US 9,808,208 B1
Carpal tunnel infomatic monitor
Randal Erman, San Marcos, CA (US)
Assigned to Focal Wellness, Inc., Carlsbad, CA (US)
Filed by Focal Wellness, Inc., Carlsbad, CA (US)
Filed on Apr. 5, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/479,386.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/413,967, filed on Oct. 27, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/434,412, filed on Dec. 15, 2016.
Int. Cl. G08B 1/08 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61B 5/11 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 5/746 (2013.01) [A61B 5/0022 (2013.01); A61B 5/1116 (2013.01); A61B 5/6806 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A device for monitoring carpal tunnel syndrome (“CTS”), the device comprising:
a body configured to be worn on a hand of a user;
a plurality of piezoelectric sensors positioned on the body;
a processor positioned within the body and in communication with the plurality of piezoelectric sensors;
a vibration mechanism positioned within the body and in communication with the processor; and
a power source positioned within the body and in communication with the processor;
wherein the plurality of piezoelectric sensors monitors a position of the user's hand to prevent CTS wherein a resistance of the plurality of piezoelectric sensors changes when the user's hand moves up or down relative to a base position and left to right relative to a base position;
wherein a voltage from the plurality of piezoelectric sensors is monitored by the processor;
wherein the processor is configured to determine if the user's hand is in a CTS position and the processor is configured to activate an alert signal when a pre-determined change in the value of the voltage from the plurality of piezoelectric sensors is sent to the processor to alert the user to the CTS position.