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1. (WO2017039929) DETECTION AND EVALUATION OF USER GRIP WITH A HANDHELD TOOL

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/039929    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/045377
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 04 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 5/22
A63B 24/00
A46B 15/00
Applicants: VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC
Inventors: SHOEB, Ali
PATHAK, Anupam
Title: DETECTION AND EVALUATION OF USER GRIP WITH A HANDHELD TOOL
Abstract:
Techniques and mechanisms for detecting and evaluating grip by a user operating a handheld tool. In an embodiment, the tool includes a handle, one or more pressure sensors disposed in or on the handle, and an attachment arm. An output from the one or more sensors is generated while a user-assistive device is coupled to a distal end of an attachment arm of the tool. Logic of the tool calculates a grip metric based on the sensor output, and the tool transmits, based on the grip metric, a signal including medical diagnostic information. In another embodiment, the user-assistive device includes a utensil attachment or a personal hygiene attachment.