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1. (WO2012177604) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROMOTING LOCOMOTION AND FACILITATING EXERCISE
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Pub. No.: WO/2012/177604 International Application No.: PCT/US2012/043096
Publication Date: 27.12.2012 International Filing Date: 19.06.2012
IPC:
A61H 1/00 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
H
PHYSICAL 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
1
Apparatus for passive exercising; Vibrating apparatus; Chiropractic devices, e.g. body impacting devices, external devices for briefly extending or aligning unbroken bones 
Applicants:
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC. [US/US]; 223 Grinter Hall Gainesville, FL 32611, US (AllExceptUS)
BOSE, Prodip, K. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
THOMPSON, Floyd, J. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
BOSE, Prodip, K.; US
THOMPSON, Floyd, J.; US
Agent:
RISLEY, David, R.; Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP 400 Interstate North Parkway, Suite 1500 Atlatna, GA 30339, US
Priority Data:
61/498,75220.06.2011US
Title (EN) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROMOTING LOCOMOTION AND FACILITATING EXERCISE
(FR) SYSTÈME ET MÉTHODES FAVORISANT LA LOCOMOTION ET FACILITANT L'EXERCICE
Abstract:
(EN) In one embodiment, a therapy apparatus includes a support, a body harness mounted to the body support, a gearbox positioned below the harness, the gearbox comprising at least one gear and supporting a crankshaft, crankarms mounted to the crankshaft, and pedals mounted to the crankarms, a driveshaft coupled to the at least one gear such that rotation of the driveshaft results in rotation of the crankshaft, crankarms, and pedals, and a motor that drives the driveshaft, wherein the apparatus is adapted to support part of the weight of an subject with the harness and part of the weight of the subject with the pedals and wherein rotation of the pedals due to operation of the motor provides therapy to the subject.
(FR) Dans un mode de réalisation, un appareil de thérapie comprend un support, un harnais corporel monté sur le support de corps, une boîte d'engrenages placée sous le harnais, comprenant au moins un engrenage et supportant un vilebrequin, des bras de vilebrequin montés sur le vilebrequin, et des pédales montées sur les bras de vilebrequin, un arbre d'entraînement accouplé au(x) engrenage(s) de sorte que la rotation de celui-ci induise la rotation du vilebrequin, des bras de vilebrequin et des pédales, et un moteur qui entraîne le vilebrequin. Ledit appareil est conçu pour supporter une partie du poids d'un sujet avec le harnais ainsi qu'une partie du poids d'un sujet avec les pédales, la rotation des pédales due au fonctionnement du moteur fournissant une thérapie au sujet.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
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