Footwear having sensor system

  • US 10,912,490 B2
  • Filed: 12/19/2018
  • Issued: 02/09/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/13/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An insert for use with an article of footwear adapted to engage a foot, the article of footwear having a sole structure and an upper portion connected to the sole structure, the insert comprising:

  • an insert member adapted to be placed in contact with the sole structure of the article of footwear, the insert member comprising a central portion adapted to be engaged by a metatarsal portion of the foot and a first phalange portion extending forward from the central portion and adapted to be engaged by a first phalange of the foot, wherein the insert member further has a front edge extending from a lateral edge of the insert member to the first phalange portion, the front edge having a concave portion positioned adjacent to the first phalange portion,wherein the central portion has a width measured in a medial-lateral direction, and wherein the first phalange portion extends forward from the central portion in an elongated manner and has a width that is narrower than the width of the central portion; and

    a sensor system comprising a plurality of force sensors connected to the insert member and a port configured for communication with an electronic device, wherein the plurality of force sensors include a first phalange sensor located on the first phalange portion of the insert member and a metatarsal sensor located on the central portion of the insert member.

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