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Method and System for Dynamically Correcting Non-Uniform Leg Lengths

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239652D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 92K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for dynamically adjusting a platform that provides for evening out a leg length from a patient's hip to the floor. The method and system utilizes one or more weight sensors on the platform that communicate with a central processing unit (CPU) for dynamically adjusting the leg length.

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Method and System for Dynamically Correcting Non -Uniform Leg Lengths

Disclosed is a method and system for dynamically adjusting a platform that provides for evening out a leg length from a patient's hip to the floor.

The method and system consists of one or more foot/base plates for dynamically adjusting the leg length. Each of the one or more foot/base plates contains one or more weight sensors and one or more dynamic height adjustment mechanisms. The one or more weight sensors communicate with a central processing unit (CPU) in order to account for the difference in height between the legs or difference in shoe heights. On the other hand, the lower body stays in balance in terms of an adjusted or dynamic leg length. As the patient walks, the method and system makes slight adjustments to ensure a smooth stride and cadence. The one or more foot/base plates can be installed in shoes or casts in order to maintain proper length and balance.

Figure 1 illustrates the process for dynamically adjusting non-uniform leg lengths in accordance with the method and system disclosed herein.

Figure 1

In accordance with Figure 1, the one or more foot/base plates on each leg compensate for differences in leg length. This provides a consistent length from hip to ground for each length when walking or standing. The CPU dynamically adjusts the height of the one or more foot/base plates based on the one or more weight sensors provided on each of the one or more foot/base plates.

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