Patent applied: Motor Phenomenon Measurement
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United States Patent Application 20060122472 (Patent Pending)
Kind Code A1
Pullman; Seth L. June 8, 2006
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System and method for clinically assessing motor function
The present invention relates to methods and systems for assessing and diagnosing motor conditions using indices derived from computational analysis of a digitized drawing sample of a spiral. It is an improvement of the invention disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. 6,454,706, and adds new indices and depictions thereof. Such indices may be used individually or in combinations amongst themselves or with indices disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. 6,454,706 to evaluate and assess motor function. As such, in non-limiting embodiments, the new information may be used in diagnostic techniques relative to an expert generated standard or, alternatively, may be used to monitor a subject's function over time or as a result of treatment, where indices or their combinations are compared between drawing samples obtained from a single subject or a group of subjects. The methods and systems of the invention have application in both the clinical and research communities.
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Inventors: Pullman; Seth L.; (Scarsdale, NY)
Correspondence Name and Address: BAKER & BOTTS
30 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA
NEW YORK
NY
10112
US
Serial No.: 237539
Series Code: 11
Filed: September 28, 2005
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United States Patent 6,454,706
Pullman September 24, 2002
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System and method for clinically assessing motor function
In particular, the present invention relates to a computerized system and method for clinically assessing motor function comprising correlating geometric indices, computed from digital information obtained from a geometric shape drawn by a subject to be evaluated, with a rating score derived using a "standard of reference" generated by one or more clinical expert. Interpretation is thereby rendered more objective and consistent. Furthermore, the test may be administered and interpreted by physicians who are not skilled or experienced in evaluating motor disorders, for example general practitioners or pediatricians who are not certified in the practice of neurology. The present invention therefore provides a means for evaluating persons early in the course of disease, and for screening patients for motor dysfunction or, in the case of children, disorders of motor development.
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Inventors: Pullman; Seth L. (Scarsdale, NY)
Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (New York, NY)
Appl. No.: 09/517,845
Filed: March 2, 2000
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United States Patent 4,922,925
Crandall , et al. May 8, 1990
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Computer based upper extremity evaluation system
An upper extremity evaluation system includes a computer and a directly connected three-dimensional position locator which may be used by a therapist to enter data corresponding to the location of the flexed and extended joints of the hand, wrist and elbow. The computer may then utilize these dimensions in calculating angles of flexion and extension, and a degree of disability in accordance with American Medical Association standards.
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Inventors: Crandall; Richard E. (St. Louis, MO), Weeks; Paul M. (St. Louis, MO), Vannier; Michael W. (Edwardsville, IL)
Assignee: Washington University (St. Louis, MO)
Appl. No.: 07/314,188
Filed: February 27, 1989
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Full text: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-P...y=PN%2F4922925

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United States Patent 4,885,687
Carey December 5, 1989
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Tracking instrumentation for measuring human motor control
Tracking instrumentation for measuring human motor control includes a load cell or potentiometer for converting a force or position to an electrical signal. An analog-to-digital converter periodically samples the electrical signal and converts it into a series of digital words representing a force amplitude value. A computer system includes a monitor for displaying a tracking element, the position of the tracking element controlled by the digital words. The computer system further includes means for displaying a tracking pattern on the monitor and plotting scaled values on the monitor superimposed on the tracking pattern. The values are plotted so that the user operating a handgrip can adjust the handgrip in an attempt to track the pattern across the monitor. The system further includes means and methods for recording and analyzing the tracking performance data and for objectively scoring the tracking data.
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Inventors: Carey; James R. (St. Paul, MN)
Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
Appl. No.: 07/257,194
Filed: October 13, 1988
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United States Patent 4,922,925
Crandall , et al. May 8, 1990
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Computer based upper extremity evaluation system
An upper extremity evaluation system includes a computer and a directly connected three-dimensional position locator which may be used by a therapist to enter data corresponding to the location of the flexed and extended joints of the hand, wrist and elbow. The computer may then utilize these dimensions in calculating angles of flexion and extension, and a degree of disability in accordance with American Medical Association standards.
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Inventors: Crandall; Richard E. (St. Louis, MO), Weeks; Paul M. (St. Louis, MO), Vannier; Michael W. (Edwardsville, IL)
Assignee: Washington University (St. Louis, MO)
Appl. No.: 07/314,188
Filed: February 27, 1989
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Full text: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-P...y=PN%2F4922925