Augmenting physiotherapy via neurofeedback and neurostimulation: Key neurotechnology patent #43

– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 8,121,694 Today we are sharing a fascinating patent from Medtronic.  (As mentioned, we are featuring 50 foundational Pervasive Neurotech patents, from older to newer by issue date) U.S. Patent No. 8,121,694: Therapy control based on a patient movement state Assignee(s): Medtronic, Inc. Inventor(s): Gregory F. Molnar, Steven S. Gill, Keith A, Miesel, Mark S. Lent, Timothy J. Denison, Eric J. Panken, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Jonathan C. Werder Technology Category: Neuro-monitoring Issue Date: February 21, 2012 SharpBrains’ Take: The ‘694 patent discloses methods to treat patients afflicted with movement or other neurodegenerative disorders through brain-signal feedback. Whereas conventional treatments involving neurostimulation to aid physical rehabilitation tediously require the patient to explicitly signal they are moving (or are about to move) in order to trigger stimulation, the ‘694 patent discloses methods for automatic detection of movement or planned movement of specific body parts or actions (e.g., arm movements, standing, walking, etc.) via EEG signals. While the ‘694 patent discloses stimulation techniques with implantable devices, the claims do not explicitly recite invasive limitations and, therefore, the ‘694 patent may be reasonably construed as spanning invasive and non-invasive techniques. The inventive concept of combining neurofeedback and neurostimulation into physiothe...
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Authors: Schönhofer B, Geiseler J, Dellweg D, Fuchs H, Moerer O, Weber-Carstens S, Westhoff M, Windisch W, Hirschfeld-Araujo J, Janssens U, Rollnik J, Rosseau S, Schreiter D, Sitter H, Weitere beteiligte wissenschaftliche Fachgesellschaften und Institutionen: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin e. V. (DGAI), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie e. V. (DGCH), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährungsmedizin e. V. (DGEM), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geriatrie e. V. (DGG), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internistische Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin e. V. (DGII...
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Condition:   Multiple Sclerosis Interventions:   Other: Standard physiotherapy program+50 Hz local vibration;   Other: Standard physiotherapy program+100 Hz local vibration;   Other: Standard physiotherapy program Sponsor:   Hacettepe University Recruiting
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