Athletic activity heads up display systems and methods

  • US 10,715,759 B2
  • Filed: 05/12/2017
  • Issued: 07/14/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/26/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of using an athletic activity heads up display system during an athletic activity, comprising:

  • a body-mountable heads up display unit receiving information about a sport ball being used in the athletic activity, wherein the information comprises acceleration data about the sport ball received wirelessly from the sport ball;

    the heads up display unit taking a still photo or video clip in response to receiving the acceleration data from the sport ball;

    the heads up display unit further receiving information about a plurality of individuals engaged in the athletic activity; and

    the heads up display unit displaying a plurality of images to a user wearing the heads up display unit based on the information about the sport ball and the information about the plurality of individuals,wherein the images are overlaid on the user'"'"'s present field of view of an environment as viewed through the heads up display unit,wherein a first image includes a strike zone icon overlaid on top of the sport ball in the user'"'"'s present field of view, andwherein a second image includes a point of impact icon overlaid on top of a ball icon, such that the point of impact icon is representative of a calculated point of impact based in part on the acceleration data received from the sport ball.

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