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Virtual Reality Systems and Methods for Improving Clinical Outcomes
The invention provides a virtual reality (VR) experience, including VR goggles and haptic feedback devices, for patients to explain the benefits of a medical treatment or the consequences of non-compliance. The immersive experience seeks to have a greater impact on a patient’s behavior versus a discussion with a healthcare provider alone. Background: The...
Published: 4/14/2022   |   Inventor(s): Marvin Slepian, Syed Hossainy, Fuad Rahman
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Health Education, Medical Training and Operations, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Neurology > Mental Health, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Technology Classifications > Software & Information Technology > Health IT
Virtual Cognitive Rehabilitation (VCR)
This invention is a phone-based application that utilizes existing technology like Android smartphones and the Oculus RIFT Virtual Reality headset system, to provide navigational tasks centered around exploitation of virtual worlds for the treatment of patients with cognitive impairments, particularly those that have experienced a traumatic brain injury. Background: Virtual...
Published: 1/11/2021   |   Inventor(s): Jonathan Lifshitz, Daniel Griffiths, Loren Matthew Law
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Neurology > Mental Health, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Technology Classifications > Life Sciences > Therapeutics
A Modular Running Shoe with Individually Optimized Replaceable Heel
This technology relates to footwear featuring replaceable sole portions. Through replaceable soles the technology can increase the lifetime of shoes and allow for optimization of shock absorption based upon a specific individual. Background: Soles on running shoes have a two major flaws. They only have a specific lifetime as the soles can wear...
Published: 9/17/2019   |   Inventor(s): Samy Missoum
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Musculoskeletal Disorders, Orthopedics/Bone, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Bed-Sled
A resistance-training device with the purpose of strengthening the lower extremities, preventing muscle de-conditioning and overall weakness, and formation of blood clots. Background: Surgical patients and members of the elderly population are at an increased risk for developing a blood clot in their lower extremities due to a lack of physical...
Published: 1/9/2019   |   Inventor(s): Laura Mcree
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Materials > Medical Devices, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Technology Classifications > Materials > Medical Devices > Therapeutic
Methods of Training Human Brain and Body to Walk Using Modular Unpowered Exoskeleton
This technology is a non-motorized rehabilitation movement device targeted towards motor-impaired and spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. The device is configured to prevent the back, hip, legs, calves and feet from deviating from normal walking patterns to allow for independent movement and exercise. Ultimately, this technology systematically helps...
Published: 8/29/2018   |   Inventor(s): Hermelinda Bristol
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Devices & Instrumentation, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Technology Classifications > Materials > Medical Devices > Therapeutic
“Digital Reflexes”: Quantitation and Signatures of Superficial Reflexes via Stretchable Electronic Wearable Sensors
This invention provides a method of deep tendon reflex assessment via stretchable electronic sensors containing tri-axial accelerometers and EMG signal detection, which allows for quantitation of motion and EMG "signatures" of a specified reflex. Background: A reflex exam is fundamental in determining neurological issues with upper and...
Published: 7/11/2018   |   Inventor(s): Marvin Slepian, Bruce Coull, Hailey Swanson, Rebecca Slepian
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Virtual Reality Gait Assessment and Training System
The University of Arizona presents a system that combines aerobic and cognitive training utilizing virtual reality (VR). The cognitive training is delivered to the patient via a VR device, currently envisioned as a headset. The patient’s exercise movements translate to perceived navigation via the headset (i.e. as the patient walks on the treadmill,...
Published: 5/31/2017   |   Inventor(s): David Raichlen, Gene Alexander
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Neurology > CNS & Neurosciences, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Heart and Vascular, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Electronics > Testing & Measurement, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Active Assist Elbow Orthosis
This invention is a motor-hinged elbow brace that stabilizes the elbow and aids in exercises that maintain the range of motion of the elbow. The orthotic brace will also assist the patient in moving the arm at a predetermined angle per the doctor's decision. In addition, the invention includes an iOS application to control exercises and the angle...
Published: 5/19/2017   |   Inventor(s): Daniel Latt, Michael Sveiven, Blakeley Koziol, Carissa Grijalva, Justin Hsieh, Adriana Barreda jr, Timothy Shimon
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Technology Classifications > Materials > Medical Devices > Therapeutic
Smart Textile to Predict Diabetic Foot Ulcer
This invention is a movable, washable smart textile that can measure abnormalities in pressure and temperature when a patient walks on it. The textile can analyze the data and send alerts to the patient when abnormalities suggest the presence of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) and/or the likelihood of falls or other injuries. Background: Demand for new...
Published: 4/5/2016   |   Inventor(s): Bijan Najafi, David Armstrong, Manish Bharara
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Materials > Medical Devices > Diagnostic, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Wound Healing, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Diabetes, Metabolism, Endocrinology & Obesity, Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Technology Classifications > Software & Information Technology > Health IT