Smart garment

  • US 7,698,101 B2
  • Filed: 03/07/2007
  • Issued: 04/13/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/07/2007
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method of electronically pairing a sensor and a garment, comprising:

  • establishing a bi-directional communication link between the sensor and the garment;

    accessing processing resources incorporated in the garment, the processing resources being independent of the sensor and used to determine if the garment is authorized, the processing resources including memory resources, the memory resources storing information including garment identification data, backup garment performance data and back up user performance data;

    using the garment identification data to determine if the garment is an authorized garment; and

    electronically pairing the garment and the sensor only if the garment is authorized and the sensor is authenticated, wherein if the garment is determined to be not authorized and the sensor is determined to be authenticated, then,authorizing the garment by a garment user inputting an appropriate authorization code to the sensor.

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