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1. WO2002020095 - OCCUPATIONAL - THERAPY APPARATUS FOR STRENGTHENING FINGERS, HAND, WRIST, FOREARM AND FOOT

Publication Number WO/2002/020095
Publication Date 14.03.2002
International Application No. PCT/US2001/027570
International Filing Date 05.09.2001
IPC
A63B 21/062 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
21Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
06User-manipulated weights
062including guide for vertical array of weights
A63B 23/04 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
23Exercising apparatus specially adapted for particular parts of the body
035for limbs, i.e. upper or lower limbs, e.g. simultaneously
04for lower limbs
A63B 23/12 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
23Exercising apparatus specially adapted for particular parts of the body
035for limbs, i.e. upper or lower limbs, e.g. simultaneously
12for upper limbs
A63B 23/14 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
23Exercising apparatus specially adapted for particular parts of the body
035for limbs, i.e. upper or lower limbs, e.g. simultaneously
12for upper limbs
14for wrist-joints
A63B 23/16 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
23Exercising apparatus specially adapted for particular parts of the body
035for limbs, i.e. upper or lower limbs, e.g. simultaneously
12for upper limbs
16for hands or fingers
CPC
A61H 1/0285
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
1Apparatus for passive exercising
02Stretching or bending ; or torsioning; apparatus for exercising
0274for the upper limbs
0285Hand
A61H 2201/0173
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
2201Characteristics of apparatus not provided for in the preceding codes
01Constructive details
0173Means for preventing injuries
A63B 21/0628
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
21Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
06User-manipulated weights
062including guide for vertical ; or non-vertical weights or; array of weights ; to move against gravity forces
0626with substantially vertical guiding means
0628for vertical array of weights
A63B 21/4034
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
21Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
40Interfaces with the user related to strength training; Details thereof
4027Specific exercise interfaces
4033Handles, pedals, bars or platforms
4034for operation by feet
A63B 21/4035
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
21Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
40Interfaces with the user related to strength training; Details thereof
4027Specific exercise interfaces
4033Handles, pedals, bars or platforms
4035for operation by hand
A63B 21/4047
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
21Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
40Interfaces with the user related to strength training; Details thereof
4041characterised by the movements of the interface
4047Pivoting movement
Applicants
  • BENNETT, Marc [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • BENNETT, Marc
Agents
  • GERSTEIN, Milton, S.
Priority Data
09/657,78708.09.2000US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) OCCUPATIONAL - THERAPY APPARATUS FOR STRENGTHENING FINGERS, HAND, WRIST, FOREARM AND FOOT
(FR) APPAREIL POUR EXERCICES ET/OU THERAPIE, DESTINE CONFERER DAVANTAGE DE FORCE AUX DOIGTS, A LA MAIN, AU POIGNET, A L'AVANT-BRAS ET AU PIED
Abstract
(EN)
An occupational-therapy/physical-therapy apparatus (10) is disclosed and includes at least one pivotal or rotatable resistance (104) against which the body part being exercised is located. The resistance-element means (84) is biased to act against the body part, which bias is adjustable. Operatively associated with the resistance-element means (84) is at least one stabilization-element means (56) that is used to support a part of the body in close proximity to the body part engaged against the resistance-element means (84), in order to provide the most optimal support to the body part being exercised. Each of the resistance-element means (84) and the stabilization-element means (56) has a multitude of degrees of freedom of motion, which in the preferred embodiment total six degreees of freedom, so that numerous types of exercises may be performed on numerous different body parts, and so that the most optimal orientation of the body part may be achieved, where both horizontal, vertical and angular orientations of the body parts may be accomplished while the body part is being exercised. The pivotal movement of the resistance-element means (84) or lever is infinitely adjustable by means of an adjustable, angular control mechanism (64), in order that the apparatus of the invention is most optimally suited and safe for all types of patients, body parts, and exercises. The angular starting point, and therefore the end point, of movement of the pivotal resistance-element means (84) is also adjustable.
(FR)
Cet appareil pour exercices thérapeutiques et/ou traitement physiothérapeutique (10) comporte au moins un dispositif (104), pivotant ou rotatif, offrant une résistance, contre lequel vient se positionner l'organe corporel soumis à un exercice. Ce dispositif (84) est soumis à une force de sollicitation le faisant s'opposer audit organe, cette force pouvant être réglée. Au moins un dispositif de stabilisation (56), qui est associé à ce dispositif à résistance (84), maintient en place une partie du corps adjacente à l'organe en contact avec le dispositif à résistance, afin d'assurer le meilleur appui à l'organe soumis à un exercice. Le dispositif à résistance (84) et le dispositif de stabilisation (56) possèdent plusieurs degrés de liberté de mouvements, en l'occurrence, dans le mode de réalisation préféré, six, ce qui permet de faire faire plusieurs exercices à différents organes et d'orienter au mieux ces différents organes, lesquels peuvent se placer à la verticale, à l'horizontale ou selon un angle donné, pendant la durée de l'exercice. Le mouvement de pivotement du dispositif à résistance (84) (levier) est réglable à l'infini au moyen d'un mécanisme de commande angulaire réglable (64) afin d'adapter en toute sécurité l'appareil selon l'invention à tous les types de patients, d'organes et d'exercices. Le point de départ et, partant, le point de fin d'inclinaison, du mouvement du dispositif à résistance (84) sont également réglables.
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