Accession Number : ADD000096

Title :   Area Source of Collimated Light and Scanning Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Asbelle,Charles C ; Porter,Gerald K

Report Date : 11 Dec 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The invention concerns a method using a light source scanning and tilting table combination device for producing a silhouette pattern of a patient's extremities under weight bearing conditions. The collimated light source scanning mechanism for designing an orthopedic appliance comprises a tilting table with a transparent grid matrix and a movable area source of parallel collimated light. A silhouette of the area of interest is made by exposing the light sensitive paper located in the grid matrix with a beam of collimated light. The light source is arranged above the tilting table so that the subject may be positioned at a selected location from horizontal to vertical position.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Light sources, *Scanning, *Medical equipment, Orthopedics, Patients, Tables(Furniture), Tilt

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE