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1. (WO2001032080) A SYSTEM FOR THE ANALYSIS OF 3D KINEMATIC OF THE KNEE

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/032080    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2000/001294
Publication Date: Fri May 11 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Wed Nov 01 00:59:59 CET 2000
IPC: A61B 5/103
Applicants: ECOLE DE TECHNOLOGIE SUPERIEURE
DE GUISE, Jacques, A.
YAHIA, L'Hocine
DUVAL, Nicolas
GODBOUT, Benoît
KOLLER, Annick
SATI, Marwan
Inventors: DE GUISE, Jacques, A.
YAHIA, L'Hocine
DUVAL, Nicolas
GODBOUT, Benoît
KOLLER, Annick
SATI, Marwan
Title: A SYSTEM FOR THE ANALYSIS OF 3D KINEMATIC OF THE KNEE
Abstract:
A harness for attachment about a knee femur and comprised of a rigid and non-flexible frame support two resiliently mounted clamping means and sensors is described for the non-invasive measurement of knee motion and its analysis in 3-D is described. The clamping means elements are urged under pressure outwardly for application against a skin outer surface at predetermined medial and lateral sites relative to a femur. A non-resilient adjustable stabilising element is connected to the rigid frame and disposed at a predetermined location with respect to the medial clamping element in spaced relationship therewith and adjustable for clamping contact on a skin outer surface and in alignment with the centre of a medial condyle of the femur whereby to stabilise the rigid frame about a knee. An attachment rod is secured to the harness and has straps for securing the rod above the knee.