Electronic pedometer with step sensor in removable insole

  • US 4,649,552 A
  • Filed: 12/31/1984
  • Issued: 03/10/1987
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/19/1984
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An electronic pedometer adapted to be fitted on a footwear which comprises:

  • a step sensor for sensing each step that the foot fitted with the footwear makes during a walking or running motion of the user to provide an output indicative thereof;

    a removable insole having said step sensor sealed thereto and said removable insole being insertable into the footwear, said insole being formed separately from the footwear;

    a mount base separately formed from the footwear and having means by which it is secured to the footwear and having thereon a first terminal which is electrically connected to said step sensor, said first terminal being wires to said step sensor of said insole by means of a flexible cable; and

    an electronic counter having therein components forming a computing circuit, said counter being detachably mounted on said mount base and having a second terminal which is in electrical connection with said first terminal when mounted on the mount base so that the computing circuit is electrically connected to said step sensor to receive the outputs therefrom for computing, based upon the outputs, the number of steps taken , and said electronic counter including a display section indicating the resulting measurements by the circuit.

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