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1. (WO2018220374) APPARATUS FOR NEUROMUSCULAR STIMULATION
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Pub. No.: WO/2018/220374 International Application No.: PCT/GB2018/051479
Publication Date: 06.12.2018 International Filing Date: 31.05.2018
IPC:
A61N 1/36 (2006.01) ,A61N 1/04 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
N
ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1
Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
18
Applying electric currents by contact electrodes
32
alternating or intermittent currents
36
for stimulation, e.g. heart pace-makers
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
N
ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1
Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
02
Details
04
Electrodes
Applicants:
VERITY, Nigel Charles [GB/GB]; GB
Inventors:
VERITY, Nigel Charles; GB
Agent:
LUCAS & CO; GB
Priority Data:
1708654.731.05.2017GB
Title (EN) APPARATUS FOR NEUROMUSCULAR STIMULATION
(FR) APPAREIL DE STIMULATION NEUROMUSCULAIRE
Abstract:
(EN) The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for neuromuscular stimulation which is useful for stimulation of weak muscles in general, in sports clinical mode for muscle growth and endurance and in clinical mode for muscular rehabilitation. EMG signals are received from the subject adjacent a muscle whose contraction is to be stimulated. A succession of stimulation (STIM) pulses are supplied to the muscle to be stimulated. The EMG-receiving module is operated during quiescent periods between successive pulses,and the amplitude of stimulation pulses supplied to the subject in the succession is modulated proportionately depending on the a detected voluntary component of the received EMG signals. Modulation is in real time during supply of stimulation pulses whereby the subject is given a sensation of natural muscle control and/or the possibility for greater precision of neuromuscular control.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un appareil et un procédé de stimulation neuromusculaire qui est utile pour la stimulation des muscles faibles en général, en mode clinique de sports pour la croissance et l'endurance musculaires et en mode clinique pour la rééducation musculaire. Des signaux EMG adjacents à un muscle dont la contraction doit être stimulée sont reçus du sujet. Une succession d'impulsions de stimulation (STIM) est appliquée au muscle à stimuler. Le module de réception EMG opère pendant les périodes de repos entre les impulsions successives, et l'amplitude des impulsions de stimulation appliquées au sujet dans cette succession est modulée proportionnellement, en fonction d'une composante volontaire détectée dans les signaux EMG reçus. La modulation s'opère en temps réel pendant l'application des impulsions de stimulation, de sorte que le sujet éprouve une sensation de commande de muscle naturelle et/ou se voit offrir la possibilité d'une plus grande précision de commande neuromusculaire.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (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)
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)