Motorized traction device for a patient support

CAFC
  • US 7,828,092 B2
  • Filed: 08/04/2008
  • Issued: 11/09/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/11/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A moveable patient support, comprising:

  • a frame configured to support a person in at least a horizontal position,a motor,a propulsion device coupled to the motor and coupled to the frame to move the patient support from one location to another in response to output from the motor,a first user input device, the first user input device being operable to receive a first input from a user and provide a first signal based on the first input,a second user input device, the second user input device being operable to receive a second input from a user and provide a second signal based on the second input, anda controller coupled to the first user input device to receive the first signal therefrom and coupled to the second user input device to receive the second signal therefrom, the controller being operable to provide a control signal based on the first signal and the second signal and command the motor to operate at a specific output based on the control signal, andwherein at least the first user input device includes a first elastic force sensing element andwherein the first elastic force sensing element includes a load cell.

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