Global Patent Index - EP 1315450 A1

EP 1315450 A1 2003-06-04 - DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ASSESSING CORRECT POSTURAL ALIGNMENT OF AN INDIVIDUAL

Title (en)

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ASSESSING CORRECT POSTURAL ALIGNMENT OF AN INDIVIDUAL

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG UND METHODE ZUM BEWERTEN DER KORREKTEN AUSRICHTUNG DER KÖRPERHALTUNG EINES INDIVIDUUMS

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF ET PROCEDE PERMETTANT D'EVALUER CORRECTEMENT L'ALIGNEMENT POSTURAL D'UN INDIVIDU

Publication

EP 1315450 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 01970096 A

Priority

  • FR 0011146 A
  • IB 0101849 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0217784A1] Many individuals have postural misalignments which can be corrected by the use of alignment accessories, such as wedges for positioning beneath the feet. Correction of postural alignment in this way can improve sporting performance. The invention provides a device and a method for selecting between differently-shaped alignment accessories to optimise postural alignment. The device comprises a sensor (12) having a plunger (22) which can be pressed by an individual. A data acquisition unit (10) records the force applied by the individual and the time taken to apply that force. For each of a number of different alignment accessories the individual is instructed to press the plunger with the greatest force possible (F) for the shortest time possible (t). The data acquisition unit generates an output parameter preferably based on F<2>/t or F/t. The optimum alignment accessory corresponds to the highest output parameter.

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

A61B 5/103; A63B 24/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/11 (2006.01); A61B 5/16 (2006.01); A61B 5/22 (2006.01); A63B 69/32 (2006.01); A61B 5/103 (2006.01); A63B 24/00 (2006.01); A63B 59/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/225 (2013.01); A61B 5/1104 (2013.01); A61B 5/162 (2013.01); A63B 24/0062 (2013.01); A63B 71/0619 (2013.01); A61B 5/1036 (2013.01); A61B 5/4561 (2013.01); A61B 2503/10 (2013.01); A63B 2060/464 (2015.10); A63B 2208/12 (2013.01); A63B 2220/51 (2013.01); A63B 2220/53 (2013.01); A63B 2220/56 (2013.01); A63B 2220/62 (2013.01); A63B 2220/83 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0217784A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 0217784 A1 20020307; AU 9020901 A 20020313; EP 1315450 A1 20030604; FR 2815241 A1 20020419; FR 2815241 B1 20030516

INPADOC legal status


2005-09-07 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050301

2003-06-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20030328

2003-06-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2003-06-04 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL LT LV MK RO SI