Force sensing kickboxing apparatus and method of manufacture

  • US 9,027,415 B2
  • Filed: 06/14/2013
  • Issued: 05/12/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/14/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A force sensing apparatus comprising:

  • a body including an externally facing first side and an internally facing second side;

    an electronic device connected to the body and configured to provide information associated with the body;

    a sensor housing; and

    a sensor,wherein the sensor housing is attached to a portion of the second side of the body forming a pocket between the sensor housing and the portion of the internally facing second side,wherein the sensor is positioned within the pocket and communicatively coupled to the electronic device, the sensor configured to detect an object contacting a portion of the first side of the body in proximity to the sensor,wherein the sensor housing is configured to cause the sensor to contact the internally facing second side, andwherein the electronic device is configured to count a number of strikes of the body based on data received from the sensor.

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