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1. WO2020110124 - DISPOSITIF ET PROCÉDÉ D’IDENTIFICATION D’ACTIVITÉS D’INJECTEUR

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WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. A method for detecting rotational movements due to dosage changing activity in a pen-type injector having a body and a dosage adjustment mechanism, comprising:

measuring, using a sensor, rotation about one or more axes of said injector to provide rotational data;

identifying, in said rotational data, one or more features and/or patterns corresponding to a change in the angular velocity of said sensor due to mechanical coupling between said body and said dosage adjustment mechanism; and

detecting said rotational movements based on said identifying.

2. A method according to claim 1, wherein said change in the angular velocity is a sudden change, having a sudden angular acceleration.

3. A method according to any one of claims 1-2, wherein said one or more features comprise rotational data about a first axis having an angular velocity profile that is distinct from angular velocity profile about the other axes.

4. A method according to any one of claims 1-3, comprising classifying said one or more features as dosage change by having an angular velocity higher than a threshold during an increase of the velocity or at the peak velocity.

5. A method according to any one of claims 1-4, comprising classifying said one or more features as dosage change by having a positive angular velocity duration lower than a threshold.

6. A method according to any one of claims 1-5, comprising classifying said one or more patterns as dosage increase by having a positive peak angular velocity higher than a threshold followed by a decreasing of the angular velocity to a negative rate.

7. A method according to any one of claims 1-6, comprising classifying said one or more patterns as dosage decrease by having a peak negative angular velocity lower than a threshold followed by an increase in the angular velocity to a positive rate.

8. A method according to any one of claims 1-7, comprising classifying said one or more features an injection operation by having a positive angular velocity duration lower than a threshold.

9. A method according to any one of claims 1-8, comprising differentiating between patterns of rotational movements and patterns of linear movements by classifying a pattern of linear movements as absent of distinct rotational movements about one axis.

10. A method according to any one of claims 1-9, comprising classifying said one or more patterns as a dosage adjustment by a ratio between a peak positive angular velocity to a peak negative angular velocity.

11. A method according to any one of claims 1-10, wherein said measuring is about one axis.

12. A method according to any one of claims 1-11, wherein said measuring is by one or more sensors disposed at an add-on sensing device connected to said injector.

13. A method according to any one of claims 1-12, wherein said one or more sensors comprise a gyro sensor.

14. A method according to any one of claims 1-13, wherein said measuring is by one sensor.

15. A dosage change indication system for an adjustable pen-type injector having a mechanical coupling between a dosage adjustment mechanism and the injector, comprising:

one or more sensors orientated to measure rotations about one or more axes of said injector, and to provide rotational data; and

one or more processors having a rotational data receiving functionality, and a dosage adjustment identification functionality operatively connected thereto to identify in said rotational data, one or more features and/or patterns, corresponding to a change in the angular velocity of said sensor due to said mechanical coupling.

16. A system according to claim 15, wherein said one or more sensors are configured to measure rotational movements about an axis, which is the axis of said rotational movements produced by said mechanical coupling.

17. A system according to any one of claims 15-16, comprising an add-on sensing device having one or more connection surfaces, and said one or more sensors are disposed within said sensing device,

wherein the one or more connection surfaces are urged against said injector, when said add on sensing device is connected to said injector.

18. A system according to any one of claim 15-17, wherein said injector comprises a body and a dosage dial, and said add-on sensing device comprises a housing connected to said body, when said sensing device is connected to said injector.

19. A system according to any one of claim 15-18, wherein said add-on sensing device comprises a housing connected to said dosage dial, when said sensing device is connected to said injector.

20. A system according to any one of claims 15-19, wherein said add-on sensing device comprises said processor.

21. A system according to any one of claims 15-20, wherein said system comprises a wireless communication circuit and said processor receives sensor measurements through wireless communication.

22. A system according to any one of claims 15-21, wherein said one or more sensors comprise a gyro sensor.

23. A system according to any one of claims 15-22, comprising a single sensor to measure said rotational movements.

24. A system according to any one of claims 15-23, comprising one or more body holders having a holding surface and one or more cushion layers disposed between said holding surface and said injector, when said body holder is connected to said injector.

25. A system according to any one of claims 15-24, comprising a computing device other than said add-on sensing device or said injector, and said processor is disposed in said computing device.