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1. (WO2013113122) PRESSURE MAPPING AND ORIENTATION SENSING SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/113122    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2013/050076
Publication Date: Fri Aug 09 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Fri Feb 01 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: A63B 69/36
B65D 1/02
B65D 85/00
G01L 1/00
G01L 1/18
G09B 5/02
G08C 17/00
Applicants: SMART SKIN TECHNOLOGIES INC.
THILLAINADARAJAH, Kumaran
KORMENDY, Arpad
MACDONALD, Adam Joseph
Inventors: THILLAINADARAJAH, Kumaran
KORMENDY, Arpad
MACDONALD, Adam Joseph
Title: PRESSURE MAPPING AND ORIENTATION SENSING SYSTEM
Abstract:
This disclosure is directed to an improved pressure, force and orientation sensing system, which may be applied to various industrial articles or sports equipment, for remote performance analysis and user interface. Where applied to sports equipment, including a golf club, the sensor array of flexible and resilient piezo-resistive material permits collection of grip force data for an array of positions around and along the golf club grip handle; for the analysis, processing and communication of the data once collected, and a method of providing automated golf instruction using a force sensing golf grip of the present invention. Where applied to improving manufacturing lines and shipping of containers, force sensing packages may be equipped with the sensor arrays disclosed herein. The force sensing package is of similar shape to a standard sized package the ordinary forces on which are being tested and by the sampled force sensing package. Control and display software collects the force sensing data, and possibly other data (including motion and orientation data), and communicates it to analytics and display software remote from the device. The force sensing package is comprised of layers, at least two layers of which is a force sensing material and a related electrode array. Shapes disclosed are cylinders (cans), cylinders with conic portions (bottles), and parallelepipeds (boxes).