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PHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY (methods or devices enabling invalids to operate an apparatus or a device not forming part of the body A61F 4/00; electrotherapy, magnetotherapy, radiation therapy, ultrasound therapy A61N)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes utilizing mechanical energy transmitted by direct physical contact with the external surface of the thorax portion of human bodies to induce or supplement normal breathing (e.g. iron lungs).

Apparatus or processes, which are not used for surgical purposes that are specially adapted to improve or promote the optical functioning of individuals (e.g. rectify defective vision, improve the natural operation of their eyes) by:

  • contacting eyes or their muscles directly to move the eyes,
  • subjecting the eyes of individuals to controlled muscle strain,
  • utilizing stimulators, such as flash illumination, to cause movement of eyes of individuals in a controlled manner, or
  • facilitating or training individuals through practice to move their own eyes in a beneficial manner.

Apparatus or devices that are explicitly designed for use by a single patient or disabled person for the purpose of helping them overcome a physical condition that impairs their ability to walk unassisted across the ground or similar support surface (e.g. crutches).

Apparatus or processes utilizing mechanical energy directly applied upon human bodies for therapy (e.g. massage). These therapy apparatus and processes are intended to facilitate the healing of diseases, promote or assist normal operation of a malfunctioning body part, reduce the impact of injuries, or beneficially influence the condition of disabled body parts either by the physical movement of body parts (e.g. devices for exercising a passive body member) or other types of physical stimulation (e.g. touching) transmitted though contact with:

  • external body surfaces or
  • surfaces of naturally occurring body cavities.

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes utilizing mechanical energy directly applied to human bodies by physical contact therewith (e.g. chiropractic) to treat, alleviate the effects of, or prevent disease or bodily malfunctions (e.g. misalignments of bone, aberrant joint) solely by manipulation, adjustment, or realignment of at least a portion of the skeletal system of the body (e.g. bone joints, tendons, spinal columns) by either:

  • impacting external surfaces of bodies to manipulate or adjust portions of their skeletons containing unbroken bones or
  • pulling or pushing on the external surfaces of bodies to extend or compress portions of their skeletons containing unbroken bones.

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes utilizing mechanical energy directly applied upon human bodies by physical contact (e.g. massage) to rub, stroke, knead, tap, vibrate, or otherwise move a portion of the external surface of human bodies, or the surfaces of their naturally occurring body cavities, to either:

  • physically relax individuals,
  • physically arouse or stimulate individuals, or
  • counteract or relieve bodily pains.

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes (e.g. baths) that are specially adapted for covering, soaking, or immersing human bodies, or portions of bodies, within fluids (e.g. steam, water) or fluent materials (e.g. sand, mud) in a manner that is distinct from the common bathing process for cleaning human bodies and is intended to either:

  • counteract or relieve bodily pains,
  • physically relax individuals,
  • promote or assist healing of injured bodies or their parts, or
  • restore to health, or alleviate the effects of sicknesses or other types of abnormal conditions on, bodies or their parts.

Apparatus or processes (e.g. breast baths) specially adapted for covering, soaking, or immersing only one particular part of the human body within fluids (e.g. steam, water) or fluent materials (e.g. sand, seaweed).

Articles of clothing (e.g. sweating suits for therapy) that at least partially enclose human bodies for the primary purpose of increasing the local temperature (e.g. insulated, include heating elements) or humidity (e.g. constructed of partially air tight material) of the portion of the human bodies covered to a point where the localized temperature or humidity is beyond the range that human beings normally consider physically comfortable (i.e. creates localized sauna-like environment) for therapy.

Specially adapted components for the above types of apparatus.

Auxiliary appliances or accessories specially adapted for use with any of the above types of apparatus or process (e.g. reflex point locators).

Other types of apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical (e.g. acupuncture devices) purposes that utilize mechanical energy directly applied to human bodies by physical contact for improving their functioning that are not specifically provided for elsewhere in another subclass.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

When used with animals

If an apparatus or process is usable for both humans and animals for the same purpose and in the same manner, and it is otherwise proper for this subclass, classification is made only in subclass A61H. Similar devices or processes to those covered by subclass A61H that are usable exclusively for animals, or are used in animals in a different manner or for different purposes than for humans, are classified in subclass A61D.

When used for physical relaxation

Subclass A61H covers apparatus or processes that are specially adapted to physically relax or stimulate individuals due either to

  • mechanical energy being directly applied upon human body parts to cause their physical movement, or stimulation, by direct physical contact with external surfaces of the body or surfaces of naturally occurring cavities in the body (i.e. massage) or
  • the calming or invigorating effects of bathing.

Subclass A61M covers devices or processes which are specially adapted to cause or precipitate a change in the state of consciousness of humans (e.g. induce sleep, awaken), or to increase or decrease the mental activity of humans while awake, which may also involve relaxing or stimulating individuals.

Medical Treatment

Several subclasses provide for apparatus or processes that are used for treating humans for medical conditions. The relationship between these subclasses is as follows:

Subclass A61B provides for surgical apparatus or processes in general.

Subclass A61B also provides for surgical apparatus or processes when

  • surgical apparatus or processes are combined with means used for other types of treatment (e.g. therapy, massage) for medical conditions or
  • the apparatus can be used both for surgery and for other types of treatment for medical conditions.

Subclass A61H provides for massage, chiropractic, or physical therapy apparatus or processes used for the treatment of disease, injuries, or disability (i.e. an abnormal condition of the body) by utilization of direct mechanical energy.

Subclass A61N provides for apparatus or processes used for the treatment of disease, injuries, or disability by utilization of forms of energy other than direct mechanical energy.

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Training or exercising equipment for animals
Garments with controlled internal environment
Ventilating, cooling or heating means in connection with bedsteads or mattresses
Apparatus for helping babies to walk
Baths; Showers; Appurtenances therefore for merely cleaning human bodies
Body washing or cleaning implements for merely cleaning human bodies
Dental implements for therapeutic treatment
Orthopaedic devices or methods
Devices for treatment of the eyes
Means for washing bed-ridden persons
Beds for promoting or observing sleep
A61G7/043
Blood pumps or devices for mechanical circulatory assistance
Sub aquatic intestinal cleaning
Devices for influencing the respiratory system of patients by gas treatment, e.g. mouth-to-mouth respiration
Devices for producing or ending sleep by mechanical, optical, or acoustical means (other than alarm clocks or the like)
Electrotherapy, magneto therapy, radiation therapy, ultrasound therapy
Electro medical massage devices applying continuous direct current by contact electrodes
Electrotherapy devices applying alternating or intermittent currents by contact electrodes
Applying ionized fluids to the human body for therapy
Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
Exercising apparatus specially adapted for particular parts of the body
Exercising devices for feet or toes
Accessory implements for clippers or shavers carrying out massage or other functions than cutting hair
Informative references
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Methods or devices enabling patients or disabled persons to operate an apparatus or a device not forming part of the body
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Therapy
Any medical treatment of an abnormal condition of a human or animal body (e.g. disease, impaired organ, injured limb) by means, instruments, devices, or methods that utilize forms of energy (e.g. mechanical energy) and which is not used for surgical purposes. In general, the treatment time for therapy is long-term relative to that for surgery which usually has a much more immediate effect on the body.
Disabled person
A human being that is unable to do a basic physical task (e.g. walking) without assistance due to a physical or mental impairment/condition.
Patient
A human being awaiting or undergoing any form of (a) medical care (e.g. testing) or treatment by medical staff (e.g. doctors, dentists, midwives, chiropractors) or (b) physical tending (e.g. feeding) by care providers (e.g. hospice or nursing home staff) due to impairment.

BODY PLANES

http://medical-dictionary.tfd.com/plane

The body-symmetrical plane is also called midsagittal plane or median plane.

Apparatus for passive exercising (A61H 5/00 takes precedence); Vibrating apparatus
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Apparatus and processes intended to facilitate the healing of diseases, promote or assist normal operation of a malfunctioning body part, reduce the impact of injuries, or beneficially influence the condition of disabled body parts either by the physical movement of body parts (e.g. devices for exercising a passive body member) or other types of physical stimulation (e.g. pressure or blows on a part of the skeletal structure, vibration on the body)

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Exercisers for the eyes
Percussion or vibration
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Active exercising has to be classified in A63B

Special rules of classification within this group

Vibration driving means are classified in A61H 23/00

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/855) is used.

[N: Apparatus for applying movements to the whole body] [N9604]
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Incorporated in furniture
Driving means
[N: Rocking or oscillating around a horizontal axis transversal to the body] [N9604]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
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For artificial respiration or heart stimulation
[N: Moveable platform, e.g. vibrating or oscillating platform for standing, sitting, laying or kneeling] [N1205]
Informative references
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Portable
Size reducing arrangement when not in use
Incorporated in furniture
Special rules of classification within this group

Vibration driving means are classified in A61H 23/00

[N: Apparatus for applying pressure or blows for compressive stressing of a part of the skeletal structure, e.g. for preventing or alleviating osteoporosis]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

- Chiropractic tables A61G 13/009

[N: Apparatus for applying pressure or blows almost perpendicular to the body or limb axis, e.g. chiropractic devices for repositioning vertebrae, correcting deformation]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Apparatus for chiropractic manipulation of the body of a user

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Percussion or tapping massage
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Driving means
Stretching or bending [N: or torsioning] apparatus for exercising
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Device suitable for active OR passive exercising
Electric motor for active or passive exercising
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Driving means
Interface with user
Position of user
Rotation of a body part around its longitudinal axis
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
Nutating movement of a body part around its articulation
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

rocking, swaying, or nodding motion in the axis of rotation of a largely axially symmetric object, e.g. circular movement around a joint.

DE29714490U

Walking coordination of arms and legs [N9812]
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Walking movement for legs
[N: by rotating cycling movement]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
Device suitable for active OR passive exercising
Assisted exercising
Rotating interface
[N: Drawing-out devices (suspension devices for supporting the patient in upright walking or standing position A61H 3/008; devices wearable by the patient A61F 5/01; stretching fractured limbs A61F 5/04)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Orthopaedic devices for non-surgical treatment
Stretching fractured limbs
Suspension devices for supporting in a standing position
Driving means
Interface with user
Control means
Position of user
Interface with user for active exercising
[N: Traction tables (A61H1/02D2, A61H 1/0229 take precedence)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
by hanging the patient upside down or inclined downwardly
Arm, arm-pit supports
Informative references
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Interface with user
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/1635

[N: by reducing gravity forces normally applied to the body, e.g. by lifting or hanging the body or part of it (A61H1/02D2, A61H1/02D10 and A61H1/02D11 take precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Suspension devices for a walking or standing position
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Patient immersed in liquid
Patient hanging
Pulsating, alternating, fluctuating
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Percussion or vibration means
other driving means
[N: for the lower limbs]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

devices specifically made for moving passively a joint for therapy or for supporting the movement of a joint of a disabled person in a daily activity.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for aiding disabled persons to walk
Therapy devices for lower limbs
Interface for lower limbs
[N: Knee (A61H 1/0255 takes precedence)]
Informative references
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Therapy devices for knees
Interface for lower limbs
[N: Hip (A61H 1/0255 takes precedence)]
Informative references
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Therapy devices for hip
Interface for the pelvis
by separating the legs laterally [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
Device suitable for active OR passive exercising
Assisted exercising
by moving the legs together laterally [N0902]
Informative references
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Position of the patient
[N: Both knee and hip of a patient, e.g. in supine or sitting position, the feet being moved in a plane substantially parallel to the body-symmetrical-plane (A61H 1/0214 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
rotating cycling movement
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Position of the patient
for active exercising
Device suitable for active OR passive exercising
Assisted exercising
[N: moved by translation]
Special rules of classification within this group

This therapy is typically performed in a supine position, therefore the position supine H61H203/04F2 does not need to be classified, only different positions are classified.

[N: Walking movement; Appliances for aiding disabled persons to walk A61H 3/00 t.p.)] [N: WARNING: Not complete, pending the completion of a reclassification] [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Simulation of the walking movement, or part of it

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Walking coordination of arms and legs
Appliances aiding disabled persons to walk
[N: Foot]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Also movement of ankle

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Therapy devices for the foot
Interface for the foot
for active exercising
Toes
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
[N: for the upper limbs]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Therapy devices for the upper limbs
Interface for the upper limbs
for active exercising
[N: Elbow]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
[N: Shoulder]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Therapy devices for the shoulders
Interface for shoulders
for active exercising
[N: Hand]
Informative references
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Therapy devices for the hand
Interface for the hands
for active exercising
[N: Fingers]
Informative references
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Therapy devices for the fingers
Interface for the hands
for active exercising
[N: for the spinal column (A61H 1/0218 takes precedence)]
Informative references
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Therapy devices for the back
Interface for the back
for active exercising
[N: Neck]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Therapy devices for the neck
Interface for the neck
for active exercising
Appliances for aiding disabled persons to walk about (apparatus for helping babies to walk A47D 13/04; [N: orthopedic devices for correcting deformities of, or supporting, limbs A61F 5/0102]; exercising apparatus for the feet or toes A63B 23/10; [N: stairways or ramps E04F 11/00])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Crutches, walkers, suspension devices or exoskeletons specifically made for aiding a disabled person to walk.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Walking coordination of arms and legs
Simulation of the walking movement, or part of it, of the legs
Exoskeletons for increasing strength (not specifically for supporting disabled persons)
Control system for manipulators, e.g. exoskeletons
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Walking sticks and Nordic walking sticks
Apparatus for helping babies to walk
Orthopaedic devices for correcting deformities of, or supporting limbs
Control means
Applying electrical currents by contact electrodes for stimulating motor muscles, e.g. walking assistance
Active exercise apparatus for the feet
Exercising apparatus for the feet or toes
Training for running, jogging or speed walking
Stairways or ramps
Vehicles with legs
B62D57/03
Special rules of classification within this group

Exoskeletons specifically made for aiding disabled persons to walk are classified here in A61H 3/00. If the exoskeleton is bending a joint (i.e. not only for supporting the weight), the joint which is moved has to be classified in A61H 1/0237, the exoskeletons are normally portable A61H 2201/0157 and wearable A61H 2201/165, whereby wearable takes precedence over portable and therefore portable does not have to be coded.

Use orthogonal classification for additional information as well as for invention information (A61H 2003/001 to A61H 2003/007).

For further additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

on steps or stairways
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Built-in aids for ascending or descending stairs
Lift associated with stairs
with illuminating devices
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/0188

with attached or incorporated article carrying means
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For walking sticks
Sticks or Umbrellas with coat-hangers
Holders or carriers for hand articles
Umbrellas
Informative references
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Umbrellas
Trays
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Sticks or umbrellas with containers for storing objects
Sticks or umbrellas with tables
with knee, leg or stump rests
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Walking sticks or umbrellas convertible into seats
Interface for lower limbs
with forearm rests, i.e. for non-used arms
Informative references
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Interface for arms
having a seat
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/1633

secured to the patient, e.g. with belts
Informative references
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Physical interface with patient
Wearable
[N: Using suspension devices for supporting the body in an upright walking or standing position, e.g. harnesses (drawing-out devices A61H 1/0218)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices suspending a disabled person walking or standing

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
For small children
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Thorax holding means
Crutches
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Walking sticks
Telescoping connections
Crutches with no pivoting movement during use, e.g. tripods
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

with curved ground-engaging means, i.e. rockers [N9511]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Crutches in which movement is limited to a pivoting in one plane, e.g. 2-point supports
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

with means for grasping or picking-up objects
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Collecting crops spread on the soil
Devices for picking-up balls
convertible from armpit- into forearm-model
Informative references
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Interface for the upper limbs
convertible from armpit crutch into cane
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

EP0236708

convertible from forearm crutch into cane
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

NL2000270C

[N: Arrangements for storing or keeping upright when not in use] [N9702]
Informative references
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Cane or umbrella stands or holders
with devices for securing a pair of crutches together [N9702]
Informative references
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Devices for binding skis in pairs
on a single crutch for being fixed on or supported by a wall, furniture or the like [N9702]
Informative references
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Devices for fastening to tables, walls or the like
on walls or furniture for receiving single crutches [N9702]
Informative references
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Devices for fastening to tables, walls or the like
with magnetic fixing [N9702]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for binding skis in pairs with magnets
on a single crutch allowing it to remain upright when not in use, e.g. retractable tripods (A61H 2003/0205 takes precedence) [N9702]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

GB2470738

[N: Shock absorbers therefor] [N9807]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
shock absorbers for active exercising
using elastomeric material [N9807]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

WO2009006488

[N: Ferrules or tips therefor (for walking sticks or umbrellas A45B 9/04)]
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Ferrules or tips for walking sticks
comprising a ball-and-socket joint [N9412]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

US2011094552

Wheeled walking aids for disabled persons[N: (A61H 3/008, A61H 3/06 take precedence)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Walking aid using suspension devices for supporting
Walking aids for blind persons
Informative references
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Hand carts
with a drive mechanism [N0902]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

also driven by human, by means of a driving mechanism, not by pushing it through handles

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Driving means for hand carts
with braking means [N0902]
Informative references
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Braking means for hand carts
Walking [N: or guiding] aids for blind persons (walking sticks [N: in general] A45B; replacing direct visual perception by another kind of perception A61F 9/08)
Informative references
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Walking sticks
Replacing direct visual perception by another kind of perception
[N: with electronic detecting or guiding means] [N9608] [C0902]
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Replacing direct visual perception by another kind of perception
Teaching or communicating with blinds
with tactile perception [N9502]
Informative references
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Device or method change consciousness by the tactile sense
A61M21/ 00A4
Means for aiding people with impaired vision by tactile feedback
Communicating with blinds using tactile presentation of information
in the form of braille [N9502]
Informative references
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Typewriters or selective printing for printing in Braille
Printing processes for printing Braille
[N: Installations on the floor, e.g. special surfaces, to guide blind persons] [N0901]
Informative references
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Construction of surfaces for roads, sport grounds or the like
Road signs or traffic signals
[N: Sticks for blind persons] [N0901]
Informative references
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For walking sticks
Communicating with blind persons by means of audio signals
Systems using reflection or reradiation for anti-collision
Exercisers for the eyes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Apparatus or processes, which are not used for surgical purposes that are specially adapted to improve or promote the optical functioning of individuals (e.g. rectify defective vision, improve the natural operation of their eyes)

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Apparatus for testing the eyes
Apparatus for determining the visual field
Special rules of classification within this group

For further additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

[N: exercisers for training the stereoscopic view]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Stereoscopic television system
Devices for suction-kneading massage; Devices for massaging the skin by rubbing or brushing not otherwise provided for (brushes in general A46; bathing sponges, brushes, gloves or similar cleaning or rubbing implements not specially for massage A47K 7/02; suction devices for nursing A61M 1/06, A61M 1/08))
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes utilizing mechanical energy directly applied upon human bodies by physical contact (e.g. massage) to rub, or knead, a portion of the external surface of human bodies, or the surfaces of their naturally occurring body cavities

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Footwear with protrusions for acupressure
Brushes in general
Bathing sponges, brushes, gloves or similar cleaning or rubbing implements not specially for massage
Layer between the skin and massage elements
Suction device for nursing
Special rules of classification within this group

Rollers and balls therefore are classified in A61B15/00.

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

[N: without substantial movement between the skin and the device]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Pressing acupuncture points
[N: by rubbing or brushing]
Informative references
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Brushes in general
[N: Hand-held or hand-driven devices]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
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Driven by a human being
[N: power-driven e.g. electrical]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Massage means is power-driven, whole device or only interface

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Power-driven brushes
Power-driven toothbrushes
Informative references
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Vibrating driving means
Artificial respiration or heart stimulation power-driven
A61H31/00A4
with electric or magnetic drive
with hydraulic or pneumaic drive
[N: hand-held]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hand-held nozzles
Handheld
[N: Helmets for head-massage (baths for the head A61H 35/008; washing, rinsing, drying A45D)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Washing, rinsing, drying
Baths for the head
Hair care preparations for care of hair
[N: Kneading] [N0902]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Kneading is a circular technique by which the skin and its underlying structure are moved in a circular rotating motion on the underlying structures (e.g. of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones). Tissue is lifted and rolled away from the bone, and then back towards the bone with a squeezing compressive action

[N: Suction kneading] [N0902]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Kneading massage in which the lifting of the tissue is obtained by vacuum

WO2007147964

having massage elements mounted on parallel output axis turning in opposite sense [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Kneading massage in which the lifting of the tissue is obtained by rotation of elements mounted on parallel axis turning in opposite sense. The axis can be parallel or perpendicular to the skin.

Parallel Perpendicular

FR2347035 FR2854566

Pneumatic or hydraulic massage, [N: e.g. sprays (A61H 13/00 takes precedence; underwater massage, spraying systems acting on a body or body part immersed in water A61H 33/00, A61H 35/00; brushes with fluid supply A46B 11/00; nozzles per se B05B)])]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Pneumatic or hydraulic massage means acting either directly on the skin or on a layer positioned between the skin and the massage means

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Gum massage
Hydraulic or pneumatic drive
Hydraulic or pneumatic transmission means
Using fluids loaded with particles
K61H201/25
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brushes with fluid supply
Underwater massage, spraying system acting on a body or body part immersed in water
Nozzles per se
Special rules of classification within this group

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

[N: Pulsating (percussion massage A61H 23/006; nozzles for pulsating streams in bathing devices, A61H 33/6057)] [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Percussion massage
Nozzles for pulsating streams in bathing devices
with particles, e.g. sand [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Fluids loaded with particles

[N: Hand-held devices for spraying and removing liquid while moved on the skin]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Liquid jets for localized massage

WO8804918

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Massaging with hydrostatic pressure
Having a layer between the skin and the fluid
Surface of interface being disposable
Heated or cooled
Control means
Specific part of the body to be treated
[N: Hand-held devices for spraying and removing liquid while moved on the skin] [N0902]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
medical suction-irrigation
A61M
1/OOKA61M1/OOT2
dental suction-irrigation
with cabin for the whole body [N0902]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

DE202008009644U

with water recirculation [N0902]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Hand-held devices for spraying and removing liquid while moved on the skin
[N: Pneumatic massage] [C0902]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Iron lungs
Cupping glasses e.g. for removing venom by suction
[N: Suction (suction kneading A61H 7/008)] [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
suction kneading massage
suction by releasing a flexible cup after deformation, i.e. without further vacuum source [N9506] [C9711]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
[N: by localized pressure, e.g. air streams or jets] [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Air streams or jets for localized massages

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Using fluids loaded with particles
[N: With intermittent or alternately inflated bladders or cuffs (beds with inflatable chambers A61G 7/05769)] [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
mattresses for preventing bed-sores with alternated pressurised chambers
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Heated or cooled
Control means
Specific part of the body to be treated
Controlled by heartbeat rate
[N: Inflated by user's body movement, e.g. ambulatory devices] [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Driven by human being
[N: Cuffs therefor] [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Having a layer between the skin and the fluid
Surface of interface being disposable
Belts, strips or combs for massage purposes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes utilizing mechanical energy directly applied upon human bodies by physical contact (e.g. massage) to rub, or knead, a portion of the external surface of human bodies, or the surfaces of their naturally occurring body cavities

Special rules of classification within this group

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

with belt or strap expanding and contracting around an encircled body part [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Artificial respiration or heart stimulation (CPR)
Massage devices with strips oscillating lengthwise
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Gum massage
Special rules of classification within this group

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

[N: Hydraulic gum massage (instruments or machines for rinsing the teeth A61C 17/02)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Instruments or machines for rinsing the teeth
Massage by means of rollers, balls, e.g. inflatable, chains, or roller chains
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

The massage means acting either directly on the skin or on a layer positioned between the skin and the massage means

Roller chains are connected flexible series of links fastening a series of rollers for massaging purposes.

CN200973812Y

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Portable
Power driven
Specific driving means
Handheld, driven by human being
Specific part of the body to be treated
Special rules of classification within this group

Types of rollers should be classified in the orthogonal classification K61H15/00A2, A61H 2015/0071.

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

Surface relief or texture of rollers
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/169

Substantially sharp projections, eg. needles, pyramids
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/1695

with balls or rollers rotating about their own axis [N9410] [C9504]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

US6974427

cylinder-like, i.e. rollers [N9504]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

US2011230804

multiple on the same axis [N9504]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

US2011087141

disc-like, i.e. diameter substantially greater than width [N9504]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

US2011082400

multiple on the same axis [N9504]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

WO2011027426

EP2347789

Balls or spheres [N9504]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

DE202008005686U

multiple on the same axis [N9504]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

US2011313333

the axis being resiliently biased [N9410]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

DE202006006704U FR2854566

with freely rotating spheres [N9504]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Freely rotating spheres like a ball-pen or roll-on on deodorants

US754925

with balls or rollers having built-in vibrating means [N9502]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Vibrating means
[N: power-driven]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Massage means is power-driven, whole device or only interface

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Vibration driving means
Driving means
[N: hand-held]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hand-held nozzles
Hand-held for other kind of devices in A61H
[N: hand-held (A61H 15/0085 takes precedence)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hand-held nozzles
Hand-held for other kind of devices in A61H
[N: Massage means not directly in contact with the user] [N0902]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/1654

adapted for simultaneous treatment with light, heat or drugs
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Heating cooling appliances for medical or therapeutic use
Heated or cooled
Further special therapeutic means
Aromatherapy
Electrotherapy
Magnetotherapy
Radiation therapy
Chromotherapy
Infra-red
Ultraviolet
Radiation by LEDs
Massage of the genitals; [N: Devices for improving sexual intercourse]]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices used also for increasing the experience during sexual intercourse

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Artificial penis erection devices
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Taking sperma sample
Vibration means
Incorporated in furniture
Portable
Heated or cooled
Driving means
Disposable
Control means
Special rules of classification within this group

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

[N: Devices for external stimulation of the genitals] [N: WARNING Not complete, pending the completion of a reclassification, see also A61H 19/00] [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Surface with enhanced rubbing effect
[N: for inserting the genitals therein e.g. vibrating rings for males or breast stimulating devices[N: WARNING Not complete, pending the completion of a reclassification, see also A61H 19/00] [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
[N: For clitoral stimulation] [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Surface with enhanced rubbing effect
[N: Devices insertable in the genitals] [N: WARNING Not complete, pending the completion of a reclassification, see also A61H19/04D] [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Watertight
[N: Having substantially cylindrical shape, e.g. dildos] [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Interchangeable
[N: Devices for use during sexual intercourse] [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Massage devices used between more persons during sexual intercourse

Massage devices for cavities of the body
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Massage devices for nose, ears and anus

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Massage of the genitals
Special rules of classification within this group

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms [N: (apparatus for passive exercising A61H 1/00; generating or transmitting mechanical vibrations in general B06B)])]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes utilizing mechanical energy directly applied upon human bodies by physical contact (e.g. massage) to tap or vibrate the external surface of human bodies, or the surfaces of their naturally occurring body cavities

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Ultrasound therapy
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Apparatus for passive exercising
Generating of transmitting mechanical vibrations in general
Special rules of classification within this group

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

having a percussion element combined with a passive spacer element for bearing against the skin
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

EP2095843

[N: With mechanical drive, e.g. spring mechanism or vibrating unit being hit for starting vibration and then applied to the body of a patient] [N: WARNING Not complete, pending the completion of a reclassification] [N1205]
[N: Percussion or tapping massage (hand percussion A61H 23/06)] [N: WARNING Not complete, pending the completion of a reclassification] [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Tapotement: alternated pressure on the skin, characterised by higher amplitude, higher force applied and lower frequency respect to a vibration massage

[N: using shock waves]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
extra-corporal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)
with electric or magnetic drive
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
electric or magnetic drive not for percussion or vibration
H61H201/12A
powered with frequencies not related to mains frequency [N9707]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Frequency controlled AC motor
H61H201/12A2B
[N: with alternating magnetic fields producing a translating or oscillating movement]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Magnetotherapy
with magnetostrictive elements
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Magnetostrictive elements can convert magnetic energy into kinetic energy, or the reverse.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Piezo-electric transducers
A61H23/P
[N: using sonic waves, e.g. using loudspeakers]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Waves transferred through the ambient air, the transducer being not in contact with a body part to be massaged

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
powered with frequencies not related to mains frequency
[N: with ultrasonic transducers, e.g. piezo-electric]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Magneto-strictive elements
[N: with rotary motor] [C9509]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Rotating means linked by eccentrics, cams to an interface to set it in vibration

US2009139354

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Rotating unbalanced masses
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Electric or magnetic drive not for percussion or vibration
H61H201/12A
[N: using rotating unbalanced masses] [N9509]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

The unbalanced masses causing the driving unit and the parts connected to it to vibrate

WO2004105868

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Rotating means linked by eccentrics, cams to an interface to set it in vibration
multiple masses each rotated by an individual motor [N9509]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

WO2007096594

multiple masses driven by the same motor [N9509]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

FR2655539

with variable angular positioning [N9509]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

WO03096860

with hydraulic or pneumatic drive [N: (Hydraulic or Pneumatic massages, A61H 9/00; Underwater massages, A61H 33/00] [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
hydraulic or pneumatic drive not for percussion or vibration
H61H201/12C
using hydrostatic pressure, e.g. high density fluids [C9810]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

EP0181814 US6179797

[N: with intermittent or alternately inflated bladders or cuffs]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 9/0078

Cushions, mattresses, seats
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/0134

inflated by user`s body movement, e.g. ambulatory devices [N9810]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 9/0085

Hand percussion [N: , i.e. Hand driven (Chiropractic devices, A61H 1/008, A61H 1/006)] [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chiropractic devices
A61H1/00PA61H1/00L
Artificial respiration or heart stimulation ([N: blood pumps A61M 1/10]; artificial respiration by treatment with gas or air, e.g. mouth-to-mouth respiration A61M 16/00; applying electric currents by contact electrodes for stimulation, e.g. heart pace-makers A61N 1/36;[N: teaching or training models, rhythm indicators G09B 23/288]]))])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes utilizing mechanical energy transmitted by direct physical contact with the external surface of the thorax portion of human bodies to stimulate the heart in case of emergency or induce/supplement normal breathing (e.g. iron lungs)

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Blood pumps
Mouth-to-mouth respiration
Heart pace-makers
Rhythm indicators
Special rules of classification within this group

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

fixed on the chest by suction [N9410]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Suction cups used for fixing in active exercising devices
fixed on the chest by adhesives [N9410]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Adhesive type surfaces in active exercising devices
with alternated thorax decompression due to lateral compression [N9502]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

WO2004004548

[N: Heart stimulation] [N0902]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Only for exterior mechanical heart stimulation

[N: with feedback for the user] [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Control means - Interfaces to the user
[N: Power driven] [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
with electric or magnetic drive
with hydraulic or pneumaic drive
[N: Manual driven] [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Driven by human being
[N: Supine patient supports or bases, e.g. improving air-way access to the lungs] [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Patient in supine position
"Iron-lungs", [N: i.e. involving chest expansion by applying underpressure thereon], whether or not combined with gas breathing means
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Rooms for treatment of patients at over- or under-pressure or at a variable pressure
Active exercising at over- or under-pressure or at a variable pressure
K63B203/05
using the same pump for pressure and vacuum, not being driven at the respiratory rate, e.g. blowers [N9410]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Driven at the respiratory rate
Bathing devices for special therapeutic or hygienic purposes (35/00 takes precedence; [N: sprays acting on a body or body part not immersed in water A61H 9/00; means for washing bed-ridden persons A61G 7/0005]; for subaquatic intestinal cleaning A61M 9/00; [N: isolation tanks A61M 21/0094]; electric or magnetic baths, applying ionized fluids A61N 1/44; [N: heated bath tubs F24H 1/0072])])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes (e.g. baths) that are specially adapted for covering, soaking, or immersing human bodies, or portions of bodies, within fluids (e.g. steam, water) or fluent materials (e.g. sand, mud) in a manner that is distinct from the common bathing process for cleaning human bodies

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Baths for specific parts of the body
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Bathing devices
Means for washing bed-ridden persons
Sprays acting on a body or a body part not immersed in water
Means for sub-aquatic intestinal cleaning
Isolation tanks
Devices for spraying media on the human body
Electric or magnetic baths, applying ionised fluids
Heater for bath tubs
Special rules of classification within this group

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

Bathing devices specially adapted for treating burned patients
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Means for washing bed-ridden persons
Baths for specific parts of the body
Arrangement for cleaning the installation before or after use (not used)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Machines for cleaning floors, furniture, walls, etc.
Implements for cleaning floors, furniture, walls, etc.
by rinsing
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Without soap or with clean water to remove soap, detergent, dirt, or impurities.

using cleansing products
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

using specific products for thoroughly cleaning

by blowing air through the installation after the bath has been emptied
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

In order to reduce residual water and reduce the possibility that bacteria and other pathogens may become present in the system.

by connecting the air lines with the drain
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

In order to reduce residual water and reduce the possibility that bacteria and other pathogens may become present in the system.

with ultrasonics
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Ultrasonic transducers for percussion or vibration massage
by draining-off pumps, nozzles, waterlines by gravity
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

In order to reduce residual water and reduce the possibility that bacteria and other pathogens may become present in the system.

Arrangement for cleaning the fluid during use
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Treatment of water with magnetic or electric fields
Cleaning and recovery of the fluid without mixing the cleaned and uncleaned fluid, e.g. using a recovery tank
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

EP0356529

with heat-recovery of waste fluid
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Heated or cooled using heat exchangers (fresh/used fluids)
K61H201/02E
Extendible or retractable spa jets
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 33/6031

comprising hand-held nozzles connected to a supply hose
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 33/6036

comprising nozzles having means producing pulsatile or intermittent jet streams
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 33/6057

comprising inlet nozzles that can also be used as outlet
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 33/6042

[N: Electrical circuits therefor] [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Non-electrical components therefore
Control means
with liquid level detectors
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Other sensor
controlled by the user
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Control means - Interfaces to the user
with electro-pneumatic or -hydraulic switches
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hydraulically controlled
Pneumatically controlled

Informative references

Means for preventing injuries
with low-voltage switching, e.g. using optical isolators, isolated transformers
with capacitors, e.g. proximity switches
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Limit switches
with opto-electric switches
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Optical sensors
using remote control signal transmission devices, e.g. ultrasonic, infra-red
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Illumination [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Illumination related features
[N: Therapeutic baths with agitated or circulated water]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Generating a current of water for swimming training
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Heated or cooled
[N: Jet nozzles specially adapted for fitting in bath-tub walls (A61H 33/026, A61H 33/027 take precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 33/6063

[N: Water agitated by means moving in the bath, i.e. without water connections to an outside pump circuit]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

FR19974E

[N: Arrangements for varying the temperature of the liquid] [C9410]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Heated or cooled
Bathing devices for use with gas-containing liquid, or liquid in which gas is led or generated, e.g. carbon dioxide baths [N: (A61H 33/6026 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Nozzles in the bathtub connected to an outside pump circuit without modification of the bathtub walls
Nozzles having flow-regulation means
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Control means
Nozzles in general
Pool nozzles
with control means for regulating the air volume aspirated by a water jet
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Gas-water mixing nozzles
Nozzles with flow regulating means
with means in the air supply lines to prevent back-feed of water, e.g. anti-backflow valves, draining devices
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Components specifically designed therefor
[N: Aerating mats or frames, e.g. to be put in a bath-tub]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Components specifically designed for therefor
[N: Gas nozzles specially adapted therefor]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Nozzles in general
Pool nozzles
[N: Gas-water mixing nozzles therefor]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
with control means for regulating the air volume aspirated by a water jet
[N: Means for producing a flow of gas, e.g. blowers, compressors]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
mixer provided with a venturi element
Appliances for sand, mud or foam baths; Appliances for metal baths, e.g. using metal salt solutions
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Baths
using fluids loaded with particles
Baths with dry sand or other dry particles
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
matresses with fluid-like particles
using fluids loaded with particles
Mud baths; Baths using sand or other particles in water
gas-fluidised or -heated during use
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Heated or cooled
Foam baths
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

CH146707

Baths with herbs, e.g. infusions [N9410]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Massage by means of rollers and treatment with drugs
Means for delivering media, e.g. drugs or cosmetics
Liquid-metal baths
Informative references
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Hydraulic massage with particles, e.g. sand
Baths with dry sand or other dry particles
Mud baths; Baths using sand or other particles in water
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hydraulic massage with particles, e.g. sand
Baths with dry sand or other dry particles
Paraffin or wax baths
Baths using solutions, e.g. salts
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hydraulic massage with particles, e.g. sand
Massage by means of rollers and treatment with drugs
Baths with dry sand or other dry particles
Mud baths; Baths using sand or other particles in water
Means for delivering media, e.g. drugs or cosmetics
Artificial hot-air or cold-air baths; Steam or gas baths or douches, e.g. sauna or Finnish baths ([N: artificial climate rooms A61G 10/02]) [C9711]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Heating cooling appliances for medical or therapeutic use
Treatment room with artificial climate
Components specifically designed therefor
Heated or cooled
Artificial hot-air baths
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Artificial cold-air baths
Informative references
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[N: Heaters specifically designed therefor] [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Specifically designed for Artificial hot-air or cold-air baths; Steam or gas baths or douches, e.g. sauna or Finnish baths

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Steam boilers
[N: with steam generators] [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Mechanism for heating or cooling
[N: Cabins therefor] [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Further components specifically designed therefor
[N: Installations for the inside of such cabins, e.g. seats] [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Further components specifically designed therefor
Steam baths
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Steam baths for the face
Steam boilers
Air douches for hygienic purposes (hair-driers A45D 20/00; body-drying devices A47K 10/48; electric heating elements H05B)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Hair-driers
Body-drying devices
Inhalators A61M 15/009
Heated
Cooled
Mechanism for heating or cooling
Devices on tubs for steam baths
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

bathtub covers e.g. for steam baths

Steam baths for the face
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Steam baths
Devices for gas baths with ozone, hydrogen, or the like (production of ozone or hydrogen C01B, C25B 1/02)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Production of Hydrogen
Production of Ozone
Apparatuses for separating the constituents of gaseous mixtures by liquefaction or solidification
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Sealing means for masks
with ionised gas, e.g. ozone [C9506]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Production of Ozone
with oxygen
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Production of Oxygen
with CO2
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Production of CO2
with nitrogen
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Production of Nitrogen
with hydrogen
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Production of Hydrogen
[N: Components specifically designed for the therapeutic baths of groups A61H 33/00 (plumbing E03C 1/00)] [N: WARNING Not complete, pending the completion of a reclassification [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Plumbing in general
Heaters for bath tubes
[N: Special constructive structural details of the bathtub, e.g. of the walls or supporting structure] [N: WARNING not complete, pending the completion of a reclassification] [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

- Specific construction of the walls or the supporting structure of a bathtub

- specific layout of the bathtub or the seats in it

- Specific materials or dimensions.

- Specific constructive aspects of bathtubs not covered by the other classes of A61H 33/0087, A61H 33/02, A61H 33/04, A61H 33/06

[N: Inlet to the bath][N: WARNING Not complete, pending the completion of a reclassification] [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
To take water into the bathtub
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for use with gas-containing liquid
[N: Cascade massage][N: WARNING Not complete, pending the completion of a reclassification] [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

GB463284

[N: Nozzles][N: WARNING Not complete, pending the completion of a reclassification] [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Nozzles specifically designed for the therapeutic baths of groups A61H 33/0087, A61H 33/02, A61H 33/04 and A61H 33/06

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Nozzles for use with gas-containing liquid
Nozzles in general
Pool nozzles
[N: Nozzles in the bathtub connected to an outside pump circuit without modification of the walls] [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Aerating mats or frames, e.g. to be put in a bath-tub
[N: Extendible or retractable] [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Control means
[N: Hand-held connected to a supply hose] [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Handheld suction-kneading massage, power driven
Handheld massage by means of rollers, balls, power driven
Handheld massage by means of rollers, balls
Handheld
[N: Used also as outlet] [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

EP1293189

[N: With incorporated pump means] [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Recirculating pumps for swimming pool water
[N: Having flow regulating means] [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Nozzles with control means for regulating the air volume aspirated by water jet
[N: Comprising means producing pulsating or intermittent streams (for massage, A61H 9/0007)] [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Pulsating or intermittent streams for massage
[N: Specifically adapted for fitting in bathtub walls] [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Generating a current of water for swimming training
[N: Outlet from the bath] [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

To drain water from the bathtub

[N: Intake mouths for recirculation of fluid in whirlpool baths] [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

To drain water from the bathtub to a recirculation system

[N: Combined with waste outlets] [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

EP0418204

[N: For filling to the border or edge of the bath, i.e. no border to be seen] [N: WARNING Not complete, pending the completion of a reclassification] [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Circumferential gutters for swimming pools
[N: Specific construction features for further massaging means, i.e. not for the nozzles] [N: WARNING Not complete, pending the completion of a reclassification] [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Comprising the hydraulic massage brought around by the nozzles of the bathtub and also further massage means

[N: Extending through the wall of the bathing device] [N: WARNING Not complete, pending the completion of a reclassification] [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

The walls of the bathing tub being provided with apertures for the further massaging means

Baths [N: or shower enclosures] for specific parts of the body, e.g. breast douches (bidets without upward-spraying means A47K3/22; devices for cleaning the buttocks A47K 7/08; for subaquatic intestinal cleaning A61M 9/00) )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes (e.g. baths) that are specially adapted for covering, soaking, or immersing specific portions of bodies, within fluids (e.g. steam, water) or fluent materials (e.g. sand, mud) in a manner that is distinct from the common bathing process for cleaning human bodies

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Bidets without upward-spraying means
A47K3/22
Body washing or cleaning
Devices for specific parts of the body
Irrigators
Devices for sub aquatic intestinal cleaning
Special rules of classification within this group

Components specifically designed for the therapeutic baths of this groups are classified in A61H 33/60

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

[N: Breast baths]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for the breast
for the whole body except the head [N9711]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Bathing devices for special therapeutic or hygienic purposes for the whole body
[N: for the feet]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cleaning the feet or toes
Devices for the feet
[N: for the head (A61H 35/02 and A61H 35/04 takes precedence)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for the head
for the eyes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Limited to real baths (pools)

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
for introducing droplets in the eyes
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for the eyes
for the nose
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Massage devices for cavities, e.g. nose
Inhalators
Devices for the nose
Sweating suits
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Articles of clothing that at least partially enclose human bodies for the primary purpose of increasing the local temperature (e.g. insulated, include heating elements) or humidity (e.g. constructed of partially air tight material) of the portion of the human bodies covered to a point where the localized temperature or humidity is beyond the range that human beings normally consider physically comfortable (i.e. creates localized sauna-like environment)

Special rules of classification within this group

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

Accessories for massage
Definition Statement
This subclass/group covers:

Specially adapted components for the above types of apparatus (e.g. body floating supports for relaxation in water).

General massage methods without technical means, non patentable per se, are also classified here.

Special rules of classification within this group

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

[N: Body floating supports for relaxation in water]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Swimming boards
Life-buoys, life-belts
Devices for locating or stimulating specific reflex points of the body for physical therapy, e.g. acupuncture (chiropodists' instruments A61B 17/54; [N: for radiation therapy A61N 5/0619])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Auxiliary appliances or accessories specially adapted for use with any of the above types of apparatus or process (e.g. reflex point locators).

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Chiropodist's instruments
Footwear with protrusions
A43B3/10S1, A43B 3/128
Special rules of classification within this group

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

[N: Using electric currents (electrotherapy A61N 1/32)] [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Electrotherapy
further special therapeutic means, e.g. electrotherapy
Electrotherapy combined with active exercising
K63B213/05E
by means of electromagnetic waves, e.g. I.R., U.V. rays
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Magnetotherapy
Radiation therapy
Chromotherapy
Infra-red
Ultraviolet
Radiation by LEDs
[N: Stimulation by mechanical vibrations, e.g. ultrasonic]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Ultrasonic transducers for vibration massage
Devices for locating such points
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Measuring impedance, e.g. skin conductivity
Devices for pressing such points, e.g. shiatsu (massage or pressure on general areas A61H 9/00 to A61H 23/00)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

- Massage without substantial movement between the skin and the device A61H 7/001

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For specific parts of the body
Devices for heating or cooling such points within cell-life limits (cauterisers, moxaburners, cryogenic apparatus A61B17/36; heating or cooling appliances for medical treatment of general areas of the human body A61F 7/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Heating cooling appliances for medical or therapeutic use
Heaters for hot-air baths
Heating or cooling
Control of temperature
Devices for applying needles to such points, i.e. for acupuncture; [N: Acupuncture needles or accessories therefor] [C0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For specific parts of the body
[N: Needle tubes] [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Protective casings for instruments for surgery or diagnosis
Packages specially adapted for needles
[N: Acupuncture needles] [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Needles
Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
Special rules of classification within this group

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

Characteristics of apparatus not provided for in the preceding codes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Classes which are used for refining the preceding scheme

Constructive details [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Classes which are used for specifying the constructive details not defined in the preceding scheme

inflatable [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Beds for nursing with inflatable chambers
inflatable active exercising devices
K63B201/02
modular [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Employing or involving modules in design or construction.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Interchangeable interface surface
watertight [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Surface of the interface
used in water [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
The patient being immersed in liquid
Support for the device [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Anchorage or support for the device during use

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
on a door [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Jamb
frame of the door
on a wall [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
Suction cups [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Suction cups for massaging
Suction cups for active exercising devices
K61H225/05
Cushion or similar support [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
incorporated in furniture [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
Beds [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Sofas, Couches, Beds
For active exercising

Informative references

Beds for nursing
Mattresses [N1205]
Seat or chair [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Chairs
For active exercising
hand-held [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Handheld suction-kneading massage, power driven
Handheld massage by means of rollers, balls, power driven
Handheld massage by means of rollers, balls
Hand-held nozzles
portable [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Build to be easily carried or moved

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Handheld or hand-driven device for rubbing or brushing
Handheld suction-kneading massage, power driven
Handheld massage by means of rollers, balls, power driven
Handheld massage by means of rollers, balls
Handheld
Wearable interface
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Size reducing arrangements
Size reducing arrangements when not in use, for stowing or transport [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Folding or stowable tables
Foldable chairs
Size reducing for active exercising apparatus
Damping, vibration related features [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Shock absorbers for active exercising
Noise reduction [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

by controlling the vibration

Informative references

For active exercising
Means for preventing injuries [N1205]
By stopping operation [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
By limiting the applied torque or force [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
by raising an alarm [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Interface to the user
Illumination related features [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Illumination in bathing devices
Specific means for adjusting dimensions [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
automatically adjusted according to anthropometric data of the user [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
heated or cooled
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Heating or cooling for massage purposes, not for a correct functioning of the device

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Heating cooling appliances for medical or therapeutic use
Heaters for hot-air baths
Control of temperature
heated [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
warming pads for medical or therapeutic use
For active exercising
K63B203/02
Heated bath tubs
cooled [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cooling bags for medical or therapeutic use
For active exercising
K63B203/04
Mechanism for heating or cooling [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Heating cooling appliances for medical or therapeutic use
Heaters for hot-air baths
Control means
Temperature sensors
Control of temperature
heated by an electric resistance element [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Electric heating for medical or therapeutic use
Thermistors with Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
PTC non-adjustable resistors
by a fluid circulating in the apparatus [N0902]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

within the apparatus, not on the user

by direct air flow on the patient's body [N0902]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Gas-fluidised or -heated sand baths
Artificial hot-air baths
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
hot or cold fluid for medical or therapeutic use
by a heat accumulator, e.g. a sand or liquid reservoir [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Appliances for sand, mud, or foam baths
using heat exchanger, e.g. between fresh and used fluids [N0902]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Bathing or washing device with waste-fluid-heat recovery
using heat loss of a motor [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
by chemical reaction [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Heat by chemical reaction for medical or therapeutic use
with Peltier elements [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Air-conditioning devices using Peltier effect
Machines cooling with Peltier effect
Thermo-electric devices using Peltier effect
with microwaves [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Microwaves for heating fluids
with means for delivering media, e.g. drugs, cosmetics
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/105

respiratory gas
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/107

with electrotherapy
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/10

combined with active exercise
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/1261

Passive exercisers driven by healthy limbs [N9812]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/1269

by the other leg or arm [N9812]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/1276

with further special therapeutic means e.g. electrotherapy, magneto therapy or radiation therapy, chromo therapy, infra-red or ultraviolet therapy [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Electrotherapy for causing a change in the consciousness
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Heating cooling appliances for medical or therapeutic use
Heated or cooled
Further special therapeutic means
Aromatherapy
Electrotherapy
Electrotherapy combined with active exercising
K63B213/05E
Magnetotherapy
Radiation therapy
Chromotherapy
Infra-red
Ultraviolet
Radiation by LEDs
Preparations for care of the skin
with aromatherapy [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Aromatherapy
A61M21 /00A3
with electrotherapy [N0902]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/10

with magnetotherapy [N0902]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/10

with means for delivering media, e.g. drugs or cosmetics [N1205]
Respiratory gas [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Respiratory gas for active exercising
K63B213/05F
with radiation therapy [N0902]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/10

Chromotherapy [N0902]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/10

infra-red [N0902]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/10

with ultra-violet [N0902]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/10

Radiation by LEDs [N0902]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/10

(not used)
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used

coin-operated
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/5017

card-operated
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/502

Controlled massage cycles or steps, e.g. computer controlled (K61H201/13 takes precedence) [N9410]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used

Driving means [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Special force transmission means
Physical interface with the patient
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Vibration driving means
with electric or magnetic drive [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Vibration electric or magnetic driving means
Rotary drive [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Vibration electric or magnetic rotary driving means
Frequency controlled AC motor [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Vibration driving means powered with frequencies not related to mains frequency
Linear drive [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Unit containing a rotary drive and a conversion system transforming the rotation in a linear movement, e.g. screw-jack

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Movement conversion means separated from the drive unit
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Translation or oscillation resulting from magnetic field
Linear movement of interface
with hydraulic or pneumatic drive [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Pneumatic or hydraulic massage
Vibration hydraulic or pneumatic driving means
For active exercising
by piston-cylinder systems [N9506]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hydraulic piston-cylinder for active exercising
A63B21/008BB2
Pneumatic piston-cylinder for active exercising
driven by a human being, e.g. hand driven [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Handheld or hand-driven device for rubbing or brushing
Handheld suction-kneading massage, power driven
Bladders inflated by user's body movement
Handheld massage by means of rollers, balls, power driven
Handheld massage by means of rollers, balls
Handheld
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hand percussion
combined with active exercising of the patient [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Apparatus for passive exercising which can be used also for active exercising
Passive exercise driven by movement of healthy limbs [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

US2011224585

by the other leg or arm [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

US2008312053

using own weight [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Bladders inflated by user's body movement
Using own weight for active exercising
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Traction table
Patient hanging
Therapy performed on humans by animals [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

e.g. Fishes, shells, etc for skin treatment or horse-saddle with massage effect for a rider

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Therapy specially adapted for being performed on animals

with interchangeable heads
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/1685

Special force transmission means, i.e. between the driving means and the interface with the user [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Driving means
Physical interface with the patient
Hydraulic or pneumatic means [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hydraulic or pneumatic transmission means for active exercising
Cam [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cam shaped pulleys transmission means for active exercising
Wobbling plate [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

EP1000600

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

US3678924

Wobbling movement of interface
Special crank assembly [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Specific applications of crank assemblies for massage and therapy devices

Overrunning clutches; One-way clutches [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
Special bearing arrangements [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

e.g. bearings on both sides of a rotating unbalanced mass for stabilizing the structure

DE1928876

Special speed variation means, i.e. speed reducer [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Specific applications for massage and therapy devices

Planetary gearing [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

US2003125754s

Special movement conversion means [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Specific applications for massage and therapy devices

rotation-linear or vice-versa [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Single unit containing a itself rotary drive and a conversion system transforming the rotation in a linear movement
contoured to fit the user [N0902]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/1645

contoured to fit the anatomy of a particular individual [N0902]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/1647

Physical interface with patient [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Interfaces implying an exchange of forces with the user

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Driving means
Special force transmission means
Electronic interface with the user
A61H201 /50F
kind of interface, e.g. head rest, knee support or lumbar support [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Specific features of the interface with the patient

Special rules of classification within this group

Part of the body to be treated to be classified in A61H 2205/00

Head [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Chairs with support for the Head
Beds, sofas or the like with support for the Head
Devices for treating head
Holding means therefor [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
holding means for the head for active exercising
A61B21/14A1
Neck [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for treating the neck
Holding means therefor [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
holding means for the neck for active exercising
A61B21/14A1
Shoulder, e.g. for neck stretching [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for treating the shoulders
Holding means therefor [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
holding means for the shoulders for active exercising
A61B21/14A2
Thorax [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for treating the Thorax
K61H205/08BK61H205/08D
Holding means therefor [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
holding means for the chest/back for active exercising
A61B21/14A4
Back [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Chairs with support for the back
Devices for treating the back
Holding means therefor [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
holding means for the back for active exercising
A61B21/14A4
Pelvis [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Also waist

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for treating the crotch
Devices for treating the buttocks
Devices for treating the genitals
Devices for treating the hip
holding means therefor [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
holding means for the waist for active exercising
A61B21/14A5
Seat (incorporated in seats or chairs, A61H 2201/0149) [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Benches for active exercising
A61B21/14K2
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hand or arm, e.g. handle (hand-held, K61H201/01E12; fore-arm support, A61H 2003/006) [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

also handrails

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Chairs with support for the arms
Beds, sofas or the like with support for the arms
Devices for treating the arms
Devices for treating the hands
Holding means therefor [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
holding means for the upper limb for active exercising
A61B21/14A8
Feet or leg, e.g. pedal [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

all parts of leg, e.g. knee

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Chairs with support for the legs or feet
Stand alone support for the legs or feet
Beds, sofas or the like with support for the legs
Devices for treating the legs
Holding means therefor [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
holding means for the lower limbs for active exercising
A61B21/14A7
contoured to fit the user [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
the anatomy of a particular individual [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Automatically adjusted according to anthropometric data of patient
Wearable interfaces [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

interface to be worn and portable or attachable to a massaging or exercising device, i.e. a vest or a armband which can be used alone or attached to a machine and enables at least small movements of the user respect to the machine (NOT a band attached to a device and used for fixing a user to the device)

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Portable
holding means for body specific parts
Harness [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

A set of straps enabling the application of a force in at least one direction to a person carrying it without sliding-off, alone or within a garment

US7993248

Layer between the skin and massage elements, e.g. fluid or ball [N1206]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

To be used for all kind of massages, when a layer is used between the user and the massage elements, e.g. for protecting, for keeping dry, for distributing the force on the skin.

Movement of interface, i.e. force application means [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Movement of the part of the device which is contact with the patient

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Electronic interface with the user
A61H201 /50F
Free spatial automatic movement of interface within a working area, e.g. Robot [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Three-dimensional movement freely programmable according to the needs

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Free movement of interface for active exercising
Wobbling interface e.g. Stewart platform or Hexapod (nutating movement, A61H 2001/0207) [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

US3678924

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Nutating movement
Wobbling plate as transmission means
linear [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
knee and hip moved by translation
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Linear drive
multidimensional [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Free spatial automatic movement of interface
A61H201 /16B2
moving along the body in a reciprocating manner [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Physical interface contoured to fit the user
Reciprocating interface for active exercising
rotational [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Stretching or bending by rotating cycling movement
Massage by means of rollers, balls
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Rotary drive
A61H201 /12A2
Rotating interface for active exercising
Multidimensional rotation [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Multiple axis of rotation

Pivoting [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Pivoting interface for active exercising
Means for angularly oscillating massage elements [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Control means
not moving [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Active exercising device not moving during use
Surface of interface [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Movement of interface
interchangeable (modular devices, A61H 2201/0107) [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
disposable [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

e.g. disposable covers for the interface, to treat different users

Physical characteristics of the surface, e.g. material, relief, texture or indicia [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Surface characteristics of the treading belt of a treadmill
A63B21/02C
Enhanced rubbing effect [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

e.g. texture

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Rubbing or brushing massages
Enhanced pressure effect, e.g. substantially sharp projections, needles or pyramids [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Not moving interface
Breathability of the material [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Breathability of garments
Breathable absorbent pads
wearable, e.g. attachable to the human body [N0902]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/165

Size-reducing arrangements when not in use, for stowing or transport
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/0161

used in water, e.g. waterproof
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/0111 OR A61H 2201/0115

inflatable [N0902]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/0103

using fluids loaded with particles, e.g. sand
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2009/0014

Means for preventing injury [N9906]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/0173

by stopping the operation [N9906]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/0176

by limiting the applied torque or force [N9906]
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2201/018

Control means [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
Means for controlling a set of similar massage devices acting in sequence at different locations on a patient [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Intermittent or alternatively inflated bladders or cuffs
for controlling frequency distribution, modulation or interference of a driving signal [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Frequency controlled AC motor
computer controlled [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Free spatial automatic movement of interface
connected to external computer devices or networks [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Wireless
With means for remote communication for active exercising
Wireless for active exercising
Maintenance, remote assistance for active exercising
A63B230/R
using the internet [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
With means for remote communication for active exercising
using specific interfaces or standards, e.g. USB, serial, parallel [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
With means for remote communication for active exercising
Coin operated [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Coin operated active exercising devices
Card operated, e.g. pre-paid card, credit card or ID card [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins
Interfaces to the user [N0902]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Control interfaces

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Physical interface with the user
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Local control for medical informatics, e.g. GUI
Activation means [N0902]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Control activation means

Contact activation, i.e. activated at contact with a surface of the user to be treated [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Limit switches
Contact switches for active exercise
Inertia activation, i.e. activated by movement [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Switches operated by change of acceleration
having a fixed single program [N0902]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Basic devices having a controlling unit provided with a single program of use

Several programs selectable
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices having a controlling unit provided with several programs of use

freely programmable by the user [N0902]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices having a programmable controlling unit

control is restricted to certain individuals [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Means for preventing injuries
Displays [N0902]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
For active exercising
Touch screens [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Control panel with display for surgical instruments
A61B17 /00C5
Touch screens for games
Audio interfaces, e.g. voice or music controlled [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
Speech recognition
hydraulically controlled [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Computer controlled
A61H201 /50C
mechanically controlled [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Computer controlled
A61H201 /50C
pneumatically controlled [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Computer controlled
A61H201 /50C
Sensors or detectors [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

For the control means

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Sensors for the physical parameters of the user
Force sensors [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
Position sensors [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
Limit switches [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Relative position sensors for active exercising
Angle sensors [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Angular position sensor for active exercising
Angular speed sensor for active exercising
Angular acceleration sensor for active exercising
Pressure sensors [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
using electric pressure transducers with proportional output [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Sensors for measuring force related parameters by electric or magnetic means, for active exercising
Frequency sensors [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
Velocity sensors [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
Temperature sensors [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
Acceleration sensors [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
Flow rate sensors [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hydraulic Massage
Hydraulic or pneumatic drive
Gas sensors, e.g. for oxygen or CO2 [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Pneumatic Massage
Hydraulic or pneumatic drive
Optical sensor [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For active exercising
with patient markers [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Image processing for measuring for active exercising
Sensors on the body of the user for active exercising
wireless [N0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Bathing or washing devices using remote control signals
With means for remote communication for active exercising
Wireless for active exercising
Maintenance, remote assistance for active exercising
A63B230/R
Additional characteristics concerning the patient
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Classes which are used for specifying the details concerning the patient not defined in the preceding scheme

immersed in liquid [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Body floating supports for relaxation in water
A61H37/00H
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Device used in water
A61H201 /01E
Device used in water for active exercising
K63B201/01
user immersed in water for active exercising
especially adapted for animals [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
A63B208 /14
Position of the patient
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
A63B208 /02
Standing on the feet
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
A63B208 /02B
Kneeling
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
A63B208 /02C
Squatting, i.e. sitting on the heels
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
A63B208 /02D
Sitting on the buttocks
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
A63B208 /02E
in 90°/90°-position, like on a chair
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
A63B208 /02E2
with stretched legs, like in a bed
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
substantially horizontal [C0902]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
A63B208 /02F
with legs in a kneeled 90°/90°-position
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
A63B208 /02F1
Supine
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
A63B208 /02F2
with legs stretched and hips in 90°-position
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Torso being substantially horizontal and the legs being perpendicular to the torso

Prone
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
A63B208 /02F4
on the side
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
A63B208 /02F6
Hanging
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
A63B208 /02L
upright
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for active exercising
A63B208 /02L2
by hanging the patient upside down or inclined downwardly [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Drawing-out devices
Devices for specific parts of the body (A61H 1/02, A61H 13/00, A61H 19/00, A61H 21/00, A61H 35/00 take precedence)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Stretching or bending specific body parts
Gum massage
Massage of the genitals
Massage devices for cavities of the body (nose, ears, anus)
Bath for specific body parts
Special rules of classification within this group

Part of the body interfaced with the device to be classified in A61H 2201/1602

head
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Bath therefore
Support for the head
A61H201 /16A2
scalp
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the head
A61H201 /16A2
Preparations for care of the skin
face
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the head
A61H201 /16A2
Nose [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Bath therefore
Support for the head
A61H201 /16A2
Eyes [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Bath therefore
Support for the head
A61H201 /16A2
Forehead [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the head
A61H201 /16A2
mandible
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the head
ears
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the head
Temples [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the head
neck
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the neck
Arms [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the arm or hand
Shoulders [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the shoulders
Hands [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the arm or hand
Fingers [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the arm or hand
trunk
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the thorax
A61H201 /16A8
back
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the back
breasts
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Bath therefore
Support for the thorax
A61H201 /16A8
abdomen [N9412]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the thorax
A61H201 /16A8
Chest [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the thorax
A61H201 /16A8
Crotch [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the pelvis
Buttocks [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the pelvis
Genitals [N1205]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Massage for the genitals
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the pelvis
Hip [N1205]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the pelvis
legs
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the feet or leg
knee
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the feet or leg
patella
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Support for the feet or leg
for the lower legs [N0902]
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Support for the feet or leg
for the upper legs [N0902]
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Support for the feet or leg
feet [N0902]
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Bath therefore
Support for the feet or leg
foot reflex zones [N0902]
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Devices for locating or stimulating specific reflex points
Support for the feet or leg
Measuring physical parameters of the user
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For active exercising
Heartbeat characteristics, e.g. E.G.C., blood pressure modulation
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Measuring blood flow parameters
For active exercising
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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For active exercising
Heartbeat rate [N1205]
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Measuring pulse rate or heart rate
For active exercising
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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For active exercising
Other bio-electrical signals
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For active exercising
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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For active exercising
Electroencephalographic signals
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For active exercising
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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For active exercising
Blood composition characteristics
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For active exercising
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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For active exercising
Glucose
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For active exercising
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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For active exercising
partial CO2-value
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For active exercising
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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For active exercising
partial O2-value
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For active exercising
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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For active exercising
Blood flowrate, e.g. by Doppler effect
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Measuring blood flow
Measuring blood composition for active exercising
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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Measuring blood composition for active exercising
Blood pressure (A61H 2230/04 takes precedence)
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Measuring blood pressures
For active exercising
used as a control parameter for the apparatus (A61H 2230/045 takes precedence) [N1203]
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For active exercising
Respiratory characteristics
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For active exercising
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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For active exercising
Rate
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For active exercising
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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For active exercising
Temperature
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For active exercising
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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For active exercising
Muscle strain, i.e. measured on the user, e.g. Electromyography (EMG) [N1205]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
muscle activity
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For active exercising
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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For active exercising
Posture
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For active exercising
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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For active exercising
Impedance, e.g. skin conductivity, capacitance
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For active exercising
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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For active exercising
Body fat [N0902]
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For active exercising
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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For active exercising
Weight [N0902]
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For active exercising
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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For active exercising
Height, e.g. length [N0902]
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Setting of device automatically adjusted according to anthropometric data of the user
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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Setting of device automatically adjusted according to anthropometric data of the user
Contour of the body [N0902]
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Setting of device automatically adjusted according to anthropometric data of the user
Contoured to fit the user
used as a control parameter for the apparatus [N1203]
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Setting of device automatically adjusted according to anthropometric data of the user
specially adapted for animals
Special rules of classification within this group

This class is not used anymore, the documents have been reorganised to A61H 2203/03

Anti-cellulite devices [N1205]
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Specific parts of the body to be treated
Devices for avoiding blood stagnation, e.g. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) devices (WARNING: not complete, pending the completion of a reclassification) [N1205]
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Active exercises therefore

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