Global Patent Index - EP 0966734 A4

EP 0966734 A4 2000-06-07 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TESTING THE EFFICACY OF PATIENT SUPPORT SYSTEMS

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TESTING THE EFFICACY OF PATIENT SUPPORT SYSTEMS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND GERÄT ZUR PRÜFUNG DES WIRKUNGSGRADES VON PATIENTENLAGERUNGSSYSTEMEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL CORRESPONDANT PERMETTANT DE TESTER L'EFFICACITE DE STRUCTURES DE SOUTIEN DE PERSONNES

Publication

EP 0966734 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 97901467 A

Priority

US 9700813 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: CA2266725A1] This invention is an anthropomorphic model (10) for ascertaining the presence of certain forces within flexible human skin material covering the model. The anthropomorphic model can simulate the major dynamic characteristics of a human. The anthropomorphic model is adaptably representative of specific classes of human body form as regards body build, and including flexible human skin simulating materials including a cutaneous region, and a subcutaneous region covering at least parts of the model. The anthropomorphic model includes sensing means (32, 33, 34) located within the flexible human skin simulating materials for measuring physical parameters such as pressure, shear and friction forces acting on the anthropomorphic model, and means for detecting signals from the sensing means for ascertaining at least one of the pressure, shear and friction forces existing within the flexible skin simulating materials. The anthropomorphic model may be used to test the efficacy of support structures in the prevention and treatment of decubitus or pressure ulcers and related conditions.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G09B 23/28; G09B 23/32

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G09B 23/28 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01); G01M 17/007 (2006.01); G01M 99/00 (2011.01); G09B 23/30 (2006.01); G09B 23/32 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G09B 23/285 (2013.01); G01M 17/0078 (2013.01); G01M 99/00 (2013.01); G09B 23/30 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB NL

EPO simple patent family

AU 1535997 A 19980803; AU 740919 B2 20011115; CA 2266725 A1 19980716; CA 2266725 C 20051011; EP 0966734 A1 19991229; EP 0966734 A4 20000607; JP 2001511672 A 20010814

INPADOC legal status


2007-01-24 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060801

2000-06-07 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20000426

2000-06-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB NL

2000-06-07 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7G 09B 23/28 A, 7G 09B 23/32 B

1999-12-29 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990806

1999-12-29 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB NL