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Title: Foot massage apparatus
Authors: Wong, Thomas K. S.
Chung, Joanne
Tse, Hing-min Sonny
Fan, Ka Lun
Cheung, Ching Ching
Ma, Pony
Lau, Yin Ki
Au, Sarah W. M.
Subjects: Foot massage pattern
Issue Date: 24-Feb-2009
Source: US Patent 7,494,476 B2. Washington, DC: US Patent and Trademark Office, 2009.
Abstract: A foot massage apparatus comprises: a housing (5); a pair of replaceable footprint plates (4) with holes (40) arranged according to a particular foot massage pattern, which are placed on an upper plate (51) of the housing (5); protrusions (2; 3) protruding from the holes (40) of each replaceable footprint plate (4); a vertical adjustment mechanism provided in the housing (5), for adjusting the height of the protrusions (2; 3); a horizontal adjustment mechanism provided in the housing (5), for adjusting the horizontal position of the protrusions (2; 3); and a driving mechanism provided in the housing (5), for driving the protrusions (2; 3) to move up and down cyclically. The foot massage apparatus of the present invention has the advantages of enhancing a particular bodily function and fitting different foot sizes.
Rights: Assignee: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Type: Patent
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