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Method for controlling an orthopedic joint

A method for controlling an orthopedic joint of a lower extremity in at least one degree of freedom by means of an adjustable actuator for adjusting an orthopedic apparatus to walking situations that differ from walking on a plane. The orthopedic apparatus comprises top connecting members to connect to a limb, and an orthopedic element that is hingedly arranged distal to the connecting members. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

Cosmetic prosthesis cover

. . A cosmetic cover for lining a prosthesis, with a distal section, and with a joint section which, when the cosmetic cover for the prosthesis is fitted in place, covers a joint mechanism arranged between a proximal prosthesis component and a distal prosthesis component, wherein the joint section is made from a 3d spacer knit having an upper textile and a lower textile, which are spaced apart and attached to each other by support threads.. . ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

Method for controlling an artificial knee joint

A method for controlling a damping change in an artificial knee joint of an orthosis or prosthesis, wherein the artificial knee joint has an upper part, a lower part mounted thereon such that it can pivot about a pivot axis, and a resistance unit which is secured on the upper part on an upper articulation point and on the lower part on a lower articulation point in order to provide a resistance to a bending or extending of the artificial knee joint, wherein an adjusting device is assigned to the resistance unit for changing the flexion resistance, wherein the resistance of the resistance unit is increased by an increasing knee angle starting from a knee angle threshold value.. . ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

Method for controlling an artificial knee joint

A method for controlling an artificial knee joint comprising an upper part and a lower part pivotally connected to each other, a resistance unit arranged between the upper part and the lower part and having an adjusting device to adjust the damping resistance, a control unit, the adjustment taking place on the basis of sensor data from at least one sensor. During the swing phase at least one of the knee angle (ka), the knee angle velocity (kav), the knee angle acceleration (kaa), the lower limb angle, the lower limb velocity, the lower limb acceleration, the ankle moment (am) and the axial force (af) is sensed, the curve of the parameter is determined and the damping resistance is changed when, after an extreme value of the parameter is reached, the monotonic behavior of the curve of the parameter changes within the swing phase.. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

Method for controlling a change of damping in an artificial joint

A method for controlling a change of resistance in an artificial joint of an orthosis, an exoskeleton or prosthesis of a lower extremity. The artificial joint has an upper part and a lower part which are secured on each other so as to be pivotable about a pivot axis, a damper unit is secured between the upper part and the lower part in order to provide a resistance to flexion or extension of the artificial joint, and the damper unit is assigned an adjusting mechanism via which the resistance is changed when a sensor signal of a control unit assigned to the adjusting mechanism activates the adjusting mechanism. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

Foot prosthesis

A foot prosthesis having a lower-leg connection part, a foot part, a connecting element with a joint function which connects the lower-leg connection part to the foot part, and a release device, which controls movement of the foot part in relation to the lower-leg connection part. The release device includes an inhibiting device that is designed in such a way that a dorsal extension motion of the foot part in relation to the lower-leg connection part in an angular range from a maximal plantar flexion position to a zero position is inhibited less intensely than a dorsal extension motion of the foot part from the zero position.. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

Actuator-damper unit

An actuator-damper unit for use in orthotic or prosthetic devices. The actuator-damper unit includes a housing which may be fastened on the orthotic or prosthetic device and in which a cylinder is formed. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

Method for controlling the standing-phase damping of an artificial knee joint

A method for controlling the standing-phase damping of an artificial knee joint comprising an upper part and a lower part which are secured together in a pivotal manner about a pivot axis, a resistance unit which is arranged between the upper part and the lower part and has an adjustment device via which the damping resistance can be modified, and a control unit which is coupled to the adjustment device and which is connected to at least one sensor. The adjustment is carried out on the basis of sensor data, and the knee angle is detected by the at least one sensor during the standing-phase inflexion up to the terminal standing phase. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

Method for controlling a damping modification

A method for controlling a damping modification in an artificial knee joint of an orthosis, an exoskeleton, or a prosthesis. The artificial knee joint has an upper part pivotally connected to a lower part a resistance unit is secured between the upper part and the lower part in order to provide a resistance against a flexion or extension the resistance unit is paired with an adjustment device to modify the resistance when a sensor signal of a control unit paired with the adjustment device activates the adjustment device. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

Prosthetic hydraulic joint with accumulator and methods for controlling joint

A prosthetic foot assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes a pivoting ankle joint with a hydraulic system, a prosthetic foot connected to the distal side of the ankle joint, and, at the proximal side, the ankle joint includes a transducer with pyramid adaptor for attaching to a pylon. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

Method for producing a permanently colored object having a silicone surface and colored object produced according to the method

A permanently colored object having a silicone surface which is produced by means of the following steps: a) mixing coloring substances with a still cross-linkable silicone in order to form an application mixture, b) swelling the silicone surface by means of a solvent, c) applying the application mixture to the silicone surface, and d) performing the cross-linking of the silicone of the application mixture, which silicone penetrates the silicone surface.. . ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

Multi-chamber vacuum pump

A vacuum pump may be used to attach a prosthetic and/or orthotic device to a residual limb. The vacuum pump may be in line below a socket of a residual limb. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

Prosthesis liner

A prosthesis liner provided for fitting over a stump of a limb. The prosthesis liner includes a main body having an inner face directed towards the skin of the stump, and an outer face directed away from the stump. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

Orthosis

An orthosis having a first splint, which has a fastening device to fix the first splint to a first body part, an joint connected to a second splint, which in a donned/attached state of the orthosis bears on a second body part, and at least one electric stimulation device, which is adjustably fastened to the orthosis.. . ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

02/01/18 / #20180028390

Orthopedic system and method for its control

An orthopedic system having at least one stimulation electrode for activating at least one muscle, an orthotic or prosthetic device, which may be placed on a patient's body and secured there with at least one joint by which a proximal and a distal component of the orthotic or prosthetic device are connected to each other in swivelling fashion, at least one adjustable resistance device which is arranged between the distal component and the proximal component and with which a motion resistance against a swivelling of the proximal component relative to the distal component is adjustable, sensors for detecting of forces positions, accelerations and/or torques, and a control device which is coupled to the sensors and the resistance device, processes sensor values of the sensors and adjusts the resistance device in dependence on the sensor values.. . ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

01/11/18 / #20180008448

Bandage

A bandage having at least two textile segments which can be connected to each other, each textile segment comprising at least one loop made of a textile material and being arrangeable such that at least one connecting bar can be pushed through at least one loop of the one textile segment and through at least one loop (of the other textile segment.. . ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

01/11/18 / #20180008434

Hydraulic valve

A valve includes a case comprising a pin bore, a pin configured to move axially in the pin bore, wherein the pin seals the pin bore, a first channel in communication with the pin bore, a second channel in communication with the pin bore, wherein the second channel comprises a restrictor at a location offset from the first channel, a third channel in communication with the pin bore, wherein the third channel comprises a check valve, and the second channel and third channel are in communication with each other. The valve can be a miniature valve that is used in the control of hydraulic fluid in prosthesis, such as a prosthetic ankle joint.. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

01/04/18 / #20180000669

Cushion for seating

A hybrid seating cushion made up of a cushion base and a cushion insert. The cushion base has a seating surface in which a void in or extending through the cushion base is formed. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

12/28/17 / #20170367851

Prosthetic joint with a mechanical response system to position and rate of change

A prosthetic joint and a method of controlling dorsiflexion and plantarflexion of the hydraulic prosthetic ankle joint. The method includes generating ground reaction forces with a hydraulic prosthetic ankle, wherein the prosthetic hydraulic ankle comprises a first chamber and a second chamber, and the ankle is connected to a prosthetic foot; rotating the prosthetic foot in response to the ground reaction force; transferring fluid between the forward and rear chambers in response to rotation of the foot; providing a feature to occlude or partially occlude the fluid transfer between chambers; providing a non-electronic mechanism for controlling the flow responsive to both a position of the joint and a rate of change of position of the joint, and wherein the mechanism is arranged such that a dwell at a particular joint location or locations will occlude the flow path.. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

11/16/17 / #20170325974

Prosthetic joint

A prosthetic joint and a method of controlling dorsiflexion and plantarflexion of the hydraulic prosthetic ankle joint. The method includes generating ground reaction forces with a hydraulic prosthetic ankle, wherein the prosthetic hydraulic ankle comprises a first chamber and a second chamber, and the ankle is connected to a prosthetic foot; rotating the prosthetic foot in response to the ground reaction force; transferring fluid between the forward and rear chambers in response to rotation of the foot; providing a feature to occlude or partially occlude the fluid transfer between chambers; providing a non-electronic mechanism for controlling the flow responsive to both a position of the joint and a rate of change of position of the joint, and wherein the mechanism is arranged such that a dwell at a particular joint location or locations will occlude the flow path.. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

10/26/17 / #20170304081

Prosthesis

A prosthesis with a support part on which a pivot joint is secured or formed. A distal prosthesis component is secured to the support part via the pivot joint, and the pivot joint allows a flexion and extension of the distal prosthesis component about a pivot axis relative to the receiving element or to the support part. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

09/21/17 / #20170266019

Control of limb device

The invention refers to the area of control of a limb device in the form of an artificial limb for a human or a robot limb. In particular, the invention is related to a control unit for electrically controlling an electrically controllable limb device, the limb device comprising a plurality of actuators, the control unit comprising a first interface for connecting the control unit to the limb device, the control unit comprising a second interface for connecting the control unit to a data gathering device comprising one or more sensing devices, the control unit comprising a processing unit which is arranged for controlling the limb device at least based on data gathered by the data gathering device, wherein the control unit is arranged for outputting one single control action step to the actuators of the limb device calculated by the processing unit based on a first data or data combination received from the data gathering device, and the control unit is arranged for outputting a plurality of control action steps to the actuators of the limb device calculated by the processing unit based on a second data or data combination received from the data gathering device, the second data or data combination being different from the first data or data combination, the plurality of control action steps inducing a more complex automatic movement of the limb device that the one single control action step. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

08/31/17 / #20170246040

Textile bandage

A textile bandage with a bandage body which has an inner face, directed towards a bandage wearer, and an outer face, wherein the surface of the inner face has zones with different marking orientations.. . ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

07/20/17 / #20170202687

Liner

A liner for placing on the surface of the skin, comprising a base body made from a flexible, waterproof material having an outer side which is opposite the surface of the skin when in the applied state and an inner side which faces the surface of the skin when in the applied state, and channels which are open in the direction of the main surface and arranged on the inner side.. . ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

07/20/17 / #20170202686

Orthopedic joint system

An orthopedic joint system having an upper part and a lower part mounted thereon so as to pivot about a pivoting axis, and a pawl which prevents in a locking position any relative movement between the upper part and the lower part about the pivoting axis, and allows in a release position a relative movement about the pivoting axis. The pawl, in the locking position, interlockingly engages a locking element and can be shifted to the release position via a pull element, a first end of the pull element being attached to the upper part or to the lower part and moved along the outside of the pawl in a curved section, and a second end of the pull element being provided with an actuating device which causes the curved section to be shortened and the pawl to be moved to the release position when the actuating device is actuated.. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

06/15/17 / #20170170760

Method for operating an electric motor

The disclosure relates to a method for operating an electric motor. A first method is applied at a rotational speed below a predetermined limit value and a second method is applied at a rotational speed above the predetermined limit value. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

06/08/17 / #20170156963

Leg orthosis and orthosis

A leg orthosis including a securing device for securing the leg orthosis to the body of a orthosis user and at least one articulation device by means of which a first orthosis component, which can be fixed to an extremity of the user, is mounted such that it can pivot with respect to the securing device. The articulation device includes at least three joints, which respectively comprise at least one pivot axis, and each pivot axis intersects at a common point.. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

05/18/17 / #20170135828

Prosthetic foot

A prosthetic foot, comprising a core, on which a proximal fastening device for fastening the prosthetic foot to a lower-leg tube or to a lower-leg shaft is arranged and which is surrounded by a foot casing. The foot casing forms a cavity, in which the core is inserted. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

05/18/17 / #20170135608

Method for determining the alignment of a system, and a display system

A method for determining the alignment of a system, wherein the system includes measuring and display devices. The measuring device has a measuring platform and detects horizontal and vertical forces that are exerted by a person located on the measuring platform. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

05/11/17 / #20170128236

Prosthetic foot, system of a prosthetic foot and a shoe, and method for adapting the heel height of a prosthetic foot

A prosthetic foot comprising a foot part, a proximal connecting member which is swiveled to the foot part and an adjustment device with which the foot part can be adjusted relative to the connecting member, and at least one position sensor associated with the adjustment device and being coupled to a signal generating element.. . ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

04/13/17 / #20170100263

Method for producing an artificial foot

The invention relates to a method for producing an artificial foot, comprising a medial plane (m) in a longitudinal axis, in which a nominal foot length (1) is defined as a distance from a heel to a foot tip of a natural foot replaced by the artificial foot, and designed having a top side connecting piece (4) for torsionally rigidly connecting a foot insert (2) extending substantially over the length of the foot (1), and contacting two contact surfaces (6, 7) over the length (1), of which a first heel side contact surface (7) is located in the heel area and a second hall side contact surface (6) is located in the hall area, and designed so that the connecting part (4) is connected to the contact surfaces (6,7) of the foot part by means of spring connections.. . ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

04/06/17 / #20170095354

Orthopedic knee joint and method for controlling an orthopedic knee joint

The invention relates to an orthopedic knee joint, comprising an upper part (2), on which upper connecting means (20) are disposed, a lower part (3) pivotally supported on the upper part (2), connecting means for orthopedic components (4), and a stop ( ) for delimiting an extension movement, wherein the stop (7) is configured displaceably and coupled to an adjusting device (64), which is coupled to a control device (6), which actuates the adjusting device (64) as a function of sensor data and changes the position of the stop (7).. . ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

02/23/17 / #20170049585

Jointless prosthetic foot

A jointless prosthetic foot having a leaf spring which has a distal footfall section, a connecting section and a proximal attachment section which extends in an anterior-posterior direction and to which an attachment adapter can be fixed. The attachment adapter is mounted such as to be movable along a convexly curved path in the anterior-posterior direction.. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

02/23/17 / #20170049584

Prosthetic foot

A prosthetic foot with a structural component having a proximal attachment member for fastening the prosthetic foot to a below-knee tube, a below-knee shaft or a prosthetic knee joint, with a forefoot portion secured or formed on the structural component, and with a heel-side spring-damper system which is assigned to the structural component and which is compressed at a heel strike and bears on a sole-side guide element. The structural component is designed as a leaf spring which extends in a posterior direction from the proximal attachment means, and forms an arch and is guided in an anterior and distal direction, wherein the arch protrudes posteriorly beyond the guide element.. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

02/16/17 / #20170042703

Prosthesis

A prosthesis with a lower limb attachment part, a foot part, a connection element with a joint function that connects the lower limb attachment part with the foot part, and a release device which can be brought into a locking position in which the foot part and the lower limb attachment part are connected to each other in a rotationally fixed manner at least relative to a dorsal extension movement, and into a release position in which the foot part can be rotated relative to the lower limb attachment part. The release device is designed to passively switch from the locking position into the release position when a variable which correlates to an ankle torque (m) in the connection element lies above a pre-set threshold.. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

02/09/17 / #20170035583

Method for connecting at least two structural parts of an orthopedic component and orthopedic component having at least two structural parts

A method for connecting at least two structural parts of an orthopedic component, wherein the structural parts are retained in an orienting device while oriented in relation to each other, an intermediate space thus being formed between the structural parts. The orienting device and the structural parts together form a cavity, which has a flow connection to at least one feed connection, via which an adhesive for adhesively bonding the structural parts is introduced into the cavity.. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh

02/02/17 / #20170027716

Prosthetic foot

A prosthetic foot is provided with a forefoot spring, a heel spring and a base spring. The base spring is connected to the heel spring and to the forefoot spring. ... Otto Bock Healthcare Gmbh








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