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1. (WO1998051215) MUSCLE FUNCTION ASSESSMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD
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Pub. No.: WO/1998/051215 International Application No.: PCT/AU1998/000340
Publication Date: 19.11.1998 International Filing Date: 08.05.1998
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 27.11.1998
IPC:
A61B 5/00 (2006.01) ,A61B 5/0488 (2006.01) ,A61B 5/22 (2006.01) ,A61B 8/08 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5
Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5
Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
04
Measuring bioelectric signals of the body or parts thereof
0488
Electromyography
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5
Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
22
Ergometry; Measuring muscular strength or the force of a muscular blow
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8
Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
08
Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings
Applicants:
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND [AU/AU]; St. Lucia, QLD 4072, AU (AllExceptUS)
RICHARDSON, Carolyn, Anne [AU/AU]; AU (UsOnly)
JULL, Gwendolen, Anne [AU/AU]; AU (UsOnly)
HODGES, Paul [AU/AU]; AU (UsOnly)
HIDES, Julie [AU/AU]; AU (UsOnly)
Inventors:
RICHARDSON, Carolyn, Anne; AU
JULL, Gwendolen, Anne; AU
HODGES, Paul; AU
HIDES, Julie; AU
Agent:
HORSBURGH, Mark; Fisher Adams Kelly AMP Place, Level 13 10 Eagle Street Brisbane, QLD 4000, AU
Priority Data:
PO 673909.05.1997AU
Title (EN) MUSCLE FUNCTION ASSESSMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCEDE D'EVALUATION DE LA FONCTION MUSCULAIRE
Abstract:
(EN) A method and apparatus for assessing the function of deep joint stabilising muscles. Superficial muscles are monitored using an EMG (3) during performance of an activity known to require recruitment, primarily, of deep stabilising muscles when performed correctly. If the deep muscle functions adequately, there is little activity of the superficial muscles. Conversely, if the deep muscle function is inadequate, the superficial muscle activity is increased. Monitoring of the superficial muscles may be combined with monitoring of the deep joint stabilising muscle using ultrasound imaging (12) and/or pressure biofeedback. The apparatus includes an EMG unit (3) ultrasound unit, pressure biofeedback unit (16) and vitalograph (9), in combination with a computer (5) programmed to analyse data from them and give an indication of function.
(FR) L'invention concerne un procédé et un appareil permettant d'évaluer la fonction des muscles profonds stabilisateurs d'articulations. Les muscles superficiels sont surveillés au moyen d'une unité EMG (3) pendant la réalisation d'une activité qui requiert essentiellement l'utilisation de muscles profonds stabilisateurs lorsqu'elle est réalisée correctement. Si la fonction des muscles profonds est adéquate, les muscles superficiels ne bougent que très peu. Inversement, si la fonction des muscles profonds est inadéquate, l'activité des muscles superficiels augmente. La surveillance des muscles superficiels peut être combinée à la surveillance de muscles profonds stabilisateurs d'articulations par imagerie ultrasonore (12) et/ou feedback biologique indiquant les variations de tension. L'appareil comprend une unité EMG (3), une unité ultrasonore, une unité de feedback biologique (16) indiquant les variations de tension et un vitalographe (9), en combinaison avec un ordinateur (5) programmé pour analyser les données provenant de ces appareils et donner des informations sur la fonction musculaire.
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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:
EP0979055US6185451CA2288720NZ500783AU1998072009AU1999016398