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 7,983,876 B2
  • Filed: 08/07/2009
  • Issued: 07/19/2011
  • 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, the wireless receiver carried by a band configured to be worn on a wrist of 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, wherein the wireless receiver has a display, the display providing to the person at least one of the speed and distance traveled by the person.

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