Portable aerobic fitness monitor for walking and running

  • US 6,135,951 A
  • Filed: 06/25/1999
  • Issued: 10/24/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/30/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A pedometer comprising:

  • an accelerometer for measuring and outputting a plurality of data points representing a corresponding plurality of substantially vertical accelerations caused by each step of an individual as the individual is walking or running; and

    determination means for calculating the variable distance traveled for each step taken by the individual, the determination means using the combination of step duration and parameters associated with each step derived from the plurality of data points representing a corresponding plurality of vertical accelerations caused by each step to calculate the variable distance for each step taken by the individual.

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