Apparatus and method for relating pain and activity of a patient

  • US 6,168,569 B1
  • Filed: 12/22/1998
  • Issued: 01/02/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/22/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. Apparatus for relating pain and activity experienced by a patient, comprising:

  • pain transducing means for allowing a patient to select any one pain level from a predetermined number of pain levels and for producing a pain level signal indicative of the selected level;

    activity transducing means for measuring a level of a parameter of a physical activity of the patient and for producing an activity parameter level signal indicative of the measured level of the parameter;

    patient request means for comparing the activity parameter level signal with a predetermined threshold level and signaling the patient to select a pain level when the activity parameter level signal exceeds the threshold level; and

    relating means responsive to the pain level signal and the activity parameter level signal for characterizing the activity of the patient corresponding to the selected level of pain to be one activity level of a predetermined number of predefined activity levels and for producing a signal indicative of the characterized level of activity and the corresponding pain level.

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