Monitoring activity of a user in locomotion on foot

  • US 6,611,789 B1
  • Filed: 08/21/2000
  • Issued: 08/26/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/02/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method, comprising steps of:

  • (a) with at least one device supported by a user while the user is in locomotion on foot, determining at least one foot contact time of the user for at least one footstep taken by the user;

    (b) comparing a variable having the at least one determined foot contact time as a factor therein with a threshold value; and

    (c1) if the variable is one of greater than or less than the threshold value, determining that the user is walking; and

    (c2) if the variable is the other of greater than or less than the threshold value, determining that the user is running.

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