Shoes and garments employing one or more of accelerometers, wireless transmitters, processors, altimeters, to determine information such as speed to persons wearing the shoes or garments

  • US 7,457,724 B2
  • Filed: 07/28/2006
  • Issued: 11/25/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/21/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A system for determining one or both of speed and distance traveled of a moving person, comprising:

  • a shoe;

    at least one accelerometer configured within the shoe for generating acceleration signals;

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

    a wireless receiver to be worn or operated by the person; and

    a wireless transmitter configured within the shoe to transmit information indicative at least one of the speed and distance traveled to the wireless receiver, to provide at least one of speed and distance traveled to the person, the wireless receiver comprising a watch to be worn by the person, wherein the watch provides at least one of the speed and distance traveled to the person via a display of the watch.

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