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A method for controlling movement using an active powered device including an actuator, joint position sensor, muscle stress sensor, and control system. The device provides primarily muscle support although it is capable of additionally providing joint support (hence the name “active muscle assistance device”). The device is designed for operation in several modes to provide either assistance or resistance to a muscle for the purpose of enhancing mobility, preventing injury, or building muscle strength. The device is designed to operate autonomously or coupled with other like device(s) to provide simultaneous assistance or resistance to multiple muscles.

Title
Active muscle assistance device and method
Application Number
10/704483
Publication Number
6966882 (B2)
Application Date
November 6, 2003
Publication Date
November 22, 2005
Inventor
Robert W Horst
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Dechert
Leah Sherry
Assignee
Tibion Corporation
CA, US
IPC
A61H 001/02
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