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Ergonomic systems which provide medical therapy, comfort and enhanced function are provided. Surfaces are provided with adjustable contour, transient force damping and temperature. The technologies are applied to footwear, seating surfaces an cryotherapy devices. The cooling and cryotherapy system employ an evaporator in close proximity to skin, and therefore employ methods to reduce risk of frostbite. Advanced control and power supply options are disclosed.

Title
Ergonomic systems and methods providing intelligent adaptive surfaces and temperature control
Application Number
9/303585
Publication Number
6230501 (B1)
Application Date
May 3, 1999
Publication Date
May 15, 2001
Inventor
Steven M Hoffberg
West Harrison
NY, US
Ronald A Fisher
New Haven
CT, US
Richard F Bailey Sr
Pennington
NJ, US
Agent
Milde Hoffberg & Macklin
US
Assignee
ProMXD Technology
NY, US
IPC
F25B 19/00
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