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Head-stabilized medical apparatus, system and methodology

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WO2005112557A3
WO2005112557A3 PCT/US2004/013951 US2004013951W WO2005112557A3 WO 2005112557 A3 WO2005112557 A3 WO 2005112557A3 US 2004013951 W US2004013951 W US 2004013951W WO 2005112557 A3 WO2005112557 A3 WO 2005112557A3
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John M Epley
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John M Epley
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    • A61B5/4863Measuring or inducing nystagmus
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Abstract

Structure and methodology involving mountable and head-wearable frame structure which is positionally stabilized, during use, relative a human subject's head, and which carries a selection of positionally anchored data sensors, and stimuli deliverers, that are relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of vestibular disorders. Special configurations are provided for two types of stimulators, one for sound application and air-pressure modification, and the other for the introduction of fluids to the ear. Stabilization enables tight and accurate correlation of data which is quickly analyzable by a connected, properly algorithmed computer, which can also be used for feedback control in a designed 'expert' system. The invention enables, among other things, practical and significant differentiation between physiological and pathological nystagmus.
PCT/US2004/013951 2004-05-04 2004-05-04 Head-stabilized medical apparatus, system and methodology WO2005112557A3 (en)

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US3716046A (en) * 1971-04-27 1973-02-13 Tracoustics Inc Apparatus and method for rotationally inducing and measuring nystagmus
US4029083A (en) * 1975-05-12 1977-06-14 Baylor Carl S Probe for audiometric apparatus
US4014320A (en) * 1975-05-14 1977-03-29 George Benton Richards Audiometric apparatus
US4757807A (en) * 1986-11-07 1988-07-19 Barbara Densert Method and apparatus for treating Meniere's disease
US5285685A (en) * 1992-05-11 1994-02-15 The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Air Force Perceived attitude apparatus and method
US6159171A (en) * 1995-12-22 2000-12-12 Pascal Medical Ab Device for affecting the hydrodynamic system of the inner ear
US6045528A (en) * 1997-06-13 2000-04-04 Intraear, Inc. Inner ear fluid transfer and diagnostic system
US20020151818A1 (en) * 2000-06-19 2002-10-17 Douglas Watt Method for evaluating vestibular response

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