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Application: Implant with sensor redundancy (Patent ID: US20230270566A1)
The patent filed by Stryker Corp. describes a joint implant that consists of two implants, one coupled to each bone of a joint. The second implant includes multiple sensors that measure data, and a processor that receives and processes the data from the sensors. The processor is designed to communicate with a neural network and a channel detector. The channel detector excludes inaccurate data from the processor and outputs only accurate data.
The joint implant includes a plurality of sensors, specifically Hall sensor assemblies, which are configured to measure positioning and movement data of the joint implant. These sensors measure coordinates in the X, Y, and Z directions. The first portion of the data received by the processor is considered inaccurate, while the second portion is considered accurate.
The channel detector arranges the data from each sensor into corresponding channels and selects channels based on the presence of a data tag. It automatically omits channels that include inaccurate or improper data. The channel detector outputs all channels excluding the one with improper data for viewing by the user.
The processor is capable of communicating with an external source that includes the channel detector. This external source is connected to a neural network, which receives the data from the processor. The channel detector is disposed within the joint implant and is operatively coupled to the processor.
The joint implant system also includes an antenna in the second implant, which allows the processor to be operatively coupled to the external source. The system is designed to track the joint implant by arranging the data into channels, detecting the channels containing the data, and selecting the channels to output to the user. The channel detector excludes a first channel from selection and outputs a second channel to the user.
In summary, the patent describes a joint implant with multiple sensors, a processor, and a channel detector. The sensors measure data related to the joint implant, and the processor communicates with a neural network. The channel detector arranges and selects channels of data, excluding inaccurate or improper data. The system allows for tracking and monitoring of the joint implant.