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Title: Compact biomedical pulsed signal generator for bone tissue stimulation

Abstract

An apparatus for stimulating bone tissue for stimulating bone growth or treating osteoporosis by applying directly to the skin of the patient an alternating current electrical signal comprising wave forms known to simulate the piezoelectric constituents in bone. The apparatus may, by moving a switch, stimulate bone growth or treat osteoporosis, as desired. Based on low-power CMOS technology and enclosed in a moisture-resistant case shaped to fit comfortably, two astable multivibrators produce the desired waveforms. The amplitude, pulse width and pulse frequency, and the subpulse width and subpulse frequency of the waveforms are adjustable. The apparatus, preferably powered by a standard 9-volt battery, includes signal amplitude sensors and warning signals indicate an output is being produced and the battery needs to be replaced.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6219773
Patent Number(s):
5217009
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-727705
Assignee:
IMS; EDB-93-123309
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 10 Jul 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; BONE TISSUES; ANIMAL GROWTH; MEDICAL SUPPLIES; DESIGN; OSTEOPOROSIS; THERAPY; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; PATIENTS; ANIMAL TISSUES; BODY; CONNECTIVE TISSUE; DISEASES; EQUIPMENT; GROWTH; SKELETAL DISEASES; TISSUES; 550900* - Pathology

Citation Formats

Kronberg, J W. Compact biomedical pulsed signal generator for bone tissue stimulation. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Kronberg, J W. Compact biomedical pulsed signal generator for bone tissue stimulation. United States.
Kronberg, J W. Tue . "Compact biomedical pulsed signal generator for bone tissue stimulation". United States.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus for stimulating bone tissue for stimulating bone growth or treating osteoporosis by applying directly to the skin of the patient an alternating current electrical signal comprising wave forms known to simulate the piezoelectric constituents in bone. The apparatus may, by moving a switch, stimulate bone growth or treat osteoporosis, as desired. Based on low-power CMOS technology and enclosed in a moisture-resistant case shaped to fit comfortably, two astable multivibrators produce the desired waveforms. The amplitude, pulse width and pulse frequency, and the subpulse width and subpulse frequency of the waveforms are adjustable. The apparatus, preferably powered by a standard 9-volt battery, includes signal amplitude sensors and warning signals indicate an output is being produced and the battery needs to be replaced.},
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