System and method for analyzing athletic activity

  • US 10,926,133 B2
  • Filed: 05/20/2015
  • Issued: 02/23/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/01/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for transitioning from a first footwear type to a second footwear type different from the first footwear type, wherein the first footwear type is associated with a first footstrike pattern, wherein the second footwear type is associated with a second footstrike pattern, the system comprising:

  • a sensor system located on an article of footwear of the second footwear type and configured to sense biomechanical movement of a foot of a user, the sensor system comprising;

    a plurality of sensors engaged with the article of footwear and configured to sense biomechanical movement of the foot of the user; and

    an electronic module configured to collect data based on input from the plurality of sensors; and

    an electronic device in communication with the electronic module, wherein the electronic device includes a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed, cause a processor to perform a method comprising;

    receiving the data from the electronic module;

    comparing the data to a footstrike template corresponding to the second footstrike pattern of a footwear transitional program to determine whether a deviation from the footstrike template exists, wherein the second footstrike pattern corresponds to a preferred footstrike of the second footwear type, and wherein the second footstrike pattern differs from the first footstrike pattern associated with the first footwear type; and

    generating a footwear analysis indication on a display of the electronic device, wherein the footwear analysis indication is based on comparing the data to the footstrike template corresponding to the second footwear type and includes an indication of whether a deviation from the second footstrike pattern is determined to exist;

    determining a coaching recommendation based on comparing the data to the footstrike template corresponding to the second footwear type and based on determining that a deviation from the second footstrike pattern exists, wherein the coaching recommendation includes a suggested change in biomechanical movement associated with the preferred footstrike of the second footwear type; and

    providing the coaching recommendation to the display of the electronic device.

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