Picture Or Image Of Body Included In Display Or Demonstration Patents (Class 434/257)
  • Patent number: 9233294
    Abstract: A technology for playing baseball is provided. The technology enables real-time baseball gameplay between a first team associated with a first baseball field and second team associated with a second baseball field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas J. Coyle
  • Publication number: 20150099252
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention disclosed herein provides techniques for controlling a movement training environment. A movement training system retrieves a movement object from a set of movement objects. The movement training system attains first motion capture data associated with a first user performing a movement based on the movement object. The movement training system generates a first articulable representation based on the first motion capture data. The movement training system compares at least one first joint position related to the first articulable representation with at least one second joint position related to a second articulable representation associated with the movement object. The movement training system calculates a first similarity score based on a difference between the at least one first joint position and the at least one second joint position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Fraser ANDERSON, Tovi GROSSMAN, Justin Frank MATEJKA, George FITZMAURICE
  • Publication number: 20150072327
    Abstract: An Internet-based process for use by physicians for treating patients with a musculoskeletal condition. Processes include operating an internet processor for presenting a series of questions to the patient for the patient to answer. The processor determines an evaluation of the patient's level of functioning based on the patient's answers, which includes processing scores from a combination of health ratings and a rating scale for assessment of the patient's musculoskeletal condition. The processor places the patient into a selected one of a plurality of exercise levels responsive to the evaluation and dynamically generates a plurality of exercise routines in response to the evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: STRETCHING CHARTS, INC. dba VHI
    Inventors: John E. Beaulieu, Bryan Heiderscheit, David Cooper
  • Publication number: 20150037771
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that facilitate visualizing how a user will appear in response to adhering to a health and fitness program. In an aspect, a system includes a reception component configured to receive information corresponding to a user's physical appearance and physical health, an analysis component configured to determine or infer one or more changes to the user's physical appearance based on predicted performance of a health and fitness program by the user and the user's physical health, and a visualization component is configured to generate a visual representation of the user based on the information and the one or more changes to the user's physical appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Louis Kaleal, III, Dominic Guy Carbone, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150024360
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for gaining a balanced health and fitness regime, including a user interface configured for receiving and displaying information regarding muscle recovery times of workouts of a user; and the user interface is configured in a form of a human body with selectable muscle portions thereon for displaying respective information regarding the recovery times of the workouts of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Markus Mäntynen
  • Publication number: 20150017622
    Abstract: A high definition (HD) enabled digital light display system adaptable to allow an individual or group to participate in a dance, a march, a celebration, a sport, a game, or other activity requiring body movements is presented. The system comprises a display unit having a plurality of computer designed light signals adaptable to create different light arrangements. A digital plasma control board is integrated into the display unit and includes a plurality of microcontrollers programmed with a display program that utilizes a computer programmed alphabet language. The computer programmed alphabet language includes a plurality of display codes to enable the light module to display a plurality of cartoon animations and a plurality of alphabetical letters on a digital display screen. The cartoon animations and the alphabetical letters enable the individual to perform at least one body movement of the dance, march, celebration, sport, or game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Qussay Abdulatteef Jasim Al-Ani
  • Publication number: 20150004581
    Abstract: Persons recovering from injuries or surgeries today generally undertake physical therapy to regain usage of their muscles, joints and other portions of their body. Unfortunately such treatments often do not fully restore the patient's function, at least within constraints of the funds available. Added costs are also incurred by patients for transportation, time off work and the like. Disclosed are systems and methods to provide greatly improved and much more cost effective physical therapy regimens utilizing an interactive approach which makes possible physical therapy at home in a controlled manner. The physical therapist using the system instructs the patient and this instruction is incorporated into an intelligent camera-based system usable by the patient in the home or workplace. Dialog may take place between the patient and therapist using the system and the internet. Other features of the system increase motivation of the patient to perform the exercises prescribed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Interactive Physical Therapy, LLC
    Inventors: David G. Selman, Paul A. Muneio, Rhonda L. Winans, Timothy R. Pryor, Leonard O. Greninger, Don R. Beeman
  • Patent number: 8891839
    Abstract: The present system combines image morphing technology, exercise programming, supplement sales, and motivational techniques into one product. Users begin by entering their current measurements, measurement goals and current picture into the system, preferably via a Web site. The picture is segmented into body components, and each affected segment is morphed based upon the measurements, goals, and the segment's responsiveness to weight loss in order to create a modified image representative of the user in a post-regimen condition. This system helps health and fitness businesses obtain new members and retain existing members by showing the members how they will look after following a specific regimen of diet and/or exercise. The system also predicts health risks of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke associated with the user's pre-regimen and post-regimen conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Inter-Images Partners, LP
    Inventors: Mario J. Bravomalo, Russ Edward Brucks
  • Publication number: 20140295393
    Abstract: An interactive rehabilitation method for movement of upper and lower extremities is disclosed. An identification label of an extracted image is detected to provide an operating position of an image of an extremity. A movement mode for a target image is determined according to the identification label and the target image is displayed in a scene. It is determined whether identification labels corresponding to movement of an extremity of the target image are being continuously obtained, and, if so, the performance of the movement of the extremity is led based on operational guidance. A feedback operation is provided according to the movement of the extremity, preset movement paths and velocities, and targeted positions of the target image. It is determined whether the target image has been moved to the preset targeted positions, and, if so, the performance of the movement of the extremity is graded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: SHIH YING CHIEN, YIO WHA SHAU
  • Publication number: 20140295392
    Abstract: A system and method providing virtual physical rehabilitation services to a patient in the context of automated patient healthcare delivery is disclosed. The system/method are controlled by a patient healthcare plan (PHP) deployed from a host computer system (HCS) that triggers execution of a video script dataset (VSD) to coordinate presentation to a patient of rehabilitation audio/video information (AVI) derived from a video database (VDB). A mobile user device (MUD) executes the PHP autonomously to coordinate AVI display on a video display unit (VDU) for patient presentation. Patient reactions to the AVI are observed by a video imaging unit (VIU). An operator interface computer (OIC) communicates with the HCS and MUD permitting visualization of the VIU and AVI information by a healthcare provider and allowing observed patient behavior to be synchronously scored/logged/stored in a patient history database (PHD) by the HCS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Rock
  • Publication number: 20140272859
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a user-friendly mobile interface for presenting multistep exercises of a dynamic exercise layer in a multilayered textbook within a digital education platform. The mobile interface comprises a variety of elements facilitating navigating, commenting, rating and interacting with the multistep exercises. A first interface element of a picker tab allows users to navigate the plurality of exercises and make selections. Once an exercise is selected from the picker tab, the mobile interface displays the exercise in a second interface element of a window, by showing one or more cascading steps of the selected exercise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Mueller, Shannyn Timrott, Aviel Lazar, Simon Hanukaev, Ohad Eder-Pressman, Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger
  • Publication number: 20140255890
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus configured to enable an occupant of the patient support apparatus to perform a physical therapy routine while being supported by the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle KOVACH, Christopher R. O'KEEFE, Varad SRIVASTAVA, Thomas F. HElL, John SPARKMAN, Mark LANNING, Michael S. HOOD
  • Publication number: 20140242562
    Abstract: A motion detection device that offers an audio/video reminder to wash the hands is disclosed. The device is desirable for use in public restrooms or other environments where frequent hand washing is required. The device provides a product that can effectively increase hygienic hand washing while educating patrons of proper hand washing techniques and optionally the health benefits and/or health code requirements of doing so.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: SKANA Global, LLC
    Inventors: Kertia MCSTERLING, Nekisha Roache, Shonita Bond, Annette Gill, Anushka Clare
  • Publication number: 20140155690
    Abstract: A device and method are provided for simulating cunnilingus by means of a touchscreen device, for training or entertainment purposes. A conductive overlay is provided to add a tactile reference for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Ralph Clinton Morton
  • Patent number: 8629895
    Abstract: A camera can be associated with each conference participant endpoint. The camera, either frame or video-based, can monitor and detect one or more of gestures, facial recognition, emotions, and movements of the conference participant. Based on the detection of one or more of these triggering events, a correlation to an action corresponding the triggering event can be evoked. For example, if a participant raises their hand, e.g., a triggering event, the system can recognize that this is a request to speak. The participant can then be queued in the system based, for example, relative to other participants' requests. When the other participants have finished speaking, and it is the time for the user who raised their hand to speak, the system can optionally queue the user by modifying the endpoint with which they are associated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Vandy Lee
  • Patent number: 8613620
    Abstract: The system and method of the present invention provides for realistic, live on live with webcams, interactive, golf lessons from a golf professional who is located at a distance from the golfer. The lesson experience is enhanced by providing tools to the professional for annotating the lesson both verbally and visually, as well as by providing for the recording of the lesson and later playback of same, with enhanced synchronization of audio/visual data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Interactive Sports Direct Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael A. Barasch, Philip M. Auerbach, Nicholas J. Haurus
  • Patent number: 8550819
    Abstract: A method of golf instruction utilizing a schematic represented by a plurality of vertical, diagonal and circular lines which demonstrate a preferred golf swing. A video recorder, processor and monitor can be used to record the golf swing of a student aligned within the schematic. Corrections to the students swing can be made based on the deviation from the schematic. Additionally, the flight path of the ball can be determined based upon the deviation from the schematic and the adjusted flight path can be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Gary Anderson
  • Patent number: 8550820
    Abstract: A method including the steps determining a workstation environment of a user, providing a first reminder to the user to perform a set of exercises after an interval of work, and instructing the user to perform the set of exercises after an acceptance, by the user, of the reminder to perform the set of exercises, the set of exercises tailored to the workstation environment of the user, wherein the instructions associated with the first set of exercises and the second set of exercises include a demonstration to the user to ensure the proper execution of the exercises by the user to help reduce the probability of a workstation injury. Furthermore, an associated system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory Soltanoff
  • Publication number: 20130252216
    Abstract: Embodiments related to an interactive physical therapy experience are disclosed. One embodiment provides a computing device configured to receive, from an administrator client, an assigned exercise list comprising one or more assigned exercises to be performed by a user. The computing device is further configured to send, to a user client, one or more exercise modules, each of the exercise modules representing one of the assigned exercises. The computing device is further configured to receive prescription tracking data representing performance of the one or more assigned exercises by the user, and provide feedback to the administrator client based on the prescription tracking data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Clavin, Jaron Lanier
  • Publication number: 20130089845
    Abstract: A system and method for training a student to perform bodily movements are disclosed. A model video example of the bodily motion is displayed to the student, which is followed by a sensory-reduced session. During this session, sensory stimulus perceivable by the student is suppressed, to facilitate focus on, attention to, and cognitive absorption of the bodily motion. Audio content is played during the display and sensory-reduced session. The selection and playing of the audio content during the video display and sensory-reduced session are configured to induce the student to cognitively absorb the model video example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: IKKOS, LLC
    Inventor: IKKOS, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130078602
    Abstract: Disclosed is a children's educational tool and activity device. The device comprises a book having a plurality of rigid pages sandwiched between a front and back covering and connected along a central binding. The pages comprise fabric covered board material having a first and second crocheted material flap representing an article of clothing. The flaps are connected to the page along one edge and aligned with one another along an opposite edge. A clothing connector element joins the flaps along a line of connection that establishes a union between the flaps. Each page represents a different connector element that allows a child to visualize, handle and manipulate, while the colors of the page, flaps and connector element are distinct to teach recognition of each element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Betty Jane Lubbers
  • Publication number: 20130011819
    Abstract: Provided are embodiments of systems, computer medium and computer-implemented methods for monitoring the health of an employee. A method for monitoring the health of an employee including collecting health data corresponding to at least one of biometric health data and biomechanical health data for an employee acquired via a plurality of health sensors located throughout the employee's workstation, determining a health profile for the employee based at least in part on the collected health data, and serving, to an employee computer for display, health profile content comprising an avatar configured to communicate information relating to the health profile for the employee. The plurality of health sensors including at least one of biometric sensors and biomechanical sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Samantha J. Horseman
  • Publication number: 20120329021
    Abstract: A workout system configured to increase the ease of determining a proper workout by any user and guiding said user through the workout safely. A series of color coded anatomical images displays muscles and muscle groups. The color coded anatomical images correlate directly to a plurality of body regions and provide guidance to muscles being used in each exercise. Photographs and descriptions accompany each exercise so said users may see how to perform the exercise correctly. Icons provide guidance regarding any equipment that may be used to perform the exercises and barcodes may be used to link the exercises to instructional videos. Besides being color coded, each exercise, body region, and muscles used are also labeled. The composite effect of these elements allow for workouts that can be developed by body region, muscles impacted, full body workout, or a random workout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Gary Wayne Hughes
  • Patent number: 8279051
    Abstract: A method and system for improving the effectiveness of coaches and video game designers for games like soccer, American football, basketball, lacrosse or ice hockey by using RF technology and software. A base station is equipped with a computer programmed with algorithms to track the players and game equipment and thereby produce data of interest to a coach or game designer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Naser Mohammed Khan
  • Patent number: 8257087
    Abstract: Methods and equipment to improve the visual ability of a subject during athletic activities are provided. One such method includes configuring a sporting object to visually approximate the appearance of a background or configuring a background to visually approximate the appearance of a sporting object. A subject may then train using the sporting object visually in front of the low contrast background. A background where the visual appearance of the background comprises at least one depiction of the sporting object may be used. A subject may then train using the sporting object visually in front of the background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan W. Reichow, Richard Avis
  • Patent number: 8187090
    Abstract: The invention provides a conjuring assisting toy which can make a viewer feel the supernatural force and interestedness which are inherent in a conjuring trick by displaying the result of a conjuring trick through simple operations, there is provided a conjuring assisting toy including a display means for displaying an image, a coordinate inputting means for designating coordinates relative to a display area of the display means, and a central control means, wherein the central control means includes a main control unit, a conjuring data storage unit, an input analyzing unit and an operation unit, an operation result storage unit, an inputted diagram storage unit, and an image data forming and outputting unit, an inputted position signal is analyzed by the input analyzing unit, the main control unit causes position information based on the inputted position signal to be stored in the inputted diagram storage unit, causes the display means to display a line image, determines specific feature information from i
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignees: Nintendo Co., Ltd., Tenyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kondo
  • Patent number: 8113843
    Abstract: An operations analysis apparatus for motion includes a prescribed-motion data acquisition unit configured to acquire prescribed-motion data which is measured when an exemplar and an examinee perform a prescribed motion, respectively, and a feature extraction unit configured to extract exemplar features and examinee features, and a transformation matrix calculation unit configured to calculate a transformation matrix between the exemplar features and the examinee features, and a specified-motion data acquisition unit configured to acquire specified-motion data which is measured when the exemplar performs a series of specified motions, and a creation unit configured to, from the acquired set of specified-motion data regarding the exemplar, create a piece of exemplary specified-motion information for the examinee by using the calculated transformation matrix, and a indication unit configured to indicate the piece of exemplary specified-motion information for the examinee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Futoshi Naya
  • Publication number: 20110275939
    Abstract: A portable system is provided for sensing and training a user to maintain correct posture while seated in a chair with a seat portion and a back portion. The system includes a first pad attachable to the seat portion of a chair, said first pad having a front area and a rear area, and a second pad attachable to the back portion of a chair and having a lower area and an upper area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Michael C. Walsh, Sean Colford, Ethan Epstein, Brandon Loye, Rhonda Epstein, Matthew Davis, Wesley Koga, Alexander Saal, Victor Tung, Frank Winter
  • Patent number: 8029411
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for remotely a monitoring an individual's ability to carry out a various exercise activities and to evaluate the individual's range of motion. The individual can stand or sit in the field of view of the camera and carry out a set of base line activities. The baseline activities can be stored for subsequent retrieval and analysis. Based on the results of that evaluation, other activities can be prescribed for the individual to systematically carry out. The results of the subsequent activities can be evaluated and compared to the result of the base line activities to determine how the activities should be revised or whether other treatments are required or appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Paul R. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20110217683
    Abstract: The present application provides a system and method of utilizing a visual signal of light as concentration aid to increase the effectiveness of physical exercises performed on, or applied to, a targeted body area. Visual images are displayed to the exerciser in such manner as to focus the exerciser's attention to the muscle group that is being targeted with the exercise. Each of the displayed images illustrates a human form showing at least the isolated muscle group and a visual cue in or about the isolated muscle group in varying degrees of intensity through the full range of movement of the exercise. The visual signal of light reinforces the sensory feeling in particular body area. The exerciser's brain generates the muscle reflex while the exerciser concentrates his or her attention on the visual signal of light that illuminates the targeted area of the human body through the entire exercise routine that is depicted in the interface screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Olga Vlasenko, Elizaveta Smolovik
  • Publication number: 20110104649
    Abstract: A system and method for is disclosed that plays a video of a graphical representation of a person demonstrating a selected physical exercise that is aimed at preventing or treating a repetitive stress injury in one or more areas of the body. The video demonstrates the exercise in real time so that a user performing the exercise, in time with the demonstration, will perform the exercise in a proper period of time that increases the benefits of the exercise. The selected exercise could be either directly selected from a list of exercises, from a reduced list of exercises that focus or effect a specific body area chosen by the user, or one of a set of exercises. Alternatively, a scheduling event could be used to display a demonstration of a selected exercise upon the occurrence of a predetermined event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Judith Young, Denny Rudy
  • Patent number: 7862429
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for enabling a player to take a tour of a secondary game at a game machine. In one embodiment, a method is provided that includes offering to enable entry of a player into a bonus round of a game machine in exchange for a fee, receiving the fee from the player, and enabling entry of the player into the bonus round. The method further includes receiving an indication of at least one player selection during the bonus round, and determining an outcome based on the at least one player selection. In other embodiments, the method includes providing a prize to the player based on the outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Russell P. Sammon
  • Patent number: 7850514
    Abstract: An interactive sports training device has a plurality of light sources, multiple sensor means and a processor to facilitate the manoeuvring, passing and shooting of an object. Each sensor means is associated with one of the plurality of light sources, the sensor means being adapted to be triggered when an object is brought into close proximity with an activated light source. A processor means is coupled to the light sources and sensor means and is provided with at least one training program, and the processor means controls activation of the light sources according to at least one training program. When an object is placed in close proximity to an activated light source, the sensor communicates with the processor to deactivate the activated light source and to activate another light source in accordance with a training program. In use, it provides a system for simulating the unpredictable and competitive nature of multi-player sports by allowing a user to practice on his own in a ‘real life’ environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventor: Mark Weber
  • Patent number: 7785200
    Abstract: An object is provided with a plurality of vectors each having a direction and an end position assigned to the object in a fixed manner. The game device moves the object in a three-dimensional game space, and determines whether a part of the object has contacted a predetermined surface or not. When it is determined that a part of the object has contacted the predetermined surface, a vector among the plurality of vectors, the vector having an end located at a position closest to a predetermined direction is specified. Also, when it is determined that a part of the object has contacted the predetermined surface, the game device lands the object on the predetermined surface in a position such that the specified vector faces toward the predetermined surface, and is perpendicular to the predetermined surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Souichi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 7648442
    Abstract: A method of creating rigid cards (32) having an exercise routine (58) thereon for use by a user (26). The rigid cards (32) are prepared utilizing a computer (34) in communication with a database (40). A plurality of exercises (54) are determined and the exercises (54) are input into the computer (34) to define the exercise routine (58) specific to the user (26). A unique identifier (60) specific to the user (26) is input into the computer (34) and linked to the exercise routine (58). The unique identifier (60) and the exercise routine (58) are stored in the database (40) and printed on the rigid card (32). The method further includes modifying the exercise routine (58) and inputting the modified exercise routine into the computer (34) to define an alternative exercise routine (144). The alternative exercise routine (144) is linked to the unique identifier (60) and stored in the database (40). The unique identifier (60) and the alternative exercise routine (144) are printed on a second rigid card (116).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: My Training Card LLC
    Inventors: Gary Yurich, James Smith, Christopher Ulewicz, Chad Yurich
  • Patent number: 7465257
    Abstract: The present invention provides an exercise system including an exercise device and an interactive game environment. An enclosure receives an exercise device and the exercise device receives a theme element. Sensors, transducers, and a man-machine interface are interconnected by a controller which operates sensory stimulators in response to controller instructions and user, sensor, and transducer signals. Game play is influenced by a user's exercise performance and in an embodiment a first exercise system user competes with a remote second exercise system user utilizing a wide area network that interconnects the controllers of the two exercise systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventor: Robert Bowman Morgan, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20080305463
    Abstract: Disclosed is a training system that enables a player to take a lesson with smooth and correct breathing and continuously take a lesson while overcoming frustration. Through Step S201, an instructor image related to a yoga pose and a breathing timing are displayed on a display section. A training device is a portable type. Accordingly, the player can hold the training device in his/her left hand, and take a lesson while watching the display section. In addition, the player can take the lesson with correct breathing by watching the displayed breathing timing. When it is difficult to take the same pose as the instructor image related to the yoga pose, the player selects ‘SIMPLE POSE’. If so, through Step S206, a simple pose is displayed on the basis of simple pose data. The simple pose has lower difficultly level than an elementary pose, and thus even a player who is lacking in limberness can take the corresponding pose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Masanori ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20080261189
    Abstract: There is provided an Internet lesson system, in which even if training person and the adviser are respectively in the remote place, lessons of motions of sports, performance or action, etc. can easily be performed through the Internet. In the Internet lesson, there is two screen tool on WEB, the system is downloaded from the Internet when necessary at any time, the adviser inputs the line tool and the voice onto two screens from backward, forward the and side and transmits, and animation with line tool and voice to PC or cellular phone of training person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Muneomi Katayama
  • Patent number: 7094058
    Abstract: An educational prosthesis device for a wearer of an upper limb prosthesis that includes a grasping device which extends from a distal portion thereof. The device includes an interactive, computerized system for teaching how to use the prosthesis for manual activities, and a computer including a display and input buttons. A program executable by the computer displays on the display a selection of modules that may be selected by the wearer and provide different interactive education sessions. The device further includes a plurality of instruments attachable onto the grasping elements and which are configured for performing predetermined tasks displayed by the interactive computerized system. The device also may include a protective sleeve having a figurine mounted thereon and a garment sleeve having decorations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Ossur hf
    Inventor: Pálmi Einarsson
  • Patent number: 7018211
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for enabling a moving person to control body movements to be performed by the person. The system comprises a video camera and a monitor for the output of the recorded video image as well as a means for inserting at least a mark indicating the position to reach during execution of a movement of a predetermined body position in the video image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Birkhölzer, Kai-Uwe Schmidt, Patrick Winter
  • Patent number: 6981876
    Abstract: This invention includes a system for teaching and learning a preferred ergonomic motion. The system includes a video camera for capturing successive images of a person executing an ergonomic motion. The system includes a threshold definition system that allows a user to define a spatial region of the video image through which motion should or should not interfere. If the spatial region is interfered, the system actuates an alarm, thereby providing feedback so the user may alter the technique of the next attempted motion. In one preferred embodiment, the system is used in teaching a golfer to execute a preferred golf swing. The golfer adjusts the spatial region to define a space through which neither the golfer's body nor club should pass. If the spatial region is intruded upon, an alarm is actuated. For example, the golfer may define the region such that if the club moves off plane during a swing, a tee removal system causes the ball to disappear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Accelerized Golf, LLC
    Inventors: Delmar Bleckley, George Kelnhofer, Oswald Drowdy
  • Patent number: 6932744
    Abstract: A pole vault training device includes a pole replicating section having generally cylindrical forward and rearward pipe sections extending generally parallel and generally horizontally offset from each other and a training device mounting and support section including a pivot mount and a pivot shaft having an inner section rotatably mounted on the pivot mount and an outer end, the pivot shaft extending generally horizontally outwards from the pivot mount. An offset mount bar extends downwards and outwards from the outer end of the pivot shaft, and forward and rearward pipe section mount bars each extend upwards and forwards and upwards and rearwards respectively from adjacent the outer end of the offset mount bar to connect to and support the forward and rearward pipe sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Inventors: Richard W. Ford, Martha E. Ford
  • Patent number: 6786730
    Abstract: This invention includes a system for teaching and learning a preferred ergonomic motion. The system includes a video camera for capturing successive images of a person executing an ergonomic motion. The system includes a threshold definition system that allows a user to define a spatial region of the video image through which motion should or should not interfere. If the spatial region is interfered, the system actuates an alarm, thereby providing feedback so the user may alter the technique of the next attempted motion. In one preferred embodiment, the system is used in teaching a golfer to execute a preferred golf swing. The golfer adjusts the spatial region to define a space through which neither the golfer's body nor club should pass. If the spatial region is intruded upon, an alarm is actuated. For example, the golfer may define the region such that if the club moves off plane during a swing, a tee removal system causes the ball to disappear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Accelerized Golf LLC
    Inventors: Delmar Bleckley, George Kelnhofer, Oswald Drawdy
  • Publication number: 20030219704
    Abstract: This invention includes a system for teaching and learning a preferred ergonomic motion. The system includes a video camera for capturing successive images of a person executing an ergonomic motion. The system includes a threshold definition system that allows a user to define a spatial region of the video image through which motion should or should not interfere. If the spatial region is interfered, the system actuates an alarm, thereby providing feedback so the user may alter the technique of the next attempted motion. In one preferred embodiment, the system is used in teaching a golfer to execute a preferred golf swing. The golfer adjusts the spatial region to define a space through which neither the golfer's body nor club should pass. If the spatial region is intruded upon, an alarm is actuated. For example, the golfer may define the region such that if the club moves off plane during a swing, a tee removal system causes the ball to disappear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventors: Delmar Bleckley, George Kelnhofer, Oswald Drawdy
  • Patent number: 6537076
    Abstract: An analysis system and method for providing athletic training and instruction by sensing different types of information, such as video, positional information, weight transfer information during a training session and storing the information to a lesson file. The method and system displays video information simultaneously with positional measurement information related to that is synchronized with the video information. Additionally, the displays are controlled using a single control element, or group of control elements. Moreover, the fact as to whether the displayed information is synchronized is automatically detected so as to link corresponding control elements together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Golftec Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Michael John McNitt, Jeffrey Jack Parks
  • Publication number: 20030044757
    Abstract: A real-time camera image of a student is displayed to the student while the student is performing a physical activity. The student can switch between seeing his natural field of view and the live video image by refocusing his eyes. Additionally, instructional information may be overlaid on the real-time video, thus enhancing the learning process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 1999
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Applicant: PERSONSL PTO. L.L.C.
    Inventors: ROBIN TARRY, H. LEE BROWNE
  • Publication number: 20020155417
    Abstract: A real-time camera image of a student is displayed to the student while the student is performing a physical activity. The student can switch between seeing his natural field of view and the live video image by refocusing his eyes. Additionally, instructional information may be overlaid on the real-time video, thus enhancing the learning process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Applicant: Personal Pro LLC
    Inventors: H. Lee Browne, Robin Tarry
  • Patent number: 6468086
    Abstract: A method for the display of video images of exercises including the steps of partitioning the screen into at least two partitions; displaying information comprising text and numbers within one of the partitions; displaying an exercise movement within each of the other partitions wherein the exercise movement displayed in any one of the partitions is different from the exercises movements simultaneously displayed within any of the other partitions and preferably exercises a different muscle group than the other exercise movements so displayed. In one embodiment of the inventive method the exercise movements are displayed for a predetermined interval of time. The time remaining in the interval is displayed in the information partition. Upon expiration of the time interval, new exercise movements are displayed and a new interval time is set. This process repeats in a cyclic fashion for the duration of the video program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Inventor: Shelly Brady-Koontz
  • Patent number: 6461162
    Abstract: Persons engaged in physical activities, including athletic contests and attempts to reach peak physical performance in specific physical endeavors, are assisted by a coordinated database of relevant information derived from a staff of professionals who have the ability to interact with the participants in a globalized computerized network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Inventors: Harold Reitman, Denise Bench, Ian B. Pyka
  • Publication number: 20010053735
    Abstract: A computer-implemented interface method for use with a display device associated with an exercise device includes connecting a network connection to the exercise device capable of accessing information stored over a network, partitioning a first portion of the display device associated with the exercise device to display content, partitioning a second portion of the display device associated with the exercise device to display one or more controls that control the exercise device, and providing a selectable element on the display device that upon selection removes the second portion of the display used to display the one or more controls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Publication date: December 20, 2001
    Inventors: Michael Alvarez Cohen, Tom Proulx, Kent Kobuchi