Devices and methods for evaluating athletic performance

  • US 5,605,336 A
  • Filed: 06/06/1995
  • Issued: 02/25/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/06/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An athletic performance evaluating device comprising:

  • a) a first shock sensor having a predetermined sensitivity, wherein the first shock sensor comprises a transducer responding to a shock induced movement of an inertial mass, in which the shock induced movement is caused by a first shock magnitude, whereby the shock induced movement generates a first electrical effect;

    b) a first control means for detecting, controlling and reporting the first shock sensor first electrical effect, wherein the first control means comprises;

    (1) a delay state generator for selectively generating a delay time, (2) a ready state generator wherein a ready state is generated upon completion of the delay time, during which ready state the first control means is enabled to detect the first electrical effect, (3) an electrical effect processing means for processing the first electrical effect when the first control means is in the ready state, wherein the electrical effect processing means provides a first athletic performance result, (4) a performance reporting means for reporting the first athletic performance result, (5) a power supply to provide electrical power to the first control means and (6) a first control means housing, to contain the first control means therein, wherein the first shock sensor is external to the first control means housing; and

    c) a communicating means for operatively connecting the first shock sensor to the first control means.

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