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1. (WO2017034468) DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GENERATING SENSORY STIMULI FOR THE EVALUATION OF NEUROPATHY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034468    International Application No.:    PCT/SE2016/050800
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 26 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 5/00
Applicants: LARA DIAGNOSTICS AB
Inventors: CHEN, Rui
WARME, Louise
Title: DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GENERATING SENSORY STIMULI FOR THE EVALUATION OF NEUROPATHY
Abstract:
Peripheral sensory neuropathy can be detected and quantified more accurately and objectively using a device for generating sensory stimuli in the form of vibration, comprising a vibration generator, at least one contacting element for contacting skin or tissue of a patient to transfer sensory stimuli from said vibration generator, and at least one regulating unit for regulating a parameter of said vibration, wherein the device comprises a sound generator, generating a sound which masks, attenuates or actively cancels the sound of the vibration generator. The device may further comprise a tissue support element to spatially isolate a point of contact between the tissue of the patient and the contacting element of the device, and optionally an element for controlling the pressure by which a contacting element is applied to skin or tissue of a patient. The device may also comprise at least two temperature surfaces for contacting skin or tissue of a patient and a regulating unit whereby the temperature difference between said at least two temperature surfaces can be regulated.