US2826192A - Therapeutic electrical exerciser - Google Patents

Therapeutic electrical exerciser Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US2826192A
US2826192A US541177A US54117755A US2826192A US 2826192 A US2826192 A US 2826192A US 541177 A US541177 A US 541177A US 54117755 A US54117755 A US 54117755A US 2826192 A US2826192 A US 2826192A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
exerciser
patient
treadles
mounted
platform
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
US541177A
Inventor
James E Mangas
Original Assignee
James E Mangas
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by James E Mangas filed Critical James E Mangas
Priority to US541177A priority Critical patent/US2826192A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US2826192A publication Critical patent/US2826192A/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Application status is Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H1/00Apparatus for passive exercising; Vibrating apparatus ; Chiropractic devices, e.g. body impacting devices, external devices for briefly extending or aligning unbroken bones
    • A61H1/02Stretching or bending or torsioning apparatus for exercising
    • A61H1/0237Stretching or bending or torsioning apparatus for exercising for the lower limbs
    • A61H1/0255Both knee and hip of a patient, e.g. in supine or sitting position, the feet being moved in a plane substantially parallel to the body-symmetrical-plane
    • A61H1/0259Both knee and hip of a patient, e.g. in supine or sitting position, the feet being moved in a plane substantially parallel to the body-symmetrical-plane moved by translation
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H1/00Apparatus for passive exercising; Vibrating apparatus ; Chiropractic devices, e.g. body impacting devices, external devices for briefly extending or aligning unbroken bones
    • A61H1/02Stretching or bending or torsioning apparatus for exercising
    • A61H1/0237Stretching or bending or torsioning apparatus for exercising for the lower limbs
    • A61H1/0255Both knee and hip of a patient, e.g. in supine or sitting position, the feet being moved in a plane substantially parallel to the body-symmetrical-plane
    • A61H1/0262Walking movement; Appliances for aiding disabled persons to walk
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B22/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
    • A63B22/06Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with support elements performing a rotating cycling movement, i.e. a closed path movement
    • A63B22/0664Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with support elements performing a rotating cycling movement, i.e. a closed path movement performing an elliptic movement
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H2201/00Characteristics of apparatus not provided for in the preceding codes
    • A61H2201/01Constructive details
    • A61H2201/0157Constructive details portable
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H2201/00Characteristics of apparatus not provided for in the preceding codes
    • A61H2201/12Driving means
    • A61H2201/1207Driving means with electric or magnetic drive
    • A61H2201/1215Rotary drive
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H2201/00Characteristics of apparatus not provided for in the preceding codes
    • A61H2201/16Physical interface with patient
    • A61H2201/1602Physical interface with patient kind of interface, e.g. head rest, knee support or lumbar support
    • A61H2201/1628Pelvis
    • A61H2201/1633Seat
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H2201/00Characteristics of apparatus not provided for in the preceding codes
    • A61H2201/16Physical interface with patient
    • A61H2201/1602Physical interface with patient kind of interface, e.g. head rest, knee support or lumbar support
    • A61H2201/1635Hand or arm, e.g. handle
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H2201/00Characteristics of apparatus not provided for in the preceding codes
    • A61H2201/16Physical interface with patient
    • A61H2201/1602Physical interface with patient kind of interface, e.g. head rest, knee support or lumbar support
    • A61H2201/164Feet or leg, e.g. pedal
    • A61H2201/1642Holding means therefor
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H2203/00Additional characteristics concerning the patient
    • A61H2203/04Position of the patient
    • A61H2203/0425Sitting on the buttocks
    • A61H2203/0431Sitting on the buttocks in 90°/90°-position, like on a chair
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B22/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
    • A63B22/06Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with support elements performing a rotating cycling movement, i.e. a closed path movement
    • A63B22/0664Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with support elements performing a rotating cycling movement, i.e. a closed path movement performing an elliptic movement
    • A63B2022/0676Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with support elements performing a rotating cycling movement, i.e. a closed path movement performing an elliptic movement with crank and handles being on the same side of the exercising apparatus with respect to the frontal body-plane of the user, e.g. crank and handles are in front of the user
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B22/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
    • A63B22/20Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements using rollers, wheels, castors or the like, e.g. gliding means, to be moved over the floor or other surface, e.g. guide tracks, during exercising
    • A63B22/201Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements using rollers, wheels, castors or the like, e.g. gliding means, to be moved over the floor or other surface, e.g. guide tracks, during exercising for moving a support element in reciprocating translation, i.e. for sliding back and forth on a guide track
    • A63B2022/206Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements using rollers, wheels, castors or the like, e.g. gliding means, to be moved over the floor or other surface, e.g. guide tracks, during exercising for moving a support element in reciprocating translation, i.e. for sliding back and forth on a guide track on a curved path
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B71/00Games or sports accessories not covered in groups A63B1/00 - A63B69/00
    • A63B71/02Games or sports accessories not covered in groups A63B1/00 - A63B69/00 for large-room or outdoor sporting games
    • A63B71/023Supports, e.g. poles
    • A63B2071/025Supports, e.g. poles on rollers or wheels
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B2208/00Characteristics or parameters related to the user or player
    • A63B2208/02Characteristics or parameters related to the user or player posture
    • A63B2208/0228Sitting on the buttocks
    • A63B2208/0233Sitting on the buttocks in 90/90 position, like on a chair

Description

THERAPEUTIC :ELECTRICAL EXERCISER l James'EJMan'gas, ColoradoSprings, Colo.

vApplication October. 18, 1955,4SeriaLNo. 541,177

'1 Claim. (Cl. 12S-25) This `invention relates to Atherapeutic YAexercising f devices andmachines where .parts of the body are exercised by mechanical means to simulate natural movements, vsuch as walking and the like, `and Yin particular an -exerciser having Iarseat slidably mounted on -a'base with treadles positioned in front .of the seat .and ractuated to `imitate walking, and having hand rails at the sides of the'treadles to facilitate standing whileexercising 4the legs.

The/purpose of this invention `istoy provide a mechanicaly execiser particularly adapted'for exercising the lower limbs and hips of a `patient'whereby the device is particularly useful in treating paralysis.

Various types of mechanical deviceshave been provided for-,exercising arms, legs, Aand `other `parts .of 'the body-*and althoughssuch devices exercisethe muscles and joints `they arenotparticularly yadapted to move .parts Aof apatient to i simulate lnatural movements yand although Athe members of `thebody maybe thoroughly vexercised'with these `devices something vmore is lrequired before ithe patient walks alone. With this thought in kmind this invention contemplatesfa mechanical exercser `having foot treadles slidably `mounted in tracks Ain a block and actuated .by eccentric portions of a crankshaft `with the treadles positioned to be used inicombination with a seat and hand rails whereby the legs and hips of apatient may be exercised in both sitting vand 'standing positions, and also at all points rbetweensitting and `.standing positions.

`The object of this invention lis, therefore, to. provide me-ans for Yforming a mechanical exerciser thatgraduall-y builds a patient up to such a condition that he may walk by himself.

Another object of the invention is to provi-de a device for exercising the lower limbs and hips of a patient having paralysis, stiff joints, and the like, whereby a patient having been bedridden for a considerable length of time may become accustomed to the action of walking 'before supporting his own weight or attempting to walk alone.

Another important object of the invention is to provid-e means for compelling a patient to use his or her limbs in Walking motions.

It is yet another object of the invention to provide a mechanical exerciser particularly adapted for exercising the leg and hip muscles and joints in which the feet are secured to treadles to prevent displacement or distortion of the legs when the operation is continued for long periods of time.

A further object of the invention is to provide a mechanical exerciser for exercising the muscles and joints of the limbs of a patient in which the parts are adjustable to a-ccommodate patients of all ages and of diierent sizes.

A still further object is to provide a mechanical exerciser for exercising the limbs of a patient in which the position of the patient is adapted to be changed from sitting to standing or to any intermediate position.

The exerciser of this invention is also adapted to encourage a patient to exercise his limbs or other parts of the body whenapatientffeels too `weak or-doesnothave the desireto exercise his limbs.

And va still further object of the inventionis toA provide a mechanical exerciserifor moving theflimbs of a patient, or other person to imitate the action of walking, in `which the device is adapted to be adjusted to diiierent sizes -and adapted to be used by persons of all ages, and in which the exerciser is of a simple and economical construction.

With these and .other objects and advantages in view the invention embodies a base mounted on casters to facilitatemoving `the exerciser from one; position to another, a seatslidably mounted onithe base, treadlesslidably Amounted Ain tracks in ablock on 'the base, a crankshaft `for actuating the treadles, guard rails extended across one endvof the base andalso positioned at the sides of the treadles, and a motor for actuating the crankshaft.

Other features vand advantages of the invention will appear from thet'ollowing description taken in connection with the drawings,=wherein:

Figure l is a plan view of the .improved `therapeutic exerciser.

-Figure2 4is a1longitudinal section through the exerciser taken `on line 2-.2 of Figure l.

While one lembodiment of the inventionislillustrated in the above-referred-to drawings, it is to be understood that they are `merelyior .theypurpose :of illustration, vand that'various changes in constructionmaybe resorted'toin the course` ofmanufacture inorder that thefinvention may be utilized to-the Jbest ladvantage according to circumstances which may arise, withoutrn any manner depart ing from the spirit and intention of the device, which is to be vlimited only in accordance with 'the appended claims. And while there is Astated the primary tield of utility of the invention, it remains vobviousthat"it may be employed in any other capacity wherein.` it .may be found applicable.

in the accompanying drawings and inthe following specication, .the same reference characters are used to designate the same parts and elements throughout, and in which the numeral 10 refersto `the invention in itsentirety, numeral 12 indicating abase or4 platform, numeral 14 a seat carried by a crossbar 16 .slidably mounted on spaced parallel rails 18 and '20, numerals 22and 24 treadles slidably mounted in inclined slots'26 an'clMZ'S, and

actuated by a crankshaftl), numerl'SZ a mot-or "for rotating the crankshaft, and numerals 34 and 36 posts mounted on the platform and to which side and end rails are connected.

The platform or base 12 is mount-ed on casters, with one caster 38 at the forward end and casters 40 and 42 at the rear whereby the exerciser may readily be moved from one position to another, and as shown in Figure 2, the casters are provided with rollers 44 and yokes 46. The yokes are pivotally mounted on the platform to facilitate turning the device so that it may readily be positioned at the side of a bed or the like.

The seat 14, which is provided with a back 48, is mounted with a swivel connection 50 on a post 52 extended upwardly from the cross bar 16, the seat being provided with a stud 54 that extends into the connection 5d, and the ends of the cross bar 16 are provided with sleeves 56 and 58 which are slidably mounted on the rails 18 and Ztl', respectively, whereby the seat is adapted to be adjusted longitudinally on the platform. The ends of the rails are mounted on the platform with sockets 6i).

The crankshaft 30 is rotatably mounted on the platform with bearings 62 and one end is provided with a pulley 64 that is aligned with a pulley 66 on the shaft of the motor 32 whereby the crankshaft is adapted to be driven by a belt 68 trained over the pulleys.. The treadles l PtentedMar. .11, 1958 are lconnected to olset sections of the crankshaft, the treadle 22 being yconnected to arms 70 and 72 with a pin 74 which extends through a rolled end 76 of the treadle and the treadle 24 being connected to arms 78 and 80 with a similar pin 82 which extends through a rolled end 84 of the treadle. Each of the arms 70 and 72, and 7b 'and 80 is provided with a plurality of spaced openings 86 in which the pins 74 and 82 may be positioned, thereby providing means for `adjusting the stroke or travel of the treadles.

The ends of the treadles opposite to the ends con nected to the crankshaft are provided with arcuate sections 88 and 90 that travel over rollers 92 in the slots 26 and 28 of the block 94, and the treadles are also provided with slots 96 and 98 in which shoes 100 and 102 are adjustably secured by bolts 104. The shoes are provided with heel receptacles 106 and toe straps or other foot retaining elements 108. The soles are slightly curved to stimulate the ankle joints as the exerciser is used.

The shoes are adjustable longitudinally on the treadles to correspond with the lengths of the legs of a patient, and the seat is also adjustable longitudinally on the platform, and with this combination of adjustments the device will meet all requirements.

The posts 34 and 36 are connected with end rails 110 and 112, and side rails 114 and 116 extend rearwardly from the post 34 with the ends connected by a vertical section 118, and similar side rails extend from the post 36, as indicated by the numerals 120 and 122, the extended ends of which are supported by a section 124.

A rheostat 126 may be positioned on the rail 114 to control the speed of the motor so that a patient may regulate the movements of the feet, if desired.

Operation The therapeutic exerciser of this invention provides a device that may readily be rolled from one bedside to another, so that it may be used by one patient after another, and with the seat mounted on a swivel joint, it may be turned through an angle of 180 degrees from the position shown in Figure 2, to facilitate placing a patient in the seat, and with the patient in the seat the seat is rotated so that the feet are positioned to be secured in the shoes on the treadles, and with the feet positioned in the shoes the motor is started. The device may be operated slowly at irst and the speed increased as the device is used, or from day to day, so that the muscles of a patient may be built up until they are accustomed to the natural speed of walking.

At rst, the patient will start using the exerciser with the patient in a sitting position, and by gripping the side or end rails the patient may gradually work up to a standing position.

From the foregoing specification the operation will become apparent and it will be understood that the invention disclosed will adequately accomplish the functions for which it has been designed and in an economical manner, and that its simplicity, accuracy, and ease of operati-on are such as to provide a relatively inexpensive device, considering what it will accomplish, and that it will find an important place in the art to which it appertains when once placed on the market.

It is thoughtlthat persons skilled in the art to which the invention relates will be able to obtain a clear understanding of the invention after Vconsidering the description in connection with the drawings. Therefore, a more lengthy description is regarded as unnecessary.

Having now described the invention that which is claimed to be new and desired to be procured by Letters Patent, is:

In a therapeutic electrical exerciser, the combination which comprises a horizontally disposed platform, casters mounted on the under surface of the platform, spaced parallel longitudinally positioned rails mounted on the sides of the platform, a cross bar slidably mounted on the rails, a post having a swivel connection therein ex- 'tended upwardly from the cross bar, a seat carried by the post, a block having inclined slots therein mounted on the platform and positioned in front of the seat, a crankshaft having offset sections therein rotatably mounted on the platform, a motor also mounted on the platform and operatively connected to the crankshaft, treadles adjustably connected to the offset sections of the crankshaft and slidably mounted in the inclined slots of the block, said treadles having longitudinally disposed slots therein, shoes adjustably mounted in the slots of the treadles whereby the shoes are adjustable in relation t-o the seat, posts extended upwardly from corners of the end of the platform on which the crankshaft is positioned, rails connecting the posts, and side rails extended from the posts to positions adjacent the seat.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 219,439 Blend Sept. 9, 1879 2,261,355 Flynn Nov. 4, 1941 2,641,249 Broekman June 9, 1953

US541177A 1955-10-18 1955-10-18 Therapeutic electrical exerciser Expired - Lifetime US2826192A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US541177A US2826192A (en) 1955-10-18 1955-10-18 Therapeutic electrical exerciser

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US541177A US2826192A (en) 1955-10-18 1955-10-18 Therapeutic electrical exerciser

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US2826192A true US2826192A (en) 1958-03-11

Family

ID=24158490

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US541177A Expired - Lifetime US2826192A (en) 1955-10-18 1955-10-18 Therapeutic electrical exerciser

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US2826192A (en)

Cited By (27)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2924214A (en) * 1957-07-18 1960-02-09 Alphonse J Zak Exercising machine
US2969060A (en) * 1959-07-13 1961-01-24 Howard F Swanda Exercising machine
WO1988000850A1 (en) * 1986-07-18 1988-02-11 Canhart Industries Inc. Exercising device
FR2632867A1 (en) * 1988-06-16 1989-12-22 Feuvrier Etevenard Andre Multi-functional device permitting re-education of the lower limbs
US5135447A (en) * 1988-10-21 1992-08-04 Life Fitness Exercise apparatus for simulating stair climbing
US5489257A (en) * 1995-01-03 1996-02-06 Li; Wen-Pin Massaging assembly with movable lower-back supporting member
US5685804A (en) * 1995-12-07 1997-11-11 Precor Incorporated Stationary exercise device
US5916065A (en) * 1998-02-10 1999-06-29 Stamina Products, Inc. Multiple leg movement exercise apparatus
US6123650A (en) * 1998-11-03 2000-09-26 Precor Incorporated Independent elliptical motion exerciser
US6146314A (en) * 1998-05-15 2000-11-14 Stamina Products, Inc. Pedal-type exerciser
US6165107A (en) * 1999-03-18 2000-12-26 Illinois Tool Works Inc. Flexibly coordinated motion elliptical exerciser
US6183398B1 (en) 1998-07-23 2001-02-06 Unisen, Inc. Exercise trainer with a stride multiplier
US6238321B1 (en) 1999-10-14 2001-05-29 Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Exercise device
US20020049122A1 (en) * 1998-07-23 2002-04-25 Fred Mercado Exercise and therapeutic trainer
US20020155927A1 (en) * 1998-07-23 2002-10-24 Corbalis Kevin P. Elliptical exercise device and arm linkage
US6511402B2 (en) 1994-05-25 2003-01-28 Unisen, Inc. Power controlled exercising machine and method for controlling the same
US6752744B2 (en) 1999-10-14 2004-06-22 Precor Incorporated Exercise device
US20040257627A1 (en) * 2003-06-17 2004-12-23 Cross Match Technologies, Inc. System and method for illuminating a platen in a live scanner and producing high-contrast print images
WO2005122692A2 (en) * 2004-06-17 2005-12-29 Gabal Ya Akov An excercise, rehabilitation and mobilization device
US20060189447A1 (en) * 2005-02-09 2006-08-24 Precor Incorporated Adjustable total body cross-training exercise device
US20060229170A1 (en) * 2003-05-21 2006-10-12 Takahisa Ozawa Leg portion training device
EP1818082A3 (en) * 1995-01-25 2008-10-22 Nautilus, Inc. Stationary exercise apparatus
US20090075786A1 (en) * 2007-09-13 2009-03-19 Merli Christopher R Seated exercise apparatus
US20110028277A1 (en) * 2007-09-13 2011-02-03 Christopher Merli Seated exercise apparatus
US8550963B1 (en) 2010-11-08 2013-10-08 The Global DR Group LLC Leg exercise assembly
DE102015121644A1 (en) * 2015-12-11 2017-06-14 Hochschule Reutlingen Wheelchair with a training device for exercise therapy of lower limbs and wheelchair-bound training device
DE102009001643B4 (en) * 2008-03-19 2017-11-30 Frank Lumme seat runner

Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US219439A (en) * 1879-09-09 Improvement in passive-motion walking-machines
US2261355A (en) * 1939-07-14 1941-11-04 Robert A Bussey Invalid's exercising chair
US2641249A (en) * 1951-01-17 1953-06-09 Healthomatic Corp Adjustable foot support device for exercising machines

Patent Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US219439A (en) * 1879-09-09 Improvement in passive-motion walking-machines
US2261355A (en) * 1939-07-14 1941-11-04 Robert A Bussey Invalid's exercising chair
US2641249A (en) * 1951-01-17 1953-06-09 Healthomatic Corp Adjustable foot support device for exercising machines

Cited By (41)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2924214A (en) * 1957-07-18 1960-02-09 Alphonse J Zak Exercising machine
US2969060A (en) * 1959-07-13 1961-01-24 Howard F Swanda Exercising machine
WO1988000850A1 (en) * 1986-07-18 1988-02-11 Canhart Industries Inc. Exercising device
FR2632867A1 (en) * 1988-06-16 1989-12-22 Feuvrier Etevenard Andre Multi-functional device permitting re-education of the lower limbs
US5135447A (en) * 1988-10-21 1992-08-04 Life Fitness Exercise apparatus for simulating stair climbing
US6511402B2 (en) 1994-05-25 2003-01-28 Unisen, Inc. Power controlled exercising machine and method for controlling the same
US5489257A (en) * 1995-01-03 1996-02-06 Li; Wen-Pin Massaging assembly with movable lower-back supporting member
EP1818082A3 (en) * 1995-01-25 2008-10-22 Nautilus, Inc. Stationary exercise apparatus
US5685804A (en) * 1995-12-07 1997-11-11 Precor Incorporated Stationary exercise device
US5916065A (en) * 1998-02-10 1999-06-29 Stamina Products, Inc. Multiple leg movement exercise apparatus
US6146314A (en) * 1998-05-15 2000-11-14 Stamina Products, Inc. Pedal-type exerciser
US6183398B1 (en) 1998-07-23 2001-02-06 Unisen, Inc. Exercise trainer with a stride multiplier
US7025710B2 (en) 1998-07-23 2006-04-11 Unisen, Inc. Elliptical exercise device and arm linkage
US20050250621A1 (en) * 1998-07-23 2005-11-10 Corbalis Kevin P Elliptical exercise device and arm linkage
US20020049122A1 (en) * 1998-07-23 2002-04-25 Fred Mercado Exercise and therapeutic trainer
US20020155927A1 (en) * 1998-07-23 2002-10-24 Corbalis Kevin P. Elliptical exercise device and arm linkage
US7267637B2 (en) 1998-07-23 2007-09-11 Unisen, Inc. Exercise and therapeutic trainer
US6575877B2 (en) 1998-07-23 2003-06-10 Unisen, Inc. Exercise trainer with interconnected grounded movement
US20050245358A1 (en) * 1998-07-23 2005-11-03 Fred Mercado Exercise and therapeutic trainer
US6908416B2 (en) 1998-07-23 2005-06-21 Unisen, Inc. Exercise and therapeutic trainer
US6123650A (en) * 1998-11-03 2000-09-26 Precor Incorporated Independent elliptical motion exerciser
US6277055B1 (en) 1999-03-18 2001-08-21 Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Flexibly coordinated stationary exercise device
US6165107A (en) * 1999-03-18 2000-12-26 Illinois Tool Works Inc. Flexibly coordinated motion elliptical exerciser
US6752744B2 (en) 1999-10-14 2004-06-22 Precor Incorporated Exercise device
US6238321B1 (en) 1999-10-14 2001-05-29 Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Exercise device
US8323156B2 (en) * 2003-05-21 2012-12-04 Panasonic Corporation Leg training equipment
US20060229170A1 (en) * 2003-05-21 2006-10-12 Takahisa Ozawa Leg portion training device
US20040257627A1 (en) * 2003-06-17 2004-12-23 Cross Match Technologies, Inc. System and method for illuminating a platen in a live scanner and producing high-contrast print images
WO2005122692A3 (en) * 2004-06-17 2006-09-08 Ya Akov Gabal An excercise, rehabilitation and mobilization device
WO2005122692A2 (en) * 2004-06-17 2005-12-29 Gabal Ya Akov An excercise, rehabilitation and mobilization device
US20060189447A1 (en) * 2005-02-09 2006-08-24 Precor Incorporated Adjustable total body cross-training exercise device
US8419598B2 (en) 2005-02-09 2013-04-16 Precor Incorporated Adjustable total body cross-training exercise device
US10086227B2 (en) 2007-09-13 2018-10-02 Flatiron Design, Llc Seated exercise apparatus
US20110028277A1 (en) * 2007-09-13 2011-02-03 Christopher Merli Seated exercise apparatus
US7815551B2 (en) 2007-09-13 2010-10-19 Christopher R Merli Seated exercise apparatus
US20090075786A1 (en) * 2007-09-13 2009-03-19 Merli Christopher R Seated exercise apparatus
US8562491B2 (en) 2007-09-13 2013-10-22 Flatiron Design, Llc Seated exercise apparatus
DE102009001643B4 (en) * 2008-03-19 2017-11-30 Frank Lumme seat runner
US8550963B1 (en) 2010-11-08 2013-10-08 The Global DR Group LLC Leg exercise assembly
DE102015121644A1 (en) * 2015-12-11 2017-06-14 Hochschule Reutlingen Wheelchair with a training device for exercise therapy of lower limbs and wheelchair-bound training device
DE102015121644B4 (en) 2015-12-11 2019-03-14 Hochschule Reutlingen Wheelchair with a training device, wheelchair-bound exercise equipment and operating procedures

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3316898A (en) Rehabilitation and exercise apparatus
Winchester et al. Changes in supraspinal activation patterns following robotic locomotor therapy in motor-incomplete spinal cord injury
US4739986A (en) Foot, ankle and lower leg exerciser
US6152855A (en) In-bed exercise machine and method of use
US5499958A (en) Portable and reversible leg exercising apparatus
US4807874A (en) Combination plantar flexion/dorsiflexion ankle machine
US4478213A (en) Therapeutic limb manipulator
US5645516A (en) Therapeutic lower extremity exerciser and foot rest
US7101330B2 (en) Proprioceptive/kinesthetic apparatus and method
US7331906B2 (en) Apparatus and method for repetitive motion therapy
Hesse et al. A mechanized gait trainer for restoring gait in nonambulatory subjects
US6605024B2 (en) Methods and apparatus for exercising a person's quadriceps muscles
EP1471864B1 (en) Passive motion apparatus providing a controlled range of motion
US7481739B2 (en) Lower limb function training device
US5312315A (en) Pneumatic variable resistance rehabilitation/therapy apparatus
US5529560A (en) Stretch therapy apparatus for physical fitness, rehabilitation and medical treatment
US4712788A (en) Aquatic exercise apparatus
JP4617755B2 (en) Motion assisting device
CA2503960C (en) Therapeutic exercise device
EP2671559A1 (en) Ambulation training device and ambulation training system
US5224909A (en) Mid-body exercise device
US6244995B1 (en) Fitness exercise apparatus—the slider
Hesse et al. A mechanized gait trainer for restoration of gait
Mauritz Gait training in hemiplegia
Bajd et al. Standing-up of a healthy subject and a paraplegic patient