective other user devices, and other information is enabled to be received from any of the respective other user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BITWAVE PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Siew Kok Hui, Yung Kuei Gan
  • Patent number: 11398146
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and non-transitory machine-readable media associated with an emergency assistance response are described. A system for an emergency assistance response can include a non-transitory machine-readable medium comprising a processing resource in communication with a memory resource having instructions executable to receive signaling associated with monitored health data. The instructions can be executable to track the received signaling, identify, output data representative of abnormal health data based on the tracked received signaling, and transmit the output data to a wearable device. The wearable device can receive the output data representative of the abnormal health data, provide a prompt via a user interface to a wearer of the wearable device associated with the abnormal health data, determine a response to the abnormal health data based on a reply or non-reply from the wearer via the user interface, and transmit the response to the processing resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Chunhua Yao, Priya Vemparala Guruswamy, Xiao Li, Cipriana Forgy, Anshika Sharma
  • Patent number: 11395784
    Abstract: This invention refers to a device that reduces and counteracts human motor symptoms (tremor in the upper limbs, muscular stiffness, bradykinesia or slowness in movements, postural disruptions, Parkinsonian walking and freezing in the walking) caused by Parkinson's disease. The device produces vibration by means of a micro-motor that can be modulated in time, speed and power. A laser diode generates a light that is projected in the ground in the form of a horizontal line, a Bluetooth module communicates this device with different intelligent electronic devices and with applications. These components are powered by a rechargeable handheld power source. The components are powered by a rechargeable handheld electric energy source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: N-TECS LABS S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventor: Rodrigo Molina trejo
  • Patent number: 11395941
    Abstract: A balance training system includes a moving carriage that moves on a moving surface, and a detection unit that detects a load received from training person's feet, and drives a driving unit based on the load's center of gravity of the feet to control movement of the moving carriage. A boarding plate is divided into a front plate on which a toe side of the feet is placed and a rear plate on which a heel side of the feet is placed. The detection unit includes right and left front load sensors, respectively provided with tilts to right and left foot sides, on a rear surface side opposite to the boarding surface of the front plate, and right and left rear load sensors, respectively provided with tilts to the right and left foot sides, on a rear surface side opposite to the boarding surface of the rear plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mitsugu Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 11392481
    Abstract: An AI agent may be trained using online session logs of actual customers interacting with an online software application. Datasets may be generated using the session logs, and the AI agent may be trained to use the online application by applying various machine learning techniques to the datasets. The AI agent may be provided login credentials and instructed to log into and perform specified tasks using the online application as part of training. Once trained, the AI agent may be instructed to perform the same or other tasks using a modified version of the application. The AI agent mimics the responses and behaviors of actual users of the modified application. The AI agent can be trained to mimic users sharing a certain demographic characteristic, and its performance can be used to more effectively and efficiently enhance the software application for users at large and/or for users in the demographic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Marcus Yamane, Kourtney Eidam
  • Patent number: 11391570
    Abstract: An inertial measurement unit includes: a sensor unit having at least one inertial sensor; a display unit performing a display based on detection information from the inertial sensor; and a mode changeover switch. The mode changeover switch changes a display mode of the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Kenta Sato, Yasushi Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 11389094
    Abstract: The present invention relates to infant monitoring equipment, and particularly relates to apparatuses and methods for non-invasive monitoring and tracking of infants' vital health parameters, and for raising alerts on prediction or detection of one or more predefined health conditions. The invention provides apparatuses, methods and computer program products for non-invasive monitoring of blood analytes in a subject, and in particular embodiments, in infants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Nemocare Wellness Private Limited
    Inventors: Pratyusha Pareddy, Manoj Sanker P. R.
  • Patent number: 11389353
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and techniques for operating a patient support apparatus are disclosed. The patient support apparatus includes moveable components and actuators to actuate the components. A user interface receives a user input to manipulate the actuatable components and produces an input signal in response to receiving the user input. A behavior controller receives the input signal from the user interface, generates a motion command signal based on the input signal, and transmits the motion command signal. A motion controller receives the motion command signal from the behavior controller and receives feedback signals from one or more of the actuators. The feedback signals are provided solely to the motion controller. The motion controller controls one or more of the actuators to actuate one or more of the actuatable components based on the motion command signal and the feedback signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Anish Paul, Krishna Bhimavarapu, Madhu Sandeep Thota
  • Patent number: 11389119
    Abstract: For generating a breathing alert is disclosed, a method receives a video stream of a subject. The method further estimates a breathing signal from the video stream. The method determines one of a large-scale motion and/or a breathing event of the subject based on the breathing signal. The method generates an alert if both no breathing event is identified and no large-scale motion of the subject is identified within an event time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Photorithm, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Gunther, Nathan E. Ruben
  • Patent number: 11383087
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for tuning treatment parameters in movement disorder therapy systems. The present invention further relates to a system for screening patients to determine viability as candidates for certain therapy modalities, such as deep brain stimulation (DBS). 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 tuning a therapy device using objective quantified movement disorder symptom data acquired by a movement disorder diagnostic device to determine the therapy setting or parameters to be provided to the subject via his or her therapy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin A Heldman, Christopher L Pulliam, Joseph P Giuffrida, Thomas O Mera
  • Patent number: 11375763
    Abstract: A helmet for tracking impact including at least one sensor, a processor in communication with the sensor and a storage file in communication with the processor, the at least one sensor measures a force applied to the helmet and sends a signal to the processor indicative of the measured force. The processor receives the signal indicative of the measured force and compares the measured force to a predetermined value, wherein if the measured force exceeds the predetermined value data is sent to the storage file to record the measured force. The helmet can include an alarm system and/or an injury tracking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Rex Medical, L.P.
    Inventor: James F. McGuckin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11376471
    Abstract: The balance training apparatus includes: a moving cart capable of moving on a moving surface by driving a driving unit; a movement controller configured to drive the driving unit and to move the moving cart in accordance with a predetermined swing pattern; a posture detection sensor that is provided in the moving cart and is configured to detect that disturbance of the state of a trainee who is standing on the moving cart has become outside of a predetermined range; and a difficulty level setting unit configured to instruct the movement controller to change the swing pattern and change the difficulty level of the training that moves the moving cart based on results of detecting the state of the trainee regarding which a notification is sent from the posture detection sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuhei Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11379047
    Abstract: According to an aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method for evaluating movement of a subject. The method comprises obtaining a first signal from a first sensor; processing the first signal to determine a value of a quality measure for the first signal; and determining a configuration for a movement evaluation algorithm. The configuration of the movement evaluation algorithm is dependent on the determined value of the quality measure for the first signal such that either or both of a decision threshold of the movement evaluation algorithm is determined based on the determined value of the quality measure; and one or more weightings used in the movement evaluation algorithm for the one or more first features that are to be derived from a signal from the first sensor are determined based on the determined value of the quality measure. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Lifeline Systems Company
    Inventor: Warner Rudolph Theophile Ten Kate
  • Patent number: 11350854
    Abstract: An augmented neuromuscular training system and method for providing feedback to a user in order to reduce movement deficits associated with injury risk, prior injury or disease pathology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati
    Inventors: Gregory Donald Myer, Michael Alan Riley, Adam Charles Kiefer
  • Patent number: 11350851
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides wearable apparatus and method for calculating drift-free plantar pressure parameters for gait monitoring of an individual. Most conventional techniques use different kind of sensors placed in in-sole based wearable apparatus but are costly and not effective in calculating accurate plantar pressure parameters. The disclosed wearable apparatus uses off-the shelf piezoelectric sensors that are widely available in market with less cost. The drift-free plantar pressure parameters are calculated using drift-free static pressure data obtained by numerically integrating acquired dynamic sensor data from the piezoelectric sensors, using a LiTCEM correction mechanism. A 6-DOF Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU sensor) helps in isolating zero-pressure duration indicating when a foot of the individual is in air during a stride, while obtaining the drift-free static pressure data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Vivek Chandel, Shivam Singhal, Avik Ghose
  • Patent number: 11353959
    Abstract: A controller device configured to be worn on a hand of a user includes a plurality of sensors that, in a state in which the user wears the controller device on the hand, are disposed along a virtual curved surface being projected toward a position of a thumb of the user and detect the position of the thumb of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Takuya Kuji
  • Patent number: 11354598
    Abstract: An AI agent may be trained using online session logs of actual customers interacting with an online software application. Datasets may be generated using the session logs, and the AI agent may be trained to use the online application by applying various machine learning techniques to the datasets. The AI agent may be provided login credentials and instructed to log into and perform specified tasks using the online application as part of training. Once trained, the AI agent may be instructed to perform the same or other tasks using a modified version of the application. The AI agent mimics the responses and behaviors of actual users of the modified application. The AI agent can be trained to mimic users sharing a certain demographic characteristic, and its performance can be used to more effectively and efficiently enhance the software application for users at large and/or for users in the demographic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A
    Inventors: Marcus Yamane, Kourtney Eidam
  • Patent number: 11337832
    Abstract: A continuous socket/suspension monitoring system according to principles of the present invention tracks relative displacement between amputee residuum and their socket using magnetic sensors. The system includes at least one magnetic sensor in a liner worn on the amputees' residuum which correspond to sensors provide in or on the prosthesis socket. The system allows for monitoring of pistoning continuously during locomotion and does not require socket modification, is safe to amputee patients, is easy to use, and is low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Ming Liu, He Huang
  • Patent number: 11340247
    Abstract: A method includes generating motion data by receiving a gyroscope data from a gyroscope sensor, performing integration using the gyroscope data and generating an integrated gyroscope data using a first processor. The method further includes receiving a data from one or more sensors, other than the gyroscope sensor, and performing sensor fusion using the integrated gyroscope data and the data to generate motion data using a second processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Invensense, Inc.
    Inventors: William Kerry Keal, James Lim, Sinan Karahan
  • Patent number: 11341864
    Abstract: A wearable computing device that is secured or attached to a resilient strap, the resilient strap sized to fit around at least a part of a circumference of a human head. The device has a waterproof storage volume housing a plurality of sensors. The wearable computing device may calculate a plurality of swimming metrics based at least partly on data received from the at least one sensor. The wearable computing device may include a wireless communication subsystem secured to the resilient strap within the waterproof storage volume and may transmit at least one of the calculated plurality of swimming metrics to at least one computing device via the wireless communication subsystem. The wearable computing device may include at least one user output component and may present an indication of at least one of the calculated plurality of swimming metrics at the at least one user output component for communication to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: TRITONWEAR INC.
    Inventor: Tristan Vincent Hulbert Lehari
  • Patent number: 11325029
    Abstract: The present invention provides a virtual reality environment generating apparatus including a non-base type interface configured to allow a user to haptically touch virtual objects and game characters. The virtual reality environment generating apparatus includes a content creating device 102 configured to create a content based on information from various sensors 108 to 111 and content data, an illusionary tactile force sense evoking device 103 configured to use illusionary tactile force sense data to generate an illusionary tactile force sense evoking function 1713 adapted for the content, an illusionary tactile force sense interface device 101 including a illusionary tactile force sense device 107, and an illusionary tactile force sense device driving control device 112 configured to drivingly control the illusionary tactile force sense device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Norio Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11325000
    Abstract: A system includes wearable devices positioned on a subject in different locations. Each wearable device includes motion sensors that measure the subject's movement in three dimensions. The motion sensors generate raw sensory data as the subject performs a physical movement. A data filter is selected based on a condition of the subject and a designated movement corresponding to the physical movement, and used to convert the raw sensory data into formatted data. A level of compliance of the physical movement with a movement model for the designated movement is determined by applying comparative modeling techniques to the formatted data and the movement model. Real-time feedback is delivered dynamically to the subject by the wearable devices during the performance of the physical movement based on the level of compliance. The movement model can be generated, and the comparative modeling techniques can be selected, based on the condition of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Xperience Robotics, Inc.
    Inventor: Ankit Shah
  • Patent number: 11322244
    Abstract: The present invention is an Deep Neural Network based technology relating to diagnosis of Anisomelia, also referred to as Leg Length Discrepancy (LLD). This invention is a system and method, which comprises of a diagnosis device referred to as the “LEG-Minder” device that is typically installed in a diagnosis center setting, and diagnoses for LLD on the basis of a neural network model with patient's leg photos or x-rays thereof; and a neural network learning server referred to as the “LEGislator” which is connected to the Internet and performs Deep Neural Network (DNN) learning, on the individual LLD databases generated by a plurality of the “LEG-Minder” device(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Seshadri Paravastu, Radha Samavedam Paravastu
  • Patent number: 11317832
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to an apparatus, comprising logic, at least partially incorporated into hardware, to: receive first sensor data associated with a first sensor of a first smart device; determine a first reliability factor associated with the first sensor data; receive second sensor data associated with a second sensor of a second smart device; and determine a second reliability factor associated with the second sensor data. The logic is further to determine a sensor data reporting plan based upon the first reliability factor and the second reliability factor, the sensor data reporting plan indicating whether each of the first sensor and the second sensor are to subsequently send their respective sensor data to a primary communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Jepson, Charles Carter Jernigan, Nicholas Moe Khosravy, John Wei, Fai Yeung
  • Patent number: 11317855
    Abstract: System comprises a first sensing unit, attached to a proximal portion of a human body with a joint of the human body as a reference, for measuring an acceleration of the proximal portion or an angular velocity of the proximal portion; a second sensing unit, attached to a distal end portion of the human body, for measuring an acceleration of the distal end portion or the angular velocity of the distal end portion; a processing unit for determining an angle of the joint between the proximal portion and the distal end portion on the basis of the measured acceleration or the measured angular velocity and determining a spasticity time point at which resistance to motion of the distal end portion is received; and a display unit for displaying spasticity evaluation information for a spasticity evaluation on the basis of the angle of the joint and the spasticity time point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: DAEGU GYEONGBUK INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Kim, Seo Young Choi
  • Patent number: 11311198
    Abstract: A system and method for determining stress level of a person in real-time have been disclosed. In one aspect, the system captures physiological data associated to the person. In one embodiment, the physiological data may be captured by using a plurality of sensors attached at wrist or ankle or neck or waist or hip of the person, for a predetermined time interval. The plurality of sensors may include a wrist watch or a wristband or a textile material. The system further pre-processes the physiological data in order to extract one or more physiological parameters. In one aspect, the pre-processing may include performing an analysis on the physiological data. The system further determines the stress level of the person upon performing the statistical analysis on the one or more physiological parameters. According to another embodiment, a method for real time determination of stress level of the person has also been provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Srinivasan Jayaraman, Balamuralidhar Purushothaman
  • Patent number: 11304650
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system for heel-to-shin testing includes a patient interface configured to be applied to a shin of a patient and extend from a point on the shin adjacent the knee to a point on the shin adjacent the ankle, the patient interface including an elongated medial touch sensor configured to sense contact of a heel of the patient to a centerline of the shin at any axial position between the knee and the ankle, and a control module in electrical communication with the patient interface, the control module being configured to identify a number of times the patient's heel deviates from the centerline of the shin as the patient slides the heel down the shin or drags the heel up the shin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Inventors: Theresa Ann Zesiewicz, Kyle Brandon Reed
  • Patent number: 11304649
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for objective self-assessment of physical capabilities and condition changes of individuals with conditions like multiple sclerosis, the system has a mobile device with an appropriate software for carrying out a set of tests for assessment of motor capabilities such as body balance, muscle strength, and muscle spasticity, and receiving assessment feedback. The system has inertial motion sensors for performing motion sensing, wherein said inertial motion sensors are integrated with said mobile device, e.g., a smartphone, a smart watch, or a personal computer, or in a separate wearable sensor device, connected with said mobile device over wired or wireless data connection. Also disclosed is a method for such self-assessment with such system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignees: Tallinn University of Technology, Motionmon OÜ
    Inventors: Alar Kuusik, Katrin Gross-Paju, Muhammad Mahtab Alam
  • Patent number: 11298048
    Abstract: A sleep position trainer (1) has a normal operational mode for alerting when a posture of the body detected by the position sensor (34) corresponds with an undesired body posture. The sleep position trainer further comprises a non-movement timer (t1) for timing a non-movement period of the user wearing the sleep position trainer. An output signal is send to an alert unit in case that a posture of the body detected by a position sensor (34) corresponds with a body posture when a threshold value of the non-movement timer (t1) of at least 15 minutes is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Franciscus Van Der Hulst, Thijs Van Oorschot, Eline Christiane Van Beest
  • Patent number: 11302216
    Abstract: A system for tracking a user's weight includes an insole which is configured to be interchangeably located within one of each of a number of a user's pairs of shoes. A weight sensor located within the insole is configured to detect the weight of the user. A communications interface is located within the insole and is electrically connected to the weight sensor. The communications interface is configured to transmit weight readings from said weight sensor to a computerized device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Mark Lamoncha
  • Patent number: 11287890
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a feedback device and a thermal feedback provision method using the same. The thermal feedback provision method may include checking first operating power applied to a first thermoelectric couple group for a first thermoelectric operation and second operating power applied to a second thermoelectric couple group for a second thermoelectric operation when the first thermoelectric operation is initiated in the first thermoelectric couple group to initiate the output of the first thermal feedback after the second thermoelectric operation is initiated in the second thermoelectric couple group to initiate the output of the second thermal feedback and include applying cognitive enhancement power for enhancing a user's cognition to the first thermoelectric couple group from a time point at which the output of the first thermal feedback is initiated up to a first time point so that the user's cognition of the first thermal feedback is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: TEGWAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoung Soo Yi, Se Hwan Lim
  • Patent number: 11276184
    Abstract: A method for determining the amplitude of a movement performed by a member of an articulated body comprises: obtaining a segment representative of the positioning of the member in a given reference frame at the end of said movement, generating a three-dimensional model of the member, positioned in said reference frame by means of the obtained segment, obtaining a cloud of three-dimensional points representing the member in said reference frame at the end of said movement, based on depth information provided by a sensor, said depth information defining a three-dimensional scene comprising at least a part of the articulated body including said member, repositioning the model of the member so as to minimize a predetermined error criterion between the obtained cloud of points and said model, and determining the amplitude of the movement, based on the new positioning of the model of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: FONDATION B-COM
    Inventors: Albert Murienne, Laurent Launay
  • Patent number: 11270109
    Abstract: An interactive method of a smart watch includes the following steps: S1. acquiring a vibration signal of an accelerometer and a gyroscope of a smart watch based on a vibration signal transmitted by a human body; S2. identifying the vibration signal by using an anomaly detection algorithm; S3. pre-processing the vibration signal, and further classifying and identifying the vibration signal by using an improved algorithm of a k-nearest neighbor algorithm; S4. analyzing the user's feedback on the results and correcting them in time to maintain a stable identification accuracy. The present disclosure also discloses an interactive system, including a signal detection module, an identification and classification module, and a real-time feedback module. In the present disclosure, the human body part is regarded as a virtual screen based on the vibration signal transmitted by the human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN UNNERSITY
    Inventor: Kaishun Wu
  • Patent number: 11270565
    Abstract: An electronic device and a control method therefor are disclosed. A control method for an electronic device, according to the present disclosure, enables relearning of an artificial intelligence model for: receiving fall information acquired by a plurality of sensors of an external device when a fall event of a user is sensed by one of the plurality of sensors included in the external device; determining whether the user has fallen by using the fall information acquired by the plurality of sensors; determining a sensor, having erroneously determined that a fall has occurred, from among the plurality of sensors on the basis of whether the user has fallen; and determining that a fall has occurred by using a sensing value acquired by the sensor having erroneously determined that a fall has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jonghee Han, Joonho Kim, Hyunjae Baek, Dojun Yang
  • Patent number: 11259744
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy to a user, the apparatus comprising: a housing; an application unit for providing mechanical coupling between the housing and the user's body; a stimulation unit for electrically stimulating at least one nerve of the user; a sensing unit for sensing the user's body movement and body orientation; and a reporting unit for providing the user with feedback based on the user's sensed body movement and body orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Neurometrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Ferree, Shai Gozani, Xuan Kong
  • Patent number: 11262175
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for measuring a subject's ability to perform a varying range of barrier reaches is provided. The apparatus includes a barrier having a substantially horizontal upper surface at a height above a base point. A sensing and recording device is positioned adjacent to the barrier for sensing and recording a plurality of data points. A marking device for grasping by the subject engages the sensing and recording device for creating the plurality of data points as the subject bends forward against the barrier. The data points are recorded and converted into an interpolated arc reflecting the subject's reach at the barrier height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: ProgressiveHealth Companies, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Bersch, Patrick Staples, Ricky Lockard
  • Patent number: 11253321
    Abstract: One variation of a method includes: accessing a virtual patient model defining a target resected contour of a hard tissue of interest; after resection of the hard tissue of interest during a surgical operation, accessing an optical scan recorded by an optical sensor facing a surgical field occupied by a patient, detecting a set of features representing the patient in the optical scan, registering the virtual patient model to the hard tissue of interest in the surgical field based on the set of features, and detecting an actual resected contour of the hard tissue of interest in the optical scan; and calculating a spatial difference between the actual resected contour of the hard tissue of interest and the target resected contour of the hard tissue of interest represented in the virtual patient model registered to the hard tissue of interest in the surgical field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Arthrology Consulting, LLC
    Inventor: Derek Amanatullah
  • Patent number: 11253231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pregnancy monitoring system, the system comprising a fetal monitoring transducer (20) arranged to detect fetal medical condition information; and a control device (48) comprising a motion assessment unit (50) and a signal output unit (52); wherein the fetal monitoring transducer (20) is arranged to detect fetal movement indicative information, wherein the motion assessment unit (50) is arranged to process fetal movement grading information, in addition to the fetal movement indicative information, wherein the signal output unit (52) is arranged to simultaneously output a fetal condition signal, particularly a fetal heart rate signal, and an augmented fetal movement signal based on the fetal movement indicative information and the fetal movement grading information, wherein a characteristic property of the original fetal movement information is still present in the augmented fetal movement signal. The disclosure further relates to a corresponding pregnancy monitoring method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Lars Schmitt, Jakob Van De Laar, Markus Wohlschlager, Winfried Peter Kaiser
  • Patent number: 11253173
    Abstract: Introduced here are techniques for digitally characterizing the movement of a subject in order to detect the presence of a disorder or monitor the progression of the disorder. More specifically, one or more angular features can be identified that define how certain part(s) of the human body move relative to other part(s) of the human body. These angular feature(s) can be used, for example, to affirmatively diagnose instances of a disorder, eliminate a disorder as the source of symptoms experienced by a subject, generate confidence scores that can be used to assist in diagnosing a subject, monitor disorder progression due to treatment or lack thereof, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventor: Emre Demiralp
  • Patent number: 11252236
    Abstract: A system for processing biological data is provided and includes a monitoring device configured to receive biological data responsive to a living being. The system also includes an interface device communicated with the monitoring device to receive the biological data. Furthermore, the system includes a data transfer device, configured to receive the biological data from the interface device and communicate the biological data to a processing device for processing. Additionally, a method for processing biological information is provided, wherein the method includes receiving biological information from a monitoring device responsive to a first party and responsive to an exercise regime and processing the biological information to generate resultant information responsive to at least one physical characteristic of the first party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Sean McKirdy, Robert Nutini
  • Patent number: 11252235
    Abstract: A system for processing biological data is provided and includes a monitoring device configured to receive biological data responsive to a living being. The system also includes an interface device communicated with the monitoring device to receive the biological data. Furthermore, the system includes a data transfer device, configured to receive the biological data from the interface device and communicate the biological data to a processing device for processing. Additionally, a method for processing biological information is provided, wherein the method includes receiving biological information from a monitoring device responsive to a first party and responsive to an exercise regime and processing the biological information to generate resultant information responsive to at least one physical characteristic of the first party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Sean McKirdy, Robert Nutini
  • Patent number: 11243094
    Abstract: A detecting device obtains a first body motion signal from a body motion sensor while a person walks with a predetermined stride, the body motion sensor being attached to a body of the person and configured to detect a body motion of the person, obtains a reference-walk-waveform from a memory, the reference-walk-waveform being generated from a second body motion signal obtained from the body motion sensor while the person walks with the predetermined stride with the body motion sensor attached to an initially attached position, compares the obtained reference-walk-waveform with a waveform of the obtained first body motion signal to determine whether an attached position of the body motion sensor is shifted from the initially attached position, and outputs a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Jun Ozawa, Takahiro Hiyama, Yoshikuni Sato