Athletic shoe for running disciplines and a process for providing information and/or for exchanging information concerning moving sequences in running disciplines

  • US 4,703,445 A
  • Filed: 02/13/1985
  • Issued: 10/27/1987
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/13/1984
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An athletic shoe system for running disciplines having a sensor means provided in a sole of at least one shoe of a pair of shoes for emitting signals as a function of contact between the sole and the ground, a transmitter means in at least one of said pair of shoes for receiving said signals from the sensor means and for transmitting emissions in correspondence with the receipt of said signals, at least one receiver means for receiving the emissions from the transmitter means, and computer means linked with the receiver means for determining the length of strides taken with the pair of shoes as a function of the signals emitted by the sensor means based on the emissions received by the receiver means, wherein said sensor means comprises a ground contact responsive sensor in a first shoe of said pair of shoes, wherein said transmitter means comprises a transmitter in each of said shoes, wherein said receiver means comprises a receiver in a second shoe of said pair of shoes and a remote receiver coupled to said computer means, and wherein said computer means, via the remote receiver coupled to the computer means, receives emissions from said transmitters based upon the issuance of said signals by said sensor means and has means for determining the distance between said shoes as a function of a delay in receiving emissions directly from said transmitter in the first shoe relative to the receipt thereof via the receiver and transmitter in the second shoe.

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