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JP2005323716A
JP2005323716A JP2004143298A JP2004143298A JP2005323716A JP 2005323716 A JP2005323716 A JP 2005323716A JP 2004143298 A JP2004143298 A JP 2004143298A JP 2004143298 A JP2004143298 A JP 2004143298A JP 2005323716 A JP2005323716 A JP 2005323716A
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a cold spot stimulation device capable of continuously and quantitatively giving cold stimulation without feeling pain. <P>SOLUTION: The device has a cooling pad section 5 having a Peltier element 8 for cooling the cold point of a living body and a heat radiating pad section 6 for warming a waist portion in a pad base 4, and cools the cold point giving the cooling heat by the heat exchanging action by the Peltier element 8 through a pad 7 by energizing the Peltier element 8 by a control section 12. Further, the device absorbs the heat generated by the heat exchanging action using a water circulation path 11a, delivers the heat from a water circulation path 11 to a water circulation path 11b near the heat radiating pad 6 and radiates the heat from a pad 9 to the waist portion. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2006,JPO&NCIPI

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この発明は、人体のダイエットに好適な冷点刺激装置に関する。 This invention relates to a suitable cold spot stimulator human diet.

一般に、人体には環境温度が下がると体温を一定に保つためにエネルギーを消費し、体温を上昇させる機能(メカニズム)があることが知られている。 Generally, the human body environment temperature drops to consume energy in order to keep the body temperature constant, it is known that there is a function to raise body temperature (mechanisms). このメカニズムを利用し、人体の寒冷刺激を感知する冷点を市販の冷シップを貼って、その部位の温度を下げ、エネルギーを消費させてダイエットを行うことが知られている。 Using this mechanism, the cold spot to sense the human body cold stimulation put a commercial cold ship, reducing the temperature of the site, by consuming the energy is known to carry out the diet. また、はさみ具などの治具を用いてつぼを刺激し、ダイエットを行う技術が開示されている(例えば、特許文献1参照)。 Also it stimulates the pot by using a jig such as a scissors device, a technique for dieting is disclosed (for example, see Patent Document 1).
登録実用新案第3033780号公報 Registered Utility Model No. 3033780 publication

上記した冷シップを貼ってダイエットを行う方法は、冷シップを定期的に交換する必要があり、交換が面倒なため、継続するのが難しいという問題がある。 How to do the diet put a cold compress as described above, it is necessary to regularly exchange the cold compress, for replacement is cumbersome, there is a problem that it is difficult to continue. また、上記特許文献1に記載の技術は、つぼに治具を装着してダイエットを行うものであるが、冷却手段をつぼに装着する技術を開示するものではない。 The technique described in Patent Document 1 is one in which wearing the jig pot performing diet, does not disclose a technique for mounting the pot cooling means.

この発明は上記問題点に着目してなされたものであって面倒を感ずることなく、寒冷刺激を定量的、持続的に与え得る冷点刺激装置を提供することを目的としている。 The invention is not feel troublesome was made in view of the above problems, and its object is to provide a cold spot stimulator may provide cold stimuli quantitatively, persistently.

この発明の冷点刺激装置は、生体の冷点を冷却するための冷却素子を含む冷却部と、前記冷却素子に通電し、冷却素子の熱交換作用により、前記冷点を冷却させる制御部と、を備えている。 Cold spot stimulator of the present invention, a cooling unit including a cooling device for cooling the cold spot of a living body, supplying an electric current to the cooling element, the heat exchange action of the cooling device, and a control unit for cooling the cooling point , and a.

この冷点刺激装置においては、制御部よりの所定のタイミングによる通電制御により、冷却素子による冷点への刺激を定量的、継続的に行うことができる。 In this cold spot stimulator, the power supply control according to a predetermined timing from the controller, quantitative irritation to the cold spot by the cooling device, can be performed continuously.

この発明の冷点刺激装置は、更に、前記冷却素子の熱交換作用により発生する熱を転送する転送手段と、この転送される熱を生体の所望の部位より放熱する放熱部とを備えることができる。 Cold spot stimulator of the present invention, further, be provided with a transfer means for transferring heat generated by the heat exchange action of the cooling device, and a heat radiating portion for radiating heat the transfer from the desired site of biological it can.

また、この発明の冷点刺激装置において、前記熱転送手段は、例えば発生した熱により緩められる水を循環する循環路及びポンプとからなるものである。 Further, the cold spot stimulation device of the present invention, the heat transfer means is composed of a circulation passage and the pump circulates the water to be loosened, for example, by the generated heat.

また、この発明の冷点刺激装置において、前記冷却部及び放熱部は、被服の裏面に一体的に形成され、被服を装着した状態で冷却部は冷点に、放熱部は放熱所要部に対面する位置に配備すると良い。 Further, the cold spot stimulation device of the present invention, the cooling portion and the heat radiating portion is integrally formed on the back surface of the garment, the cooling unit while wearing the garment on the cold spot, heat radiation part facing the heat radiation predetermined portions it may be deployed in a position to.

この発明によれば、生体の冷点に冷却素子を装着し、制御部より通電を所定のタイミング順序で行うことができるので、冷点刺激を定量的、持続的に行うことができる。 According to the present invention, the cooling element to a cold point of the living body is attached, since the energization from the control unit can be performed at a predetermined timing sequence, quantitative cold point stimulation, it is possible to continuously carry out.

また、冷却部、放熱部を被服の裏に一体的に装着することにより、被服を着る(装着)のみで冷却部及び放熱部を目的とする箇所に装着することができる。 The cooling unit, by integrally mounted to the back of the garment to the heat radiating portion can be mounted wear clothing only in the cooling portion and the heat radiating portion (mounted) at a location of interest.

以下、実施の形態により、この発明を更に詳細に説明する。 Hereinafter, the embodiment will be described the invention in more detail. 図1は、この発明の一実施形態である冷点刺激ダイエット装置1の基本構成を示す概略斜視図である。 Figure 1 is a schematic perspective view showing a a a basic structure of a cold spot stimulation diet device 1 an embodiment of the present invention. この実施形態冷点刺激ダイエット装置1は、パッド部2と、制御装置3とから構成されている。 This embodiment cold spot stimulation diet device 1 includes a pad portion 2, and a control unit 3.

パッド部2は、パッド基体4と、このパッド基体4と付設される背中冷却パッド部5と、腰部放熱パッド部6とから構成されている。 Pad portion 2, the pad base 4, and the back cooling pad portion 5 to be attached with the pad base 4, and a waist thermal pad unit 6. 図2は、パッド部2と制御装置3の内部構成の概略を示す図である。 Figure 2 is a diagram schematically showing an internal structure of the pad portion 2 and the control unit 3. 冷却パッド部5は、背中に密着するためのパッド7とペルチェ素子(冷却素子)8とを有する。 Cooling pad portion 5 includes a pad 7 and the Peltier device (cooling device) 8 for close contact with the back. 腰部放熱パッド部6は、腰部に密着するためのパッド9と温度センサ10とを有する。 Lumbar thermal pad unit 6 includes a pad 9 and a temperature sensor 10 for close contact with the lower back. パッド基体4内には水循環路11を有する。 The pad base 4 having a water circulation path 11.

制御装置3内には、制御部12と、ポンプ13と、この制御部12及びポンプ13駆動用の電池14を有する。 The control unit 3, a control unit 12, a pump 13, the control unit 12 and the battery 14 of the pump 13 for driving. 水循環路11は、パイプ15a、15bによって、ポンプ13に接続され、制御部12はケーブル16によって、ペルチェ素子温度センサ10等と接続されている。 Water circulation channel 11, a pipe 15a, through 15b, is connected to the pump 13, the control unit 12 by a cable 16 is connected to the Peltier element temperature sensor 10 and the like. ポンプ13の駆動により、水循環路11内の水が循環する。 By driving the pump 13, water in the water circulation path 11 is circulated.

図3は、制御回路を示すブロック図である。 Figure 3 is a block diagram showing a control circuit. CPU21及びメモリ22は、制御部12に含まれる回路部であり、CPU21からの制御指令により、温度センサ10からの検出温度を取り込み、ペルチェ素子への通電及びポンプ13のON/OFFを適宜制御する。 CPU 21 and memory 22 is a circuit section included in the control unit 12, the control command from CPU 21, takes in the detection temperature from the temperature sensor 10, suitably controlled ON / OFF of energization and the pump 13 to the Peltier element .

次に、この実施形態冷点刺激ダイエット時の使用時の動作を説明する。 Next, the operation at the time of use during this embodiment cold spot stimulation diet. 使用に際しては、パッド部2を図示外のベルトを用いて、冷却パッド部5が背中に、腰部放熱パッド部6が腰部に対応配置されるように装着する。 In use, the pad portion 2 with unillustrated belt, the cooling pad portion 5 back, mounted as waist thermal pad unit 6 is associated arranged in the waist.

制御装置3の動作スイッチがオンされると、ペルチェ素子8への通電が開始されるとともに、ポンプ13をオンする。 When the operation switch of the control device 3 is turned on, along with the energization of the Peltier element 8 is started to turn on the pump 13. ペルチェ素子8への通電は連続的、あるいは間欠的、又はその組み合わせであっても良い。 Continuously energizing the Peltier element 8, or intermittently, or may be a combination thereof. ペルチェ素子8への通電により、ペルチェ素子8の熱交換作用により、パッド7を介して、背中の冷点に冷却がなされる。 By energizing the Peltier element 8, by the heat exchange action of the Peltier element 8, via the pad 7, the cooling is made on the back of the cold spot. このペルチェ素子8への通電制御により、パッド7の背中に接した部分への温度をダイエットに適した温度に冷却する。 The energization control to the Peltier element 8 and cools the temperature of the portion in contact with the back of the pad 7 to a temperature suitable for diet. この冷却作用により、生体は体温を所定の温度まで戻すよう脂肪分を燃焼させるので、ダイエット効果が果たされる。 This cooling effect, since living body to burn fat to return the body temperature to a predetermined temperature, are fulfilled diet effect. また、熱交換作用により、発生した熱はパッド7とは反対側のパッド基体4へ向けて放出される。 Further, by the heat exchange action, the generated heat from the pad 7 is emitted toward the opposite side of the pad base 4. この熱は、冷却パッド部5近傍の水循環路11aで吸収され、吸収された熱はポンプ13の動作により、水循環路11内を転送され、放熱パッド部6に至る。 This heat is absorbed by the cooling pad portion 5 near the water circulation passage 11a, by the operation of the absorbed heat pump 13, is transferred to the water circulation path 11, reaches the heat radiation pad unit 6. この放熱パッド部6の近傍の水循環路11bより、熱がパッド9を介して生体腰部に与えられ、熱交換により発生した熱がここで放出される。 Than water circulation path 11b in the vicinity of the heat radiation pad unit 6, heat is through a pad 9 given biological waist, the heat generated by the heat exchange is released here. この熱放出部は、加温しても良いところであればどこでも良いので、この実施形態では腰部としている。 The heat sink, since everywhere good wherever may be heated, in this embodiment has a waist. 冷点の冷却により、脂肪が燃焼し、体温が上昇すると、その温度は温度センサ10より制御部12に取り込まれる。 The cooling of the cold point, fat is burned, when the temperature rises, the temperature is taken to the control unit 12 from the temperature sensor 10. 制御部12では、この温度センサ10による検出温度の上昇度合いにより、ペルチェ素子8の駆動を制御し、冷点の温度が適性となるようフィードバック制御する。 The control unit 12, by increasing degree of the temperature detected by the temperature sensor 10, controls the driving of the Peltier element 8, the temperature of the cold spot is feedback controlled to be proper. この温度センサ10による体温検出は、本発明では必ずしも行う必要はないが、検出体温をフィードバック制御することによって、冷点の冷却をより適性にでき、ダイエット効果を上げることができる。 Temperature detection by the temperature sensor 10 is not necessarily performed in the present invention, by feedback controlling the detected body temperature, can be more proper cooling of the cold spot, it is possible to enhance the effect of diet.

なお、上記実施形態では、パッド部2を背中及び腰部に装着するのに、ベルト等を用いることを想定して説明したが、より容易に装着するために図4に示すような被服(ジャケット)31を用意し、この被服31の外側のポケット32に制御装置3を収納し、一方パッド部2を図5に示すように、被服31の裏側に一体的に装着し、使用時にこの被服31を身につけると良い。 In the above embodiment, for attaching the pad portion 2 in the back and waist, it has been described by assuming the use of a belt or the like, as shown in FIG. 4 in order to more easily attached clothing (jacket) 31 was prepared, it houses the control unit 3 to the outside of the pocket 32 ​​of the garment 31, whereas the pad portion 2, as shown in FIG. 5, integrally attached to the back side of the garment 31, the garment 31 at the time of use it may wear. この被服31を身につける(着る)と、冷却パッド部5は背中の冷点に、放熱パッド部6は腰部に配置され、冷却パッド部5及び放熱パッド部6の生体の目的とする位置への装着が容易にできる。 Put this garment 31 to acquire the (wear), cooling pad portion 5 in the cold spot of the back, the heat radiation pad portion 6 are arranged in the waist, to the position of interest of a living body of the cooling pad portion 5 and the heat radiation pad section 6 mounting can be easily of.

この発明の一実施形態である冷点刺激ダイエット装置の基本構成を示す概略斜視図である。 It is a schematic perspective view showing a basic structure of a cold spot stimulation Diet apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention. 同実施形態冷点刺激ダイエット装置のパッド部及び制御装置の内部構成を示す概略図である。 It is a schematic diagram showing the internal configuration of the pad section and the control apparatus of the embodiment cold spot stimulation diet device. 同実施形態冷点刺激ダイエット装置の回路構成を示すブロック図である。 It is a block diagram showing a circuit configuration of the embodiment cold spot stimulation diet device. この発明の冷点刺激ダイエット装置を裏地に装着する被服の外観を示す図である。 Is a view showing an appearance of a garment attaching the cold spot stimulation Diet apparatus of the present invention lining. 同被服の前部を用いて、裏部の概観を示す図である。 With the front of the garment is a diagram showing an overview of the back portion.

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1 冷点刺激ダイエット装置 2 パッド部 3 制御装置 4 パッド基体 5 冷却パッド部 6 腰部放熱パッド部 7、9 パッド 8 ペルチェ素子 10 温度センサ 11 水循環路 12 制御部 13 ポンプ 14 電池 1 cold spot stimulation diet device 2 pads 3 controller 4 pad substrate 5 cooling pad unit 6 waist thermal pad 7, 9 pad 8 Peltier element 10 temperature sensor 11 water circulation path 12 the control unit 13 pump 14 cells

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  1. 生体の冷点を冷却するための冷却素子を含む冷却部と、前記冷却素子に通電し、冷却素子の熱交換作用により、前記冷点を冷却させる制御部と、を備えることを特徴とする冷点刺激装置。 A cooling unit including a cooling device for cooling the cold spot of a living body, supplying an electric current to the cooling element, the heat exchange action of the cooling element, characterized in that it comprises a control unit for cooling the cold spot cold point stimulation device.
  2. 前記冷却素子の熱交換作用により発生する熱を転送する転送手段と、この転送される熱を生体の所望の部位より放熱する放熱部とを備えることを特徴とする請求項1記載の冷点刺激装置。 Said transfer means for transferring the heat generated by the heat exchange action of the cooling device, the heat of cold point according to claim 1, characterized in that it comprises a heat radiating portion for radiating from the desired site of biological stimuli this transfer apparatus.
  3. 前記熱転送手段は、発生した熱により緩められる水を循環する循環路及びポンプとからなるものであることを特徴とする請求項2記載の冷点刺激装置。 It said heat transfer means, the cold spot stimulator according to claim 2, wherein a is made of a circulation path and the pump circulates the water to be loosened by the generated heat.
  4. 前記冷却部及び放熱部は、被服の裏面に一体的に形成され、被服を装着した状態で冷却部は冷点に、放熱部は放熱所要部に対面する位置に配備したことを特徴とする請求項2又は請求項3記載の冷点刺激装置。 Wherein the cooling unit and the heat radiating portion is integrally formed on the back surface of the garment, the cooling unit being mounted to clothing in cold spot, the heat radiating portion, characterized in that the deployed position facing the heat radiation predetermined portions cold spot stimulator of claim 2 or claim 3, wherein.
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