Shoes employing monitoring devices, and associated methods

  • US 7,171,331 B2
  • Filed: 02/21/2006
  • Issued: 01/30/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/17/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for determining one or both of speed and distance traveled of a moving person comprising:

  • at least one sensor for insertion into a shoe and for generating signals indicative of movement of the shoe;

    a processor configured to process the signals to determine at least one of the speed and distance traveled of a person wearing a shoe incorporating the sensor; and

    a wireless transmitter configured to wirelessly transmit information indicative of at least one of the speed and distance traveled to a receiving device, the receiving device comprising an MP3 player configured to be worn by the person and having a wireless receiver to receive the information.

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