Monitoring activity of a user in locomotion on foot

  • US 7,200,517 B2
  • Filed: 04/04/2005
  • Issued: 04/03/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/02/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus, comprising:

  • a mount adapted to be disposed at least partially underneath a shoelace of a shoe;

    a housing configured and arranged to be placed in at least first and second states in relation to the mount, wherein in the first state the housing is movable with respect to the mount and in the second state the housing is immovable with respect to the mount;

    a tongue on one of the mount and the housing and a groove on the other of the mount and the housing, the tongue being adapted to engage the groove when the housing is in the second state in relation to the mount and to disengage the groove then the housing is in the first state with respect to the mount; and

    a sensor, that senses motion of the shoe, disposed within the housing such that the sensor remains disposed within the housing when the housing is placed in the first state in relation to the mount and the housing is moved with respect to the mount.

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