Horse walker having a continuously variable transmission and folding booms
Invalid lifting and walking device
ApplicationNo. 243224 filed on 09/02/1988
US Classes:482/51, INVOLVING USER TRANSLATION OR PHYSICAL SIMULATION THEREOF5/83.1, With a hoisting, lifting, elevating, or raising device (e.g., hydraulic system)482/67, Armpit engaging482/69, Occupant suspended from above (e.g., by a body harness, etc.) for foot travel601/23Exercising appliance
ExaminersPrimary: Apley, Richard J.
Assistant: Flaxman, H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA63B 023/04
AbstractA convalescent aid utilized to allow a patient to continuously walk in a circular walkway while being supported from above. The support includes a support arm rotatably mounted on a central column, with a hoist attached adjacent one end of the support arm and a harness suspended from the hoist at the opposite end of the support arm. The aid further includes a brake to control the relative pivotal movement between the support arm and the central column, as well as a counterbalance positioned between the arm and column to suspend a portion of the weight of a patient in the harness. In addition, the device includes a load detecting structure capable a determining the load exerted by the patient on the harness. The entire device is controlled by a programmable machine.