US 10,888,715 B2
Acoustic pressure shock waves used for personalized medical treatment of tissue conditions
Iulian Cioanta, Milton, GA (US); Cary McGhin, Sugar Hill, GA (US); and John Jackson, Buford, GA (US)
Assigned to SANUWAVE, INC., Suwanee, GA (US)
Filed by SANUWAVE, INC., Suwanee, GA (US)
Filed on Dec. 29, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/858,458.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/441,184, filed on Dec. 31, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2018/0221688 A1, Aug. 9, 2018
Int. Cl. A61N 7/00 (2006.01); G05B 13/02 (2006.01); G16H 40/63 (2018.01); A61N 5/06 (2006.01); A61N 5/067 (2006.01); G16H 20/40 (2018.01); A61B 18/26 (2006.01)
CPC A61N 7/00 (2013.01) [G05B 13/026 (2013.01); G16H 40/63 (2018.01); A61B 18/26 (2013.01); A61B 2018/266 (2013.01); A61N 5/0616 (2013.01); A61N 2005/063 (2013.01); A61N 2005/067 (2013.01); A61N 2007/006 (2013.01); A61N 2007/0017 (2013.01); A61N 2007/0039 (2013.01); G16H 20/40 (2018.01)] 26 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for treating a tissue condition of a human or animal patient comprising:
an electronic acoustic pressure shock wave applicator including a shock wave generation source enclosed within liquid by a coupling membrane;
an electronic controller coupled to the acoustic pressure shock wave applicator and including a microprocessor and a non-transitory microprocessor-readable data storage medium having microprocessor-executable instructions for the microprocessor to adjust an initial treatment regimen based on type of tissue condition and treatment area or treatment volume, wherein the initial treatment regimen includes at least one of a number of shock waves per treatment, shock wave input energy per treatment and number of shock wave treatment sessions, to an adjusted individualized treatment regimen that changes the initial treatment regimen in response to inputs providing individualized patient parameters wherein each individualized patient parameter is selected from the group consisting of tissue condition state parameter, comorbidity parameter, physical characteristic parameter and lifestyle habit parameter of the patient, wherein said electronic controller is communicatively coupled for wireless or wired communication to the acoustic pressure shock wave applicator and causes the applicator to automatically generate the adjusted individualized treatment regimen to the patient; and
an electronic input device receiving input data in response to questions from a patient questionnaire displayed to a user of the electronic input device and communicatively coupled for wireless or wired transmission of the input data to the electronic controller for determination of the individualized patient parameters and corresponding changes to the initial treatment regimen to arrive at the adjusted individualized treatment regimen, wherein the corresponding changes to the initial treatment regimen include automatic adjustment of the at least one of a number of shock waves per treatment, shock wave input energy per treatment and number of shock wave treatment sessions via multiplication with a coefficient value assigned to each individualized patient parameter to arrive at the adjusted individualized treatment regimen.