Exercise device with audible electronic monitor

  • US 5,857,939 A
  • Filed: 06/05/1997
  • Issued: 01/12/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/05/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An exercise monitor for monitoring the performance of an exercise by a user, comprising:

  • an exercise motion detector for detecting a repetitive motion associated with the performance of repetitive exercise movements and outputting a corresponding signal;

    processing means for receiving the signal and determining therefor a starting address at which a block of corresponding sound data is stored;

    a memory for storing sound data for a selected plurality of sequential exercise repetitions, the sound data including first sound data representing a voice count number for selected repetitions of the exercise and second sound data representative of a plurality of verbal phrases for encouraging the user to continue to perform the exercise; and

    a speech generator for generating a voice in accordance with the sound data stored in the memory, the speech generator being controlled by the processing means in response to the signal output by the exercise motion detector to progressively count selected exercise repetitions performed by the user and to generate a selected verbal phrase based on the count value of an exercise being performed by the user so as to motivate the user to continue to perform the exercise or to provide a verbal alarm to the user.

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