Myoride Patent Abstract
Filed at United States Patent and Trademark Office
October, 2015 - Patent - US
A rehabilitative and/or exercise machine that has a frame with attachments to four independent bi-directional resistance devices (pneumatic, hydraulic, spring-loaded, or any other drag-resistance devices) used by the arms and legs to provide resistance in two opposite directions. The limb devices may have a mechanism such as valves that control bi-directional resistance.
The action of the arms and legs in bi-directional resistance offers near full body exercise of the agonist/antagonist muscles using flexion and extension action of the larger muscle groups in a gait pattern, simultaneously.
Handles attach to the arm resistance devices and foot pegs attach to the leg resistance devices.
The unit may include an attached incline plane, mat, or cushion for the exerciser to lay on. The unit may have an adjustment mechanism for height of the leg settings and for the length of the arm settings in accord to reach maximal limb range of motion.
The unit may have electronic devices to monitor heart rate, oxygen flow (VO2 max), and temperature or any newly developed health monitoring devices.
Supine rehabilitation and exercise machine
For rehabilitation a person lays on their back, straps their feet in foot plates, holds onto the hand bars, and is able to move the arms and legs against light resistance in near range of motion.
For exercise, a person lays on their back, straps their feet in foot plates, holds onto the hand bars, and pumps their arms and legs against bi-directional resistance until cardio-respiratory fatigue is reached.
Objective of the unit
The main objective is to exercise the arms and legs in near complete range of motion with resistance in the flexion/extension planes.
A second objective is to activate the muscles so that muscular fatigue can be reached quickly.
A third objective is to allow for a non-weight bearing way to exercise large groups of muscles.
A forth objective is to provide a synchronized movement of the arms and legs in a gait-like pattern.
A fifth objective is to rehabilitate the arms and leg muscles and joints through near complete range of motion with adjustable resistance.
This rehabilitation/exercise device offers advantages over other similar devices:
1. The unit allows for near-complete joint range of motion in active and resistant movements. That is, movements in the following joints: elbow flexion: 0-150 degree movement, shoulder flexion: 0-180 degree movement, knee flexion: 0-100 degree movement, hip flexion: 0-120 degree movement.
2. This unit allows for a free, not rigid, range of motion of the limbs.
3. This unit allows for a full body, non-weight bearing exercise.
4. This unit offers purely operator-induced exercise because the exerciser is supine and using only muscular action, not gravity, to facilitate exercise.
5. This unit offers the greatest effect to the cardio-respiratory systems because of utilizing the largest muscle groups in all four limbs in near-complete range of motion through resistance.
6. This unit is the best way to provide high intensity interval training exercise.
7. This unit is the fastest way to reach cardio-respiratory fatigue.
8. This unit activates more muscle groups at one time than any other exercise.
9. This unit increases cardio-respiratory output more than any other exercise.
10. This unit increases aerobic metabolism more than any other exercise.
11. This unit increases anaerobic metabolism more than any other exercise.
12. This unit offers the shortest time of full body exercise.