WO2016185029A1 - Device for normalizing the shoulder position of a person - Google Patents

Device for normalizing the shoulder position of a person Download PDF

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WO2016185029A1
WO2016185029A1 PCT/EP2016/061471 EP2016061471W WO2016185029A1 WO 2016185029 A1 WO2016185029 A1 WO 2016185029A1 EP 2016061471 W EP2016061471 W EP 2016061471W WO 2016185029 A1 WO2016185029 A1 WO 2016185029A1
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Abstract

The present invention relates to a device (1) for normalizing the shoulder position of a person, comprising a flexible support (2) which is provided for arrangement on the upper body of a person, wherein the flexible support (2) has a chest part (3), a back part (4), a shoulder area (5), and a neck opening (6) formed in the shoulder area (5), at least one tightening element (7) extends between a front fastening area (8) on the chest part (3) and a rear fastening area (14) on the back part (4) across the shoulder area (5), adjacent to both sides of the neck opening (6) on the flexible support (2), and the at least one tightening element (7) on the back part (4) forms an angle in the range of between 30 degrees and 80 degrees with the mid-perpendicular (13) of the back part (4), and the at least one tightening element (7) does not intersect the mid-perpendicular (13) of the back part (4), and the resistance with which the in each case at least one tightening element counters the incorrect posture of the user is adjustable.

Description

Apparatus for normalizing the shoulder position of a human

The present invention relates to a device for normalizing the shoulder position of a human.

Problems of the upper extremity are becoming a the perspective of medicine and medical technology. The number of pathologies of the hand, elbow, shoulder and the entire shoulder girdle is increasing dramatically. The pathologies in the shoulder area can affect cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine and cause problems there.

The causes for problems of the upper limb arise only singular traumatic. In most cases these pathologies rather non-traumatic nature. The states usually develop over months or years and emerge as painful, restraining disorder only when the pathology can no longer be compensated by the body. Determining the cause of the pathology, that is, the individual diagnosis is difficult in many cases because the individual problems of the patient must be determined. This complicates the treatment significantly. Often, the actual cause of the fault is not identified, but the evolving under certain circumstances it problematic in another body area.

In practice, diagnostic methods are used to examine the affected joint or the data structure. The results appear clear and a diagnosis is made. In many cases, however, it is questionable whether the diagnosis fully captures the individual problems. Of course, it can be determined that a fault is present at the affected joint or the structure concerned, which can lead to pain and limitations. That causal for a problem in another area is present, which acts on the hinge or the structure, often remains undetected. So is considered not always in the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of acute disorders, that the anatomical area where a fault occurs, need not necessarily be the area in which the cause is for this disorder.

For example, if a knee problem is triggered by a lumbar spine pathology, the treatment should not be limited to the knee, at least. A knee brace and therapy of the knee joint can provide relief to the patient though, but the eigentli- surface treatment should be added at the lumbar spine. A sole knee therapy can therefore cause only a temporary improvement, as the trigger, namely the lumbar spine problem is not treated. Studies show that in diagnostic investigations of completely pain-free patients pathological changes are found, they can be well compensated by the body, however, and often never will trigger a problem. It was found that a deformity of the shoulders of the people can be a cause for problems of the upper extremities. The resulting interference can affect another body area. The actual causative deformity of the shoulders may be particular, derogation from anatomical Ideal protraction of the human shoulder.

The protraction of the shoulder girdle is an inability of the human body, which is characterized by the reduced maintenance of the hull against the force of gravity. As a result of this inability of the back muscles is stretched permanently passive and the shoulder joints to move, in relation to the hull centroidal axis, forward and inward. This attitude pattern may be cause of many pathologies that can develop over weeks, months, years or decades. These pathologies can continue running floor joints on the shoulder joints, Ellen- or transfer wrists and there cause symptoms because the surrounding muscles is joint horizontal in nature. By continuous protraction of the shoulders and the associated strain the back muscles, the disorder can continue to the area of ​​the upper, middle and lower spine.

Using the example of the shoulder joint through the conservation of protraction a permanent irritation and compression of the shoulder joint capsule, which can lead to inflammation arises.

Lever arms of the muscles are altered by the physiologically optimal position of the shoulder girdle and must counter instruments unfavorable torque. This ongoing stressful working the muscles can be done without consequences only for a limited period.

Consequences of this stress and eventually overload show up at the weakest part structure which may be either in the shoulder joint itself or in the elbow and hand region. This overload can also propagate in the direction of the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine, because the back muscles spans multiple segments and sub-areas of the spine. This causes even there problems can be caused.

In the prior art numerous orthotics and bandages for the upper extremities are known. Exploring these devices, however, it is clear that these devices are intended for acute traumatic pathologies and are therefore partially have the effect needed. Also, the devices of the prior art are in this case frequently focused on immobilization of the body portion concerned, which can be connected to a misalignment or overuse of other parts of the body. Thus, EP 02 02 474 A1 a shoulder sleeve for the treatment of painful disorders of the shoulder joint and for the treatment of injuries and dislocations of the shoulder. The disclosed shoulder sleeve can be fixed to the body of the user.

In DE 41 06 883 C2 a shoulder joint bandage is described, which has a upper arm engages around the tubular section of a resilient material. With the tubular portion, a shoulder-covering cap-shaped portion made of a see elastic material is connected. Furthermore, the bandage straps for attaching to the bandage. This device also causes immobilisation of the shoulder portion.

Furthermore, devices are known in the art which stimulate the user's sensory motor system and thus are intended to exert on the body of the user a positive effect. this device

Such a device is disclosed in WO 2013/016670 A1. The invention disclosed in this patent application device is designed as a garment. This garment is designed to exert a neuromuscular stimulation or proprioceptive therapy on the body of the user, using a combination of pressure, torque and angle is simultaneously applied to the body. The verwende- te in this apparatus, pair of tension bands is performed in the back cross, engages around the torso of the user and is guided to the front side for mounting on the support. As a technical effect is described that the shoulders can be drawn through the device or downwardly inclined downwardly while the wearer's chest simultaneously pulled or to top is tilted upwards. This means that the device acts on the entire upper body of the user due to the pair of belts and forces by traction in a specific position. In this case, this device is not specifically adapted to the physical state of the carrier, because a stronger tensile force is associated to an area of ​​the body, ie, for examples the left shoulder, with an enhanced action on the area to which the band in question is passed. This is the waist or hips of the user. Such coupling of pressure or tensile force on different body region is disadvantageous and can cause disturbances in these areas. Furthermore, the device of the prior art is intended and designed such that it exerts a continuous pressure and continuous stimuli to the entire covered body of the user. This is a task of the invention as disclosed in the patent application. This is done inter alia by the selection of the material of Vorrich- processing and the arrangement and use of the pair of tension bands.

Here, there is effects on tissues, nerves, muscles and skeleton of the user. The permanent stimulus triggering and compression can lead to lymphatic congestion, swelling, nerve compression and even shortness of breath of the user. The user can not avoid the influence of the device and also in an anatomically correct posture continues to be a compression of the body takes place. Stimulation by this device is not selective and can adversely affect the status of the user quite impressive.

This device of the prior art is a typical example of a so-called passive device in which the user is passively exposed to the influence on his body. The user has little or no influence on the stimulation exerted on his body. The approach which has been taken with devices of this type is that continuous stimulation of body areas, especially stimulation of the muscles, leading to their strengthening. This effect can be achieved in the long term certainly, but is also accompanied by a compression of the entire body covered area as described above. Which can lead to pain and a change in the perception of sensation of the body.

The entire design of this device of the prior art preclude further, that it can be unobtrusively worn as outerwear piece. Due to the guide and mode of operation of the pair of tension bands, they can be arranged only on the side facing the outside world side, ie facing away from the body of the garment side.

Even more passive devices of the prior art are directed to force the body of the user in a specific position by enclosing body regions corset-like manner and thus restrict the freedom of movement of the carrier and exert pressure on certain parts of the body. Object of the present invention is therefore to overcome the disadvantages of the prior art.

The object of the present invention is to provide a device which normalized the shoulder position of a human and thus a positive effect on the prevention and cure of disorders in the area of ​​the upper extremities. At the same time it is an object of the present invention to provide a device which in addition to the normalization of the shoulder position can support the structure and strengthening the muscles in the upper body also, which in turn has a positive effect on problems of upper extremities.

The object of the present invention is achieved by providing a device according to the main claim.

Preferred embodiments are featuring overall in the dependent claims.

The inventive apparatus is in contrast to the above-mentioned devices of the prior art an active device, which also enables a user-controlled passive action as required.

Active devices are in the technical field of the present invention, devices in which the position of the user has an influence on the action or stimulation through the device. In the present case the user of the device according to the invention can be prepared by amendments tion of his posture to the action of the device evade. The device can only be noticeable as resistance when the posture of the user Ideal from anatomical or from a predetermined posture by the apparatus deviates toward the ideal. So the user changes his "incorrect attitude" toward the anatomically ideal attitude, he experiences no or only a slight resistance and there is no further action on the user.

A permanent stimulation or a permanent pressure is not exerted on the body. The duration of stimulation of the covered areas of the body exerted by passive devices of the prior art is omitted here. The muscles of the body of the wearer of the device according to the invention is strengthened because occupies an anatomically correct position by the effect of the resistance of the device at an incorrect position, the body, which can be taken up by the tension of the relevant muscles. If the anatomically correct position taken, the stimulation ends through the device.

Tensing the muscles of the oral anatomically correct position causes long-term strengthening of the muscles and thus a lasting learning effect of the body. The stimulation of the body is thus targeted manner, not persistent and influenced by the behavior, so the position of the user. The user of the device according to the invention makes it possible to adapt it to their individual needs by the resistance state of the clamping elements, the nature, number, material and arrangement can be adjusted to the anatomical conditions, which will be explained in detail later.

If the user has, for example, learned in the initial phase of use of the device according to the invention to take a close as the anatomical Ideal posture, it can support fine corrections of his attitude by changing the device. Here, the user can use the device of the invention as a passive supporting device by, for example, by using elastic clamping elements or setting of another resistance state, a - adjusts support tensile force of the inventive device in the ideal position - pleasant for him. However, these supporting tensile force is optional, and the user of the device must not expose this as passive designated function of the device.

The object of the invention is therefore achieved by the provision of an apparatus for normalizing the shoulder position of a human, comprising a flexible support, which is provided for arrangement on the upper body of a human, wherein the flexible support comprises a chest portion, a back portion, a shoulder portion and one in the shoulder portion formed neck passage opening has, in the region of the flexible carrier on both sides adjacent to the neck opening at least a

Clamping element between a front fastening area on the breast part and a rear fastening area on the back part over the shoulder region extends, and the at least one tension member on the back part with the central perpendicular of the back part forms an angle in the range between 30 degrees and 80 degrees, and that at least a clamping element does not intersect the perpendicular bisector of the back portion and the resistance which opposes to the respective at least one clamping element of the incorrect posture of the user is adjustable. For the purposes of the invention the formulation "means in the area of ​​the flexible

Carrier "that the clamping elements on the flexible support are located. This may mean that the clamping elements can be arranged along or on the surface of the inside or the outside of the flexible carrier.

Underbust part of the flexible substrate, the area of ​​the flexible support is meant in the context of the present invention, of the chest area of ​​the user at least partially covered. Here, below the chest portion of the flexible support is both to understand the user's body and the body of the user is remote, ie, outwardly directed side of the flexible carrier.

The same applies to the back portion of the flexible support, under which both the body facing as is understood also facing away from the body side of the flexible carrier. The inventive device comprises a flexible support, which is provided for arrangement on the upper body of a person. The flexible support covers the wearer's body at least in the areas in which this is arranged in each case at least one clamping element. Customary cherweise the flexible support covers at least the area of ​​the shoulder girdle of the wearer. The flexible support makes it possible to arrange at least the in each case one clamping element, without that it comes in contact with the human skin. This irritation can the human skin are avoided and the comfort of the user is increased.

Also, the flexibility of the flexible substrate serves firstly the comfort of the user. Flexibility in this context means in connection with the present invention that the carrier is not rigid and can conform to the body of the user. Furthermore, allowing the flexibility of the Trä- gers that the device can be worn under clothing, without that this should emerge under clothing.

Further causes the flexibility of the flexible support that, for groups of people with similar but not identical proportions a can be used in terms of size uniform Enriched flexible substrate without too great a length of the flexible carrier adversely affects the wearing comfort. Here again is the feature that the flexible carrier can cling advantageous. However, the flexible carrier is despite the fact that they anschm ying can not intended to effect a stimulation of the sensory-motor system of the body. Conventional friction effects, such as clothing caused by contact between the skin of a user and foreign materials are, this is not seen as stimulating see sensorimotor system. The material of the carrier is selected such that it has a high wearing comfort for the user. A technical function of the carrier in terms of impact on the body by applying stimuli to the sensorimotor stimulation is not intended and should be ruled by the choice of the material. The shoulder portion of the flexible carrier extends at least so far over the shoulders of the human, that which rests in each case at least one clamping element on the flexible substrate. If a plurality of clamping elements are guided over the respective shoulder region, the shoulder region of the flexible beam extends at least as far in the direction of the shoulder joint that all the clamping elements rest on the flexible carrier.

The length of the flexible carrier in its breast part, and its back part may be the same or different and, extending beyond the area in which the clamping elements are arranged downward. Here special anatomical features, as well as aesthetic aspects to be taken into account.

The neck opening is when see no particular anatomical features of the user must be considered the center of the shoulder area. It may be slot-shaped, but also extend to the chest part and / or back part in the form of a known in outer garments section such as V-neck, crew neck. In each case, performed at least one clamping element on the flexible substrate over the shoulder region of the user. This means that when using the device at least a clamping element over the right shoulder and in each case at least one clamping element is guided over the left shoulder of the user. Here, each of which is at least one chip nElement on the flexible support on the side facing the user's body or remote side.

The clamping elements are designed such that they enable adjustment by the user by this selects a particular resistance state and adapts the device accordingly. This will be explained in detail later.

The at least one clamping element is guided on the breast part and the back part, at least up to the respective attachment region. The attachment areas are the areas of the flexible carrier, mounted on the soft case at least one clamping element, that can be fixed. The attachment areas are located on the chest part and on the

Back. On the chest part and back part of a respective attachment portion is arranged on both sides to the respective perpendicular bisectors.

The mounting portions extend, in a preferred execution form in each case over the width or a portion of the width of the respective left and right side of the chest part and back part of the flexible carrier. The fixing portions have a width, which makes it possible that all provided on the device clamping elements on the respective fastening region rest and can be fixed. The Befestigungsberei- che have a width corresponding to the sum of the widths of all the clamping elements in each case to be secured on it, in a preferred embodiment.

In a further preferred embodiment, the rich Befestigungsbe- have a width which corresponds at least to the total width of the fastening means, which are provided for fastening the respective clamping elements.

In a preferred embodiment of the invention, a plurality of fixing positions are provided for a clamping element on the respective attachment area, which differ in their distance from the respective shoulders. This attachment positions are formed as discrete mounting positions in an embodiment. In a further preferred embodiment, the attachment positions are formed as Befestigungspositions- areas in which the mounting positions immediately adjacent to each other are so arranged adjacent to one another.

In a further preferred embodiment, only one attachment position is provided on the respective mounting portions. In this embodiment, fixing positions are provided on the at least one clamping element which has a fixing position for fixing are arranged on the. This fixing positions are spaced apart from each other along the length or a portion of the length of the at least one tension element and may be arranged from one end of the clamping member towards the center of the tensioning element, or they may be disposed at both ends of the tension member.

In the arrangement of the at least one tightening member between the chest part and back part, the at least one tensioning element is guided from a fastening area in the shoulder area, without the respective perpendicular bisector is cut. The mounting portion of a chip nElements on the chest part and back part is therefore in each case arranged on the side with respect to the perpendicular bisector, on which also the shoulder portion is located, via which the clamping element is guided.

Therefore, the at least one clamping element has at least a length which corresponds to the distance between the front and rear attachment area, wherein according to the invention guide over the shoulder region. In the case of an elastic fastening element of this may have the corresponding length in the relaxed or stretched state. In a further embodiment of the present invention, the at least one tension member on the front and / or rear attachment area is detachably fixable.

This means that the at least one clamping element can be attached to both the front and the rear fastening area, but at least one of each of the fixing portions, the front or rear attachment area, can be released again. After dissolution, which can be fixed to the respective fastening region in each case at least one clamping element again. This embodiment of the releasable clamping elements may be advantageous in the use of Velcro tapes.

Due to the solubility of the at least one tightening member, it can be replaced either completely or to breast part or back part of the flexible carrier or completely removed. Preferably, an embodiment in which on or in which in each case at least one tension element at least one adjusting element is arranged in each case is.

Is the at least one tension member not releasably fixed, so it is permanently fixed in the corresponding position. A permanent fix for example, by rivets also be applied by sewing on the flexible substrate. Are the clamping elements permanently fixed to each of both ends, for example by stitching, as are provided in or on the tensioning elements adjusting elements. These adjustment elements are provided in order to change, for example, the length of the clamping elements to thereby adjust the tensile force of the tensioning element. Suitable adjustment elements are known in the art, for example for adjusting the carrier to underwear items such as vests or bras can be used. Function of at least one tension member is to lead the user's shoulders in the anatomically correct position and keep it there. This influence on the shoulder position is effected by the in each case counteracted at least one clamping element on the flexible support of the protraction of the shoulder due to the arrangement. This means that the arrangement of the clamping elements is performed on the flexible support according to the invention so that a user of the device according to the invention will feel little or no pressure exerted by the clamping elements resistance at shoulder anatomically correct posture. However, an anatomically incorrect shoulder attitude has, against the resistance are enforced the clamping elements because these stable specify the anatomically correct position.

Is occupied by the user deviates from the optimum anatomical posture posture, he flexes his shoulders against the chip nelemente and felt a resistance.

According to the invention can be varied, which freedom of movement of the user while wearing the apparatus has, before he can feel the resistance of the at least one tension element.

The state of the device according to the invention, in which the user in the movement of the lowest possible resistance by the Spannele- elements felt having a defined length and elasticity is hereinafter referred to as the first resistive state. The first resistance state is thus associated with the greatest possible freedom of movement of the user before he feels a resistance of the at least one tension element.

According to the invention, the restriction of movement exerted by the tensioning elements can be increased, and a second resistance state and optionally further resistance states are generated. In one embodiment of the invention, the first resistance state is produced by the respective clamping element is fixed on the front and rear attachment region such that it is fixed to one another at the fastening positions with the smallest distance. Here, the mounting positions with the smallest distance between the chest part and back are each enteil the positions which are closest to the shoulder portion.

The first resistance state in the embodiment in which the respective fastening region has only one mounting position, achieved in that the at least one clamping element is arranged in each case a fastening position in such a manner in that this is brought into contact with the fixing position on the clamping element, which has the greatest distance from the center of the clamping element.

Is the at least one tensioning element is not disposed releasably in a fastening region, then the first resistance state is accomplished by releasably fixable end of the tension member is fixed in the fixing position, which is located closest to the shoulder portion. If only one attachment position exists, then the first resistance state by being arranged at least one clamping element with a fixing position in the fixing position, which has the largest distance to the center of the clamping element is achieved.

Depending on requirements, this restriction of movement, exerted by the clamping elements can nelemente supported by an active pull of particleboard, are thus enhanced. The clamping brackets are transferred to a second or further resistance state. For this, the at least one tensioning element is fixed in a second fixing position. This second fixing position is different from the first mounting position of the first resistance state by the distance of the mounting positions. In the second and subsequent mounting position, the distance between the positions at which the tension element is secured, larger compared to the first resistance state.

This is achieved by the supply positions of at least one tension member to fastening is fixed, which are further away from each other in the comparison. These second and further mounting position on the attachment portion is further away from the shoulder portion of the flexible substrate than the respective first mounting position. In another preferred embodiment, in which only one mounting position in the respective attachment area is present, the at least one tension member in the second or further resistance state is transferred by being brought into contact with another fixing position with the fitting portion. This other fixing position is disposed on the tensioning element with respect to the length of the clamping element closer to the center of the clamping element.

Is the at least one clamping element at both mounting positions permanently fixed, so a change in the Widerstandszustan- can be made of the fact that at least one respective adjusting element in each case at least one clamping element is actuated on the. For this purpose, the adjusting element is formed for example as an adjusting, clamping fastening or clamping buckle and allows a change in the NEN at least one clamping element between the Befestigungspositio- length.

The flexible support and the clamping elements in question are thereby pressed more firmly to the body of the wearer and the freedom of movement of the anatomically correct position of the shoulder been restricted. Is the at least one clamping element resiliently, so this can be stretched and fixed under the tension caused by the strain in the fixing region in a fixing position, which is a second or further fastening position.

Is the at least one tension member not releasably fixed in the fixing regions, this can take place by the actuation of an adjusting element has an elongation of the elastic tensioning element and elongation are maintained by the locking of the adjusting element.

The embodiment in which the at least one tensioning element must be removed completely, is also advantageous. For example, existing clamping elements against clamping elements with a different width, a different form or other material properties may be changed during the period of use of the device according to the invention, depending on the needs of the user. The number of clamping elements can be changed if necessary. In the course of using the inventive device can thus be adapted to the changed physical state of the user. With progressive physical, in particular muscular stabilization of the user, the width of the clamping elements or the number of which may for example be reduced. Also may be changed from a highly elastic material to a less elastic or inelastic material, and vice versa. Furthermore, it is advantageous that the at least one clamping element can be removed from the flexible carrier, for example, before the washing or cleaning of the device with complete solubility.

The at least one clamping element is formed on the back part with the central perpendicular of the back portion at an angle in the range between 30

Degrees and 80 degrees from, said at least one tension member does not intersect the perpendicular bisector of the back part. This arrangement of the at least one tightening member has been found in combination with the arrangement on the shoulder portion to be advantageous to bring the shoulders into the normal position and prevent the protraction. Due to this arrangement, the clamping elements compress no druckemp--sensitive areas. The radiation emanating from the clamping elements stabilizing and directing effect of the shoulder area is already being exerted when the clamping elements are not going through the middle perpendicular. This further prevents the at least two clamping elements must be kept above the other and are thereby positioned optionally above one another. This would affect the operability because the loosening and re-fixing of a clamping element could require solving and fixing the other clamping element. Furthermore, the clamping elements would cross the area of ​​the spine, which wetting when using the device, may be connected, for example, when sitting and leaning to the user having pain or at least discomfort. Also, it is avoided that the at least one tensioning element is guided to other body areas, such as hip or waist of the user or even to the front of the flexible carrier. Such a guide of Spannelemen- te could for example lead to an additional action on body areas on which should not be acted upon.

Preferably, a device in which the at least one clamping element is formed on the breast part with the perpendicular bisector of the breast part egg NEN angle in the range between 30 degrees and 80 degrees.

In this embodiment, the clamping elements are disposed on the chest part and back part in an identical angle range to the respective perpendicular bisectors. This is advantageous in that the at least one clamping element can be guided over the shoulder portion without deflection or without a strong deflection between the chest part and back part. This simplifies the construction of the inventive device. A deflector can for example take place by means of a guide member.

a device wherein each of which is arranged parallel to the region of at least one tension member on the back part of the flexible beam along the region or which descen- the pars dens of the trapezius muscle of the human covered is advantageous.

This embodiment of the invention is particularly advantageous because overall is added that in this arrangement to prevent the protraction of the shoulder and the stimulation of the muscles of the back are particularly effective. Even with the arrangement of the at least one tension element in which it forms on the back part with the central perpendicular of the back of an angle ranging between 30 degrees and 80 degrees, is the located at least one clamping element while wearing the flexible carrier in the region of the trapezius muscle. This embodiment causes independent of the human anatomy, a normalization of the shoulder position of a human. Individualization of the device according to the invention may increase the effect of the device. It is advantageous when the device is manufactured according to the body dimensions and the arrangement of and characteristics of the musculature of the user. By an orthopaedist or physical therapist can determine the location of the trapezius muscle of the individual and according to these measurements, the arrangement of the at least one tightening member on the flexible carrier can be effected. which is preferably at least one tension member on the back part of the flexible substrate form an angle with the perpendicular bisector in the range of 30 to 50 degrees when it is provided for a user of average arrangement of the back muscles.

Preferred is a device in which the number of clamping elements on both sides in each case 1 to 10, preferably 2 to 6, particularly preferably 3 to 4. The number of clamping elements will be preferably chosen according to the size and constitution of the user and the width of the clamping elements used in each case. Here, it is important how much the shoulder position of the carrier deviates from the anatomical normal. Giving way to the shoulder position considerably from the normal state from the resistance of the clamping elements, which have placed this malposition, be comparatively large should. A large resistance is generated when the greatest possible total width of clamping elements is guided over the shoulder area. Here, the total width is additively composed of the widths of the individual run over one shoulder clamping elements. A large total width can be generated by narrow and wide clamping elements by several narrow, but also by a few large or a combination. The width of the clamping elements is independently preferably between 0.5 cm and 10 cm, preferably 1, 5 cm to 7 cm, more preferably between 2 cm and 4 cm.

When selecting the width of the clamping elements and the anatomical features of the user to consider. It is advantageous if each of the clamping elements in its width has the largest possible contact surface with the shoulder region of the user. Since the shoulder part of the people is not flat, wide clamping elements can not with their overall samtbreite be arranged on the shoulder area, they are not fully especially in people with a narrow shoulder area if necessary. In such a case, a plurality of narrow clamping elements are preferred.

It is advantageous that in the inventive device the Spannele- such elements can be selected such that it does not come to a constriction of the user's shoulder region. This necking is prevented by a plurality of clamping elements or clamping elements having a greater width than for example the carrier commercially available bras are arranged.

One embodiment in which less clamping elements is arranged to be advantageous because the device is simplified. is advantageous in arranging a plurality of clamping elements that more individual adjustment possibilities exist due to different lengths, or resistance states of the clamping elements than in less clamping elements.

An advantageous apparatus according to the invention has shown, in which in each case 1 to 10, preferably 2 to 6, particularly preferably 3 to 4 clamping elements are arranged. a device is advantageous in which the clamping elements on the

Chest part and / or form on the back part of the same or different angles to the respective perpendicular bisector. In the inventive apparatus at least one tensioning element is guided via the left and right parts of the shoulder portion of the flexible support, respectively. Here, the area of ​​the flexible carrier is understood to be the left and right shoulder region, located while wearing the device on the left shoulder or to the right shoulder of the user. At approximately symmetrical physique of the person for whom the device is intended, the clamping elements on the chest part and / or back part are arranged mirror-symmetrically to the mid-perpendicular.

If there is a large deviation of the physique of a symmetrical structure, so a strong deviation from the mirror symmetry with respect to the respective perpendicular bisector of the at least two clamping elements on the chest part and / or back part are arranged so that they are different angles to the respective perpendicular bisectors form. The respective angles must be chosen such that the at least one clamping element to the respective shoulder region can be performed without the user experiencing compression or pressure, for example in the region of the shoulders.

also a device in which the at least one clamping element is formed on the chest part and back part of the flexible support an identical angle to the respective perpendicular bisector of the flexible support is preferred. This embodiment is advantageous in that the at least one clamping element can be guided over the shoulder region of the flexible substrate, without guides or other means are required to redirect the at least one clamping element.

Forming the at least one tension member in the back part an anatomically advantageous angle with the perpendicular bisectors of can, the at least one clamping element without deflection are guided over the shoulder region, and then forms an identical angle on the breast part with the local mid-perpendicular.

Particularly preferred is a device in which the one clamping element is respectively minde- least elastic. that the clamping element can be stretched and can be fixed in a stretched state in the fastening area and is fixed is advantageous in this embodiment.

Also advantageous is an apparatus, wherein the at least one tension member is a strap or a cord. Under a belt zugstabiles a band is understood in the context of the present invention. Preferably, the belt made of leather, plastic or textile materials and / or mixtures thereof and combinations thereof. To textile materials include, for example, cotton, felt, satin and silk. Under mixture is meant here that the clamping member is constructed from different materials that are present as a uniform mixture of materials. A combination of materials means in the context of the present invention is that portions of the clamping elements are constructed of a material and other subregions from another type of material. For example, straps of material combinations which terialien of textile ma- such as cotton in admixture with plastics or various plastics are preferably made. Here, the materials used can have different elasticity.

is advantageously a combination of materials, wherein said certain portion of the at least one tightening element made of leather or a very stable, slightly flexible plastic material are formed and pass the other areas of a less rigid material.

The embodiment, wherein the at least one tension member is a cable is advantageous if the misalignment of the shoulder is only slightly and the at least one clamping element needs to exert little resistance to the user, so that the line is not in the tissues of the user cuts. Particularly preferred is a device in which on the chest part and / or on the back portion of the flexible carrier reinforcing elements are provided. Reinforcing elements in the sense of the present invention are elements which are arranged on the flexible support and increase its stability in this area. In order to cause a substantial increase in the stability of the flexible substrate in the reinforced section, the reinforcing member will preferably have a greater strength than the material of the flexible carrier. Under the reinforcement area of ​​the portion of the flexible carrier is understood to which the at least one reinforcement element is arranged. The arrangement of at least one reinforcing member is advantageous for several reasons. On the one hand can be applied to the reinforced areas, if necessary, attaching means for hinging or guide and arrange the attachment areas, without these means or areas by pressing by the flexible carrier or even penetrate through the flexible carrier to the skin of the user.

Furthermore, it is advantageous that the at least one reinforcing member may counteract the effect of each support at least one tightening member and egg ner abnormal posture of the user, for example, the erection of the hull is supported. This support is inventively achieved in that the at least one reinforcing element is arranged so that a resistance is exerted during protraction of the shoulder and / or the lowering of the hull from the reinforcing element, which causes the corresponding attitude is possible only after overcoming the resistance. Inadvertent ingestion of deviating from normal posture can not be unnoticed by it. Particularly advantageous is a device in which at least two

Reinforcing elements in mirror symmetry to the vertical center axis (perpendicular bisector) of the back portion are arranged in parallel and spaced apart. This embodiment is advantageous because the reinforcing elements when using the apparatus left and right, loading abstandet are arranged by the user's spine. Thus, the reinforcing elements do not rest on the spine of the user and it can be a pressure on the delicate spinal area can be avoided. Also be an effect of the reinforcing elements is avoided in this area arranged in closures of bras.

The arrangement of the reinforcing elements left and right of the mid-perpendicular of the back portion of the carrier and spaced apart from each other and from the mid-perpendicular of the back portion causes a stabilization of the flexible carrier is parallel to the spine of the user. In combination with the at least one clamping element in each case by the anatomical normal position is supported by a curving of the Rük- ken can only take place against the resistance of the reinforcing elements. The user will want to avoid this resistance and seek to raise themselves in response, and maintain this posture. Thus, the back muscles are strengthened.

According to the invention can also be embodied as a rail, the at least one reinforcing element which is formed as a reinforced material region in the material of the flexible carrier.

In a preferred embodiment, the at least one reinforcement element out of the material of the flexible carrier formed.

Preferably also an embodiment, wherein the at least one reinforcing member is formed by a rail which is not formed as part of the flexible substrate, but is mounted as a separate element in the inventive device. For this purpose recordings are preferably arranged or fastening elements on the flexible carrier in which or on which the at least one rail arranged or secured. Particularly preferred is an embodiment in which the as

Rail formed reinforcing elements extend left and right of the spine of the user when worn.

As material for the rails constructed as reinforcing elements com- men the materials into consideration, the most in this technical field for

Body-worn rails are known.

Preferably, a device in which the at least one tension member on the chest portion or the back portion of the flexible support is articulated on the mounting region.

The articulation of the at least one tension member on the breast part or back part is advantageous because when setting the resistance state of the at least one clamping element, it can be lifted at its non-hinged end, without that it dissolves in total from the flexible carrier. This lifting while maintaining the connection with the flexible substrate enables the tensioning of the at least one tightening member with one hand.

Particularly preferred is a device in which the one clamping element is articulated to the chest portion of the flexible carrier each in the range respectively minde- least, the clavicle and the breast approach is located between the covering area. Is the at least one clamping element is articulated on the chest part, it is advantageous if the Anlen- effect takes place in a region of the flexible support, which rests on a less sensitive body area of ​​the user. The area between the collarbone and chest approach is less sensitive to pressure than the chest area especially in female users.

Particularly advantageous is a device in which the at least one clamping element is guided by at least one guide element which is arranged on the chest part and / or the shoulder region and / or back. This embodiment is advantageous because each of which is secured at least one tensioning element against sliding by means of the at least one guide element, but can also be diverted. The at least one clamping element can be arranged for example in a position in the shoulder area, from which it may slide down with the movement of the user without this guide. This applies particularly to the area of ​​the shoulder joint. Also allows the use of the at least one guide element that, this can still be passed over the shoulder region of at least one tension member at widely varying angles to the center perpendicular of the chest part and / or back portion.

Further, after determining the optimum individual position of the clamping elements for a user, this position by the corresponding

Arrangement of guide elements are retained. The guide members are then arranged so as to maintain the clamping elements in the predetermined position. Also advantageous is an apparatus, wherein the at least one guide element is a ring, a loop or tunnel. This execution are approximate shape advantageous in that the guide elements can be arranged without great technical effort on the flexible substrate, or can even be incorporated into it. Is used as the guide element is a ring, it can be sewn for example be switched on on the flexible support. A loop may be machined from the material of the flexible carrier or other material and are sewn onto the support, or, for example, fixed by means of rivets.

In the embodiment in which a tunnel is used as a guide member, the tunnel is worked so that an additional material area is arranged on the flexible substrate and a tunnel between the underside of this material region and the flexible carrier is formed. Is a clamping element inserted into the tunnel, it is arranged on the flexible support and does not contact the skin of the user in contact.

In a preferred embodiment, all or more clamping elements are guided with a major part of its length by one or more tunnels, so that the clamping elements are substantially covered by the material of the tunnel. This is advantageous, for example, because the clamping elements do not come into contact or only in a partial area with clothing worn by the user of the device. Thus, the clothes above it is protected from contact and, if necessary friction with the clamping elements, which otherwise lien in sensitive materi- could lead to impairments.

The arrangement of at least one tunnel is particularly advantageous in addition to the guidance of the at least one tension member in embodiments where the at least one tensioning element is arranged on the breast part or back part of the user's body facing side. The arrangement inside a tunnel prevents the at least one

Clamping element comes into contact with the skin of the user or at least reduces the contact area between the user's skin and the at least one tensioning element. This also aesthetic requirements while wearing the apparatus of the invention can be met by the clamping elements are on the outwardly facing chest region and / or the outwardly facing back when wearing the device only slightly visible or not.

Also preferred is a device wherein the at least one detachable connection between the at least one tensioning element and the at least one fastening area a Velcro bond, a connection by means of buckle and mandrel or a connection by means of press studs.

If it is, the compound is a Velcro connection, so are the mounting portion continuously or in separate areas on the mounting portion, which attachment positions correspond formed barbs or loops.

On the at least one tension element, the corresponding counter-elements, that is loops or barbs are disposed. The Gegenele- elements are arranged such that they are arranged on the side facing the flexible base side of the tensioning element and are preferably arranged at least over a length on the tensioning element corresponding to the length of the fastening region.

If the detachable connection formed by means of buckle and mandrel so arranged vorzugt loading on the flexible support buckle and mandrel. There are holes into which the mandrel can be introduced in the at least one tensioning element. These holes, the fixing positions are disposed on the at least one clamping element in different distances from the center of the clamping element and thus to the shoulder area. the resistance states of the clamping element are exemplary implementation of this initial change in that the mandrel is inserted in the different fixing positions.

The releasable connection is via snaps formed, so at a loading vorzugten embodiment of the apparatus of the invention is in the

Fastening region in each case a part of the closure element push button, either the part with the recess or the button arranged in the mounting positions. the counterpart is then preferably arranged in the end region of the clamping element on the side facing the flexible substrate side on the clamping element. In a further preferred embodiment of the invention, a part of the closure element is arranged on the fastening region and the at least one tension member are analogous to the exemplary embodiment with buckle and mandrel instead of holes the counterparts spaced from the push button to each other along the length or part of the length of the clamping element arranged.

Particularly advantageous is an apparatus in which the flexible support is an outer garment, which covers at least the upper body of a person in the chest area in the region of the thoracic vertebra, in particular at least in the region of 8 to 12 rib covered, and the back area of ​​the region of the trapezius muscle.

Is the flexible support an outer garment, it is particularly advantageous because the device in everyday life can be worn discreetly, without that necessarily the function is recognizable. The upper garment can be designed according to fashion aspects and therefore the user wearing make more comfortable. Preferably, the outer garment covers the upper body of the user, at least in the region in which the at least one clamping element is arranged.

This is particularly advantageous because the clamping elements do not come into contact with the user's skin and do not rub on the skin. However, the outer garment may also protrude beyond this area and have the length of conventional outerwear pieces.

Also preferred is a device in which on the flexible carrier in the chest part and / or back part and / or at least one of the boundary regions between the chest part and back part of at least one closure element is arranged by means of which the flexible carrier open at least in a partial area and resealed can wherein the at least one

Closure member is a hook and loop attachment, button and buttonhole, button, hook and eye and / or zip.

that the inventive advantages direction can be created easily is advantageous in this embodiment. A closure element can, for example, enable an enlarged passage region for the head or arms. In a preferred embodiment, the closure element closes the flexible carrier in its entire length and can in particular be arranged along the mid-perpendicular of the breast part. In all the embodiments with closure element is an opening and comfortable application of the device without changing the position of at least allows a clamping element.

Also advantageous is an apparatus in which the flexible carrier chen a body-, a T-shirt or a vest. These embodiments allow the user the device in everyday life in place of an upper garment to wear. This is in particular supported by the fact that the flexible support can be made of conventional materials for outer clothing. Here, natural textile materials or flexible, comparable turned to sport plastic or mixed materials can be used.

Particularly preferred is a device wherein the flexible carrier has in each case at least one holding device in the shoulder area. This embodiment is preferred because it allows on the Schulterbe- user agents can be placed safely rich that can have a positive effect on this area. Such agents are, for example, cooling packs or heat packs, which are selected depending on the condition of the user or therapeutic necessity. Also advantageous is an apparatus in which each of at least one

Holding device is designed as a pocket, which is arranged on the side facing the body of the user inside of the flexible carrier. It is advantageous that, passes in this embodiment in which at least one holding device befindliches means in close proximity to the skin of the user but without direct contact between the agent and skin is.

This irritation of the skin due to overheating or hypothermia can be avoided and the means for the user pleasantly act on the part of the skin with the use of cold packs and heat packs. The present invention is explained in detail with the accompanying drawings. It shows:

Fig. 1, the device according to the invention facing the chest part of the flexi- ble carrier and

Fig. 2 shows the device according to the invention with a view of the back portion of the flexible carrier. The object of the invention is therefore achieved by the provision of an apparatus for normalizing the shoulder position of a human. The device according to the invention acts especially on the protraction and retraction of the shoulder, and may promote the formation and strengthening of the muscles of the upper body simultaneously. The forward direction of the invention permits an individual influence on the posture of a person.

In particular, the device of the invention acts to normalize the Protraktionsstellung of the shoulders, which can reduce acute pathologies by the resulting stress on the affected and surrounding

Structures is reduced. Already manifested problems can be reduced by the slow, customized and possibly intensified over the use of influence by the inventive device.

The device reduces the protraction of the shoulder girdle and supports the maintenance of the hull.

The individual adjustability of the clamping elements makes this a slow, careful, individual and effective action on the Protrak- tion and finally normalize the shoulder position of man.

The device can also already be applied before problems have arisen be worn in the presence of acute problems, however. For example, the device of the invention in physically strenuous activities such as work and sports to support and for prophylaxis can be worn without already available acute discomfort.

Unlike many devices of the prior art the shoulder joint is not immobilized during application of the device according to the invention or rigid fixed. This ensures that the anatomically correct movements are well executed, but the situation of the joints, their joint partners, muscle lever arms, and surrounding structures is improved causes. The normalization of the position of the shoulder belt through the inventive device draws a strengthening the back muscles and the improvement of the maintenance with it.

The shoulder girdle is thus brought about by the clamping elements passively to the normal position, the anatomically correct position. Passive here means that the user then feels a resistance of the device when occupying a position that deviates from the normal position. Active this position must then be held by the back muscles, which results in a strengthening of the back muscles and improve the erection with it.

Due to the anatomical relationships, a positive impact on chronic and acute problems in the field of hand, shoulder, elbow, neck, thoracic or lumbar spine and of these late problems such as headaches and breathing problems may have.

The inventive device improves the life situation of people with problems of the entire upper extremities and the Rük- ken. By means of the device according to the invention a reduction of motion limitations, pain, and functional problems may be caused. In addition, a strengthening and increase takes place of the muscular activity of the wearer. This in turn increases the performance in sports, at work and in everyday life and developing pathologies can be prevented. The embodiment described below further illustrates the invention without limiting the scope of the invention. Fig. 1 shows a front view of an embodiment of the device 1 according to the invention facing the chest part 3 of the flexible substrate 2. The flexible substrate 2 has the shape of a vest and is extended in this embodiment so that it projects beyond the shoulder girdle of a user in the length ,

In this figure, an embodiment of the invention is shown, wherein three tension elements are guided 7 via the left and right shoulder portion 5 of the flexible carrier. 2 In each shoulder region 5, the clamping elements are guided by a guide element 9. 7 , Shown in this embodiment, a single guide member is not for each clamping element 7 is disposed 9, but it is an elongated guide member 9, here formed as a tunnel that directs all three clamping elements. 7 The flexible carrier has a neck through-opening 6, which is designed as a round neck in this embodiment.

On the flexible substrate 2 of the breast portion 3 are arranged diagonally across a large part of the width of the respective half of the chest part 3 of front attachment portions 8 are respectively on the left and right sides. The mounting portions 8 each have a length that is greater than the total Prepare the three clamping elements 7. There is shown an embodiment in which no discrete mounting positions but attachment position areas are formed on the attachment areas. 8 Furthermore, continuous fixing positions 7 are formed on the respective clamping elements. The fixing of the clamping elements 7 on the fixing regions 8 is detachable and in this embodiment is a Velcro bond, are formed on the fixing regions 8 loops (not shown) and formed on the fixing positions of barbs (not shown). Along the perpendicular bisector 10 of the breast portion 3, a shutter member 12 is arranged, which is formed as a zipper. By means of this shutter member 12 opens the flexible carrier 2 without the clamping elements 7 are changed in their arrangement on the flexible support. 2 For conversion of the clamping elements 7 in a next-resistance state, the clamping elements 7 can be released from its detachable fixing on the fixing portion 8 and with a fixing position are brought into contact on the mounting portion 8, which relate to the respective clamping element 7 above in the direction of the shoulder - 5 range of the fixing position shown located. In this way, the arrangement of all clamping elements 7 can be done, but it can also only the arrangement of individual clamping elements 7 are changed. In a symmetrical pronounced misalignment of the left and right shoulder of the user-decomp the arrangement of the clamping elements will be made symmetrically on the left and right shoulder region 5. 7

The embodiment of Figure 1 has optional reinforcing elements 1 1, which extend along the periphery of the flexible substrate 2 above the waist region of the flexible substrate 2 but not selement about Verschlus- protrude 12 but only up thereto as practicable.

Fig. 2 is a view of the back portion 4 of the embodiment 1 shows the Fig.. Also, on the back part 4 of the flexible carrier 2, a rear attachment portion 14 is respectively disposed on the left and right sides. Also on the back section 4, the clamping elements 7 are detachably fixed to the respective fastening region fourteenth The attachment portions 14 in this embodiment limits of each of the reinforcing elements 1 1, which extend parallel and spaced to the central vertical 13 over a portion of the back part. 4 The clamping elements 7 of the left and right part of the back portion 4 are symmetrical to the perpendicular bisector 13 of the

arranged back part 4, further, the clamping elements 7 are arranged on the back part 4 so that the perpendicular bisector 13 of the back part they form an approximately identical angle as the clamping elements 7 on the chest part 3 to the local mid-perpendicular 10th

The device affects the position of the shoulders and makes it possible to provide adequate anatomical and biomechanical conditions for the respective body. Characterized an anatomical initial position is provided in which the body is optimally aligned. Pathological patterns of movement is counteracted and the anatomical structures and joints are subjected to normal. The device brings the shoulder in the anatomically planned, healthy position. A reduction of the changed, differing from the anatomically healthy position joint position, improves mobility, relieves of pain zen, strengthens the mechanically acting muscles and the adjacent systems. The body is able to regenerate. By reducing stress on Bursa and recess has already occurred inflammatory situation can heal. The shoulder is brought into the zero position. The lever arms (upper and lower arm) can work better. The stretching of the Rük- kenmuskulatur is reduced and brought by the increased normality for strengthening. The body can move adequately as a complete system

LIST OF REFERENCE NUMBERS

1 apparatus for normalizing the shoulder position

2 flexible support

3 breast part

4 back

5 shoulder area

6 neck opening

7 clamping element

8 front attachment area

9 guide member

10 perpendicular bisector breast part

1 1 reinforcement element

12 closure element

13 perpendicular bisector of the back part

14 rear fastening area

Claims

claims
1 . Device (1) for normalizing the shoulder position of a human comprising
a flexible support (2) which is provided for arrangement on the upper body of a human, wherein the flexible support (2) formed on a chest part (3), a back part (4), a shoulder portion (5) and a shoulder portion (5) neck opening (6), in the region of the flexible support (2) on both sides adjacent to the neck opening (6) in each case at least one clamping element (7) between a front fixing portion (8) on the chest part (3) and a rear fastening area (14) on the back part (4) over the shoulder region extends (5), and that in each case at least one clamping element (7) on the back part (4) forms with the perpendicular bisector (13) of the back part (4) an angle ranging between 30 degrees and 80 degrees which in each case at least one clamping element (7) does not intersect the perpendicular bisector (13) of the back part (4) and the resistance which opposes the at least one clamping element of the incorrect posture of the user, is adjustable.
2. Device (1) according to claim 1, characterized in that the at least one clamping element (7) on the front attachment portion (8) and / or rear attachment area (14) is detachably fixable.
3. Device (1) according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that at least one actuating element is arranged on or in the at least one clamping element (7) respectively.
4. Device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the at least one clamping element (7) on the chest part (3) with the mid-perpendicular (10) of the chest part (3) an angle ranging between 30 degrees and forms 80 degrees, and / or that the at least one clamping element (7) on the back part (4) with the mid-perpendicular (13) of the back part (4) forms an angle in the range between 30 degrees and 80 degrees.
5. Device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the at least one clamping element (7) on the back part (4) of the flexible support (2) along the area or parallel to the area in which the Pars descen- dens covered the trapezius muscle of man.
6. Device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the number of tensioning elements (7) on both sides in each case 1 to 10, preferably 2 to 6, particularly preferably 3 to 4.
7. Device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the clamping elements (7) on the chest part (3) and / or on the back part (4) the same or different angles to the respective perpendicular bisectors (10, 13) form.
8. Device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the at least one clamping element (7) on the chest part (3) and back part (4) of the flexible support (2) an identical angle to the respective vertical mid-perpendicular ( 10, 13) of the flexible support (2) is formed.
9. Device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the at least one clamping element (7) is elastic.
10. Device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the at least one clamping element (7) is a strap or a cord.
1. 1 Device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that on the chest part (3) and / or on the back part (4) of the flexible support (2) reinforcement elements (1 1) are provided.
12. Device (1) according to claim 1 1, characterized in that at least two reinforcing elements (1 1) mirror-symmetrically to the mid-perpendicular (13) of the back part (4) are arranged parallel to one another and spaced apart and spaced from the mid-perpendicular.
13. Device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the at least one clamping element (7) on the chest part (3) or the back portion (4) on the respective fastening region (8, 14) of the flexible carrier ( 2) is articulated.
Device (1) according to claim 13, characterized in that the at least one clamping element (7) is articulated on the chest part (3) of the flexible support (2) respectively in the region between the covering, the clavicle and the breast approach area is.
Device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the at least one clamping element (7) is guided by at least one guide element (9) on the chest part (3) and / or shoulder region (5) and / or back part (4) is arranged.
16. Device (1) according to claim 15, characterized in that the at least one guide element (9) is a ring, a loop or tunnel.
17. Device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the at least one detachable connection between the at least one tension element (7) and the fastening region (8, 14) has a Velcro bond, a connection by means of buckle and mandrel, is a connection by means of press studs.
18. Device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the flexible support (2) is an outer garment, which the upper body of a person in the chest area in the region of the thoracic vertebra, in particular at least in the region of 8 to 12 rib covered, and at the back covers at least the region of the trapezius muscle.
19. Device (1) according to claim 18, characterized in that on the flexible support (2) in the chest part (3) and / or back part (4) and / or at least one of the boundary regions between the chest part (3) and back part (4 ) at least one closure element (12) is arranged by means of which the flexible support (2) open at least in a partial area and can be closed again, wherein the at least one closure element (12) has a Velcro bond, button and button hole, press button, hook and eye, and / or zip.
20. Device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the flexible support (2) is a vest, a shirt or a vest.
21st Device (1) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the flexible support (2) each having at least one holding device in the shoulder area, which is designed as a pocket, which on the side facing the body of the user inside of the flexible support (2) is arranged.
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