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1. (WO2013153446) WHEELCHAIR DYNAMIC SEATING SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR DYSTONIC DISEASE
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Pub. No.:    WO/2013/153446    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2013/000784
Publication Date: 17.10.2013 International Filing Date: 11.04.2013
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    12.02.2014    
IPC:
A61G 5/10 (2006.01), A61G 5/12 (2006.01)
Applicants: ALU REHAB AS [NO/NO]; Bedriftsvegen 23 N-4353 Klepp Stasjon (NO)
Inventors: MAMMI, Andrea; (IT).
MURA, Salvatore; (IT).
MORI, Marco Paganini; (IT)
Agent: HÅMSØ PATENTBYRÅ ANS; P.O. Box 171 N-4302 Sandnes (NO)
Priority Data:
PI2012A000042 12.04.2012 IT
Title (EN) WHEELCHAIR DYNAMIC SEATING SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR DYSTONIC DISEASE
(FR) SYSTÈME DE SIÈGE DYNAMIQUE D'UN FAUTEUIL ROULANT APPROPRIÉ POUR UNE MALADIE DYSTONIQUE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)The present device is intended to ameliorate the strains caused by spasms and dystonias (especially those related to extension) in diseased subjects in particular when they are seated onto dynamic seating systems, such as push or motorized wheelchairs. Disease affecting the central nervous system (head- brain traumas, children brain paralysis, evolutionary disease of the central nervous system, etc.) generally have serious consequences especially affecting the musculoskeletal system. Some of these prevent voluntary control of the muscles of the trunk and lower limbs, and the diseased subjects suffer from acute muscle contractions. The device allows for controlled disarticulation, by means of calibrated springs and dampeners, of all the wheelchair components on which the strains and tensions of the user are discharged. In particular, an object of the present invention is the articulation of the footrest (extension and rotation), the articulation of the footrest itself (for the extension of the leg at the knee level), the rotation of the seat pan and backrest, and the articulation of the headrest. It is worth noting that the novelty of the device lies in the synergy among these articulations. Although these articulations have already been partially implemented in other wheelchairs, only in this device they are implemented all together to The present device is intended to ameliorate the strains caused by spasms and dystonias (especially those related to extension) in diseased subjects in particular when they are seated onto dynamic seating systems, such as push or motorized wheelchairs. Disease affecting the central nervous system (head- brain traumas, children brain paralysis, evolutionary disease of the central nervous system, etc.) generally have serious consequences especially affecting the musculoskeletal system. Some of these prevent voluntary control of the muscles of the trunk and lower limbs, and the diseased subjects suffer from acute muscle contractions. The device allows for controlled disarticulation, by means of calibrated springs and dampeners, of all the wheelchair components on which the strains and tensions of the user are discharged. In particular, an object of the present invention is the articulation of the footrest (extension and rotation), the articulation of the footrest itself (for the extension of the leg at the knee level), the rotation of the seat pan and backrest, and the articulation of the headrest. It is worth noting that the novelty of the device lies in the synergy among these articulations. Although these articulations have already been partially implemented in other wheelchairs, only in this device they are implemented all together to The present device is intended to ameliorate the strains caused by spasms and dystonias (especially those related to extension) in diseased subjects in particular when they are seated onto dynamic seating systems, such as push or motorized wheelchairs. Disease affecting the central nervous system (head- brain traumas, children brain paralysis, evolutionary disease of the central nervous system, etc.) generally have serious consequences especially affecting the musculoskeletal system. Some of these prevent voluntary control of the muscles of the trunk and lower limbs, and the diseased subjects suffer from acute muscle contractions. The device allows for controlled disarticulation, by means of calibrated springs and dampeners, of all the wheelchair components on which the strains and tensions of the user are discharged. In particular, an object of the present invention is the articulation of the footrest (extension and rotation), the articulation of the footrest itself (for the extension of the leg at the knee level), the rotation of the seat pan and backrest, and the articulation of the headrest. It is worth noting that the novelty of the device lies in the synergy among these articulations. Although these articulations have already been partially implemented in other wheelchairs, only in this device they are implemented all together to eliminate any point of strain of the patient onto the wheelchair. Furthermore, the particular implementation set forth makes the modular system adaptable to different dynamic seating systems and adjustable both following the anthropometric sizes of the patients and the intensity of their spasms.
(FR)Le dispositif selon la présente invention est conçu pour améliorer les pressions causées par des spasmes et des dystonies (en particulier celles associées à une extension) chez des sujets malades, en particulier lorsqu'ils sont assis sur des systèmes de siège dynamiques, tels que des fauteuils roulants manuels ou motorisés. Les maladies affectant le système nerveux central (traumatismes crâniens, paralysie du cerveau d'enfants, maladie évolutive du système nerveux central, etc.) ont de manière générale des conséquences graves affectant en particulier le système musculo-squelettique. Certaines d'entre elles empêchent une commande volontaire des muscles du tronc et des membres inférieurs, et les sujets malades souffrent de contractions musculaires aiguës. Le dispositif permet une désarticulation contrôlée, au moyen de ressorts et d'amortisseurs calibrés, de tous les composants de fauteuil roulant sur lesquels les pressions et les tensions de l'utilisateur sont déchargées. En particulier, la présente invention concerne l'articulation du repose-pied (extension et rotation), l'articulation du repose-pied lui-même (pour l'extension de la jambe au niveau du genou), la rotation du plateau de siège et du dossier et l'articulation de l'appui-tête. Il convient de signaler que la nouveauté du dispositif réside dans la synergie entre ces articulations. Bien que ces articulations aient déjà été partiellement mises en œuvre dans d'autres fauteuils roulants, elles sont mises en œuvre toutes ensemble uniquement dans ce dispositif pour éliminer tout point de pression du patient sur le fauteuil roulant. En outre, la mise en œuvre particulière énoncée rend le système modulaire adaptable à différents systèmes de siège dynamiques et ajustable suivant à la fois les dimensions anthropométriques des patients et l'intensité de leurs spasmes.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: Italian (IT)