ES2546919B1 - Acoustic fetal stimulation device - Google Patents

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ES2546919B1
ES2546919B1 ES201430427A ES201430427A ES2546919B1 ES 2546919 B1 ES2546919 B1 ES 2546919B1 ES 201430427 A ES201430427 A ES 201430427A ES 201430427 A ES201430427 A ES 201430427A ES 2546919 B1 ES2546919 B1 ES 2546919B1
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Luis PALLARÉS ANIORTE
Maria Luisa LÓPEZ-TEIJÓN PÉREZ
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Acoustic fetal stimulation device. It comprises a capsule (2), which encloses means of emission (10) of acoustic stimulation signals, made of a biocompatible (hygienic) material of a size and shape suitable to be removably inserted into the bottom of the vagina, adjacent to a fetus: and an extractor cord (20) for the removal of the device (1). The emission means (10) of acoustic signals comprise a reproduction system (12, 13) of a predetermined acoustic stimulation signal, provided with a control software and a loudspeaker (11), and wireless communication means with the outside With a remote control to instruct the playback system through a wireless RF signal.

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DESCRIPTION

Acoustic fetal stimulation device.

Object of the invention 5

The present invention relates, within the obstetrics sector, to an acoustic or sound fetal stimulation device, of the type that comprises means for the emission of acoustic stimulation signals, so that one or more fetuses can be stimulated by, for example, music, vocals, 10 vibrations and other different sounds prerecorded and emitted by a speaker.

Field of Application of the Invention

The field of application of the present invention falls within the sector of the industry dedicated to the manufacture of devices intended to achieve fetal or prenatal stimulation.

Background of the invention

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In medicine, specifically in obstetrics and neurology, it is scientifically proven that fetal or prenatal stimulation is very important in the life of the newborn. In fact, it is known that the fetus, in the mother's womb, responds to external stimuli, each time with a greater response as it develops. There are different modalities of fetal stimulation, one of them being sound or auditory stimulation of the fetus (or fetuses).

Recent research results indicate that the fetus, and even the embryo (Cf. Poster-127: “Impact of exposure to music during in vitro culture on embryo Development”, of Human Reprodution, of Oxford University Press, recovered from 30 http: / /humrep.oxfordjournals.org/ on November 7, 2013; authors: C. Castelló, M. Asensio, P. Fernández, A. Farreras, S.Rovira, JM Capdevila, E. Velilla, and M. López-Teijón, of the Marquis Institute, Reproductive Biology, Barcelona, Spain), respond to aural stimulations, and that their effect can

constitute an experience of premature learning and have an impact on the behavior and learning capacity of the child after birth.

Experiments and devices with vibroacoustic elements and speakers attached to the abdominal wall are known in the state of the art, including patents US4934998, US5699558, US6097822, US6718044, JPH11205878A, and applications US2011015471A1 and US2011245737A1, describe prenatal audio devices and clothing for acoustic stimulation of the fetus.

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The systems known in the state of the art, including the aforementioned, involve elements incorporated on the outside of the user's skin, attached to the outside of the abdomen, and could have the disadvantage that their effectiveness could possibly be limited by the presence of a tissue barrier between the sound emission point or acoustic stimulation signal 15 and the ear of the fetus.

The purpose of the present invention is to provide a solution to the problem described.

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Explanation of the invention.

For this purpose, the object of the present invention is a novel fetal stimulation audio device that, in essence, is characterized in that it comprises a capsule, which encloses emission means, made of a biocompatible (hygienic) material of a size and suitable form to be removably inserted into the bottom of the vagina, adjacent to a fetus, and an extractor cord for removal of the device.

According to another feature of the present invention, the acoustic signal emission means 30 comprise a predetermined acoustic signal reproduction system, provided with a control software and a loudspeaker, and wireless communication means with the outside with a command to

distance to instruct the playback system through a wireless RF signal.

The device of the invention may comprise an internal memory of acoustic stimulation signals, where the predetermined signals to be reproduced are prerecorded.

In this case, the acoustic stimulation signal to be reproduced is sent in the wireless RF signal from an external memory to the device's broadcast media. 10

Preferably, but not exclusively, the capsule has an ovoid shape.

According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the capsule consists of a cap and a lower portion, removably attachable to the cap by about 15 coupling means, preferably threaded, and to which the extractor cord is attached.

Advantageously, the capsule is made of a biocompatible (hygienic) plastic material, preferably Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), lacking 20 phthalates.

The emission means of the acoustic stimulation signals may comprise means for limiting the intensity and sound pressure of the emitted acoustic signal. 25

The acoustic stimulation signal emitted is formed by a signal or sum of signals, selected from: vibrations, music, ultrasound and audible sounds.

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Brief description of the drawings

The following is a detailed description of preferred, but not exclusive, embodiments of the fetal stimulation device object of the invention,

for whose best understanding is accompanied by some drawings, given merely by way of non-limiting descriptive example. In these drawings:

Fig. 1 is an elevation view of a first embodiment of an acoustic fetal stimulation device according to the present invention; 5

Fig. 2 is a view analogous to that of Fig. 1, but of a second embodiment of the device of the invention, with a capsule with two parts;

Fig. 3 is an exploded view of the capsule with the two sectioned parts of the device of Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a schematic view illustrating the interior composition of the device of the invention;

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Fig. 5 is an exploded and sectioned view of the device of the second embodiment of Fig. 2, in which all components are illustrated, except for the extractor cord; Y

Fig. 6 is a perspective view showing the intermediate portion of a device according to the present invention and drawn in Figures 4 and 5.

Detailed description of the drawings

In said drawings it can be seen that the acoustic fetal stimulation device 25 (1) of the present invention is constituted by:

- means of emission (10) of acoustic stimulation signals;

- a capsule (2), in the form of an ovoid, which encloses the emission means (10), manufactured in one (Fig. 1) or several pieces (Fig. 2), of a biocompatible (hygienic) material of a suitable size and shape to be removably inserted into the bottom of the vagina, adjacent to a fetus; Y

- an extractor cord (20) for the removal of the device (1).

A pressurized silicone gasket (6) with two holes allows the passage of the extractor cord (20) and its retention inside the space of the capsule (2) 5

The sound signal emission means (10) comprise a reproduction system (12, 13) of a predetermined acoustic signal stimulation, and are provided with a control software and a loudspeaker (11), and wireless communication means with the outside with a remote control to give 10 instructions to the playback system through a wireless RF signal. Said reproduction system of an acoustic stimulation signal consists, in addition to said speaker (11), of a battery (12) and a chip with a memory card (13). The speaker (11) can be a 15mm x 0.7mm 0.4 Ohm speaker. The battery (12) can be a 3.3V battery, and the memory card (13) can be an "SD" card.

The acoustic stimulation signal emitted can be a signal or sum of signals, selected from: vibrations, music, ultrasound and / or audible sounds.

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The device (1) comprises an internal memory of acoustic stimulation signals, where the predetermined signals to be reproduced are prerecorded. Or, alternatively, the acoustic stimulation signal to be reproduced can be sent in the wireless RF signal from an external memory to the transmission means (10) of the device (1). 25

In Figs. 4, 5 and 6 it can be seen that the device (1) comprises an intermediate portion (9), provided with a cylindrical wall (19) that fits inside the capsule (2), of a first hole (16) for a charger, and a second hole (17) for a card, for example an SD card, made in the circular base 30 (18) of said intermediate portion (9). A plastic plate (15) serves to hold the electronics of the device.

In the version of Figs. 2, 3 and 5, the device capsule (1) is formed by a cap (3) and a lower portion (4), removably attachable to the cap (3) by respective threads (7, 8), to which link the extractor cord (20). A silicone gasket (5) hermetically seals both portions of the device capsule. 5

The capsule (2) is made in both cases of a biocompatible (hygienic) plastic material devoid of phthalates. The preferred plastic material is Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS).

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The electronics of the emission means (10) of acoustic stimulation signals comprise means to limit the intensity and sound pressure of the emitted acoustic signal, in order to prevent it from causing discomfort or even damage to the fetus.

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Described sufficiently the nature of the present invention, as well as the way of putting it into practice, it is stated that everything that does not alter, change or modify its fundamental principle, is subject to variations in detail, including the purpose of the object of the invention. In this sense, the scope of the invention can be extended to other uses of the device of the invention, other than fetal stimulation, such as for example a sex toy.

Claims (11)

  1. 1.- Acoustic fetal stimulation device, which comprises means of emission (10) of acoustic stimulation signals, characterized in that it comprises a capsule (2), which encloses the emission means (10), made of 5 a biocompatible material ( hygienic) of a size and shape suitable to be removably inserted into the bottom of the vagina, adjacent to a fetus; and an extractor cord (20) for the removal of the device (1).
  2. 2. Device according to claim 1, characterized in that the means for the emission (10) of acoustic signals comprise a reproduction system (12, 13) of a predetermined acoustic signal of stimulation, provided with a control software and a loudspeaker. (11), and means of wireless communication with the outside with a remote control to instruct the playback system through a wireless RF signal. fifteen
  3. 3. Device according to claim 1, characterized in that it comprises an internal memory of acoustic stimulation signals, where the predetermined signals to be reproduced are pre-recorded.
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  4. 4. Device according to claim 2, characterized in that the acoustic stimulation signal to be reproduced is sent in the wireless RF signal from an external memory to the emission means (10) of the device (1).
  5. 5. Device according to claim 1, characterized in that said capsule 25 (2) has an ovoid shape.
  6. 6. Device according to claim 1, characterized in that said capsule (2) comprises a cap (3) and a lower portion (4), removably attachable to the cap (3) by coupling means, and to which the extractor cord (20).
  7. 7. Device according to claim 6, characterized in that said coupling means comprise respective threads (7, 8).
  8. 8. Device according to claim 1, characterized in that the capsule (2) is made of a biocompatible (hygienic) plastic material lacking 5 phthalates.
  9. 9. Device according to claim 8, characterized in that said plastic material is an Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene.
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  10. 10. Device according to claim 1, characterized in that the emission means (10) of acoustic stimulation signals comprise means for limiting the intensity and sound pressure of the emitted acoustic signal.
  11. 11. Device according to claim 1, characterized in that the acoustic signal 15 of stimulation emitted is formed by a signal or sum of signals, selected from: vibrations, music, ultrasound and audible sounds.
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