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1. (WO1998048740) ARTIFICIAL SENSIBILITY
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau

Pub. No.: WO/1998/048740 International Application No.: PCT/SE1998/000786
Publication Date: 05.11.1998 International Filing Date: 29.04.1998
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 26.11.1998
IPC:
A61F 2/50 (2006.01) ,A61F 2/58 (2006.01) ,A61F 2/68 (2006.01) ,A61F 2/72 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
2
Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
50
Prostheses not implantable in the body
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
2
Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
50
Prostheses not implantable in the body
54
Artificial arms or hands or parts thereof
58
Elbows; Wrists
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
2
Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
50
Prostheses not implantable in the body
68
Operating or control means
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
2
Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
50
Prostheses not implantable in the body
68
Operating or control means
70
electrical
72
Bioelectric control, e.g. myoelectric
Applicants:
HAND MEDIC HB [SE/SE]; Göran Lundborg Björnstorps by S-240 13 Genarp, SE (AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BE, BF, BG, BJ, BR, BY, CA, CF, CG, CH, CI, CM, CN, CU, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GA, GB, GE, GH, GM, GN, GR, GW, HU, ID, IE, IL, IS, IT, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MC, MD, MG, MK, ML, MN, MR, MW, MX, NE, NL, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, SN, SZ, TD, TG, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, UZ, VN, YU, ZW)
LUNDBORG, Göran [SE/SE]; SE (UsOnly)
Inventors:
LUNDBORG, Göran; SE
Agent:
UPPSALA PATENTBYRA AB; P.O. Box 9013 S-750 09 Uppsala, SE
Common
Representative:
UPPSALA PATENTBYRA AB; P.O. Box 9013 S-750 09 Uppsala, SE
Priority Data:
9701595-229.04.1997SE
Title (EN) ARTIFICIAL SENSIBILITY
(FR) SENSIBILITE ARTIFICIELLE
Abstract:
(EN) Loss or absence of sensibility in the hand, foot or other part of the body can constitute a severe handicap after injury or in disease. Also when hand prostheses are used following amputation, injuries lack of sensibility in the prostheses constitutes a major problem. The prevailing invention refers to a new principle for artificial sensibility by sense substitution (replacement of a lost sense function by utilization of an alternate sense). The primary aim is to, by using the hearing sense, achieve sensibility in hand prostheses or hands which have lost their sensibility by injury or disease. According to this principle vibrotactile stimuli to the fingers are registrated by sensors of microphone type, placed at finger level, the signals being processed and transformated into acoustic stimuli. By using this principle the patient can 'feel with the hearing sense' hereby utilizing the hearing sense to register and identify the surface, texture, density and shape of the item which is touched.
(FR) La perte ou l'absence de sensibilité dans la main, le pied ou une autre partie du corps peuvent constituer un grave handicap après un traumatisme ou pendant une maladie. De même, quand on utilise des prothèses de la main après une amputation, l'absence de sensibilité des prothèses constitue un problème important. L'invention concerne un nouveau principe de sensibilité artificielle par substitution sensorielle (remplacement d'une fonction sensorielle perdue par utilisation d'un autre sens). L'invention consiste principalement à obtenir une sensibilité des prothèses de la main ou des mains qui ont perdu leur sensibilité à la suite d'un traumatisme ou d'une blessure, en utilisant le sens auditif. D'après ce principe, des stimulations vibrotactiles appliquées aux doigts sont enregistrées par des capteurs de type micro placés au niveau des doigt, les signaux étant traités et transformés en stimulations acoustiques. Ceci permet au patient de sentir avec le sens auditif, par conséquent, d'utiliser le sens auditif afin d'enregistrer et d'identifier la surface, la texture, la densité et la forme de l'objet qu'il touche.
Designated States: AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CU, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, GH, GM, GW, HU, ID, IL, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, US, UZ, VN, YU, ZW
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP1028675US20020082710JP2001522286 CA2288062AU1998073554