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1. (WO2013120005) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIMITING RANGE OF MOTION OF BODY

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/120005    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/025415
Publication Date: Fri Aug 16 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 09 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: A61B 5/103
A61B 5/11
A61F 5/02
Applicants: LIMONADI, Farhad, M.
Inventors: LIMONADI, Farhad, M.
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIMITING RANGE OF MOTION OF BODY
Abstract:
The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for warning a user about undesirable motion of a first portion of the user' s body relative to a second portion of the user's body. In one representative embodiment, an apparatus for warning a user about motion of a first portion of the user's body relative to a second portion of the user' s body comprises at least one sensor configured to measure the angle of the first portion of the user's body relative to a reference. The sensor is configured to be worn on the user' s body, and is in communication with a controller. A warning mechanism is also in communication with the controller, and the controller is operable to activate the warning mechanism upon movement of the first portion of the user's body relative to the second portion of the user's body beyond a predetermined angle relative to the reference.