US 9,808,391 B1
Walker safety device
Eamon Carrig, Somerville, MA (US)
Assigned to Lorie Zacharias-Verdi, Kansas City, MO (US)
Filed by Lorie Zacharias-Verdi, Kansas City, MO (US)
Filed on Jul. 7, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/204,032.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/193,172, filed on Jul. 16, 2015.
Int. Cl. G08B 23/00 (2006.01); A61H 3/00 (2006.01); G08B 21/02 (2006.01)
CPC A61H 3/00 (2013.01) [G08B 21/0225 (2013.01); G08B 21/0233 (2013.01); A61H 2201/0184 (2013.01); A61H 2201/5043 (2013.01); A61H 2201/5048 (2013.01); A61H 2201/5064 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A safety device for a walker comprising:
a housing configured for attachment to a walker along a front side thereof, said housing presenting at least a first electronic warning display;
an electronic sensor within said housing for providing data corresponding to a distance of a user from the front side of the walker, said data including a first set of data indicative of a user of the walker being at a first distance from the front side of the walker, said data also including a second set of data indicative of a user being at a second distance from the front side of the walker;
an electronic module coupled with the sensor for processing said data provided by said sensor, said electronic module energizing at least said first electronic warning display upon said processing of said first data set if said first distance is greater than a first preset distance, and said electronic module energizing at least said first electronic warning display upon said processing of said second data set if said second distance is less than a second preset distance, wherein said second preset distance is less than said first preset distance.