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Title: Method and apparatus for sensing body gesture, posture and movement
Authors: Zheng, Yong-Ping
Subjects: Sensor
Body gesture, posture and movement
Ultrasound signal
Issue Date: 10-Jan-2006
Source: US Patent 6,984,208 B2. Washington, DC: US Patent and Trademark Office, 2006.
Abstract: A method for indirectly assessing the gesture, posture or movement of a body part of a person includes transmitting an ultrasound signal into the soft tissue, particularly the muscle, of body part and manipulating the reflected ultrasound signal to obtain parameter data. The parameter data is compared to reference information to obtain gesture, posture or movement information for the body part. Apparatus includes an ultrasound transmitter and receiver for transmitting, a signal processor, and a processor for storing reference information and determining gesture, posture or movement information for the body part.
Rights: Assignee: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Type: Patent
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